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John and Scott welcome and congratulate USCHO.com award recipient PC men’s hockey Coach Nate Leaman for his victory lap. We discuss the Friars road to the Frozen Four, their first NCAA Hockey Championship in school history, over a favored Boston University and Hobey Baker winner Jack Eichel. The guys talk to Coach Leaman about the locker room leadership of Johnston’s own Noel Acciari, his outstanding ability as a three zone player and how he helped the team find its identity. After a wonderful journey its right back to work for Coach Leaman as John and Scott talk about replacing John Gillies and how difficult that may be. As a bonus, John provides us with insight into the 2015 PC men’s basketball program and prospective recruits.
John Rooke and Scott Cordischi take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. Rhode Islanders are being heard loud and clear as we celebrate with our Providence College NCAA Hockey Champions and cry foul over the Pawtucket Red Sox proposal. Kudos and congratulations to Coach Nate Leaman as he is recognized as the USCHO.com men’s hockey coach of the year. Southern New England is balking at the pitch by the new owners group for the Pawtucket Red Sox. We celebrate Mookie Betts in all his glory for “Three Things”.
President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, Larry Lucchino takes time out of his busy schedule to join John and Scott speaking on the proposal for the Pawtucket Red Sox new minor league facility. Larry will serve as chairman of a 10-member ownership group with James J. Skeffington as president. We express the concern relayed by Rhode Island taxpayers and the Sox fan base on our beloved PawSox possibly leaving Little Rhody. Mr. Lucchino does his best to allay our concerns, stating his case for improving the team’s facility while bringing added revenue to the state. We also discuss the 2015 Boston Red Sox and their breakout performance with a stacked lineup. Mr. Lucchino reminds us not to hit the panic button with the new pitching rotation. We share his excitement over the early success of this season.
It’s finally spring and baseball season, time for The Pawtucket Red Sox to accept their MILB Championship trophy! Scott and John welcome back Bill Wanless, VP Public Relations for the team. We look ahead to Thursday April 16th in Pawtucket as they kick off the 2015 season at McCoy when the PawSox take on the Rochester Red Wings. The PawSox are deep with talent as they relish in having top Triple A prospects on the roster in Henry Owens, Matt Barnes and Rusney Castillo . Bill also provides insight into the new ownership and their plans for a new stadium.
Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. It’s a big night for Friartown, as the men’s hockey team and Coach Leaman prepare for tonight's NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship against the Boston University Terriers and Cranston native Coach Quinn. We marvel at PGA’s Jordan Spieth as he continues turning heads at the Master’s at Augusta with his record breaking performance. It’s baseball season, and what better way to start than with a Red Sox @Yankees monumentally long game. The PawSox are in the news as they prepare to accept their championship trophy at home, which for now is in Pawtucket. The celebration of baseball season continues in “Three Things”, where we also remember our friend WBZ Reporter, Mark Katic.
Providence College Athletic Director, Bob Driscoll joins John and Scott from Boston, the setting for tonight’s NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship. He shares his thoughts on the success of the men’s hockey and basketball programs, noting how Coaches Nate Leaman and Ed Cooley are a stark contrast to coaches of the past in Rick Pitino and Tim Welsh. He marvels as this Friars hockey team consistently displays mental and physical toughness, selflessness and leadership, performing at a high comfort level. As he breaks down the success of the Terriers, he gives a nod to Jack Eichel in net. He’s pleased they’re playing in Boston, home of the great Bobby Orr.
The voice of Providence College men's hockey and Joe Concannon Media Award recipient, Mike Logan joins Rooke and Cordischi in anticipation of this evenings NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship. Mike regales us with observations of the season with the Friars as they skate through the Frozen Four to tonight’s match against the BU Terriers and Coach Quinn.
Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. Scott avoided the DL to make it into the studio with a torn bicep…OUCH! We begin the show talking about the Red Sox as the season is only two days away with many questions still unanswered. Former PC Men’s Basketball coach Rick Barnes is on the minds of John & Scott as he was recently hired by the University of Tennessee immediately after being let go by Texas, a decision neither of the guys subscribe to. There is much skepticism in Rhode Island with of the PawSox and alleged relocation; will they even stay in Little Rhody? In “Three Things” we celebrate PC Mens Hockey and their first trip to the Frozen Four in 30 years.
John and Scott welcome and congratulate PC men’s hockey Coach Nate Leaman. We discuss the Friars road to the Frozen Four, their first trip in 30 years. Coach Leaman discusses the teams early offensive struggles and how top NHL goaltending prospect Jon Gillies and the defense picked up the team. He also spoke to the offense finding their identity and becoming the complete team they are. John & Scott ask Coach Leaman about Center Noel Accori and how he has consistently stepped up in big moments with his underrated leadership in the locker room. Coach Leaman closes with his thoughts on their chances against Omaha and the possibility of playing Boston University in the NCAA Mens Hockey Championship game at the TD Garden. WEEI-FM 103.7 will preview the game with The Coach Leaman Show on this Monday night April 6th at 7pm.
Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. The boys are back together in studio! It’s a bittersweet reunion due to the end of the NCAABB Tournament run for the PC Friars, so we say “see you next season” to the play by play team of John Rooke and Joe Hassett. We don’t waste time looking ahead with the issues confronting the men’s basketball program at URI and PC. On the table is the argument over the validity of RPI, outgoing coveted players, incoming recruits and whether Coaches Dan Hurley and Ed Cooley will remain after their successful 2014 season. Some time is spent on the NFL owners meetings, with the whiny Baltimore Ravens and a ranting Bill Belichick. We close March in all it’s madness, with “Three Things” where we celebrate the open mic and a young man’s passion .