Get YOUR backstage pass to life inside the NHL & Pro Hockey World with the guys & girls who have lived it themselves!
You're in for a treat with our guest Kristyn Yandle! She's a new business owner, mom of 2 great little girls and the better half of Florida Panthers' defenseman & 3 time NHL All-Star, Keith Yandle. He happens to be the current NHL Ironman with the most consecutive games played & stands at #4 on that list in NHL History!!! (but guess what, we didn't ask about it, because we are too superstitious that way!!!) Once you hear Kristyn's pregnancy & cancer fighting stories, you'll realize that she deserves an IRONWOMAN title herself!!! Maybe you'll even hear about how she hooked up with her sister's mother-in-law's son's brother, the power of octogenarian tennis players , how Kodette's butt wasn't good enough for the LA Lakers' Wives couch & how Brij was hypnotized by Keith's dance moves. Kristyn Yandle is the girl you hope to end up on a team with and the type of friend that leaves a mark on you forever...
Feb 14 2020
"Folks" ... We are beyond pumped to have Commie as our first NHL playing guest! Mike shares some stories (FAR beyond Babcock!!!) and tells us a bit about growing up in Fort Saskatchewan, his journey to the NHL & some interesting business ventures he’s involved in these days. Our favorite part is that he lets us creep into his private life a little … Wait ’til you hear how he met his girlfriend !?l!!
Aug 06 2019
Jayne Pietrangelo joins the girls today and shares a rather unique hockey tale ... One where the girl grows up IN the pro-hockey city, meets the boy (enter St. Louis Blues defenseman, Alex) gets "catfished' & hooked by HIS dance moves, starts a family surrounded by her own fabulous family and ends up watching HER hometown explode with pride this past NHL Season when the St. Louis Blues hoisted the Stanley Cup with her husband at the helm, for the first time in franchise HISTORY! This former NFL cheerleader walks us down memory lane and shares her experience with 'karma' showing up on their engagement night, bringing TRIPLETS into the world, supporting her sister's charity The Golden Angels & surviving the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs in a house with 10 people (of varying ages!!!) and a pack of dogs. How perfect would the story be if one of their names were GLORIA ....
Oct 01 2019
We are hangin' with Hanna Eakin today! This magnetic woman (with the voice of a rockstar;)) chats about the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft & being a part of that magical inaugural season filled with "LUCKY 8's"!!! She happens to be a complete go-getter, currently working on her Master of Business Administration ~ with a passion for travel, adventure & volunteering. Have a listen & you'll be searching for a way to mimic her awesome Northern Adventure trip, and of course learn why she's adored by her friends, family and her very own Knight in shining armor, Cody ...
Nov 13 2019
This triple-threat, Jillian Mueller, is about to step into her first Starring role on BROADWAY, as "Vivian" in PRETTY WOMAN!!! She’s been working professionally in theatre & acting since she was 12 & manages to find harmony across the country with her hockey-playing boyfriend, Jason Demers of the Arizona Coyotes. Who’s the cook? Who’s the costume fanatic? It's time to meet Jillian & share her story! Download now & enjoy the tale …
Jul 30 2019
Sometimes you saddle up in your car with your kids and tune into your Fave podcast with no concern for their innocent ears ... BE WARNED: Today's episode is NOT one of those times!!! Give those angels a headset and an iPad right now while you tally the F*bombs and join Kodette & Brij and their convo with Paul Bissonnette! He didn't get the name BizNasty by sharing his Grandma's chicken marsala recipe (the one with the mushrooms) on twitter that's for sure, but it's clearly not why we asked him here. He has turned his post playing career into an even more successful one in the entertainment business. In true Biz fashion, the Arizona Coyotes' radio color analyst/ social media bad-boy/ Spittin' Chiclets podcaster/ Entrepreneur shares his opinions, gets real about depression, the true value of friends who pull you off the couch and takes us all the way down the path of no return with some rather "shitty", horrifying one-night stand stories. Your hosts have decided against taking dating advice from him, but surely appreciated the interview guidance ;) If you like to moonwalk across the bar, have sex for sport or wonder if horny-hernias are a thing, press PLAY now.
