This podcast series is dedicated to highlighting the stories of some of the most influential figures within our Australian hockey community.


This week Sean & Brian chat with Tommy Powell of the Melbourne Ice and Australian national team program. We dive deep into his progression, training and what it takes to win as we look back at his 16 seasons in the AIHL. This is a great chat with a player who has done it all in Australian hockey. Don't forget you can listen ad-free on Apple podcasts & Spotify.
This week Brian & Sean sit down with their former boss and pioneer of the hockey industry in Australia. Starting hockey at the original Sydney Glaciarium Don turned his passion for the game into a business becoming the first Australian to secure distribution rights of Bauer hockey gear down under.
Don has a huge story and the length of the podcast is a testament to this, so grab a coffee and take a trip into the history of the Australian game told firsthand by one of its founding members. 
This week the boys sit down with 2-time Goodall Cup champion & IIHF gold medalist Vladan Stransky. Vladan breaks down his hockey journey from growing up in Ostrava Czechia, Moving to Canada for juniors, and then finding himself in the AIHL in 2002 where he went on to play 137 games with 100 goals and 149 assists. This is a great chat with one of the best to pull on the Australian jersey and there are also some tips for a better toe drag so grab a coffee and lock in for our chat with Vladan Stransky.
This week Brian & Sean discuss the biggest hockey event to hit our sunny Australian shores, the NHL Global Series. From the games to the media surrounding it and what we think it will do for hockey down under, we hit all the big topics. It's a long one so pour the coffee or grip the steering wheel and let's go deep on the NHL Global series. 
This week we sit down with IHA goalie development manager Sera Dogramaci (PhD)
 Sera has an amazing hockey resume which includes being selected as the net-minder for the first National Women's team in 1996, AWIHL Sirens & Goannas, IIHF team Turkiye, ECSL Heat, Vipers, Northstars & Bombers as well as recently attending the 2023 Arizona Coyotes development camp as a goalie coach.
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This week we catch up with Nathan Walker of the St Louis Blues as he trains and prepares for his return to the States ahead of the 23/24 NHL season. We dive deep into what it's like playing in the NHL day to day, look back at where it all began & ponder questions about the future of ice hockey in Australia. Grab a coffee this is a long one & a great listen with Australia's #1 Ice hockey player.


This week we sit down with Zach Boyle of the Adelaide Adrenaline & Australian National team to get the lowdown on the South Australian hockey experience. We cover the big topics from progression, career and to how to crack the lineup of an AIHL team.

We had a great time catching up with Zach so lock in and give us a like and a follow

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This week we sit down with Alan Becken as we track his hockey journey from the Freezing temperatures of Thompson Manitoba to becoming a mainstay on the Australian national team. Alan played in 9 consecutive world championships in the green and gold as well as helping build some of the most important frameworks of player development within Ice Hockey Australia. Alan has a huge story and I know we are only scratching the surface, so strap in and get ready for the stories.

We sit down with co-host of the podcast Brian Funes and take a deep dive into his hockey progression, success, and training tips.
If you know someone who you think has a great hockey journey that needs to be heard, tag them in the comments or send through an inbox message.
Stay tuned, Epsiodes dropping weekly.


July 05, 2023 — sean sonter