“The Prospect Guy”… Guy Flaming has covered the world of hockey prospects since the 2002-03 season and has built relationships over that time with scouts, coaches, general managers and media contacts across North America and at several different levels of the sport.
He began covering the prospects of the Edmonton Oilers during a 5-year tenure with the online magazine Hockey’s Future. From 2003-08 Flaming also covered the Oilers organization for the local monthly newspaper called the Edmonton Sports Scene.
Guy was a contributor to International Scouting Services as a profile writer and in that capacity he interviewed several high-end draft picks prior to their selections. His interview with Anze Kopitar back in October of 2004 for ISS was the player’s first ever by a North American publication and was subsequently picked up and carried by The Hockey News in their October 26th, 2004 issue.
Flaming has co-hosted the TSN 1260 Edmonton’s live NHL Draft Day coverage since June of 2004 alongside Dean Millard, Corey Graham, Robin Brownlee, Bob Stauffer and others.
In 2006 Flaming also added Colour Analyst to his résumé when he was part of the crew delivering the webcast at the Viking Cup junior tournament held in Camrose, Alberta. At the same time, he was hired by the University of Alberta to be the Golden Bears’ colour commentator and followed them as they captured their second straight CIS National title. 2006-07 was Flaming’s third year covering the Bears.
Broadcasts for the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings can be heard on the TSN 1260 and Flaming has been part of the on-air crew since 2007. He became the full-time colour commentator during the team’s 2014 WHL Championship and subsequent run to the 2014 Memorial Cup Championship in London, ON.
The Pipeline Show went on the air in February of 2006 with Guy Flaming and Dean Millard. Together, the pair hosted the program for the first 9 seasons. Longtime producer Taylor Medak became Guy’s co-host for Season 10 and then Millard stepped back into the role for a final time in Season 11.
The show’s 12th season was an adventure. At the end of December 2016, the program left terrestrial radio and transitioned into a full-time podcast. Change wasn’t easy but after some initial adjustments, Guy and Taylor continued the show in its altered format and explored new grounds free of the constraints of radio.
The current 13th season of The Pipeline Show began in August of 2017.