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The Holy GrAHL Podcast Episode 40: Trailblazer


The Holy GrAHL Podcast Episode 40: Trailblazer

It feels like it just started, but just like that, the first month of the 2022-23 American Hockey League season is in the books. In a historical week of American Hockey League action, episode 40 of The Holy GrAHL has it all. From a boundary-breaking guest to a full night of action never before seen in this league, your hosts Andrew Rinaldi, Corey Swartz, Deana Weinheimer, and Zack Power make sure to keep you covered in all corners of the week’s activity.

Shining bright over the last week of action, David Gust‘s Player of the Week award stands out from the crowd. Zack breaks down his productive weekend that earned him the honors.

With the addition of the 32nd franchise to the league, this weekend marked the first ever time that 16 games were played on a single night! The crew tries to keep up with the extra work and the fireworks on the west coast in the midst of the league’s first memorable line brawl in years!

Wait – what’s going on – is that Cory Conacher’s music playing?? A familiar face returns to the league and the crew takes a trip down memory lane.

As we get to the swipes of the week – is the first month of games too early to start making postseason predictions? Some of your hosts believe so, while others might have you believe that, even now, there’s not a ton of wiggle room in those standings as you’re being led to believe.

History is the theme this week as Coachella Valley assistant coach Jessica Campbell joins the show to discuss her ascent to Dan Bylsma’s staff in the new franchise on the block. From humble beginnings in Saskatchewan to (eventually) the California desert, Campbell breaks down her road to the bench and what lies ahead for her yet.

Who’s hot? Springfield, of course! Who’s not? …Springfield? It’s been the kind of week that goaltenders all over the league love to hate.

Wrapping up, the crew breaks down how the first month standings have shaped up and what games to keep your eye on this week as we turn into November.

As a little Halloween treat, Corey’s bringing you some trivia from Chocolate Town.

The Holy GrAHL, Field Pass Hockey’s flagship American Hockey League Podcast. Each week, we look into the biggest stories out of the AHL, its players, and their teams.

Download the Field Pass Hockey app from the iTunes or Google Play stores or follow @FieldPassHockey on Twitter for the latest news on the AHL, ECHL, and SPHL throughout the 2021 season!

Download the Field Pass Hockey app from the iTunes or Google Play stores or follow @FieldPassHockey on Twitter for the latest news on the AHL, ECHL, and SPHL throughout the 2023 season!

    Deana Weinheimer is a Managing Editor, podcast host, and covers the American Hockey League for Field Pass Hockey. Follow and interact with her on Twitter @FPHAHL.

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