Season 10 of TPS Continues!
The Pipeline Show is now months into our 10th season on the air at TSN 1260 Edmonton. The CHL, CJHL and USHL seasons are off and running plus the NCAA college hockey schedule begins in mid-October. You know that we're on top of it all.
Segment 1: Guy and Dean will set up the show with the Tim Hortons' Question of the Night and run through "Coming Down the Pipe" and more. The first segment on Saturday's includes a Friday Night WHL recap and a U Weight Loss weigh in minute too.
Segment 2: CHL Insider Willy Palov, beat writer covering the Halifax Mooseheads for The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, will cover all the trade activity in the QMJHL including the deal that sent Zach Fucale to the Quebec Remparts. Has the balance of power shifted to the Memorial Cup hosts or not?
Segment 3: Our NCAA segment will include the return of Jimmy Connelly from USCHO.com. Is there anything to the rumors of Jack Eichel leaving BU for the Saint John Sea Dogs after the WJC? Might Boston College lose goalie Thatcher Demko to the Calgary Hitment in the WHL?
Segment 4: "Scout it Out Loud" will have us visiting with Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com as we discuss 5-6 players you need to know for the 2015 NHL Draft. Guys that we will look to touch on: Mitch Marner, Dylan Strome, Pavel Zacha, Roope Hintz, Matt Spencer, Mikko Rantanen and Michael McNiven.
Segment 5: Our 2015 Draft will shine on defenceman Connor Hobbs of the SJHL's Nipawin Hawks. The blueliner began the year with the Medicine Hat Tigers but after requesting a trade he joined the Nipawin Hawks to await his request being fulfilled. NHL Central Scouting has given Hobbs a "C" rating.
Segment 6: Last but not least, we will close out a very busy show with Inside the AJHL via a preview of the final from the 2014 WJAC. Broadcaster Robb Hunter Will recap the tournament from the AJHL perspective and then set up the final which features Denmark's Nik Ehlers, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Mads Eller against the powerhouse USA squad led by Tomas Novak, Kyle Connor and Brock Boeser.