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IceMen Insights Podcast #402:
Workin’ for a Livin’ (Somewhere Else)

Next Episode Airs Wed. Sept. 23
(Podcast Online Thu. Sept. 24)

The 4th season of “IceMen Insights” continues! Among the analysis and nonsense in this episode…

Derick and I discuss the players who will NOT be a part of the 2015-16 IceMen roster, the Gwinnett Gladiators attempting to take over Atlanta, the Evansville Thunderbolts’ impending home opener, Guns & Hoses Hockey, and the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club’s annual election.

We also take a look at the off-season for the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets are trending up, the Rangers escaped salary cap hell (for now), the improving Islanders are staying the course, New Jersey’s rebuild is in full effect, Carolina made a bunch of quality moves, the Capitals acquired American Olympic hero TJ Oshie, the Flyers are ready to begin the Dave Hakstol era, and Pittsburgh pulled off the trade of the summer with Toronto. Plus, we tackle the Leafs’ busy off-season after running out of time for them last week!

Plus: Light ‘em mup mup mup, Derick critiques Shocker’s attire, Chuck Goes To Europe, and a long-awaited update on the status of Pab Thwobby!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 402 – Aired Sept. 16, 2015 (31:32 – 29 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE podcast about Evansville IceMen hockey. Airing regularly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively online right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show originally airs on Evansville’s WYIR (96.9 FM) and online via WYIR.com and TuneIn.com at 4 PM (CT) on Wednesday, and is then made available for FREE download on IceMenManiacs.com on Thursday (usually in the morning). Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

Booster Club News:
Upcoming Meeting & Election Info, plus
2015-16 Membership Registration

The 8th season of IceMen hockey is right around the corner, so it’s time for the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club to get things rolling again…

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2015-16 BOOSTER CLUB ELECTION & LAUNCH MEETING
Saturday, September 19 (2 PM)
Large Group Room at the Evansville Central Library (MLK & Walnut)

In addition to general planning for the upcoming season, this meeting will feature the election for the club’s 2015-16 Board of Directors. If there are contested races, the election will be conducted via a paper ballot, to ensure fair and anonymous voting. If there are no contested races, the election will be conducted via a verbal vote of confidence.

It will be a season of change for the booster club, as two current board members are not seeking re-election at all and two others are running for a different position – including a change at the top. But more on that in a minute…

First, we should explain a bit about the Board of Directors, and what each member does. The IceMen Maniacs Booster Club Board of Directors consists of 5 members – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-At-Large.

• The President provides leadership, vision and direction, with a focus on “the big picture.” The President ensures that goals are achieved through teamwork and aims to foster active participation by members, delegating tasks accordingly. The President presides over all club meetings and serves as the club’s primary liaison with the team’s front office.

• The Vice President assists the President as needed, but has more of a focus on the day-to-day operations of the club – such as ensuring that volunteers are secured for working the booster club’s merchandise table at IceMen home games.

• The Treasurer acts as the club’s accountant and financial manager, maintaining the club’s funds and preparing a financial report for presentation to the membership at each club meeting. The Treasurer is also responsible for ensuring that members are properly reimbursed for club-approved expenses.

• The Secretary records the minutes of all club meetings, and then works with the webmaster to make said information available to all. The Secretary also works with the President to ensure that all legal paperwork (such as annual non-profit registration with the State of Indiana) is completed as needed.

• The Member-At-Large assists the President as requested, but primarily serves as “the voice of the membership” on the Board of Directors. Members should treat the Member-At-Large as a liaison between the full membership and the rest of the board. The Member-At-Large has full voting rights during Board of Directors meetings.

So, about the 2015-16 election

After 7 seasons at the helm, Dixie Halber has decided that she will not seek re-election as President. She is looking to take on less of a leadership role, but wants to remain actively involved in the club while also helping her successor get settled as President. Thus, Dixie has announced her intention to run for Vice President for 2015-16, with a focus on facilitating the transition to a new President however possible.

Anita Ice has declared her candidacy for President for 2015-16. Anita joined the board as Member-At-Large in 2013-14 and served as Vice President during the 2014-15 season. She is excited about running for President, and declared “bring on the fun!”

Steve Halber is the only incumbent officer who is seeking re-election in the same position. Steve has declared his intention to run for another season as Treasurer, a position he has held since the dawn of the booster club.

Amanda Shockley has decided that she will not seek re-election as Secretary. She will not run for any office, but will remain a booster club member. Amanda has been the club’s Secretary since its inception, and will provide advice and counsel to her successor as necessary.

