100 episodes

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast brings incredible stories, interviews, and great perspective from some of the top hockey minds in the game. Hosted by Topher Scott & Jeff LoVecchio, our podcast will educate and inspire all those that love the game! For all the players, coaches, and hockey parents out there...make this your Go-To show on your way to the rink!

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast thehockeythinktank

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    • 4.9, 252 Ratings

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast brings incredible stories, interviews, and great perspective from some of the top hockey minds in the game. Hosted by Topher Scott & Jeff LoVecchio, our podcast will educate and inspire all those that love the game! For all the players, coaches, and hockey parents out there...make this your Go-To show on your way to the rink!

    Episode 106 - Rob Schremp x2

    Episode 106 - Rob Schremp x2

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring back on former first round NHL draft pick, 12th leading scorer all time in the OHL, and 600+ professional game veteran Rob Schremp! This was a great conversation where we talked:
    -How Rob has changed the way he sees hockey post retirement.
    -How to teach Hockey Sense/IQ
    -Seeing the game from the net out
    -Positionless Hockey
    -Relating sports to business
    We are thrilled to support Rob and Jeff's new venture with 44 Vision Hockey, where Rob has former pro players, and women's Olympians, teaching kids the game of hockey through video.  Thank you to GELSTX, our title sponsor...and TrainHeroic, the app where Jeff stores his workouts.  And thank you, as always, to all of our listeners and fans for continuing to support our mission in the greatest game on the planet!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 105 - Bill Martinov

    Episode 105 - Bill Martinov

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring the Athletic Director for Long Island University Bill Martinov.  LIU shocked the hockey world with the announcement of adding a Division One men's hockey team, and we talk to Bill about the process that lead to this all coming to fruition.  We go through:
    -Long Island University and Athletics
    -The process of making the decision to go Division One in men's hockey
    -Questions surrounding the coach, facilities, scheduling
    -Much more!
    Thank you to GELSTX, our title sponsor for the podcast. And thank you to all of our listeners who continue to make this one of the most listened to hockey podcasts out there!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 104 - Adam Naylor

    Episode 104 - Adam Naylor

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Sports Psychologist and mental game coach Dr. Adam Naylor.  This was a great conversation with Adam centered around the mental aspects of the game and we cover some really insightful topics:
    -Good vs. Bad Compliments
    -The importance of resiliency and being challenged
    -The difference between fun and enjoyment
    -How to develop passion
    -Much more!
    We absolutely loved this really insightful talk with Adam and we know that you will too! Thank you to all of our supporters who continue to drive this podcast into one of the fastest growing hockey podcasts in the world. And thank you to our title sponsor, GelStx, for your continued support of our mission to provide some education and inspiration to the hockey universe.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 103 - Greg Powers

    Episode 103 - Greg Powers

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Head Coach of Arizona State University Greg Powers.  This was a powerful conversation where we talk to Greg about the blueprint of bringing ASU from a club program to a Division One power. ASU made their first tournament last season (and would have made it this season without Covid) and their staff has done an incredible job making ASU a nationally recognized team in so few years.  We talk:
    -Greg's powerful childhood story
    -The process, ups, and downs of bringing ASU to Division 1
    -Building his team through recruiting and culture
    -No Excuses, Ever
    This was an awesome conversation that brings you inside access into one of college hockey's best stories over the past few years.  Thank you to all of our listeners for continuing to support our mission of providing the hockey world with a little bit of education and a little bit of inspiration regarding the greatest game on the planet.  And thank you to our title sponsor, GELSTX, for continuing to believe in our podcast as well! 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 102 - Pat Ferschweiler

    Episode 102 - Pat Ferschweiler

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Associate Head Coach of the Western Michigan Broncos Pat Ferschweiler.  If you are a kid that wants to play college hockey...this is the episode to listen to! 
    In this episode we give you an inside look into college hockey recruiting.  What it takes to get there, what coaches look for, and we bring you behind the scenes of what coaches do in identifying and landing players.  
    Fersch also spent times as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings...and he has an UNREAL story about Pavel Datsyuk that will knock your socks off (HINT: he works really hard).  This is an inspiring episode, that really peels back the onion of youth hockey, college hockey, pro hockey, and more.  
    Thank you to all of our supporters out there following us...and thank you to our title sponsor, GELSTX Sports... and our episode sponsor Train Heroic!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 101 - Gabe Polsky

    Episode 101 - Gabe Polsky

    On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on acclaimed filmmaker Gabe Polsky...who produced and directed two major hockey films that have circulated the hockey world with "In Search of Greatness" and "Red Army".  Gabe also was a hockey player himself, having played growing up in Chicago and then Division One at Yale University.  In this conversation, we talk a lot about the film "In Search of Greatness" where Gabe interviews Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Pele, and other academic authors on why/how the Greatest of All Time became that way.  We talk:
    -Sport Specialization
    -Passion
    -Building Hockey Sense/Game Sense
    -Providing the right environment for development
    -Much More!!This is a film that is a must-watch for any parent, player, or coach with dreams of achieving great things.  Gabe does such an amazing job with this movie, and it was enlightening talking to him about it on our podcast. 
    Thank you to all of our listeners for continuing to tune in, and thank you to our title sponsor GelStx for supporting our podcast!

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

mhockey14 ,

Hockeydad14

The think tank is a game changer to youth hockey I am 1988 birth year and now a dad to a 2012 birth year I wish the think tank and all its resources was around back then . Thank you toph n Jeff !!!!! 1percent better each day

NickLax37 ,

Awesome stuff

Hockey Think Tank is a tremendous resource for players, coaches and parents. Topher and Jeff are genuinely good dudes who care a lot about the game, and their podcast is first class!

Davedano66 ,

Great stuff

1st podcast of any kind I’ve listened to. Episode 102. Great stuff! Will be listening much, much more!

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