Well where to start?
What a fun month it's been. Numerous great, insightful and outstanding guests, and some great calls from you the listeners.
I run into many of you at sporting events or speaking engagements on almost a nightly basis across the Region, Southern Ontario and Western New York, and your feedback and positive messages are much appreciated.
Remember the floor (in this case - the Radio) is always open. Whatever you want to talk about in the World of Sports feel free to call "Game On."
From the NHL Lockout, to the Major League Baseball Playoffs (how about Miguel Cabrera!?) to the English Premiership League, and locally the OHL's Niagara IceDogs or your son or daughter's minor league team - call the show and get on your Soap Box!
All the best Niagara.
Thanks for a great first month - let's keep it going.
See ya at the rink!
Yours in Sport,
OHL Announces Changes for 2012-13
The Ontario Hockey League hosted a media conference call today (Wednesday) to officially launch the start of the regular season and announced several changes for the 2012-13 campaign.
The following were adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the OHL Board of Governors held on August 17, 2012.
OHL Playoff Schedule:
The OHL will be adjusting its playoff format from the current alternating game format and will now see the first two (2) games played in the home centre of the team which finished higher in the standings, followed by the next two (2) games to be played in the other team’ centre, with the balance of the games in the series alternating.
Video Replay Rule 38.4:
The following situations have been added to those areas subject to review by the Video Goal Judge:
1. The puck is hand-passed to ...
With the Niagara IceDogs 2012-2013 season set to commence tomorrow night (Thursday) the team has announced their opening day roster.
There are 14 returnees (not including Broderick Kelly who played a handful of games for the squad last season) and 11 newcomers.
Here you go:
Number 2 D Jesse Graham
Number 3 D Brian Brosnan
Number 4 D Broderick Kelly
Number 6 D Luke Mercer
Number 7 F OndreJ Kopta
Number 8 F David Sysala
Number 9 F Rio Anzolin
Number 10 C Steven Shipley
Number 11 D Shayne Rover
Number 12 F Anthony DiFruscia
Number 14 F Joel Wigle
Number 15 F Brook Hiddink
Number 16 F Trevor Peterson
Number 18 C Ryan Strome
Number 19 F Mike Robinson
Number 20 F Brett Ritchie
Number 21 C Carter Verhaeghe
Number 23 F Mitchell Theoret
Number 24 F Mitch Bennett
Number 25 D Brock Beukeboom
Number 26 F Kyle Shaw
So we're one week into Newstalk 610 CKTB's, and the Niagara Regions newest radio show - it's called "GAME ON."
You've heard from the likes of Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada, Kirk Morrison from the Buffalo Bills, Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres, Ed Stefanski from the Toronto Raptors and Andrew Tinnish from the Toronto Blue Jays, but more importantly I've heard from you - the listeners. And I hope that continues. Don't be shy, if there's an athlete out there that you want to hear from, I'll do my best to track them down, and hopefully get them on GAME ON.
GAME ON promises to be an interactive Sports Radio show that not only covers Sports here in Niagara, but across the country and around the world.
So spread the word, and join the conversation, GAME ON runs every night from 6 to 7 pm Live on Newstalk ...