Rick Lewallen has decided that he will not seek a second season as Member-At-Large. He will not run for any office this year, but is open to rejoining the Board of Directors in future seasons. Rick recently began a new job that will require a fair bit of overtime, so he does not feel comfortable committing to a Board of Directors slot until he has a better handle on the demands of his new gig.

Any eligible club member (see below for eligibility criteria) who wishes to run for one of the board positions must declare his or her candidacy by 1:59 PM (CT) on Saturday, September 5. To declare your candidacy, simply contact Michael Shockley via e-mail (stormfreak44@yahoo.com) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/mcshockley) with your name and the board position you wish to seek. (Any other form of declaration will NOT be considered valid.) This post will be updated below with new candidate names as they are received. After the candidacy declaration deadline passes, the election ballot will be considered final.

UPDATE – NEW CANDIDATES:
Jennifer Brinkman has officially declared her candidacy for the office of Secretary, and Michelle Shuler has officially declared her candidacy for the office of Member-At-Large. Both Jennifer and Michelle will be unable to attend the election due to prior commitments, but they are excited about joining the board (if elected) and passionate about helping the booster club thrive.

So to summarize the final 2015-16 election ballot…
President: Anita Ice (Current Vice President)
Vice President: Dixie Halber (Current President)
Treasurer: Steve Halber (Incumbent)
Secretary: Jennifer Brinkman
Member-At-Large: Michelle Shuler

PLEASE NOTE:
[For info about 2015-16 membership registration/renewals, keep reading!]
To attend
the September 19 meeting, you must be a registered member of the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club for the 2015-16 season by the time the meeting is called to order.
To vote in the election, you must be a registered club member for the 2015-16 season who is at least 18 years of age, AND you must have been a registered club member as of June 30 (the conclusion of the 2014-15 booster club year). (Essentially, you can’t vote if you’re just now joining the club after the election announcement.)
To run for a board position
in the election, you must be a registered club member for the 2015-16 season who is at least 18 years of age, AND you must have been a registered club member as of June 30 (the conclusion of the 2014-15 booster club year), AND you must have a proven track record as an active participant in the club. (Essentially, you can’t run for office if you’re just now joining the club after the election announcement.)

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2015-16 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION & RENEWALS

We are now accepting membership registration and renewals for the 2015-16 season. Annual dues are just $5 for an individual or $10 for a family.

If you WERE a member of the booster club during the 2014-15 season, all you need to do to renew your membership for 2015-16 is pay your annual dues for the new season. You can use your credit card to pay online right here at IceMenManiacs.com in the “Membership Renewal” section of our Booster Club page, or you can bring your payment (cash or check) to the September 19 meeting. (As already explained, dues must be paid prior to participation in the meeting and election.) If you do not wish to participate in the meeting and election but still wish to remain in the booster club, renewals will still be accepted throughout the 2015-16 season, either online or at any IceMen home game or booster club event.

If you WERE NOT a member of the booster club during the 2014-15 season but wish to join the club for 2015-16, you must complete the required forms (see the “How To Join” section of our Booster Club page) and then bring your paperwork and dues (cash or check) to the September 19 meeting. (Keep in mind, as a new member, you will not be eligible to run for office or vote in the election, but you will be able to attend and otherwise participate in the meeting.) If you do not wish to participate in the September 19 meeting but still want to join the club, registration will still be accepted throughout the 2015-16 season, at any IceMen home game or booster club event. [Sorry, but online registration and payment of dues are NOT available for new members, due to the paperwork requirements that help us remain in compliance with ECHL regulations.]

It’s the beginning of a new era for the booster club, and we couldn’t be more excited about our future. Thank you all for your support of the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club and Evansville IceMen hockey!

IceMen Insights Podcast #319:
Another Spring Without Playoffs

Next Episode: Wed 4/1

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen losing in spectacular fashion and being officially eliminated from playoff contention, the worst losses in IceMen history, Patrick Kennedy in Kalamazoo, Chris Driedger’s return to the NHL and the hatred some IceMen fans show for him, Jordan Sims’ first ECHL goal and his looming departure, an odd but impressive stat about Zack Currie, and the past week of IceMen injuries and transactions.

Topics of conversation also include Andrew “Hamburglar” Hammond’s insanely hot start with the Senators, South Carolina’s ECHL-record 19-game winning streak, Stingrays goalie Jeff Jakaitis’ record-breaking shutout streak, power problems at the Ford Center, the Pi Day jersey auction, the Maniac Madness bracket contest, the upcoming Maniac bus trip to Cincinnati, and the next 2 weeks of IceMen games.