Jan 23 2020
You might want to not only download this episode (& listen without kids in earshot;) , but put a star next to it so that you can refer to it quickly when you NEED to laugh! Schoena Strudwick joins Kodette & Brijet for some throwback tales of tattoos & panty-melters to the remarkable story of her & Jason’s journey to parenthood. You’ll laugh, maybe cry a little, and then follow her on social media because you just can’t get enough.
Sep 03 2019
Hold onto your granny panties ... Kodette & Brij sit down with Julie Turris (Nashville Preds Sweetheart;)) and chat about everything from Julie's first NHL expectations & impressions to her SuperHusband, Kyle, booking spa appointments, Ray being a huge supporter of the La Leche League & Jason's surprise when Kodette buys a new 'whip' without telling him ... Ohhhhh it's a good one.
Nov 20 2019
Time for an eavesdropping session today while the phenomenal Danielle Pyatt joins the girls! Danielle has been forging her own path since she was 18 & experienced the "hockey life" with her husband Taylor (aka Angel Eyes;) for the past decade. This badass business owner & mom of 2 littles has flourished & followed her own dreams along the way as she studied Culinary Arts & conceptualized their unique coffee shop & play space CAFE AU PLAIT in Scottsdale, Arizona! These 3 ladies have a fun history together & stories to share ... time to spill the "tea" ... or should we say coffee??
Oct 22 2019
Join us for some words of wisdom & a walk through over 35 years of living Pro Hockey with Wendy Tippett. She shares some fun details about how her & Dave met, along with the evolution of the style of a Hockey Wife ;), her career path that compliments this crazy life on the move and so much more!!! Learn a little more about Brijet & Kodette, or perhaps just some "fun" names Kodette likes to call Jason …
Aug 13 2019
Find out who wears the pants in the Torres house and just how Gianna fell for the teddy bear (aka Raffi) not everyone gets to see. The anxiety of walking into your first wives room isn’t lost on any of us, nor will we ever forget the great girls who made us feel welcome … a little kindness goes a long long way! Don't be late for the episode !
Aug 20 2019
The kids are all tucked in, so Alanna Reaves joins us for a glass of wine and simply lets us inside her private yet fun life. She comes from a family of First Responders & was following that path when she got side-tracked by the sense of humor (& muscles?!!!) of current Vegas Golden Knights right winger, Ryan Reaves. This former national RINGETTE champion has worn many hats and continues to live life to the fullest with her feisty little crew in Las Vegas, Nevada. The dynamics of her & Ryan's relationship is fun to learn about ... starting with their love of Burt Reynolds and mutually respected laws of "pranking". Did someone Soldier-Boy their way across the dance floor at their wedding or Bump'n'Grind to Miguel? The answer to this burning question and why Jenny Jackman is the biggest prankster of the episode; Right here , Right now.
Feb 25 2020
We recorded EPISODE #24 last week in a world that still had Kobe Bryant in it. It’s beyond fitting that our guest, Melanie Collins, NFL sideline reporter, sports broadcaster & lover of sports; embodies everything about what the Mamba Mentality is. “... a mindset that extends way beyond basketball or sports,” as told by Kobe to Amazon Book Review. “Everything worth achieving needs total focus and dedication. It’s the ultimate mantra for the competitive spirit.“ Mel has been living by this, even if she hadn't put a label on it.
We dive into Mel’s badass journey and are in awe of her hustle and fierce spirit. She has learned valuable lessons from mentors, friends & the athletes themselves and has promised to pay it forward with kindness and grit. Of course we have some fun chatting & keeping it light with one of our forever HockeyGirls, because what would life be without some love & laughter …
We'd like to honor the memory of Gianna & Kobe Bryant, Alyssa, Keri & John Altobelli, Payton & Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan by dedicating this episode, along with our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends & teammates. Their loss is unimaginable and we pray that they feel the love from all the fans and strangers carrying them in their hearts ...
Jan 30 2020
If we could sing this episode teaser we surely would ... alas, we will leave that to today's guest, Lauren Rodych-Eberle! She is a talented music teacher & studio owner, who has managed to keep multiple jobs while on this hockey journey with her husband Jordan of the New York Islanders, and chats with us about just how she does it ... and keeps her sanity?!! You may want to keep a pen handy, so that you can jot down a few notes & perhaps make your own checklist of why you want to be friends with this sweetheart of the NHL !
