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Hit The Dek podcast A podcast about hockey in sneakers.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 103 - RIP Van Stink Kill
    by hitthedek on June 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Everybody reeks sometimes.  But hold on, because we’ve got some deodorizing tips for you and your gear, just in time for summer.  Glamorous, to be sure.  We’re also talking about a program that teaching STEM subjects to hockey fans, and a Great interview series hosted by a certain Mr. Gretzky.  Plus, Gary almost kills James.  Fun times abound. Spin up the podcast.  Rod Hockey said so. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 102 - Strong Up Front
    by hitthedek on June 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This week we’re all about that sportsmanship.  Or sportswomanship.  Or lack thereof.  You’ll get it when you listen.  Plus we’ve got a great article about dek hockey by Jackie Speigel, final thoughts on the Knights and the Caps, and, in honor of Father’s Day, some stuff you may not know about the father of dek hockey and the man who created Mylec. Who’s your daddy?  I don’t know, but be nice to him this weekend. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 101 - Saying Lou-urns
    by hitthedek on June 8, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    This week we’re happy to welcome friend of the show Lou Harvatin back to the podcast to catch us up on some exciting times for Charlotte Street Hockey… eventually.  First, James tours the USA and the American Rhino won’t shut up about how hard it is to play out of the net.  (Sissy.) Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 100 - Centurions
    by hitthedek on May 25, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Well, we made it to 100.  Yeah, we can’t believe it either.  If you like Star Trek, this is the episode for you.  If you like HIT the DEK, first of all, thank you.  Secondly, this is the episode for you.  If you like charity dek tournaments…  Well, you get the idea. We only turn 100 once.  Enjoy. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 99 - Great Estate
    by hitthedek on May 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    We’re right up against it this week, but don’t let that stop you from listening.  Have you ever wanted an indoor rink in your own backyard?  We know a guy who’s selling.  Plus, they say a picture is worth a thousand words.  But how much is a segment about pictures worth?  (Around ten minutes.)  And only a couple of hacks would build Episode 99 of their hockey podcast around the most obvious topic in the world, right?  Welcome to HIT the DEK.  Make yourself at home. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 98 - Shorthanded Roll
    by hitthedek on May 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Welcome to another episode of HIT the DEK.  We’re delightful.  So what happens when one team is shorthanded and the other has a sick goalie?  You’d be surprised.  Plus, what’s a guy to do when his dek leagues keep folding?  Start his own, of course.  And what’s better than hockey for charity?  Try NHLers playing for kids. Happy Mother’s Day.  (And you thought we forgot.) Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 97 - Mother Lode
    by hitthedek on May 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    This week we have a bunch of warm, matronly dek stories to tell you about.  Hockey for a great cause, hockey honoring inspirational ladies, and hockey as a family business.  All in time for that most cherished of holidays. Happy Cinco de Mayo. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 96 - Rose and Fell
    by hitthedek on April 27, 2018 at 4:08 am

    The die is cast.  The 2018 Rose Charities hockey tournament has come and gone.  This week we welcome John Lenhart back to the podcast, as well as newcomer Chris Artun, to talk about how it all went down.  (Hint:  There’s thrills of something and agonies of something else.)  Live vicariously with us. (Apologies for this week’s audio quality.  Something foul is afoot.) Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 95 - Frost Contact
    by hitthedek on April 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    This week we welcome a favorite guest back to the podcast.  Kevin Frost…  Come get your interview!  He’s here to talk about what’s new in the RSHL, including a sweet new tournament in July.  That’s going to be one to pay attention to.  Plus, the NHL’s goalie interference rule is changing.  If only we knew a goalie who could talk about it. Also, James would like it to be known that Aerosmith’s 1993 album was Get a Grip.  So no emails, okay? Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 94 - Donor Clash
    by hitthedek on April 13, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    They say charity begins at home, and you won’t have to go anywhere to hear about some hockey raising money for good causes.  Just stay right where you are.  Or don’t.  We’re living in the future. What were we talking about? Oh yes, charity.  Specifically, ball hockey for charity, and how some players are getting in tip top shape.  They’ll need to be for the longest ice hockey game ever.  Played for what?  Take a wild guess. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 93 - Johnversation
