Top Shelf Episode 20: SDHL #SquadCast

Hannah and Michelle invite Meredith Foster to talk SDHL playoffs and other things, because we’re incapable of staying on topic.

Hello and welcome to Top Shelf, where we keep the hot takes and the hard liquor!

This is a podcast where Michelle Jay and Hannah Bevis have a couple drinks, get a little tipsy, and talk about the biggest stories in women’s hockey. We talk about a little bit of everything on this podcast from the NCAA to the NWHL and CWHL to U Sports and SDHL and AWIHL and whatever else comes up.

This week, Hannah and Michelle take a deep dive into the Isobel and Clarkson championship games (which happened on the same dang day AGAIN). We try our hand at some 45 second game recaps (which go about as well as you’d expect), break down our highlights from each game, and talk about #OneLeague again. Also, more trivia, more Start/Bench/Cut, and a little bit of singing for good measure.

Hannah and Michelle welcome Meredith Foster back to the show to talk about everything related to the SDHL playoffs (and honestly, give us a little Swedish Hockey 101). We chat about Luleå, the difference between teams in the SDHL, how Swedish hockey clubs work, and more. We also make Meredith do a 45 second game recap and bring back some particularly difficult Start/Bench/Cuts. Also, Hannah’s mom says hi! (see if you can catch her inadvertent Adventure Zone reference at the end)

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(A note, there IS some swearing on this podcast. We try to keep it PG. It mostly works, but there’s definitely some extra on this episode)