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Ohio Hockey Digest On Air Podcast

In connection with Ohio Hockey Digest, current Ohio high school hockey coaches Tim Sullivan and Jason Levanduski bring their ideas and opinions to the masses of the great state of Ohio.  The Ohio Hockey Digest On Air Podcast will focus on the greatest game going and all levels of hockey being played across the state, but also touching on pop culture, interviews, and other entertainment. Growing the game of hockey the best they can in the state of Ohio.  If you don’t know, they will make you know! Produced by Daniel Humphrey. New episodes released every Friday.


The Boys talk with former Miami University head coach Enrico Blasi (Ep. 24)

Ohio Hockey Digest "On Air" podcast staff

Tim Sullivan, co-host
Jason Levanduski, co-host
Dan Humphrey, producer
Scott Harrington, executive producer

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE

OHD ON AIR EPISODE 51 (MAY 13, 2021) Greg Gutterman, head coach, Beavercreek High School

Greg Gutterman, a former NCAA DI player at the Air Force Academy and a retired Brigadier General, is the head coach at Beavercreek High School. The Beavers are the two-time defending champions of the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League and also host the "POD" Tournament along with Archbishop Alter. The POD Tournament ("POst-District") gives teams in the SWOHSHL - and "White" and 'Blue" teams from around the state - an opportunity to conclude their season in a competitive environment they do not experience in the OHSAA District Tournaments. We talk to Coach Gutterman about the benefits of The POD and the need for 2-3 divisions for high school hockey in Ohio.

Upcoming episodes

(DATE TBD) Centerville, OH native Nate Leaman, head coach Providence College & U. S. World Junior

Centerville, OH native Nate Leaman has led a resurgence of the Providence College men’s hockey program in his 10 years behind the Friars bench, highlighted by winning the 2015 NCAA Championship. The 2011 Spencer Penrose Award winner, Leaman was also named the 2015 USCHO.com Coach of the Year, the 2016 Hockey East Coach of the Year and the 2010 and 2011 ECAC Coach of the Year. Prior to PC, Leaman spent eight seasons as the head coach at Union College (2003-11) and served under Shawn Walsh at the University of Maine in 1998-99, helping the Black Bears to a 31-6-4 record and the 1999 NCAA Championship. Leaman guided Team USA to the gold medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Tournament – a role he will reprise in 2022.

(DATE TBD) Ohio native Andrew Perrott, OHL player & co-organizer of CHL showcase in Erie, PA

Former Cleveland Baron Andrew Perrott 13U player Andrew Perrott saw his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League wiped out by COVID-19 but was outspoken in the need for the league to return to play. After heading to Slovakia to play pro hockey, he has returned and is part of a group of junior players organizing a pre-draft showcase in Erie, PA (May 31 - June 13) for 2021 draft-eligible players and players who lost their final season of junior hockey to the pandemic. He is the son of former Cleveland Lumberjack (IHL) player and NHLer Nathan Perrott.

(click link below to access archived episodes)

Episode 50 (May 6) For this milestone episode we look back at some of the highlights from the first year's worth of shows.

Episode 49 (April 29) USA Hockey Nationals preview show with Seanna Conway (Gilmour Gladiators 16U), Darryl Noren (Ohio AAA Blue Jackets 18U) and Patrick Metzger (Team Ohio).

Episode 48 (April 22) Former Ohio AAA Blue Jacket and recent NCAA DI commit Spencer Cox

Episode 47 (April 15) Miami University head coach Chris Bergeron

Episode 46 (April 8) six-time ACHA national championship coach at Penn State and author of "Pragmatic Passion" Joe Battista

Episode 45 (March 25) 33-year Mercyhurst University head coach, and member of the NCAA Rules Committee, Rick Gotkin

Episode 44 (March 11) Ohio High School Athletic Association executive director Doug Ute & coaches of the four district champions: Hamish Baird (Upper Arlington), Peter Calleri (Walsh Jesuit), Chris Varga (Toledo St. Francis) and Tim Sullivan (St. Edward).

Episode 43 (March 4) Former Gilmour Academy star Ani Fitzgerald of #1-ranked Northeastern University

Episode 42 (February 25) Ohio University DI head coach Cole Bell and TSCHL Commissioner Tim Driscoll makes an exciting expansion announcement

Episode 41 (February 18) State-wide league tournament wrap-up and district tournament preview with Ronald Sayers from OHSAA, Ed Dick & Sean Duffy of Sports on Tap and Dave Purpura of This Week News

Episode 40 (February 11) Bowling Green ACHA head coach Jake Rishel and senior defenseman Bobby Edwards

Episode 39 (February 4) Voice of the Cleveland Monsters Tony Brown

Episode 38 (January 28) NCAA & World Junior Championship analyst Dave Starman

Episode 37 (January 21) Fantasy hockey episode with our "expert panel": Scott Harrington, Tyler Whidden & Skip Snow