    by hitthedek on April 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Mr. John Lenhart.  John has a lifetime of ice, roller, and dek experience, and he’s here to share the benefit of that experience with all of us.  John’s a great guy, a great father, and a great interview.  Come get you some. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Scrimmage 13 - Start Your Engines
    by hitthedek on March 30, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Holy thing.  This week we’re being lazy, and passing the savings on to YOU!  We’re back in the car for a Road Trip discussing long-distance tournaments, Catholic Opening Day, and not getting towed.  We’ll be back with a full one next week.  In the meantime, don’t Pass over this Scrimmage.  (Booo!) […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 92 - Sponsorshipwreck
    by hitthedek on March 23, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    You know what’s sad?  A national ball hockey tournament canceled due to lack of funds.  You know what isn’t?  A hundred kids getting to scrimmage with Stanley Cup champions.  Speaking of kids, did you know that they’re streaming youth hockey games in DC?  The heck we say. Hunker down.  A Nor’Lent is blowing through. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 91 - Wee Are The World
    by hitthedek on March 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and you know what that means!  Yeah, okay, you’ll get that too, but you’re also getting to know The USA Under-14 World Ball Hockey Team.  Come for the offensive stereotyping.  Stay for the hockey. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 90 - Goal Tendencies
    by hitthedek on March 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Goalies.  We talk about them a lot on HIT the DEK.  This is one of those episodes.  We talk about other stuff too, but definitely goalies.  What goes through their heads when they give up a goal?  Hoo boy.  Buckle in.  Plus, dek hockey is fun, sure, but also healing?  Who knew?  And ball hockey for the cure?  Let’s do this thing. Relax, recline, and replay.  It’s pod time. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 89 - Sting of Knight
    by hitthedek on March 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Ooh, Happy Friday!  It’s just you and us, how does that sound?  This week we’re talking about Hilary Knight and her hyperintelligent piece of mobile technology.  That’s right, wearable sensors that bring a whole new dimension to hockey statistics.  Plus, do you want to know about a website that’s letting kids learn about and play any winter sport they want?  Yeah you do. Please don’t skip this episode.  We can’t stand losing you. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 88 - Char Cool
    by hitthedek on February 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    This week, HIT the DEK is the pod of champions.  We’re pleased to welcome Lou Harvatin and Ryan Diaz from the Charlotte Street Hockey league to the show.  Oh by the way, Ryan won the RSHL Iron Man Tournament.  No biggie.  (You can watch that here.)  Plus, did you know that the USA Women’s Hockey Team took the gold medal?  Because we won’t shut up about it.  A date which will live in awesomy. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 87 - Raleigh Cap
    by hitthedek on February 16, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    This week we have Carolina on our minds.  We’re joined by RSHL co-GM Kevin Frost, who’s talking to us about the Raleigh Street Hockey League, their upcoming Iron Man Tournament, and an RSHL member-turned-Olympian who is making history in PyeongChang.  Kevin’s a really good guy.  This one is worth your time. Here we are.  Rock you like some kind of tropical disturbance. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 86 - Wafflesporting
    by hitthedek on February 2, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Howdy do, dekkers?  This week we head up to the great white north to look in on a brand new dek hockey league.  Gotta supply that demand.  While we’re there, we check in with a red hot tournament played in ice cold conditions.  Batter up.  And who has two thumbs and is an e-sports champion?  A bunch of people, probably.  Not this guy. This episode of HIT the DEK is brought to you by Maurice’s Waffle Hut.  Try the apple syrup. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 85 - Old Dogs, New Tricks
    by hitthedek on January 26, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Well hello there.  This week is story time!  We’ll regale you with some of our own tales from the rink.   We’ve also got some old time hockey for you.  Sweaters and mic-macs and such.  Plus, have you heard about the changes to the NHL Skills Competition?  You will. Hockey up and jump on.  Here we go. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

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