The Breakout Sessions Podcast

We started this podcast as a way for us to connect with others over our love of life and the great game of hockey. We are reaching out to men and women of all ages and levels (youth, high school, college and beyond) that we know or have known that have had hockey involvement as a large part of their life; as a player, coach, official, administrator, fan, etc. We are hoping our guests can share some stories about the colorful characters and exploits they were involved in on their journey, or the youth player who has just played the game of their life! We believe folks will enjoy hearing what our podcast has to offer.

John JC Christophersen-#3 and Mogey McDonough- #13

Visit the official podcast webpage for a full archive of previous episodes HERE

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(1/13/22)  Jordan Steinmetz  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Jordan Steinmetz talks about being an all-around high school athlete, who almost chose to play baseball in college, until he was noticed at a hockey tournament and his sport path drastically changed! He went from the NAHL to the USHL to Division 1 hockey at St. Lawrence University. He talks about leadership and what skills have helped him stay in the game!

McKayla Zilisch and her Fox Cities Stars teammates had a great result at their recent Holiday Tournament in Chippewa Falls - they won the whole tournament! McKayla talks about growing up with hockey playing brothers and her future of playing Division 1 hockey next season at St. Cloud State University.

(1/6/22)  Sam Stange  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

JC and Mogey's guest is former Eau Claire North standout athlete Sam Stange. Sam excelled in baseball and hockey while in Eau Claire, including hitting a last at bat homer that lifted the Huskies to the 2019 state baseball title. However, hockey is where he making his mark at the elite level as he is currently a Wisconsin Badger and has been drafted to play professionally by the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Sam talks about his rise to become a Badger and the work needed to get to the next step. 

Also joining the program are current North high school hockey players Noah, Jacob and Gabe Bestul. Three brothers who made the varsity squad.

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