Welcome to Syracuse Speaks, a podcast for Field Pass Hockey!
Now in its fourth season, Syracuse Speaks aims to cover the Syracuse Crunch, its organization, and the AHL from the stands. Host Alexandra Ackerman has been covering Syracuse on the internet since 2008, and desires to share her passion for the team and the league with her listeners.
In this episode, recorded December 19, 2021, Alex revisits her 2021-22 Syracuse Crunch Season Preview. With the AHL just a bit past the quarter mark of their season, it’s the perfect time for a check-in. Alex describes the Crunch’s current record, special team performances, leading scorers, and checks on the goalies. She targets the performances of the team’s key acquisitions from this past summer up to this point, looking specifically at Gabriel Dumont, Charles Hudon, and Andrej Sustr.
Back in October, Alex also speculated about some big storylines. She wondered how the breaking of the trio of Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh, and Alex Barre-Boulet would affect Syracuse, so she discusses that storyline in the podcast. In her preview, she also pondered about COVID-19 and the team’s vacant captaincy, so Alex recaps that briefly, as well. She also confirms that Chase Priskie is still not a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization (*sad trombone*). Alex ends the podcast with a quick look at the future, however foggy it may currently be due to said pandemic.
Syracuse Speaks is hosted on Anchor, but is distributed to many of the major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify, and Stitcher. The royalty-free music featured in this episode was by Purple Planet Music and Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.
As this will be Alex’s last update before Christmas, she’d like to wish all her listeners who celebrate a very merry week, and hopes that everyone else is getting some well-deserved rest and some time to recharge. Thanks so much for listening, both to this episode and to all of them over the past year!
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