The Rink Live

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New commissioner talks about the decision to merge Atlantic Hockey Association, College Hockey America
Wed Jun 07 17:01:00 EDT 2023
Michelle Morgan recently began her new job as commissioner of both conferences. She discusses why the conferences are merging on The Rink Live podcast.

Charlie Lindgren discusses his 1st full NHL season, playing against his brother, SCSU teammates with the Caps
Tue Jun 06 17:46:00 EDT 2023
At the time, Charlie Lindgren did not know much about cooking. As he was preparing for his freshman season at St. Cloud State in the summer of 2013, Lindgren was living with captains Nic Dowd and Kevin Gravel. Lindgren ended up buying some ribs at the grocery store and there's a fun story that goes along with it.

Lindgren, 29, played for the Huskies from 2013-16. The 2022-23 season was the first time that he played a full season in the NHL and he did so with the Washington Capitals and was teammates with Dowd and former SCSU star defenseman Nick Jensen.

Lindgren talks about the season, discusses the two former Huskies, what it is like to be teammates with TJ Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson and Darcy Kuemper.

His brother, Ryan, plays defense for the New York Rangers, so the two are seeing each other a bit more regularly now. Lindgren shares a fun story about playing against Ryan when the two of them were in the AHL.

He also discusses his workout regimen in the offseason, what it is like to come back for SCSU's pro camp and a lot more in this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

Vegas Golden Knights VP Nate Ewell Talks Team Success, His College Hockey Ties
Fri Jun 02 05:00:00 EDT 2023
Nate Ewell got his start in hockey media relations as a student at Princeton, then worked at Michigan State, was one of the founders of InsideCollegeHockey.com and worked with the Washington Capitals before spending a decade promoting the sport with College Hockey, Inc. In 2021 Nate and his family left his native New England and trekked literally cross-country, joining the Vegas Golden Knights as their vice president of communications and content.

Now in his second season with the Golden Knights as Vice President of Communications and Content, Nate and the team are four wins from the greatest prize awarded in sports, as they begin the Stanley Cup Final this weekend versus the Florida Panthers. Ewell joined Mick Hatten and Jess Myers from The Rink Live to talk about the Knightsโ€™ playoff run, his time promoting college hockey, and the explosive growth of the game in a place known more for slot machines and blackjack than for slap shots and backchecking.

Former SCSU Captain Jack Ahcan On Being Brock Boeser's Roommate, Nick Wolff, Fishing, His Brothers
Thu Jun 01 12:49:00 EDT 2023
Jack Ahcan was able to participate in the AHL All-Star weekend this past season when he had 36 points in 68 games playing for the Providence Bruins, the top minor league team of the Boston Bruins.

On this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast, he talks about several of the close relationships he's developed over the years with former teammates like Brock Boeser, Will Borgen and Nick Perbix and also the relationship he's developed with Providence teammate/roommate Nick Wolff.

As always, Ahcan also talks some fishing. He discusses what it was like watching his brother, Grant, play forward for the Huskies this season, what it was like playing for Bob Motzko (2016-18) and Brett Larson (2018-20) at St. Cloud State and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

The Rink Live Prospects Show: NAHL and USHL Champions Crowned
Fri May 26 14:45:00 EDT 2023
Sydney Wolf and Jordan McAlpine walk through the USHL Clark Cup final and the NAHL Robertson Cup final before discussing all of the recent coaching and recruiting news of the past two weeks. 

Will Borgen on seeing his mom a lot this season, playoffs in Seattle, staying in contact with former Huskies
Fri May 26 14:29:00 EDT 2023
Former Moorhead Spud Will Borgen is back in his hometown after helping the Kraken win the franchise's first playoff series. He also shares his SCSU memories.

Gophers/Team USA Forward Abbey Murphy Talks Winning Gold & Her Feistiness
Mon May 15 16:29:00 EDT 2023
Abbey Murphy did not have any other hockey players in her family. So where did her interest in the game come from? A fun story on how she got introduced to the sport through a neighbor.

While Murphy did not have hockey in her family, she grew up in an athletic household. Her brother, Dominic, is a wrestler at St. Cloud State. Her brother, Patrick, played college football at Carthage College and her mother, Lynne, is a member of the St. Xavier University Hall of Fame for her softball talents.

She says her feistiness comes from her father, Ed, who was a Marine.

Murphy discusses winning a gold medal in April with Team USA at the IIHF World Championships, her Winter Olympics experience, when she decided she wanted to be a Gopher and a lot more on this episode of The Rink Live podcast with Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.

The Rink Live Prospects Show: Clark Cup Preview
Thu May 11 16:01:00 EDT 2023
Sydney Wolf and Jordan McAlpine discuss the most recent USHL games and preview the Clark Cup final. They also talk about how the NAHL playoffs are going and some of the honors that the league has handed out. Recruiting news, trades, and coaching changes are also mentioned. 

Former SCSU Star On His Capsule Wardrobe, Playing For 4 Teams This Season & Being A Hockey Nerd
Tue May 09 18:51:00 EDT 2023
Mikey Eyssimont is finally getting settled after a season that saw some massive moves. In 2022-23, Eyssimont played for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League, then the Winnipeg Jets, the San Jose Sharks and the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. So that's two countries and both coasts in America.

The good news for Eyssimont is that the former St. Cloud State player seems to have found a place in the NHL. He ended the season playing 15 regular season games and three playoff games with the Lightning. On Sunday, Eyssimont signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Lightning worth $800,000 per year.

In all his stops, he ended up playing a career-best 54 regular season games in the NHL after spending nearly all of his first five pro seasons playing in the AHL.

Eyssimont discusses his travels, his career and if he still follows the St. Cloud State men's hockey team. Eyssimont, 26, played for the Huskies from 2015-18 and discusses all this and more on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

Former SCSU star Emma Polusny discusses playing professionally in Sweden, style of play, having a home sauna
Wed May 03 17:33:00 EDT 2023
The 24-year-old goalie from Mound, Minn., is back in Minnesota after playing overseas. A fun conversation with the former All-WCHA First Team pick on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast.