We're back! The U-Show Podcast returns with a new focus and set of hosts. Join hosts Chris Treft (USHL Video Manager) and Ben Gislason (Des Moines Buccaneers Broadcaster) as they speak with USHL alumni, current players, and others associated with the only Tier I Junior Hockey league in the United States.
Episode 26: Craig Button
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins the Podcast to talk about the bevy of USHL prospects heading into the 2020 NHL Draft! Check to see if your favorite 2020 NHL Draft prospect is mentioned! #WhosNext
Episode 25: Eddie Olczyk
Former player and coach and current national broadcaster Eddie Olczyk joins the show to talk about his connection to the USHL as a parent of three players who passed through the league! He also gives his take on "bubble" hockey and his pick to win the Cup.
Episode 24: Jacob MacDonald
AHL Second Team All-Star Jacob MacDonald joins The U-Show Podcast to talk with Chris and Ben about his season with the Colorado Eagles, experience in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks and time in the NHL with the Avalanche!
Episode 23: John McCarthy
Long-time San Jose Barracuda forward John McCarthy joins Chris and Ben to discuss his long career from the Des Moines Buccaneers to Boston University before a storied AHL career in San Jose. The former Olympian also appeared in NHL games for the Sharks and his transition into the coaching ranks after a health condition cut his playing career short.
Episode 22: Zach Mirageas and Blake Bride
In honor of Independence Day, USHL alumni Zach Mirageas and Blake Bride who currently play for Air Force joined Chris and Ben to talk about their time in the USHL and their choice to play for Air Force.
Episode 21: Trevor Lewis
Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Trevor Lewis joins Chris and Ben to talk about his time with the Des Moines Buccaneers and his journey to the NHL.