Joel Feld: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 73
Joel Feld, EVP of Broadcast & Content at the National Lacrosse League, joins Jake and Evan on this episode seventy-three of the Lacrosse Classified podcast. We hope you enjoy!As always a big thank you to our sponsors, the Vancouver Warriors, Stampede Tack, G Wilson Construction and Associated Labels and Packaging.
Brian Shanahan: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 72
On this edition of Lacrosse Classified, we turn to 22 year broadcasting veteran Brian Shanahan. Brian tells us stories of years past, the evolution of defensive specialists, and what lacrosse skills had a major effect in his brother Brendan's NHL career.Plus a recap of week 1 of the greatest box lacrosse team of all time and out week 2 picks in Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott.As always a big thank you to our sponsors, the Vancouver Warriors, Stampede Tack, G Wilson Construction and Associated Labels and Packaging.
Nick Sakiewicz Addresses Coronavirus Concerns: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 71
Season 2, Ep. 19
This week's edition of the Lacrosse Classified podcast changes up as the world has also changed. There are no games to recap, no G Wilson Construction Under Review to be had. Evan and Jake do their best though to break down the impact of COVID-19, including what it could mean for this fall's NLL draft.We have just one guest this week. It's none other than the commissioner of the NLL, Nick Sakiewicz, who joins us on the program and recaps what has happened with the COVID-19 situation and what may occur going forward as the situation with the coronavirus develops.Also, for Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott, as there were no games last week, we instead started our version of the NCAA Basketball March Madness tournament with a 32-team field to discover the greatest box lacrosse team of all time, starting with the 2000's regional with four big matchups to consider.Thanks to the sponsors of the Lacrosse Classified Podcast: the Vancouver Warriors, Stampede Tack, G Wilson Construction and Associated Labels and Packaging.
Todd Labranche, Ben McIntosh: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 70
Season 2, Ep. 18
On this week's edition of the Lacrosse Classified podcast, we have a unique show in that for the first time in the history of the podcast, an NLL crew chief, Todd Labranche joins us for an in-depth interview as to the life of an NLL referee, the training, coaching and weekly review work that is performed, and he talks about his call in Colorado that went viral on the internet and giving Jake a misconduct in a WLA game. Ben McIntosh of the Saskatchewan Rush joins us on the podcast in another exciting interview.Ben McIntosh who plays for the Saskatchewan Rush and PLL's Waterdogs.McIntosh is fresh off of a big win over the Vancouver Warriors last week with a six point performance, and we talk about the Rush's struggles at home, the return to a three-righty set and what it takes for Ben to be the best in the NLL at the quick stick.As always, we recap Week 15 in the from around the National Lacrosse League, we play another round of Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott where Evan has once again regained the lead over Jake by two games, and our Quick Sticks segment where we discuss penalizing players for squirting water at fans.In G Wilson Construction's Under Review, we look into an unusual situation in Saskatchewan where a challenge on a no-goal call came during the TV timeout.As always a big thank you to our sponsors of the Lacrosse Classified show: the Vancouver Warriors, Associated Labels and Packaging, Stampede Tack and G Wilson Construction.
Mike Accursi, Rhys Duch: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 68
Season 2, Ep. 16
On this week's edition of the Lacrosse Classified podcast, we look at a crazy finish in Georgia between the Swarm and Roughnecks, a defensive battle between the Rock and Thunderbirds and in G Wilson Construction's Under Review, we look back on two unusual challenges this past week under the virtual goal rule. Mike Accursi and Rhys Duch join us on the show.Our first guest is the first-year head coach of the league-leading Halifax Thunderbirds, Mike Accursi.We talk about the Thunderbirds success, the huge crowds that have turned up in Halifax and the contributions of Ryan Benesch and Graeme Hossack to the team.Our second guest is the overtime hero in the 2019 NLL Cup Finals, from the Calgary Roughnecks and Victoria Shamrocks, Rhys Duch.We discuss what it is like playing for Curt Malawsky, the return of Dane Dobbie and the rehab process Rhys had to undergo this past offseason with an achilles injury.As always we play another round of Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott with eight big games on the schedule in Week 14 and in quick sticks, the performance of a young goaltender from Saskatchewan in Laine Hruska who has been turning heads in the Arena Lacrosse League.As always a big thank you to our sponsors: the Vancouver Warriors, Associated Labels and Packaging, Stampede Tack and G Wilson Construction.
Rob Hellyer, Zach Higgins: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 67
Season 2, Ep. 15
On this week's edition of the Lacrosse Classified podcast, we look back at Week 12 of the National Lacrosse League and put a series of unusual calls Under Review from a thrilling finish in Halifax in our G Wilson Construction segment. Rob Hellyer and Zach Higgins join the show.First up this week is Rob Hellyer of the Toronto Rock. Rob is tied for the league lead in goals scored after putting up a sock trick in Saturday's win over Vancouver. We talk about the Rock's offensive success despite some key injuries up front, his rehab from a devastating knee injury and his thoughts on Dan Dawson dropping the gloves on Saturday.Next up is Zach Higgins, goaltender for the Philadelphia Wings, who currently leads the NLL in both goals against average and save percentage. We talk about his years as a backup leading up to the chance he received this year to be a starter, the change in confidence in Philly this year and one fantastic paint job on his helmet.And as we record on Family Day in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Evan brings two of his kids along for Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott, including Daryna who sits in 5th overall. In Quick Sticks, we hand out our NLL mid-season awards.A big thank you to our partners: the Vancouver Warriors, Associated Labels and Packaging, Stampede Tack and G Wilson Construction.
Ryan Dilks, Joel McCready: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 66
Season 2, Ep. 14
On this week's episode of the Lacrosse Classified podcast, we recap Week 11 of the NLL which featured one of the finest displays of goaltending we've seen in a long time from both Dillon Ward and Evan Kirk. Ryan Dilks and Joel McCready join us on the show.Our first guest is the 2016 NLL Defender of the Year, Ryan Dilks of the Saskatchewan Rush and St. Albert Miners. After taking a year off from the NLL due to firefighting training, Ryan leads the NLL in caused turnovers. We talk about the balance between lacrosse and the work of being a firefighter, his ability to anticipate the play and what it was like to come into the NLL as a 5th round pick.Our second guest is Joel McCready of the Vancouver Warriors and Coquitlam Adanacs. After a crucial overtime win in Rochester on Sunday that saw the Warriors catapult into second place in the west, we talk about what has changed in Vancouver over the last few years and overcoming an Achilles injury.As always we play another round of Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott where Evan takes a three-game lead and makes a surprising pick.In G Wilson Construction Under Review, we take a detailed look into the fairly lengthy process that is a video review.A big thank you to the Lacrosse Classified sponsors: the Vancouver Warriors, Associated Labels and Packaging, Stampede Tack, G Wilson Construction and Pure Vita Labs.