On this episode of the In The Corners Podcast with C.C. Hawkley…John Peterson, Vice President of Communications and Play-by-Play Announcer for the Tulsa Oilers, joins the show! After Tulsa visiting the Idaho Steelheads in Boise for three games this past week, there was plenty to chat about on this edition of ITC!


C.C. asks John about a number of things preceding his appearance on the podcast…

  • Driving back from Boise to Tulsa…and getting in just hours before the show!
  • Fighting off illness while in Idaho
  • Former “Voice of the Steelheads” Will Hoenike stepping in to help in the booth
  • Former Steelheads broadcaster Brian McCormack now sharing an affiliation tree with John


C.C. and John discuss the past week’s three-game set of Tulsa at Idaho, the sneaky good season the Oilers have had this year, and the Steelheads leaning on their depth in the midst of some substantial AHL call-ups


ECHL Divisional Standings
  • North: Newfoundland’s curious contract situation heading towards the playoffs
  • South: Florida above, Greenville below, Atlanta continues to surge
  • Central: Cincy and everybody else in the “Meat Grinder” division
  • Mountain: Can Rapid City (or Allen!) earn a postseason spot? Plus, the Americans add Lukas Hafner to their goaltending corps

Canadian Rivalry: Check out this fight (Credit: Michael Lange) between Brampton’s Mike Folkes and Newfoundland’s James Melindy in the tunnel after warm-ups!

NHL Trade Deadline Day: Big names that have moved today (Mark Stone, Wayne Simmonds, Gustav Nyquist, Kevin Hayes) and the days leading up (Matt Duchene, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan Dzingel)


John discusses his late decision to call hockey, working for two NHL clubs, his time in sales positions, his first professional season in the broadcast booth calling the last year of the Evansville Icemen, and his pride in the now-Division I Arizona State men’s hockey team

The next episode on In The Corners will be on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 pm MT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET; guest TBD.

Also, tune in on Thursday, March 7 as The Sin Bin has all your ECHL trade deadline coverage! Join Matthew Harding, C.C. Hawkley, Cincinnati Cyclones Head Coach Matt Thomas, and many more for TSB’s annual ECHL Trade Deadline Show from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET!

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