Sunday, 31 January 2016

Three Out Of Six Ain't Bad

With the assistance of Ben Wood, Nick Poole and Deeside Dragons Juniors coach, Shaun Cullen, and MK Rob (Kearns), we look over a three-games-in-three-days smasher from which the Phoenix snared 3 of the 6 points on offer. We do it right here.

A creditable loss by two goals as the 8th team in the league, minus a main forward, take on the league leaders after playing six periods of hockey already.

Man of the Match for Phoenix was Phil Hamer who, after only rejoining the club very recently, picked up his first pro-hockey goal over in Sheffield on Friday. #SoProud

Remember, it's a home game for us next weekend! Watch press for face off time details.

Will Sheffield Steeldogs send us a co-opted member of the North Wales Rules Committee or will they fail like Bison did? Only time will tell....


Monday, 25 January 2016

Three Points and New Friends

This show continues our recent "thing" of giving you a glimpse of the live match-night show that we have been producing over the season. Phoenix On The Fly may be a live broadcast one day. But Wales has no internet. Have a listen right here.

Guests include Amy and Alex from Hull, Kate Glover (eplupdates), and Tony Hand MBE.

We have another meeting of the North Wales Rules Committee.

There is a nice game of hockey.

There is a weird cabling problem on the media balcony.

There are signed pants.

That is all.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Cats, Rules and Russelling

This week, we give you a cut down version of the full 2h45 coverage of the big clash between Phoenix and Swindon Wildcats. We thought you might want to relive it or, if you didn't make it, you can close your eyes and pretend that you are there! Have a listen right here.

We are joined by Ben Callaghan and Joe Scutts at Deeside and by Peter Bradbury and Anthony Russell at Basingstoke,

The home game post-match is with new signing, Phil Hamer.

We would also like to invite you to listen to our first meeting of the North Wales Rules Committee. It's not Christmas Dubstep but we think you might like it.


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A Christmas Message

As Christmas is just around the corner, we thought that you might like to have a really simple statement of affairs from the guy whose name is above the door, so to speak.

Our Jim Piper caught-up with Neil Morris to talk about the ongoing fundraising, the financial plans, the voyage home (not the Star Trek movie) and Bonnie Tyler's wig.

Merry Christmas to all of our listeners here and around the world (channelling Nicholas Parsons there) and we'll see you on the other side.

BK and the podcast team

Monday, 21 December 2015

Phantoms. A Point. Pants.

This week's show is right here.

As the Phantoms came into town, we welcomed Dan Breen (off of from hockey radio stuff in Peterborough) to the show.

I'll admit it. We talked about hockey a little bit. And we talked about fundraising for ill-fitting pants, jumpers and trying to get Jim Piper into a Bonnie Tyler wig.

But it was fun. We'll be back in more serious mode after the festivities.

Until then, enjoy whatever it is you people do over the next two weeks and see you on the other side.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Bees and Beesley

It's the second show in two days and it's available right here.

The Bees visited the WMMP this Sunday and though it was not a pretty game by any stretch of the imagination, it was a Phoenix bench that just met the required minimum number against a only-slightly-deeper Bees bench.

Phoenix needed that win tonight and, despite the weirdest last 9 minutes of officiating we'd ever seen, it lifted the spirits.

Ben Russell joins Mark for the post-game chat.

Now, we played some more "What's in my Christmas dubstep stocking?" and Chris Beesley (the best commentator in the EPIHL) won a great gift.  The lovely, red, silk boxers with the mistletoe hung where you do not want to see.  And he has agreed that he will wear them on the balcony next weekend if we raise £50. Check out the main Podcast page for a sponsorship box for that within the next 24 hours.  There will be video.

In the meantime, the Christmas jumper and hat are still just about being tolerated (I HATE THEM!) and are earning some cash. Thanks to all that have contributed.  You are a lovely lot. I'll be wearing them next weekend too, not doubt.

So, for now, bye bye!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Happy Xmas (War Is NOT Over)

The show for Saturday night's War of the Roses first leg is right here and ready for you now.

The game was great! For two periods. It then went a little bit erm.. horribly wrong.

We are joined by Roger Williams from Steeldogs TV this week! We gave him a special Christmas present.

But at least we got to play What's In My Christmas Dubstep Stocking!!!!

My huge thanks go to the players (past and present) who have given me their stocking-filler favourites for the feature.

£15 raised on that game alone. Another £15 tomorrow. And, so far, £65 raised for my degrading and horrid Christmas jumper.  Thanks to Dave Pullen for the loan of his glamorous Christmas hat!  It doesn't fit over my headphones but I did my best.

We hear from scrapper, Jacob Corson-Heron as he joins Mark, post-game.