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Al Strachan

Al Strachan and Karim Kanji talking about getting into a pillow fight!
Al Strachan and Karim Kanji talking about getting into a pillow fight!

Al Strachan is a member of the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Al is a best selling author of 6 books as well as a former sports writer with The Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette. His latest book is Hockey’s Hot Stove – The Untold Stories of the Original Insiders.

This is Episode #250 of the Welcome! podcast.

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TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie and Karim Kanji
Bob McKenzie and Karim Kanji

Bob McKenzie is the original TSN Hockey Insider. Bob has covered hockey for 40 years. He was the editor in chief of The Hockey News as well as a hockey columnist for the Toronto Star. His latest book (co-authored by Jim Lang) is called Everyday Hockey Heroes, Volume II.

This is Episode #249 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Harnarayan Singh

Harnarayan Singh is the author of the brand new book, ONE GAME AT A TIME.

Bonino Bonino Bonino!

Video clips of the Hockey Night in Punjabi broadcast of Nick Bonino’s goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins immediately went viral, amplifying the profile of Harnarayan Singh, the voice behind the call.

In this conversation with Harnarayan we talk about his love of hockey and Canada while also challenging both to be better. We talked about his relationship with Ron MacLean and his sister Gurdeep. Of course we talked about his journey from calling games with a toy microphone as a kid to calling Hockey Night in Canada games across the country and everything in between.

We also discover the one thing most people don’t know about Harnarayan Singh. You will be surprised!

This is Episode #241 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Sami Jo Small | 3X Olympian, 5X World Champion

Sami Jo Small is a three-time Canadian Olympic ice hockey goalie (two golds and one silver) and a five-time World Champion. A graduate of Stanford University in mechanical engineering, she now works as a Certified Speaking Professional, delivering messages on how to build successful teams as well as successful teammates. From Winnipeg, Manitoba, she now lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

This is Episode #240 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald

According to his LinkedIn profile, my next guest has spent the last 4-5 years herding elementary school aged children through their first steps in house-league soccer, ball hockey and ice hockey.

In 2015, he was named Sportswriter of the year by Sports Media Canada.

In 2016, he joined The Athletic to help build, lead and grow it’s Toronto operations.

This past spring, Penguin Random House published his book, “Before The Lights Go Out: A Season Inside A Game Worth Saving”.

Please Welcome! to the show, the senior national writer for Canada for The Athletic, Sean Fitz-Gerald.

This is Episode #195 of the Welcome! podcast.

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