A WORD FROM LOGAN:
One way or another I’ve been working in New Zealand sports media for the past five years, trying to get hockey on the 6pm bulletins whenever I could. Of course being a rugby-mad nation, that’s not always easy.
I’m sure I’ve annoyed a few producers along the way by suggesting we cover certain events like the Stanley Cup Finals, the Winter Classic, or the NZIHL – but they’d threw me a bone from time to time that would keep me going. My personal favourite remains hanging out with Chris Belanger at Camorra Hockey School and highlighting his great character for a feature that aired on 3News back in 2013.
I learnt a lot about storytelling from those experiences and decided to launch Puck Yeah Podcast as a way of creating a platform for ice hockey in New Zealand. After a quick search, my co-host Joe Durie came onboard and we’ve been having fun talking puck ever since.
From covering the NZIHL’s axing of Slapshot Productions, to the Ice Blacks at the IIHF World Champs in Auckland, and interviewing great people about their own hockey journeys, 2017 has been unreal. In a few short months, the website has grown from strength to strength, while Joe and I continue to improve as podcast hosts.
There are so many interesting people around New Zealand’s hockey community that we are yet to feature. I can’t wait to share their stories to the rest of the hockey world come 2018. Bring it on!
A WORD FROM JOE:
Logan and I had never met, but over a lunch of Mexican we decided to tie the knot professionally and start this little podcast.
We bonded over the Steve Dangle Podcast and within the first 365 days we had Steve Dangle as a guest on our podcast!
From Mock Expansion Drafts to lost episodes, to breaking news stories and international guests – I’m so proud to be a part of Puck Yeah, which has become the exclusive home of hockey news and information for fans and players in New Zealand.
Bring on Year 2!
Thank you for all the support! Be safe this holiday season and enjoy your time with family & friends. We’ll be back next year.