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A double shot of interviews on this episode brings another former Windsor Spitfire, NHL and OHL coach Paul McFarland. Paul joined Drake (04:51) to talk about winning the Memorial Cup with the Rangers, coming to the Spits, coaching the NHL, and coming back to coach the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. Then, Dave Jewell, the Spitfires photographer and…
 
Head coach of the Windsor Spitfires from 2015-17 and 2017 Memorial Cup Champion, Rocky Thompson, joins Drake on the phone (05:15) from San Jose as Rocky is now assistant coach of the Sharks with Bob Boughner. The pair talk pretty extensively about Rocky's coaching career in the WHL, OHL, AHL, and NHL. Rocky reveals his past as a wrestler and boxer,…
 
Straight out of Essex is Ed Philion, now defensive coordinator for the Concordia University Stingers. Ed joins Drake on the phone (05:09) to chat about growing up in Windsor-Essex and is football career as a player and coach. Once a Essex 73's player, Ed turned to football in high school. Playing a year with the Fratmen after high school lead him t…
 
A long time OHL veteran currently playing with STFX University in Nova Scotia, Jeremiah Addison, joins Drake on the podcast (04:15) to chat about his playing career and where life might take him in the future. Jeremiah was co-captain of the Windsor Spitfires for the 2017 Memorial Cup Championship win. The pair discuss him coming to Windsor for that…
 
Northern Illinois University golfer and Windsor's own Luc Warnock joins Drake via Zoom on the podcast (03:17) to chat about growing up in Windsor as a golf kid, some good golf stories, and what the future may hold. Luc was a hockey player first and transitioned to golf to go play in the states. He has some cool experience stories from being able to…
 
Pro hockey player from Windsor, Daniel Maggio, joins Drake on the podcast via Zoom (05:12) to chat about growing up in Windsor, his hockey career, and what he is doing now. After playing five season in the OHL, Daniel spent another eight season in North America in the AHL, CHL, & ECHL and even won a CHL championship before moving overseas.…
 
Former Windsor Spitfire and 2x OHL & Memorial Cup Champion, Justin Shugg, joins Drake via Zoom on the podcast (07:17) all the way from Denmark. The pair chat about Justin's junior hockey career, of course focusing on his time in Windsor. From playing in the barn, moving to the WFCU Centre, winning back-to-back OHL & Memorial Cup Championships, to a…
 
Former professional boxer Todd Nadon joins Drake (04:54) on the podcast to talk about his career, training out of Kronk Gym in Detroit, and what he's doing now. Todd has great stories about winning the IBO Super Middleweight Championship (the first Canadian to do so), training with some Detroit Red Wings, and being Thomas Hearns' personal sparring …
 
A former local Jr. B & C hockey player for the LaSalle Vipers and Lakeshore Canadiens, later a Florida Gulf Coast Eagle, but now Osteopath at CCC Chiropractic in Tecumseh, Spencer Jean, joins Drake on the pod (08:39) after one of Drake's appointments. The two chat about Spencer's life growing up in Windsor, hockey career, and practice as a doctor. …
 
Harrow, Ontario raised is the former Jr. C. hockey player, professional figure skater, and Columbus Blue Jackets skating coach, Lee Harris, joins Drake (04:37) on the podcast to chat about growing up in the Windsor area, his hockey and figure skating career, and coaching skating in Ohio. On top of working with the Blue Jackets, Lee also trains the …
 
Jaime Dauncey, better known as Jaime D or Sirelda in Border City Wrestling and IMPACT! Wrestling joins Drake on the phone (05:26) to chat about growing up in Windsor, her wrestling career, what she's doing now and what the future may hold. Jaime tells tales of befriending and learning from legends like Hulk Hogan, Superstar Billy Graham, and Afa An…
 
Although it was short lived, Detroit native Tony Curtale was the head coach of our Windsor Spitfires in a tranisitional time, sitting on the bench for one of the Spits most played YouTube clips of all time. A long-time junior hockey coach and former player, Tony joins Drake on the podcast (07:35) to chat about his playing and coaching career, time …
 
Head coach, Director of Operations, and one of the founders of The Essex Ravens Football Club, Glen Mills is the guest of WinCity Sports. Drake joined Glen (05:58) at his Essex home to talk about the inception and history of The Essex Ravens, the accomplishments and cool experiences he's had in his career, and what the future holds for the Ravens a…
 
Windsor born, Kingsville raised, is Meghan Agosta. The 3x women's hockey gold medalist joins Drake (07:00) on the phone to chat about various topics. From growing up in Windsor-Essex to becoming a trailblazer in women's hockey. Meghan recalls wanting to play the game at a young age, making it to the Olympics and winning gold on 3 consecutive occasi…
 
