SoCal Hockey Talk

SoCal Hockey Talk

Hosted by Gulls play-by-play announcer Andy Zilch, SoCal Hockey Talk is dedicated to the sport of hockey, with a strategic focus on the hockey landscape in Southern California. The show will also highlight the impact of the various hockey organizations and their players have had on the region, with an added focus on both the San Diego Gulls and Anaheim Ducks organizations.

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May 4, 2022 55 min
Andy Zilch welcomes On the AHL Beat writer, Patrick Williams, to preview the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs. Trevor Carrick shares his childhood story and his professional hockey experience including winning the Calder Cup three seasons ago. B.J. MacPherson breaks down the first round against the Ontario Reign.
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Andy Zilch speaks with Anaheim Ducks Director of Player Personnel, Todd Marchant, about the new players joining the professional level from college and shares an impactful Ryan Getzlaf story. Gulls forward Alex Limoges talks about his hockey upbringings and experience in the AHL over the past year. B.J. MacPherson concludes the show by adding his thoughts on the Gulls last week of the 2021-22 regular season.
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Andy Zilch visits with San Diego native, Keely Moy, who represented Team Switzerland in the 2022 Winter Olympics. She describes her experience in Beijing and growing up as a youth hockey player in Southern California. San Diego Gulls forward Bo Groulx discusses his hockey background and the impact of his father who currently coaches in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch. B.J. MacPherson closes out the show by taking an in-depth look ...
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Andy Zilch and B.J. MacPherson analyze the Anaheim Ducks trade deadline moves. Gulls forward Hunter Drew joins to discuss his shift from the defensive position and his journey to the AHL that nearly saw him stop playing the sport. Former Gull, Adam Cracknell, concludes the show by sharing his experiences participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Andy Zilch talks with former Gull, Brian Cooper, about becoming an Olympian, his experience in Beijing during the 2022 Winter Olympics and reflects on his time in Southern California. Max Talbot joins to discuss his NHL career, playing with Sidney Crosby and winning the Stanley Cup in 2009. 3STEPS4WARD Founder and CEO, Doug Younger, discusses the partnership with the Gulls and his recently launched podcast.
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Andy Zilch and B.J. MacPherson discuss about the importance of the Gulls eight-game road trip and what to expect from the team. San Jose Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer joins to talk about his 800th AHL win as a bench boss and how the sport has developed in the state since his childhood residing in Oakland, California. Lastly, Henderson Silver Knights broadcaster Brian McCormack looks ahead at the weekend series with San Diego and ...
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Andy Zilch and B.J. MacPherson talk over the first half of the Gulls and Ducks seasons while acknowledging key contributors at the midway point. Former Gull, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, joins to describe his path to become an NHL and AHL official. As the Gulls celebrate Hockey is for Everyone, Samuels-Thomas provides words of encouragement to anyone facing adversity.
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Andy Zilch talks with LA Kings broadcaster Nick Nickson who gives his experience of the sport’s growth since he arrived to Southern California over 40 years ago. Gulls defenseman Brogan Rafferty shares his background and we get to know the newest captain of the team, Greg Pateryn.
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Andy Zilch speaks with Chris Madsen, the original Ducks TV broadcaster, about the process of getting the job and his viewpoints of the area’s excitement leading up to the first official game. In addition, Gulls assistant coach Daniel Jacob joins the show to share his hockey career experiences and the world-wide journey it has brought him.
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Andy Zilch brings a new season of SoCal Hockey with five guests for the first episode! Hockey Operations Coordinator Jillian Reddin and President of Business Operations Matt Savant speak on the creation of the third jersey. Andy catches up with Willie O’Ree and also gets his thoughts on the third jersey which honors his era of Gulls hockey. Sam Hiller joins to talk about her path to become one of the 10 women hired to officiate in ...
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July 22, 2021 33 min
Andy Zilch and B.J. MacPherson talk about the two assistant coaches moving on and review the hockey news since the AHL season concluded. Henderson Silver Knights broadcaster Brian McCormack also joins to discuss the news around the Vegas organization and a construction update of the Henderson arena.
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Andy Zilch is joined by former Ducks General Manager Brian Burke and President and CEO of the American Hockey League, Scott Howson. In addition, B.J. MacPherson talks postseason hockey along with Bakersfield broadcaster, Ryan Holt.
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Andy Zilch visits with Anaheim Ducks beat writer Elliott Teaford to review the season and the players who began the season in San Diego. Andrew Agozzino shares his experience on the taxi squad and discusses what the season meant to him and what the team needs to accomplish in the final week of the regular season.
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Andy Zilch talks with Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer who shares his experiences winning the Stanley Cup alongside his brother with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Gulls forward Bryce Kindopp also joins to discuss his previous experience in the Western Hockey League and what he has endured turning professional this season.
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Andy Zilch visits with Ducks analyst Guy Hebert who gives insight on the NHL club and reminisces about the expansion draft and becoming the first Duck selected. In addition, Gulls assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre joins to discuss his background and shares his experiences winning a Stanley Cup.
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Andy Zilch talks with Assistant Coach David Urquhart to understand his coaching philosophy and background in the sport. Mike “Doc” Emrick joins to discuss his life away from the microphone and shares experiences throughout his broadcasting career.
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Andy Zilch visits with the newest Gull, Alex Limoges, to share his background and insight on the organization since joining. In addition to recapping the win streak with B.J. MacPherson, Eric Kahnert of CBS San Diego joins the show to share his life story of a Minnesota native who has continued his hockey lifestyle in San Diego.
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Andy Zilch talks with the New York Islanders TV voice, Brendan Burke, who also has experience with the California hockey atmosphere when broadcasting for NBC Sports. Art Trottier, the Vice President of the Rinks, describes his viewpoint of the growing sport and his involvement with the youth interest in hockey.
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Andy Zilch talks with defenseman Trevor Carrick to get his thoughts on Northern California and Southern California’s hockey exposure as well as his Canadian background. Gulls President of Business Operations, Matt Savant, provides detailed insight on the Ducks impact on the booming growth of the sport during his time with the organization that began in 2003.
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In this episode we talk with Los Angeles Kings President/Alternate Governor and Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille and San Diego Gulls General Manager Bob Ferguson.
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