IceMen Insights Podcast #203:
Startin’ Hot Hot Hot

Next Scheduled Broadcast: Nov. 13

The IceMen are off to their best start in franchise history, and “IceMen Insights” is hot as well with another lengthy installment of analysis and nonsense…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen ruining Kalamazoo’s home opener, Sunday’s big win over the Komets, Mike Clemente earning ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors, Mike Seidel and Matt Lowry leading the offense, the positive impacts of Joe Lavin and Thomas Larkin on defense, Loren Barron’s debut, and Allen York’s brief departure and subsequent return.

This week’s topics also include Evansville hosting a future ECHL All-Star Game, Caden Patafie’s new behind-the-scenes Twitter account, Maniac Asylum t-shirts, last 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 again takes us behind the scenes – “IceMen Live” and Coach Pyle cursing on the air, road trippin’ to Kalamazoo and rooming with Brian Patafie, Coach’s Corner at the Ford Center, and talking to Bob Chase. We also talk about EPD Officer Robert Green, CHL attendance woes, the Thomas Vanek trade, the hot start of the Colorado Avalanche, Seth Jones and Team USA, and Ryan Suter vs Shea Weber. (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: Backwoods hillbillies, “shoity” numbers, having sex with yourself, Ron Geary as James Bond, Derick and the drug dealer, looking forward to Education Day, Stephen Rickard’s Taters, the Fort Wayne Pumpkins, fleeing undergarments, Derick watching late-night TV, Ron Burgundy in Kalamazoo, Teemu Selanne is old, Taylor Swift’s love life, Derick is a little stiff, calling 867-5309, a classic Halloween tune, and Derick goes both ways!

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

Episode 203 with OT – Oct. 30, 2013 (1:54:37 – 104 MB)

“Overtime” Bonus Segment Only (57:13 – 52 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

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