IceMen Insights Podcast #202:

Next Scheduled Broadcast: Oct. 30

The IceMen started the season on a positive note with a 2-0 blanking of Kalamazoo on Saturday, and “IceMen Insights” is all over it with nearly two hours of analysis and nonsense…

Derick and I discuss the big home opener victory over the K-Wings, Mike Clemente’s strong debut and why he wasn’t nominated for ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors, Josh Beaulieu’s return from last season’s serious injury, our group of huge defensemen setting the tone, captains and other locker room leaders, a statistical oddity dating back to last season, and the release of Dallas Ehrhardt.

This week’s topics also include the opening night hype video, our AAHL championship banner, the Icicles’ new look, Ford Center failures, home game promotions, pocket schedules, Keep Evansville Beautiful, Sunday’s IceMen TV special on CBS 44, Fill The Bus for the Tri-State Food Bank, another Skate Down Memory Lane, our weekly update on The Birds and The BJs, and a look ahead at the next week of IceMen games.

In “Overtime,” our new podcast-exclusive bonus segment, Derick takes us behind the scenes at IceMen headquarters – the first game broadcast of the new season, Derick’s favorite play-by-play calls from the game, chaos leading up to the home opener, and important tasks falling through the cracks in the midst of the madness. We also talk about Shocker’s departure from the press box, catch up on what’s going on in the CHL, play an IceMen Name Game, and debut a new segment starring Ivy Benigni. (Note: If you’ve already listened to the on-air portion of the show, “Overtime” by itself is available below as a separate download.)

Plus: Derick drops an F-bomb, talking like pirates, Ivy’s stripper name, Derick gets a little loopy, Shocker’s new Booster Club title, Derick getting drilled, the Best In The World, Lalaloopsy, Derick talking while people stick things into holes, Shocker’s new slogan for the show, plenty of booty, Derick pleads ignorant, taters and testicles, Ron Geary’s tuxedo and bowtie, and changing diapers in Derick’s office!

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

Episode 202 with OT – Oct. 23, 2013 (1:47:48 – 99 MB)

“Overtime” Bonus Segment Only (47:21 – 43 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by and “Wired” 96.9 FM (Evansville’s WYIR), 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 IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “Dirty D” Benigni and Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

“IceMen Insights” is generally recorded on Tuesdays and originally airs as part of WYIR’s “Amusement Park,” a fun-filled show featuring hockey talk and arena rock that airs from Noon to approximately 2:30 or 3:00 PM (CT) each Wednesday on 96.9 FM in Evansville and online worldwide at The stream can also be accessed on virtually any computer or mobile device via or the TuneIn radio app – just search for WYIR!

The “IceMen Insights” segment usually airs at 1:00 PM and typically lasts 45-60 minutes (give or take), and is then made available on on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of the “Amusement Park” on WYIR. The online edition also includes a podcast-exclusive bonus segment called “Overtime,” featuring inside scoop from IceMen headquarters, straight from “The Mouth of the IceMen” himself.

Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for a complete archive of “IceMen Insights” episodes. The podcasts are presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Feel free to shoot Shocker an e-mail (send it to and put “IceMen Insights” in the subject line) if you have any comments or questions about the show, suggestions for topics of discussion, or questions you’d like us to answer during the next episode. You can also drop us a line on Facebook via Derick’s page or Shocker’s page. In addition, fans are welcome to chime in over on the Maniac Message Board!

We would like to thank the fine folks at Orthopaedic Associates for joining us as a sponsor for Season 2. Orthopaedic Associates is the official orthopaedic care provider for the IceMen. They offer walk-in orthopaedic urgent care at their offices in Evansville, Newburgh and Henderson. For more information, visit


  1. Truda Hartmann says:

    I enjoy the podcasts so thanks for that. However, I’m wondering if you can get Derick to either speak louder or get closer to the mic. I can hear Michael fine, but in comparison, it’s like Derick is whispering. Thank you!!

  2. Shocker says:


    Thanks for the feedback. Glad you’re enjoying the show. We’ll try to make sure Derick’s mic is a bit more sensitive next time!

    - Shocker

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