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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 36 (JANUARY 14, 2021) Rob Sangster, head coach, St. Charles & a replay of our conversation with Bowling Green head coach Jamie Ruffner

Rob Sangster us in his 8th year as head coach of the St. Charles Cardinals. He played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers and the Ottawa 67’s, was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks and played for the Columbus Chill at the end of this professional playing career. He is also the owner of The Hockey Training Center in Columbus.

Jamie Ruffner 1971-2021

Upcoming episodes

OHD ON AIR EPISODE 38 (JANUARY 28, 2021) NCAA and World Junior Analyst Dave Starman

Dave Starman has been a college hockey goalie, a coach and a scout at various times in his life in hockey, but he is best known as the voice of college hockey and the IIHF World Junior Championships.  This season he called more than half of the games in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's "Pod" for NCHC.tv and Team USA's games at the 2021 WJC for the NHL Network. 

OHD ON AIR EPISODE 39 (FEBRUARY 4, 2021) The Voice of the Cleveland Monsters, Tony Brown

A lifelong hockey devotee, Tony Brown's passion for hockey and broadcasting have taken him from Minnesota to Central New York, West Texas, Omaha, Indianapolis, and the great city of Cleveland. A 2010 graduate of the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Brown's hockey roots stretch deep into his native Minnesota, the undisputed "State of Hockey."

Brown is entering his sixth season as the radio and television "Voice" of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters as the team's Senior Manager of Broadcasting/Team Communications.

OHD ON AIR EPISODE 40 (FEBRUARY 11, 2021) Ohio University head coach Cole Bell

Coach Bell joined the Bobcats for the 2019–2020 season after spending the past two seasons as the Head Coach at the University of Jamestown. In his two years at Jamestown, Coach Bell guided the Jimmies to two National Tournament Appearances. As a player, Coach Bell played for Lebanon Valley College at both the NCAA DIII and ACHA D1 levels. During his senior year at Lebanon Valley, he was selected to the ACHA All-Star game.

(click link below to access archived episodes)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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