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Talking Men's Frozen Four with Nate Ewell of College Hockey Inc.

Talking Men's Frozen Four with Nate Ewell of College Hockey Inc.

With the Men’s Frozen Four set to begin Thursday in Pittsburgh, I had Nate Ewell, the deputy executive director of College Hockey Inc. and co-host of the College Hockey Today podcast, on to help me preview the event.

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In addition to previewing the Frozen Four, Nate also covers his unique career in hockey from being the son of a women’s college hockey coach to Michigan State sports information director to the Washington Capitals and back to college hockey in his current role. Nate has been around the game a long time and has such great insight into the many ways you can make your passion a career.

Outside of our Frozen Four preview which looks at all four teams participating, we also chatted about:

  • The role of College Hockey Inc. and what it does for men’s college hockey

  • The shifting dynamics of a mostly cooling NCAA-CHL rivalry in recruitment

  • Working for legendary Michigan State head coach Ron Mason

  • Renting a room from a struggling lawyer named Jon Cooper long before he even had an inkling of becoming an NHL head coach

  • Working for the Washington Capitals and becoming Alex Ovechkin’s media handler/gate keeper in the early goings of the Great 8’s career

  • The innovative sports PR practices developed by the Capitals that helped Washington’s PR staff become one of the most respected in the NHL

  • Starting Inside College Hockey, an ahead-of-its-time media operation that covered college hockey in unique ways

  • Why college hockey in particular creates such strong emotions and passions for its fans

After my chat with Nate, I also cover a few things like Stan Bowman being named GM of Team USA for the 2022 Olympics, the importance of the upcoming Men’s Under-18 World Championship for the 2021 NHL Draft and more.

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Hockey Sense with Chris Peters
Talking Hockey Sense
A podcast covering all facets of hockey with a special focus on the NHL Draft and prospects with in-depth commentary and frequent guests hosted by hockey writer Chris Peters.