IceMen Insights Podcast #207:
Surviving the Snowpocalypse

Next Scheduled Broadcast: TBA

The IceMen are leading the North Division and have won 4 straight games, the franchise’s longest ECHL winning streak to date. In this week’s “IceMen Insights” episode…

Derick and I discuss the team’s back-to-back home victories over the Walleye, funny moments during in-game promo contests from the Toledo games, game postponements due to winter weather, injuries piling up, Mike Seidel heating up, Matt Krug bringing the pain (and some offense too), Donnie Harris’ return to the Ford Center, Austin Madaisky’s imminent return to Evansville, losing our goalies, and the most talented player we’ve ever seen in an IceMen uniform.

This week’s topics also include temporary captains (or lack thereof), Teddy Bear Tosses throughout IceMen history, a relatively rare call that produced an Evansville goal, call-ups vs. loans, training camp cuts refusing to come back, Booster Club updates, Coat-A-Kid, Rink in the New Year, another Skate Down Memory Lane, our weekly update on The Birds and The BJs, the Orthopaedic Associates Injury & Transaction Report, and a look ahead at upcoming IceMen games.

In “Overtime,” Derick again takes us behind the scenes – The Bus Trip From Hell (Frozen Over), Guy Lepine’s snowball-throwing prowess, the upcoming CBS 44 TV special, and a chat with ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. We also talk about “Skate with Santa” at Swonder, possible changes to the ECHL’s Overtime/Shootout format, and what’s happening out in the Western Conference – including updates on Rich Kromm’s Stockton Thunder, a few former IceMen players, and Bakersfield’s risky “free season tickets” promotion.

Plus: Derick likes penii, Matt Krug listens to the show, “Chocolate Covered Anything Night,” Ian Fraser in Brian Patafie’s pants, mob bosses, Derick hates puppies and kittens, a musical tribute for Stephen Rickard’s birthday, bilingual scientology, “Fudge Puppies,” Patafie pulls no punches on Todd Robinson, a Skype bimbo wants Derick, free pizza, The Hunger Games, sending the Komets out West, Chet & Bunz, Derick drops an F-bomb during OT, Santa is a referee, Blizzard and Brad Perkins engage in a cowbell battle, Patafie’s hilarious stories on “IceMen Live,” Derick calls for a MySpace revolution, Yorkford Salad, the New Jersey Dump, and Derick’s dad chasing sorority girls!

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

Episode 207 with OT – Dec. 11, 2013 (1:40:39 – 92 MB)

“Overtime” Bonus Segment Only (37:54 – 35 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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