Plus: Derick fails miserably in attempting to throw Shocker under the bus, Ivy’s mix tape, Mad Speculation, tasty pie, #ReadingHard, ELO, Johnny Kells’ secret sauce makes Derick excited, a super-fresh joke from Brian Patafie, fans just now figuring out that the IceMen aren’t very good, and the long-awaited return of the Maniac Asylum Lunatic of the Week!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 319 – March 18, 2015 (1:03:47 – 58 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #318:
We Suck Less Than Stockton!

Next Episode: Wed 3/18

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen crawling out of the ECHL basement and avoiding being the first team officially eliminated from the playoffs, trading Thomas Frazee to improve team defense now and in the future, Indy’s Vincent Arseneau avoiding retribution, Dan Sova pummeling Dean Chelios, the recent strong play of Peter Sakaris and Branden Komm, top candidates for the core of next season’s roster, and the past week of IceMen injuries and transactions.

Topics of conversation also include South Carolina’s incredible 16-game winning streak, Allen Americans forward Chad Costello’s incredible offensive production, “Hockey 101″ about announced attendance and goaltenders of record, the Maniac Madness bracket contest, the upcoming Maniac bus trip to Cincinnati, and the next week of IceMen games.

Plus: Mad Speculation, an 80s classic, Derick confuses hashtags and hashmarks, “Komets fan Don Brecht” in studio, visiting Disney World and other Florida vacation stories, playing on Friday the 13th, fun anecdotes from Derick’s return to the Ford Center broadcast booth, IceMen Iggy, water park wedgies, pink flamingos, Pi Day, and Derick botches the outro!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 318 – March 11, 2015 (1:02:59 – 58 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #317:
Hey, We Won A Game!

Next Episode: Wed 3/11

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss Chris Driedger’s return from the NHL, the departure of Brandon Wong, the IceMen snapping an 8-game skid but subsequently dropping below .300, evaluating players while preparing to “blow it all up and start over” next season, balancing loyalty to a losing team and the desire to win, the value of intimidation and holding opponents accountable for crossing the line, hoping for a team full of Beaulieus, and another busy 2 weeks of IceMen injuries and transactions.

Topics of conversation also include the E-Sens jersey auction and Shocker’s idea for a similar “heritage” style IceMen jersey, the Hoosier Hockey Championship Belt changing hands, the upcoming Maniac bus trip to Cincinnati, and the next week of IceMen games.

We also tackle the NHL trade deadline, including ideas for how the NHL can tweak the draft lottery to prevent “tanking.” We take a look at the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets swapping albatross contracts, Nashville’s struggles since swinging a big trade with Toronto, the Blackhawks attempting to fill the void created by Patrick Kane’s injury, marquee names like Jaromir Jagr and Keith Yandle changing locales, and a bunch of other moves made at the deadline.

Plus: Mad Speculation, healthy scratches, junk and beans, Derick shares a story involving a Woody, Mancrush Mojo has failed us, rockin’ out to Aerosmith, Disney On Ice, Derick returns to the Ford Center press box, and tummysticks!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 317 – March 4, 2015 (1:15:25 – 69 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #313:
Fighting for “Not Last”

Next Show: Wed. Jan. 28

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen playing better in general but still struggling with critical defensive breakdowns, the Indy Fuel catching the IceMen at the All-Star break, Brandon Wong and Kale Kerbashian topping the stat sheet in different ways, Colin Murray’s emergence, Patrick Kennedy as acting captain, injuries aplenty, and the chaotic past week of IceMen transactions.

Topics of conversation also include fights being stopped before they start, supporting EYHA via Hoses Hockey at Swonder, Hockey 101 about goal judges and disallowed goals, the Hoosier Hockey Championship Belt, and the next week of IceMen games.

Plus: The return of the Maniac Asylum Lunatic of the Week, Derick hates cats, itchy trigger fingers, the Nashville Predators have a new name, Derick visits the ladies’ room, drinking from jocks, “This is a Puck,” Jimmy Buffett, fun with Sharpies, and another speculative medical diagnosis from Doctor Dirty D!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 313 – Jan. 21, 2015 (58:04 – 53 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #312:
Solid Start for Sims

Next Show: Wed. Jan. 21

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen starting to right the ship under Al Sims, Scott Greenham’s debut, Jakub Culek getting healthy, Myles Bell’s all-star selection, the upcoming fan road trip to see the IceMen play in Indy, and the past week of IceMen transactions.

