Beginner's Puck

Beginner's Puck

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A podcast for hockey fans, both new and old. Join Deb and Erika as we deep dive into what makes hockey the greatest sport in the world. Learn the lingo, explore hockey history, and listen to commentary on the most exciting, frustrating, and heart-stopping moments of the week. We love hockey and think you will too! #HockeyIsForEveryone Our catchy theme tune is “Ephemeral” by Sunspot. Get the whole song here! Talk hockey with us! Twitter: @BeginnersPuck Email: beginnerspuck@gmail.com
9: Tale of Two Cities
May 13 • 38 min
Round 3 Black Aces - There were a few dark days when Erika was v. sad and Deb broke up with hockey, but we’ve rallied and are back to talk about the heartbreak of Round 2 and the miles that separate the narratives of the Oilers and Capitals. We also touch…
8: Line ‘em Up, Knock ‘em Down
May 4 • 39 min
Matching Lines - Sure, the playoff run is going strong but what about that Draft Lottery? Deb and Erika give a brief primer on the Draft Lottery and discuss this year’s shocking results. They also note the first ripple in the pond for the expansion draft…
7: Round 2, with Icing On Top
Apr 26 • 48 min
Deb and Erika give a eulogy to the dearly departed Round 1 and give our predictions (and hopes) for Round 2. Erika talks about being in the house for the deciding game between the Oilers and Sharks while Deb debates whether a shorter break between series…
6: OTT OT
Apr 22 • 47 min
Overtime - It’s an Over The Top Over Time episode of Beginner’s Puck! Your hosts are in the middle of a hockey playoff fever dream where, despite a slight oil spill, Erika is still riding high on her beloved Edmonton Oiler’s playoff run while Deb finds…
5: Closing Doors, Opening Windows
Apr 13 • 61 min
Playoffs and Windows - It’s a super-sized episode for super-sized hockey. Yes, we are entering that golden time known as “The Playoffs”. Erika gives us a peek into what it’s like in the Land of the Orange Crush while Deb decides to whom she will pledge…
4: Should They Stay or Should They Go?
Apr 5 • 42 min
Olympics and EBUGS - This week Edmonton is turning orange which leads Erika and Deb down the fruitless - but always amusing - path of which team has the best jersey. The bittersweet joy of watching the new kids skate with the eliminated teams is discussed…
3: #OldHockey
Mar 30 • 35 min
OldHockey - This week Erika is riding the high of a clinched playoff spot while Deb is consoling herself with Mitch Marner gifs and wondering who will be her playoff team. We also discuss the Benn v. Benn narrative, the end of the U.S. Women’s National…
2: Leagues of Their Own
Mar 18 • 40 min
NHL Standings - It’s a great hockey week for Erika, not so much for Deb, as they discuss the run for the playoffs. They then delve into the U.S. Women’s National Team’s decision to boycott the Women’s World Championship’s being held later this month. In…
1: In Defense Of…
Mar 14 • 37 min
Defense - Deb and Erika discuss the dismal performances of our home teams; the New Kid (Connor McDavid) v. The Old Kid (Sidney Crosby); and the Pittsburgh Penguins controversial decision to call up defenseman Tom Sestito for their game against the…
0: Origin Story
Mar 8 • 3 min
The puck drops! - Once upon a time, at a Doctor Who convention, two hockey fans had a great idea and a hockey podcast was born. Host Erika Ensign and Deborah Stanish.