Welcome to Syracuse Speaks, a podcast for The Sin Bin!
Now in its third 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 aims to share her passion for the team and the league with her listeners.
In this episode, recorded February 9th and 10, 2021, Alex discusses the Crunch’s return to regular season AHL action this past week. In the first part of the episode, she breaks down some of the highlights of Syracuse’s win over the Utica Comets from February 6th, including:
- The surprise emotional impact of having hockey back
- Gabriel Fortier‘s first – and second – pro goal
- Samuel Montembeault‘s excellent play
- The team’s cohesion
In section two of the episode, she briefly discusses the news that New York State will allow a small percentage of people into arenas and venues, although she doubts this news will change the Crunch’s plans much. The plan is originally for arenas that can fit more than 10,000 people – which the Onondaga County War Memorial can’t – but the same idea would probably still apply even if the permission is extended to the Crunch. She then ponders the team’s upcoming schedule, including a game that was in progress at the time of recording: the Crunch’s Wednesday game in Rochester. With fingers crossed for no COVID protocol news over the next few days, she offers a discourse on the strangeness of discussing divisional standings when nothing about the season is normal.
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.
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