Gospel of Hockey co-hosts Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder turn their focus locally right from the start on this week’s episode, as they welcome Johnstown Tomahawks general manager and director of hockey operations Rick Boyd to the podcast.
Hockey is back in Johnstown full-time, and Matt and Larry ask the former Chiefs fan favorite about how Cambria County has reacted to having the Tier II North American Hockey League in town. (Follow the Tomahawks on Twitter at @JohnstownHawks.)
How has the transition from pro to junior hockey gone and what work must still be done to knit the new team to the community? What have the Tomahawks done to create a fresh start in a traditionally good hockey town?
Matt and Larry ask these questions and more of Boyd, who also has a leadership role in growing the game at the youth level in the Johnstown area. The guys will also discuss the latest in the NHL labor negotiations and deliver their weekly Local Hockey Report.