Hockey Minds Podcast
  • Hockey Minds Podcast
23 episodes
Speaking with hockey operations personnel about their careers & the lessons they learned along the way! Guests range from Jr C to NHL and have a background in a number of unique hockey operations roles! Presented By: InStat Hosted By: Ryan Stacey To learn more contact & follow @HockeyMindsPod on Twitter & Instagram!


Episode #23 - Featuring Mike Oke
2020 Sep 241h 11m 22s
We speak with Mike One, the general manager of the Peterborough Petes. Mike shares his experiences and his career path to date with topics including his time with ISS, his tenure with the Peterborough Petes, his connection to Sport Management Worldwide and more!
Episode #22 - Featuring Spiros Anastas
2020 Sep 211h 21m 27s
We speak with Spiros Anastas, the head coach and director of hockey operations with the Bramp Beast. Spiros walks us through his unique career with topics including winning a Calder Cup, the hockey culture in Korea and Estonia, his experience(s) at the ECHL level and more!
Episode #21 - Featuring Jim Midgley
2020 Sep 171h 2m 48s
We speak with Jim Midgley, assistant coach with the Iserlohn Roosters. Jim dives candidly into his careers with topics including his playing with Joe Thornton, his experience coaching with the Halifax Mooseheads, working with elite players and more!
Episode #20 - Featuring Jeff Twohey
2020 Sep 141h 18m 31s
We speak with Jeff Twohey, former assistant director of scouting with the Arizona Coyotes and former OHL executive. Jeff breaks down his amazing career with discussed topics including his 20+ years in the OHL, scouting with the Arizona Coyotes, Kingston Frontenacs star forward Shane Wright and more!
Episode #19 - Featuring Jimmy McGroarty
2020 Sep 0954m 14s
We speak with Jimmy McGroarty, general manager of the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Jimmy reminisces on his career to date while touching on his experience with Total Package Hockey, the 04 Detroit Honeybaked Team, learning from the game of hockey and more!
Episode #18 - Featuring TJ Manastersky
2020 Sep 0751m 22s
We speak with TJ Manasterky, the head coach with Curry College. TJ talks about his path to becoming a coach with topics including a unique interview story, D3 NCAA hockey, player recruitment and more!
Episode #17 - Featuring Adam Dennis
2020 Sep 0242m 15s
We speak with Adam Dennis, the general manager of the North Bay Battalion. Referencing both his career as a goalie and a manager, Adam goes through his career path, touching on topics such as playing in Italy, his journey with the Battalion, small market hockey and more!
Episode #16 - Featuring Mike Zsolt
2020 Aug 3044m 24s
We speak with my Mike Zsolt, the Director of Hockey Operations and Analytics for the Kitchener Rangers. Mike goes in depth on his career path, creating discussion around topics such as working as an analytics consultant, presenting analytics to players, his role with the Kitchener Rangers and more!
Episode #15 - Featuring Cameron Finbow
2020 Aug 261h 28m 22s
We speak with Cameron Finbow, former OHL scout and current client manager with Octagon Hockey and account executive with MLSE. Cameron talks about his career with topics including his unique school experience, his time scouting with the Guelph Storm, his current positions and more!
Episode #14 - Featuring Scott Barnes
2020 Aug 2348m 19s
We speak with Scott Barnes the head coach/general manager of the Thorold Blackhawks. Scott talks in detail about his career to date, with discussed topics including playing in various parts of the world, owning a junior team, development vs immediate success and more!