Oct 08 2019
We love that Episode 19, (accidentally on purpose;)) happens to be with Arizona Coyotes power couple Shane & Andrea Doan!!! When it snowed in the Arizona desert the weekend that Shane's #19 was retired to the rafters , it was further proof that this LEGENDARY player was loved beyond the borders of the one franchise he dedicated his entire 21 year hockey career to. Join us in a fun conversation with Andrea & Shane while we walk down memory lane (something about a Giraffe and some glue & another NHL alumni or 2?!!) and they share with us some truths about their repeated decision to stay in Phoenix, their inspirational teammates & wives who paved the way for the 14 year Captains and the proof that their own personal Home Team always wins!
Nov 26 2019
Ang Price is baaaack for more & she brought her Bestie/ Business partner JULIE PETRY so we could get to know her better!!! "Great things come from CRAZY IDEAS" & these two have a few ~ starting with arranged marriages, their CHic line of Montreal Canadiens clothing and their ... wait for it ... Habs Wives HOCKEY TEAM !!! The "HAB NOTS" have a whole new appreciation for what their guys do & the ladies weigh in on how to make this a LEAGUE wide phenomenon! Julie gets real with how Jeff woo'd her while he was on probation & Ang fills us in on how she Uber'd home in the middle of a marathon ... C'mon, there's definitely some fun to be had with ALL OF THIS !!! (+gratuitous verbal skate tying lesson by brij & lead-by-example moments from Kodette;))
Dec 11 2019
Mar 03 2020
Hang out with us (& a box of kleenex) today while we chat with our Cancer-Fighting Warrior, Nicholle Anderson. This sweet South Florida girl chats with us about everything from having the SEX talk with your kids to sharing some beer-tub scoop on where Craig cut up the floor & danced away with her heart;) Download the episode & grab a foam roller … time to get bendy!
Aug 27 2019
Kristy Barrie is a bit of a modern-day-renaissance-woman ... mastering many crafts including carpentry, home building, interior design & real estate! She is the ultimate character, supportive mom to Victoria & her NHL playing son, Tyson Barrie of the Toronto Maple Leafs & better half of NHL Alumni & former owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Len Barrie. Her life in the hockey world started when Len charmed her with his 1980's HockeyHair & sleek Trans-Am ... she has some of the best laugh-out-loud tales of them all!
Oct 16 2019
THE DENIM BLONDE herself, Lauren Melkus, is our guest today (her sweetheart is Tim Boyle)!!! This "bridal stylist" turned Custom Jacket designer takes us on her journey from Connecticut to fashion studies in Florence and all the HockeyTowns in between! We are all addicted to the Playoff Jackets that have been spotted on the ladies in the NHL & AHL in recent years and this is only the beginning!!! Decisions are hard to nail for Kodette, but not when it comes to letting Jason book her travel (ahem, Never. Again.) The girls weigh in on Hockey Family, Team Boyle, Celebrity clients, their favorite gifts and finding love while fishing for crackers ;)
Dec 20 2019
Sara Olivova brings some international flair to this episode! She is a bright young woman with a badass drive for EVERYTHING!!! As a Czech National Pro Beach Volleyball player her obvious passion & competitive spirit go far beyond the court (*ahem beach;)) while she continues her studies and looks forward to "what comes next". The ladies get the scoop on what the lockdown situation was in Czech and compare notes on being competitive with their own partners ;) Sara shares her perspective on one of last season's most memorable NHL moments, when an Emergency back-up goalie went in for her injured boyfriend, Carolina Hurricane's goaltender Petr Mrazek. And by the way, if you just can't get enough of her here ... head over to her instagram "Czechmeoutt" ... 'cuz you need to.
Nov 20 2020
Anne Gill crushes this episode with her magnetic personality and inspirational entrepreneur story! She created HAIST Designs (luxury leather hand bags & accessories) and walks us down the path from her personal "need", to vision, design, awesome name story, launch & evolution of her beautiful handbags!!! Of course Anne sprinkles in a couple of good NHL stories ~ with a husband like NHL alum, Hal Gill on your forever team, you know there are some good ones!?? Great partners aside, the ladies have a fun easy chat about Canadian snack addictions, the liberation of traveling solo, some Christmas gift WANTS plus Kodette finds herself tongue-tied over an (ahem;) sCOOTER...
