Welcome to Season 12 of TPS!
The Pipeline Show kicks off our 12th season on the air at TSN 1260 Edmonton. We hope that you will join us all season long as we cover the CHL, CJHL, USHL and the NCAA plus the World Junior Championship, Frozen Four, and the NHL Draft.
Segment 1: Guy Flaming and Dean Millard, along with Taylor Medak, will spend the first segment setting up the rest of the show. The Question of the Night leads us off and we'll have time to touch on some current events.
Segment 2: Today in our WHL Team Preview segment we will focus on the Regina Pats with the help of play by play man Phil Andrews. After an inury plagued season, the Pats could be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference in 2016-17.
Segment 3: Next, we will connect with broadcaster Dominic Henning who calls the action for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL. After a turbulent debut season in the league, the Firebirds appear to be on firmer ground and hope to improve their record on the ice as well.
Segment 4: The IN STUDIO hour today features a pair of former WHL players who have successfully transitioned to the professional ranks. One is a former Vancouver Giant while the other spent his WHL career as a Kamloops Blazer.
Segment 5: After his WHL tenure with the Vancouver Giants, forward Jordan Martinook has spent the last 4 years with the Arizona Coyotes organization. We'll speak with the Leduc product about his professional and junior career.
Segment 6: The Toronto Marlies enjoyed a lengthy run in the AHL playoffs last spring and Edmonton native Colin Smith had a hand in that. Smith spent 4 seasons in the WHL with the Kamloops Blazers.