Playoff time has arrived in America’s top junior league, and the Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms are a part of the festivities for the second straight year.
To help address the USHL postseason, Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder welcomed Phantoms’ second-year head coach Anthony Noreen to the program. Youngstown has split the first two games of its first-round series with Green Bay, now heading home for the next two.
Noreen talked about what made this year’s team the best in franchise history and what it will take for the Phantoms to make their first appearance in the USHL’s conference finals.
Following the interview, Matt and Larry look back at the exciting Frozen Four in Pittsburgh before looking ahead to the end of the NHL regular season and all that entails for the Penguins and others.
Finally, the guys deliver their weekly Local Hockey Report, highlighting the playoff-bound AHL Penguins and the Phantoms.