Nov 12 2020
Brijet & Kodette respectfully welcome today's guest, Emily Cave. She has been a voice for mental health awareness for the past few years and is bravely navigating her own unimaginable journey after the sudden passing of her love & newlywed husband, Colby Cave. Emily shares some fond memories of their life together and passes along some sweet stories of Colby's impact on not only her, but his friends, teammates & anyone he encountered during his far too short life. Her vulnerability is apparent during her heartbreaking recollection over their final days & moments together along with how she did her best to handle the swift media attention. Please join us in empathy, as we honor her story.
Nov 02 2020
She's got style & creativity oozing out of her pores, she's a designer, a realtor, a mom, a business owner, a yogi, an absolute blast and her name is Rebecca Seidenberg. The girls catch up with Rebecca after a day of bein' a boss at her concept boutique "Offseids" and settling into an easy chill-night with her son. Brij & Rebecca start out with a 'party trick' challenge and relax into a convo about what makes this badass tick. Rebecca comes clean on making a rather BIG purchase, without including her husband Dennis (on a playoff game day no less?!!), but you'll soon find out that things seems to work out just fine when she sets her mind to it! Between a "party trick" challenge and Storage War advice, the girls cover almost everything and even find time to wtf about the trick-or-treat dispenser that may find it's way to Kodette's 'hood .
Oct 23 2020
The hockey world is a better one for having Janelle Foligno & her family in it. The one-time french immersion teacher graces this episode with her contagious spirit & sweet soul, while sharing the unimaginable whirlwind start to parenthood that her & her husband Nick (Columbus Blue Jackets' Captain) were thrust into when their first child, Milana, was born with a congenital heart defect. Janelle speaks about being led by her own heart (out of a Tim Horton's in Sudbury ;)) and down the path of generously giving back with Nick, plus their newly shared "The Heart's Playbook" platform. The girls chat about everything from first dates & first wedding dances (brij & kodette may 'plead the fifth' on that one for completely different reasons;)) to the first thing on their post-covid-to-do-list ... there's always time to focus on the positive, especially with this incredible woman!
Oct 18 2020
It's National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. & the ladies are celebrating with Latina Powerhouse, Jess Molina!!! She is a first generation American raised by the 2 most special & influential people in her life ... her spicy-sweet Mexican Abuelita & her mom, whose collective force has given her the drive & wings to do ANYTHING she wants. Jess takes the girls on a journey from how she met her fiancé, NHL free agent Jon Merrill (recently of the Vegas Golden Knights), introducing him to her family & hispanic heritage, to getting her masters in social work in 4 years while moving 6 times & having 3 babies!?!! Kodette notices Jess's tattoo collection & Brij dies over the location & presumed pain of one them ... Más tequila por favor.
Oct 08 2020
On this episode, Jessica Klinkhammer guests as she prepares to leave for Belarus and her family's 5th season in the KHL. Her husband Rob, is former NHLer and current Captain for the HC Dinamo Minsk. This dynamo of a woman shares their journey from the NHL to the KHL along with the initial fear & then joy of living in Russia and traveling 'home' during the world-wide border closures at 37 weeks pregnant!!!! WHAAAT??! You may even pick up some Russian vocab & learn a thing or two about how they are advertising covid-safe-sex over there on the other side of the world;)
Sep 30 2020
While hockey fans & NHL families awaited the 2020 Eastern Conference final winners, the girls caught up with the ultimate "insider", Alberta native, Meg Dowling! She & her 6 month old baby girl, Perri were the first family members to break the BUBBLE & slide into an experience that no other hockey family had had. Meg's husband, Justin Dowling, is a forward for the Dallas Stars and was awaiting his first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals when the girls stole her for some scoop. The three discuss Meg's childhood summers on the Pro Rodeo circuit & how the couple went from their titles of 'BeerLeagueRinkRats' to 'husband&wife' to 'parents'! While she navigates being a first time mom, Meg shares her own feelings and honest observations as she tells us about her first week inside the NHL Bubble. The trio weigh in on Superstitions playing their own part in these unique playoffs, Brij discusses her "must have" in Edmonton and Kodette relays her desire to travel to the capital city to meet the newest member of her own family of donkey's ;)
Sep 25 2020
Jessica Kohout joins the ladies for a conversation ( Pre-Round 2, Game 6) about Baby Billie Ann entering the world and how her fiancé Jordie Benn (Vancouver Canucks) was able to be there for her arrival in between the pre-playoff Training Camp and his entry into The Bubble. Jess is a fierce woman with a competitive spirit ... teasing with some Dallas bar + young-hockey-life-stories beyond the fact that she danced competitively and landed a FULL RIDE softball scholarship to college. The 3 women weigh in on Mike Milbury's insensitive & insulting comment about women just a couple of weeks ago & discuss how professionals in all walks of life handle the pleasant chaos of a family while still focusing on their jobs. Brij & Kodette want to take this time to CONGRATULATE Jess & Jordie on the arrival of their first baby & thank Jess for sharing the unique circumstances that came with welcoming her in the middle of a Pandemic and the resuming of play in the NHL ...
