LAFAYETTE, La. — Campos and Harding are back and better than ever for our 42nd episode of the best thing since sliced bread – the Inside the SPHL Podcast! Recorded on February 22nd, 2018, the boys take to the virtual airwaves once more to talk all things SPHL and anything else which comes to mind.
We open up the show with the USA Women’s Hockey Team – golden for the first time in 20 years after an epic gold-medal showdown with Canada and former Columbus Cottonmouths goaltender Shannon Szabados.
Campos took a road trip this weekend with this episode’s namesake, Ben Saegert, and their respective families to catch some junior hockey in Shreveport and ECHL play in Allen. Happy Birthday, buddy – this episode’s for you!
Other stuff we decided to talk about (for Ben, who coincidentally is now 42 years old) include:
- The Cornwall Nationals are no longer part of the Federal Hockey League.
- Phil Esposito is out as coach of the Fayetteville Marksmen and John Bierchen becomes the third Marksmen coach this season.
- The SPHL trade deadline is coming soon and the Marksmen are selling off and thinking long-term with two deals this week.
- The Pensacola Ice Flyers were without ice to skate on last week with the continuing issues with the ice plant in the Pensacola Bay Center. Ice Flyers owner Greg Harris addressed the situation with the fans this week.
- Apparently, the layoff and lack of ice didn’t affect the Ice Flyers, schooling the Marksmen in front of the children for Fayetteville’s education day game.
- The boys talk SPHL playoff races, magic numbers, and potential first-round matchups.
- Can the new SPHL playoff format work in the NBA? One writer thinks so.
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