Long time AHL, NCAA, ECHL, OHL, NAHL referee Jamie Koharski talks about the trials and tribulations of attempting to make it to the NHL as an official. Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a referee? Have you been guilty of yelling at them? Or have you even wondered how much money they make? It's all in this podcast along with a bunch of great stories about grinding in the minors!

Intro/Outro: Under the Northern Star, by Amon Amarth. Used by permission.

The first woman ever to play in one of the four major professional sports in North America, Manon Rheaume, joins #6DMM to talk about her life and career in the game of hockey. From her time growing up in Quebec when no other girls were playing youth hockey, to winning a silver medal for Team Canada at the 1998 Olympics, it's all in this podcast. Manon was and is an inspiration to so many young athletes - myself included. Enjoy!

 

Intro/outro: Under the Northern Star by Amon Amarth. Used by permission.

Dave Allison joins Mike to talk about his 9 year playing career and 30+ seasons behind the bench as a coach. This might be the first podcast ever recorded that the guest relives having over a dozen bench-clearing brawls in a season, then quotes Henry David Thoreau. Dave is one of those undercover amazing personalities that few fans really know about: hopefully this podcast lets you know more about one of the most colorful and caring men in the sport.

Intro/Outro: "Under the Northern Star" by Amon Amarth. Used by permission.

Don Beaupre joins 6DMM to talk about his 17 season, 700+ NHL game career. There's plenty of gear talk along with some really interesting contract details from his time with the North Stars and Capitals. Also included are a few fun stories about the 2016 Stadium Series Alumni game where Don stole the show for the Minnesota North Stars squad. Oh yeah...we also talk about Al Iafrate! Enjoy.

Glenn 'Chico' Resch joins the pod! He describes playing without a mask, winning the Stanley Cup in Long Island, becoming a color analyst working alongside Mike Emrick, and watching a young Martin Brodeur mature into quite possibly the greatest goaltender of all-time. Chico is one of the nicest men in all of hockey and a friend to all. Enjoy!

Marty Biron joins 6DMM and shares his journey from being a rabid Nordiques fan to an NHL goaltender, and why he used the same pair of skates for 20 years!

Maine Mariners bus driver Sampson comes on to talk about life on the road. Sampson is one of the funniest and most interesting people you'll ever meet: he's a stand-up comedian that's appeared on BET, an actor, a Marine, a Mason, a Shriner, and a proud father. He might be the most interesting man alive! This podcast turns into a stand-up comedy routine at times, so be prepared for vulgar language. YEA DOGG!!!

Goalie equipment representative legend Todd Brown talks about his 20+ years in the industry. Lots of gear nerd talk along with some amazing stories about goalies like Hasek, Belfour, Kiprusoff, Joseph, Lundqvist, etc. Pro goalies all know Todd as one of the best gear reps in the world. Listen and you'll know why!

Greg Millen joins Mike to discuss his 600+ NHL game career, along with his post-career job in broadcasting. Stories about Roger Neilson, Ron Caron, Gretzky, Hull, Sutter, Federko, Wamsley and many more! Mike credits Greg with the reason why he wore 29 for a portion of his career as well as why they are both full-right. Plus, Greg explains his ugly helmets and Aeroflex pads!

Ron Tugnutt! Hear about his miraculous 70-save performance, legendary playoff games, beer-splashed masks, his presidential campaign, teammates shooting pucks at coaches, and much more! Ron had a lengthy NHL career and his honesty and candor in this podcast is outstanding. Cheers!

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