Human Performance Expert, coach, radio host, and former lacrosse player, Brad Vaillancourt joins Drake on the podcast (05:48) from BC to talk about growing up in Windsor, playing for the Warlocks, coaching the Lancers women's hockey team, and making it out to Vancouver as a performance coach and starting a radio program based on it.…
 
When the Windsor Spitfires returned to Junior A hockey for the OHA's 1975-76 season, Chris Kotsopoulos was part of the expansion team with other Windsor hockey legends including Joel Quenneville and Mark Renaud, among others. Chris went on to play in the NHL for 10 seasons with the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and briefl…
 
Hockey Hall of Fame Historian, author of many hockey books including The Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club: Official Centennial Publication, radio personality, CJAMmer, and so much more; Kevin Shea joins Drake (05:02) on Zoom to chat about various topics. Kevin was born and raised in Windsor and eventually ended up working as a Hockey Historian. The …
 
After interviewing local lacrosse player, Josh Jubenville, at the beginning of WinCity Sports, Drake thought it was time to catch up after following his career from that day to making it to the NLL today. Josh joins Drake on the phone (05:42) to talk about growing up in Windsor, playing junior, university, and pro lacrosse, and playing for the NLL'…
 
Long-time local reporter for CTV, among other ventures, Bob Bellacicco joins Drake on the phone (09:05) to chat about his career in journalism, some of his favorite local sports moments including the 2017 Memorial Cup, and various events he's been able to cover. Bob is not specifically a sports news guy, but covers all kinds of news. Of course, he'…
 
CFL and NCAA Alumni with the University of Maryland and various teams, but mostly known for his time with the Montreal Alouettes, Mike Carter, joins Drake on the phone (03:27) to talk about growing up in Windsor/LaSalle, his entire football career from high school to college to pro, his athletic family including OJ Atowge and Stephen Ademolu, and w…
 
Former Canadian National and Olympic field hockey player, born in Windsor, and now physical education teacher, Sharon Creelman joins Drake on the phone (06:13) to chat about the sport of field hockey, moving through the ranks to Nationals, popularity of the sport, and how she's using it in her 9-5 now at Appleby College in Oakville.…
 
Frank Renaud returns (07:17) to continue his story about his roller coaster of 2 seasons through the CFL, struggles with mental health, and what hes up to now as a motivational speaker, advocate, and entrepreneur. Plus Drake talks about some of his current favorite documentaries, the CCC podcast, and the 4th anniversary of Jonathan Nicola in Windso…
 
Wrestler, manager, referee, trainer, and everything when it comes to professional wrestling, John E. Bravo has done it! A mainstay in Windsor's Border City Wrestling for over 20 years, and known for his current role on Impact Wrestling, John and Drake chat (5:30) at the Can-Am Wrestling School to chat about his career, finally making it to TV, trai…
 
Saskatchewan Roughriders Offensive Lineman Dakoda Shepley joins Drake (05:45) at the CJAM FM Studio to talk about Dakoda's entire football career stemming from a young kid in Windsor. He gets in depth about his experience with UBC, landing a spot with the NY Jets before the carpet was pulled from underneath him, and making the decision to go to the…
 
The first 2017 Memorial Cup Champion to join WinCity Sports after winning the cup, just 2 years ago. Hayden McCool, the former Windsor Spitfire and current Ryerson Rams hockey player, joins Drake on the podcast (08:51) to talk about his hockey career from growing up in the Durham region, being traded to Windsor, winning the 2017 Mem Cup, jumping in…
 
3-time Stanley Cup Champion as the goltending coach for the Detroit Red Wings chats with Drake (06:03) on the podcast about his playing career in the NHL and overseas, getting into coaching, and living in Windsor. Working in Detroit also helped lead him to our Windsor Spitfires for one season, the year of the 2017 Memorial Cup. Jim is now the head …
 
Windsor Spitfires goaltending coach Perry Wilson joins Drake (08:56) at CJAM to chat about his life as a coach, mentor, and more. Perry has a long history of coaching the Windsor Lancers, among various teams and camps. The two discuss Perry's coaching career and where its brought him, competing in Ironman competitions, and training athletes of the …
 
Player, coach, professor, author, and doctor are some titles Vern Stenlund (04:02) has gone by over the years. An NHL alumni with the Cleveland Barons (heard of them?), Windsor Spitfires coach, and ghost writer for Bobby Orr's 'Orr: My Story' memoir are just a few notable accomplishments by Vern. Hear him and Drake discuss various aspects of his li…
 
Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman, current KalPa assistant captain in Finland, and Windsor's own Ryan Wilson joins Drake on the podcast to talk about growing up in Windsor, his stellar junior career, making it to the NHL, and jumping overseas to various leagues before settling with KalPa, where they won the Spengler Cup in 2018.…
 
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