Sep 15 2020
Ahhhh the sounds of (pre NHL Bubble) summer ... the sweet easy song of Kelly Talbot's Texas voice, the fizz of opening a can of seltzer (with a kick of course;), mixed in with some early June sunshine, some spotty lake-house-wifi (insert annoyed hosts eye-roll here) plus a dose of salty sarcasm from Kodette ~ The recipe for a fun episode for sure! Kelly takes a break from her 3 year old twins and gets real with the girls about meeting her husband Cam (Calgary Flames goalie) & how he was her chief supporter while they navigated her anxiety and his early NHL career together. The episode just wouldn't be complete without a catastrophic tale from Kelly's NY Rangers party days and some sage advice from Brij for all ... "Check your props before you mount them." You're welcome.
Sep 01 2020
The girls catch Tampa Bay Lightning forward, Pat Maroon just a few short days before he heads into "The Bubble" & the unique 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Coming off of the 'best year of his life' with his son Anthony, fiance Fran & the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Championship, he weighs in on the reality that NHL players & personnel were faced with as they made the choice to 'Return to Play' and leave their families behind. Consider yourselves warned on multiple levels as the new friends deal with a delayed Zoom connection, Brij dates herself with a not-so-innocent question and the 2 women lend their thoughts on what they would have made sure was on hand if their own husbands were off to "The Bubble" ... ;)
Aug 06 2020
She is a dancin’ dentist, includes Zumba instructor as her side hustle and her name is Sarah Gudbranson. “Dr. Sweets” (her maiden name is Sweetnam) shares some stories about her smile-enhancing family’s dentistry legacy, dancing in living rooms, her impressive studies and of course how she balances her career + personal life with her husband Erik Gudbranson (Anaheim Ducks defenseman). Sarah & Brij exchange go-to-party-tricks & Kodette (sometimes known as Dickie Lynn ;)) has an on air ‘moment’. Is it gettin’ Hot In Here or did Erik just walk by shirtless?
Aug 06 2020
Sydney Thompson will have you hooked from her first sweet hello! She's a pilates teaching/ recent fly fishing enthusiast from LA who found fast love (on an app!!!) with Philadelphia Flyers' centerman, Nate Thompson from Anchorage, Alaska. This beauty opens up and shares her diagnosis with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, the couple's journey through Nate's sobriety, their desire to start a family with a surrogate and MORE! She's a "Hab Nots" alumni with some fun superstitions that have Kodette & Brij giggling. The hosts get seriously unserious about some 'male entertainment' and decide that Alaska should be the new trendy spot for a #GirlsTrip.
Jul 15 2020
The Nashville Predators' Female Hockey Ambassador, Lauren Bonino joins us straight from Music City, where she is hunkered down with her own 'hunk'/ BEST-Halloween-Costume-Ever partner/ husband, Nick Bonino (Preds Centerman) & their 2 Littles. The fan-girling starts over this fun duo's life together starting with their own hockey playing, "sweatcedo" wearing days at Boston University right up to their current Quarantine antics. Who can resist a self admitted "Crazy-for-Swayze" cool chic dressing the part ??? Nope, neither can we.