Episode 36 (January 14) St. Charles head coach Rob Sangster & a replay of our conversation with Bowling Green Bobcats head coach Jamie Ruffner

Episode 35 (January 7) Blue Jackets Insider Jeff Svoboda & Rocky River head coach Chris Cogan

Episode 34 (December 17) Padua Holiday Hockey Tournament Preview with Padua Franciscan head coach Perry Cohagan, Dave Purpura of This Week News and The Toledo Blade hockey writer Mark Monroe

Episode 33 (December 11) Bob Turow, commissioner, United States Premier Hockey League  

Episode 32 (December 3) Panel discussion with representatives from all five OHSAA hockey leagues: Sean Evans (GLHL), Ryan Kelber (GCHSHL), Markus Rasmus (NHC), Tony Morris (SWOHSHL) and Patrick Murphy (CHC)

Episode 31 (November 27) Ben Schoen, Youngstown Phantoms & Curtis Hall, Yale University

Episode 30 (November 19) Adam Wodon, Managing Editor, College Hockey News

Episode 29 (November 12) Patrick Metzger & Matthew Geib, Team Ohio

Episode 28 (November 5) Chris Lillstrung, high school sportswriter, The News-Herald

Episode 27 (October 29) Erik Cagnina, founder, Athletic Performance Insight & Paul McKito, head coach, Mentor Cardinals

Episode 26 (October 15) Mike Rupp, NHL Network and Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, FOX Sports Ohio

Episode 25 (October 8) Ty Eigner, head coach, Bowling Green State University 

Episode 24 (October 1) Jarred & Brandon Smith, founders, NOOMA & Enrico Blasi, former head coach, Miami University

Episode 23 (September 24) John Haferman, Columbus Ice Hockey Club & Freddy (Ohio State) and Charlie (Minnesota State) Gerard

Episode 22 (September 17) Patrick Metzger, GM and U18 coach, Team Ohio & Steve Elliott, head coach, Sylvania Northview

Episode 21 (September 3) EMack Bentley, Middlebury College & Aidan Spellacy and Quinn Warmuth, Robert Morris University

Episode 20 (August 27) Steve Morris, head coach, Amherst Steele 

Episode 19 (August 20) Denison University head coach Jeff German & New York Rangers winger Tim Gettinger

Episode 18 (August 13) Bowling Green High School head coach Jamie Ruffner and senior defenseman Dylan Cox & Part II with Warrior Hockey Rep Steve Rymsha

Episode 17 (August 6) Nick Petraglia, Ohio AAA Blue Jackets & Warrior Hockey Rep and former NCAA, pro player Steve Rymsha

Episode 16 (July 30) Olentangy Liberty head coach Kevin Alexander, senior goaltender Andy Keeler and alum Sam Turner (Ohio University) & Michael Chiellino, Gilmour Academy Prep

Episode 15 (July 23) Lauren Bernard, alternate captain, Clarkson University & Matt Koch, head coach and Greg Revak, assistant coach, University of Akron

Episode 14 (July 16) Tim Driscoll, commissioner, Tri-States Collegiate Hockey League & Kenny Miller, head coach and general manager, Toledo Cherokee (USPHL)

Episode 13 (July 2) Dan Bylsma, former BG Falcon and assistant coach, Detroit Red Wings & Ben Simon, head coach, Grand Rapids Griffins

Episode 12 (June 26) Tyler Harkins, Ohio U. & Russ Sinkewich, The Ohio Hockey Project (SEL/FHL)

Episode 11 (June 19) Gui Bradshaw, referee, OHSAA/WCHA & Don Van Massenhoven, 21-year NHL referee and current NHL director of officiating operations

Episode 10 (June 12) John Malloy, head coach, Gilmour Academy Varsity A & Patrick O'Rourke, head coach, Saint Ignatius

Episode 9 (June 5) Lynsey Wallace, The Ohio State University & R. J. Umberger, retired NHLer, Buckeye and CYHA

Episode 8 (May 29) Lee Mowen, The Cincinnati & Dayton Sports Podcast & Zach Sens, head coach, Talawanda

Episode 7 (May 22) Dawson DiPietro, Buffalo Sabres & Alex Nedeljkovic, Carolina Hurricanes

Episode 6 (May 15) Dan Watson, head coach, Toledo Walleye & Ian Moran, director, Neutral Zone NHL

Episode 5 (May 8) Seanna Conway, Gilmour Academy Girls Prep & Trent Vogelhuber, assistant coach, Cleveland Monsters

Episode 4 (May 1) Sebastian Ragno, head coach, Mentor Ice Breakers & Aaron Portzline, The Athletic

Episode 3 (April 24) Russ Sinkewich, The Ohio Hockey Project & Matt Buss, head coach, New Albany

Episode 2 (April 15) Chris Varga, head coach, Toledo St. Francis

Episode 1 (April 10) Scott Harrington, founder, Ohio Hockey Digest