No Holden Back Podcast

No Holden Back Podcast

A collection of interviews from across the North American hockey landscape.

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November 12, 2020 49 min

Welcome to episode #8 of the No Holden Back Podcast! In this episode, hosts Ben Holden and Fred Pletsch chat with hockey writer and historian Mike Commito.

They discuss:

— How he went from being a blogger to the team historian for the Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League
— How he ended up writing for the Los Angeles Kings, but still lives in Ontario
— Sharing some stories from his book “Hockey 365: Daily Stories from the Ice...

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Welcome to episode #7 of the No Holden Back Podcast! In this episode, host Ben Holden chats with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Blake Coleman.

In the interview, recorded during the NHL COVID shutdown, the two discuss:

— Life with a new baby girl
— Looking for blessings in the age of COVID
— His trade from the New Jersey Devils to the Tampa Bay Lightning
— Playing against current coach Jon Cooper in the USHL
— Playing on a loaded Light...

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Welcome to episode #6 of the No Holden Back Podcast!

In this episode, host Ben Holden chats with Ottawa Senators defenseman Christian Wolanin.

The two discuss:

— The new Ottawa Senators’ jerseys
— What brought him back to Grand Forks, ND and establishing a sense of normalcy during COVID pandemic
— An update on Christian’s injury and the road to recovery
— Wearing North Dakota’s Kelly Green in return to practice
— The North Dakota-t...

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Welcome to episode #5 of the No Holden Back Podcast!

In this episode, host Ben Holden chats with Minnesota Hockey legend and current analyst Pat Micheletti.

The two discuss:

– Hockey in the Iron Range of Minnesota and some famous players who’ve come from there
– Learning the game from Olympians
– The Micheletti hockey family
– The Micheletti-to-University of Minnesota bloodline
– Pat almost picking the University of North Dakota ov...

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Welcome to the No Holden Back Podcast, where we interview the big names across the North American hockey landscape!

In our fourth episode, host Ben Holden chats with the legendary voice of the Rochester Americans, Don Stevens.

The two discuss:

– What Don has been doing since the COVID-19 stoppage
– Joys and pitfalls of 50 years behind the mic
– His childhood and college years, plus what led him into broadcasting
– The early years o...

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Welcome to the No Holden Back Podcast, where we interview players across the North American hockey landscape!

In our third episode, host Ben Holden chats with a member of the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, defenseman Brenden Koytk.

The two discuss:

– Playing in front of no fans before COVID the ECHL season
– ECHL hockey today, compared to years past
– What he loves about playing in Toledo
– Breaking into the pro ranks and scoring his first...

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Welcome to the No Holden Back Podcast, where we interview players across the North American hockey landscape!

In our second episode, host Ben Holden chats with a member of the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, forward T.J. Hensick.

The two discuss:

– What life is like with twin boys
– The COVID shutdown to the 2019-20 season and how that will impact his decision to play next season
– High praise from former Michigan head coach Red Berenson
– ...

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Welcome to the No Holden Back Podcast, where we interview players across the North American hockey landscape! In our premiere episode, host Ben Holden chats with a member of the 2020 Hall of Fame Class in the American Hockey League, Darren Haydar.

The two discuss:

– Haydar’s beginnings in the sport
– Views on establishing a winning culture
– Weighing major junior hockey in Canada versus NCAA hockey in the U.S.
– His playing career ...

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