Jul 04 2020
On your mark, get set, GO !!! The girls grabbed Michelle McGrattan for a catch up on her life before, during and after Pro Hockey with former NHL Enforcer Brian McGrattan. She is a fitness junkie, certified nutrition coach & creator of "The Michelle Method", a collection of online digital cookbooks:) There's never a shortage of things to talk about with this go-getter of a woman as the trio cover topics from Hot Priests, Cupcakes & Tattoos and quite possibly one of the best Trade-Deadline/Time-Travel stories yet.
Jun 23 2020
"A Star is Born" ... might be the perfect soundtrack for our guest, SYDNEY MARTIN for multiple reasons. Recorded in March during the early days of our Covid-19 Quarantine, the girls catch up with this former sports broadcaster from the office of her parent's home on Long Island, NY (ahem her dad is NFL Great, Boomer Esiason!!!) Her & her husband Matt (New York Islanders winger) are expecting their first baby very soon, so Kodette jumps in to pass along some HockeyWife wisdom, in the form of a 'shitkit' ;) From growing up in a sports-loving family, to a career in the field & then making the transition into being 'married the game', Syd and the girls all agree that "You can bring a lot to the table, it doesn't have to be dinner."
Jun 17 2020
A Note from Brijet & Kodette : With the coincidental timing of the release of Erika Carter's premier episode with us on May 31st (yet recorded in April) we knew that we needed to invite her back for a potentially uncomfortable conversation; one that people everywhere are trying to navigate, which is the grotesque reality of Racism. The bonus footage, recorded subsequent to recent dramatic events, shows the raw emotion Erika feels as she shares her own biracial family's apprehension in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. We are grateful to Erika for letting us walk down this path with her while she guides us through our own insecurities about the significance of current events associated with racism & gently reminds ALL of us that "It's ok to make mistakes ... that's how we learn."
Jun 10 2020
Rolling with it, is how Erika Carter operates... as an athlete with a gift for communicating and the ability to embrace new beginnings, it seems she was meant to be on this life journey alongside her husband, Anson Carter (NHL alumni & current analyst on NBC sports & MSG). Her education and career path kept her literally & figuratively "on the move" long before she met Anson, and hockey came in to dictate ;)! kodette, Brij and Erika take the conversation from Rhode Island to San Francisco, 3-city-seasons to Gold-Medal-Goals and from "fancy" cars to Erika's (kickass) virtual fitness classes.... all the way from "HOT-LANTA"!!!
May 30 2020
Kelsey Rust slides in for some serious Girl Time as she takes a break from her Quarantine Crew, comprised of her husband Bryan Rust (2 time Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguin!!!), his teammate Zach Aston-Reese, and her pro-hockey playing brother Jarrett Burton! Sounds like a recipe for a new reality show right??!! Speaking of recipes ... Brij & Kodette chime in with this goddess-of-the-kitchen on how many toast recipes they could contribute to a cookbook along with the right time to pour a roofie-colada. Kelsey shares her long time love for hockey, community, pilates, mastering board games & how her BFFs (pssst it's a fellow NHL couple;) introduced her to the love of her life! Stay tuned as the 3 girls compare their PROPOSAL stories & exchange some game ideas for your next Zoom Happy Hour ;) You're welcome.
May 22 2020
Well folks, we've done it. We have officially "popped the podcast cherry" for Emily Ferguson ~ one of ABC's "The Bachelor" & "Bachelor in Paradise" favorite twins (her sister Haley is the other fave!). This energetic beauty has some fun chatting about everything from being #VegasBorn to stepping out of the 'reality tv' playing field and into the actual reality of a pro-hockey arena and life with her Vegas Golden Knights boyfriend, William "Wild Bill" Karlsson. Kodette & Brij take turns getting the inside scoop on her TV days & social media influencer expertise, while passing along their own helpful tips on navigating life in the NHL ... do we count tickets, minutes or drinks?!? As we all wait for word of the NHL starting up again, there's one thing for certain ... This Golden Girl misses hockey & is ready to get back to cheering for her Swedish Knight in shining armor.
May 13 2020