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"!!!
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.
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.
Myrika Godard has the voice of a rockstar, the personality of your favorite friend and the compassion of Oprah! She is an event planner/venue manager in beautiful B.C., a proud mom of 2 adventurous boys, the co-founder of the brand new giveLUCK community and the supportive wife of Eric Godard (NHL Alumni, 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguin). There's always smiles to be had when you get to hang with this beautiful soul & 'life of the party', so the girls get their "gangster-lean" on and discuss fun things like Myrika's teenage diary entries & the rules of working out (or not;)) as a couple. Along with that comes some honest tears & heartfelt truth about navigating life with "Godard's" head trauma & concussion related seizures and their post-playing Team of Supporters. Typically only family & friends hear this side of a concussion story, but this lady is ready to share it with everyone. She. Is. Our. Champion.
She's a "gold-miner's" daughter, an educator, a badass outdoor beauty, a member of "THE WINO'S" Championship Women's rec. hockey team in Metro Winnipeg ... and her name is Emily Byfuglien. The girls have some fun getting to know all about Emily and fun-flirty-teenage beginnings of her relationship with her husband, Dustin Byfuglien; NHL 2010 Stanley cup Champion Chicago Blackhawk & recent defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets. The honest chat of being a 'bender', homeschooling & love for wine shift easily into the tough conversation on the difficult past season that the couple endured. Because this episode was recorded just 48hrs before Dustin came to a mutual agreement with the Jets to terminate his contract, we invited Emily back for an after-the-announcement session to get her thoughts. If there's one thing we know for sure when you're Married to the Game ... it's that not much of it is ever for certain.
Paige Dowd graces the podcast today from early-quarantine-life in Arlington, Virginia. With an undergrad in speech pathology, she has a sweet spot for the autism community and we celebrate Autism Awareness Month getting to know more about her life-long passion of working with kids and her & her husband, Washington Capitals forward Nic's foundation, DOWD'S CROWD. This humble dynamo hunkers down with Nic & their new babe, Louie and walks us through the whole beginning of the NHL "pause". One of the girls fesses up on how she killed a fake plant and they all wonder how many dogs Kodette could fit into an M3 without getting murdered by The Warden.
The girls have the extreme pleasure of chatting with KALEB DAHLGREN, (recorded pre-Pandemic-StayAtHome) for this episode! He might literally be THE MOST POSITIVE PERSON on the planet ; having not only survived the HUMBOLDT BRONCOS bus accident on April 6, 2018, exactly 2 years ago today, but being dubbed a MIRACLE by multiple medical professionals as he recovered from a brain injury that should have left him in a vegetative state. He is currently excelling in business at York University & playing hockey, while spreading JOY to everyone he encounters. Kaleb walks us through his early hospital days while being clear that does not let the tragedy define him. He swears to "Live his life to the fullest for those who aren't here" and honors his Broncos family in all that he does. We LOVE his incredible spirit, infectious twinkle and get to share some laughs with him comparing how to stay warm, celebrate graduations and how all three of us can appreciate the simple Canadian pleasure of HAPPY HOUR at Earl's!!!
On the heels of what might be the longest-trip-home-ever, Brooke Carson joins the girls as our FIRST current EXPAT! As the Corona Virus was making headlines, most of the Pro-Hockey community in North America was shocked with the direction to ‘self quarantine’, while Expat families like the Carson’s, were trying to frantically figure out how to get home safely & swiftly. Brooke speaks with the girls just over a week into her family’s quarantine in Calgary & shares details of the NHL & pro hockey life with her husband, Brett Carson. This journey has led them to 7 different countries with 2 toddlers, a dog, 287 pieces of luggage ;) and probably closer together! Brij (sort of) remembers a past Rookie party that the wives + girlfriends attended, Brooke gives us some present tips on living/playing overseas & Kodette looks into her own post-pandemic-quarantine future with glimpses of herself being super organized yet fat AF.
Megan Carter chats with the girls (in this Pre-Pandemic recorded) episode and introduces all of us to her life-before-meeting her LA KINGS Centerman husband, Jeff Carter, along with balancing a career, babies & volunteering! The former cheerleader/sharpshooter has some giggles sharing her "How i met my husband" story & gets completely honest while sharing her former insecurities & personal evolution as the significant other of an NHL player. Kodette, Brij & Meg compare notes on which of kind of Pole Vaulting is for them, with "Hold on for dear life & ride it" being the the most common tip across the board.
Can we get a heck-yeahhhh????! EVA SHOCKEY is the ultimate powerhouse brand-building woman. She grew up in Western Canada & spent her childhood loving the outdoors with her world famous professional big game outfitter/tv producer dad, Jim Shockey & graceful keep-it-all-together ballerina mom, Louise. By the time she met her husband, former NHL'er Tim Brent, she was already breaking down the barriers of a very male dominated outdoor arena & enjoying her own stardom. The girls chat with this mom of 2/author/TV host/female force-to-be-reckoned-with about turning negatives into positives, "Taking Aim", plus how HER brand & lifestyle blog has successfully & authentically evolved right along with her. Amen, Huntress. Amen.