The Rink Shrinks combines kids' hockey and self-help advice. Kids' sports are only getting more competitive these days. Where do parents and young athletes find support in the pressure and drama? Motts and BY (full names Mike Mottau and Brian Yandle), hosts of this podcast, can help. In this youth hockey series, the Boston-based legends guide families through the trials of the sport.
The two podcast hosts have played and coached in some intense situations. Motts is a former NHL player and received the Hobey Baker Award while playing for Boston College. Each season, this prestigious award goes to the top collegiate men's hockey player. BY was a team captain and two-time All-American at the University of New Hampshire. The Rink Shrinks wants to help parents and players navigate the competitive environment.
Podcast episodes feature NHL guests, news from the community, and listener-favorite "Mailbag Questions." Fans around the hockey world submit the questions they most want BY and Motts to discuss. The Rink Shrinks fans like their chemistry, hockey IQ, and engaging storytelling skills.
Boston-area hockey fans may delight in the local podcast features. Boston University head coach Jay Pandolfo is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion. In conversation with BY and Motts, Pandolfo talks about youth hockey politics. The coach also discusses transitions, considering his experience coaching college after the NHL. Harvard coach Ted Donato reveals the power of a good attitude.
The Rink Shrinks welcomes coaches, players, and more to share advice. From tricky team dynamics to staying positive in tough times, this podcast offers tips for players and parents alike. New episodes release weekly, which is great for post-practice or rides to tournaments. With one to two-hour episodes, there's plenty of hockey talk to get in.