Topics of conversation also include old-school hockey at Swonder, Binghamton signing Todd Bertuzzi, an EBUG starting and winning an ECHL game, Hockey 101 about icing and offside, and the next week of IceMen games.

Plus: A fresh new “Real Men of Genius” spoof, Derick hates dogs, “pipe it up on the dubya dubya,” Derick gets hosed, exploding birds, and another speculative medical diagnosis from Doctor Dirty D!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 312 – Jan. 14, 2015 (1:02:24 – 57 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #310:
Business Is About To Pick Up

Next Show: TBD (Sometime in January)

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen dropping a pair to Fort Wayne, the legitimacy of the Komets, Matt Krug’s return to Evansville, another successful Teddy Bear Toss, IceMen All-Star Game candidates, fans criticizing players’ heart, and the past week of IceMen transactions.

Topics of conversation also include off-ice officials, Toledo’s upcoming WinterFest outdoor games, the struggles of Rich Kromm’s Stockton Thunder, how the CHL transfer teams are faring against established ECHL foes, What Would You Do For $1000, the Hoosier Hockey Championship Belt, and the next few weeks of IceMen games.

Plus: A fresh new “Real Men of Genius” spoof about dancing fans, the IceMen Teammate Assessment Survey, Brian Patafie takes a Viagra, Derick digs bald chicks, Brad Perkins is a home-wrecker, Indiana-based a cappella awesomeness, Pab Thwabby, and another speculative medical diagnosis from Doctor Dirty D!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 310 – Dec. 17, 2014 (1:11:07 – 67 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #306:
Some Fans Are Just Crazy

Next Show: Wed. Nov. 19

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss Education Day, Myles Bell and Matia Marcantuoni netting hat tricks in the same game, back-to-back losses against Toledo and Orlando, the departures of Cal Heeter and Patrick Kennedy, and the past week of IceMen transactions.

Topics of conversation also include Derick’s return to the radio broadcast booth, the Education Day jersey auction, different schools of thought with regard to minor-league promotions, a famous second-generation referee working at the Ford Center, friendship and friction between the Senators and Leafs, and the next week of IceMen games.

Plus: “Real Men of Genius” and “The Maniac Asylum Lunatic of the Week” return, a little Maniac with “IceMen Tourette’s,” cold feet (literally), another speculative medical diagnosis from Doctor Dirty D, Booster Club news and notes, and a patriotic song of the week!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 306 – Nov. 12, 2014 (1:15:24 – 69 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.

IceMen Insights Podcast #303:
Off To A Good Start

Next Shows:
Wed. Oct. 29 (Podcast up on 10/29)
Wed. Nov. 5 (Podcast up on 11/6)
Wed. Nov. 12 (Podcast up on 11/12)

The new season has officially begun, and “IceMen Insights” is all over it with another hour of analysis and nonsense…

Derick and I discuss Evansville’s 3-1 victory over Gwinnett in the season opener, Cal Heeter’s rapid rise to stardom, Kale Kerbashian’s hot start, 2014-15 team captains, season-opening forward lines and defense pairings, the growth of Andre Bouvet-Morrissette and Donnie Harris, Nathan Moon abruptly requesting a trade, and the past week of IceMen transactions.

Topics of conversation also include the ubiquity of IceMen jerseys at the Ford Center, Fort Wayne and Indy battling for the Hoosier Hockey Championship Belt, the impressive start of the rushed Rapid City Rush, defending champion Alaska’s slow start, a quick look at how things are going for the Ottawa Senators, the 2014-15 IceMen Maniacs Booster Club t-shirts, Mark Cody coaching the Evansville Thunder high school team, and a preview of the upcoming week of IceMen hockey.

Plus: Taking one in the twig-n-berries, Derick’s new sidepiece, Sumo On Ice, “JC Smooth,” Ivy pimps out Shocker, Tommy Mason hates Indy, playin’ the lotto, Derick makes a ridiculous prediction about his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, and an 80′s new wave classic!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 303 – Oct. 22, 2014 (1:04:54 – 59 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically by 5 PM (CT). It originally airs on WYIR (96.9 FM) and WYIR.com at 1 PM on Wednesdays, with the podcast version posted on IceMenManiacs.com within a few hours after the on-air broadcast’s conclusion. Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.