• 00:45

    GoH welcomes RMU women's hockey coach Paul Colontino

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    Hockey Evangelist Matt Gajtka and Puck Prophet Larry Snyder return their focus to the local college hockey scene on this week's edition of the Gospel of Hockey. Today, second-year RMU women's hockey coach Paul Colontino joins Matt and Larry to discuss his growing program. The Colonials achieved new highs last year, winning their first-ever CHA conference title and establishing a new team record for wins in a season. For that effort, Colontino was named national coach of the year by USCHO.com and earned similar accolades from the CHA. This year, RMU is on track for another strong finish. Matt and Larry ask Colontino about his coaching philosophy, the growing awareness for NCAA hockey in the Pittsburgh area and how he plans to continue to develop his program in years to come. After some NHL talk, Matt and Larry deliver their weekly Local Hockey Report, highlighting regional pro, college and junior hockey teams!

  • 00:45

    Gospel of Hockey: Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL with two months to go

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    The Pittsburgh Penguins and the NHL are the primary topics of this latest edition of the Gospel of Hockey, featuring City of Champions Radio host Matt Gajtka and fellow CoC co-editor Larry Snyder. The guys discuss how to evaluate this year's Penguins, who - despite a .500 record since mid-December - find themselves within a point of the Metropolitan Division lead with two months to go in the regular season. Does Jim Rutherford have another trade or two in mind? Should the Pens consider standing still at the upcoming trade deadline for the first time since 2012? What's Pittsburgh's biggest strength and most glaring liability? Matt and Larry wrap the show with general NHL talk, including their feelings on who may be ready for a sprint to the finish, and some discussion on Pittsburgh's college hockey team, the RMU Colonials.

  • 00:42

    Burgh Brew: Talking Hockey with Alan Saunders of Pittsburgh Sporting News

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    Hockey reporter Alan Saunders of Pittsburgh Sporting News is the latest guest on the Burgh Brew interview series. Saunders, who covers the Penguins and Robert Morris University men's hockey for PSN, joins City of Champions Radio host Matt Gajtka to discuss the state of local pucks. In particular, the guys will assess the Pens' postseason potential, how they've adjusted to a new coach and several personnel changes, and what they might need to add before the NHL trade deadline. Also, Matt and Alan look into the strong season for RMU, which is in line to win its first regular-season conference championship in 11 years of Division I play. 

  • 00:33

    Gospel of Hockey: Assessing the opening month of the 2014-15 season

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    City of Champions co-editors and certifiable hockey nuts Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder return for the fifth season of the Gospel of Hockey podcast! The guys look at the opening month of the NHL season, focusing in on the Pittsburgh Penguins and their adjustments to fresh coaching and new teammates. Have the Pens performed above or below expectations through seven games? What has been solid and what can they stand to improve? After a quick look around the league, Matt and Larry talk some local college hockey, with the Robert Morris University men's program off to the best start in team history and the Colonial women hoping they can continue their recent strong play as their conference schedule begins.

  • 00:46

    Gospel of Hockey: Pittsburgh Penguins plus RMU, Penn State playoffs

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    The Hockey Evangelist Matt Gajtka and the Puck Prophet Larry Snyder face off again to talk Pittsburgh-area pucks and the hockey world at large. The guys welcome USHL analyst and all-around sports maven Matt Lipcsak to the Gospel of Hockey to talk Penguins, NHL, college and junior pucks.

  • 00:46

    Gospel of Hockey: RMU men's coach Derek Schooley

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    The Robert Morris University men's hockey team will be in the spotlight next week, and Colonials head coach Derek Schooley joins Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder to discuss. The Three Rivers Classic features four Division I hockey teams for the first time, as the puck will drop at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center Dec. 27-28 with RMU, Miami, Ohio State and Penn State all eager to show their skills. How has the program gone about promoting the first-of-its-kind event? How have Schooley and the Colonials prepared themselves for the big stage? Matt and Larry also ask Derek about the season thus far, the growth of the sport in western Pennsylvania and what RMU is planning for March, when it hosts the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time. Plus, stay tuned after the interview for the weekly Local Hockey Report, featuring updates on junior, college and pro hockey from throughout the region!

  • 00:46

    Gospel of Hockey: 3 Rivers Classic review, 2013 reset

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    The Gospel of Hockey starts 2013 with a quick look back at the Three Rivers Classic before stepping forward into the "second half" of the hockey season for local teams and programs. Hockey Evangelist Matt Gajtka and Puck Prophet Larry Snyder discuss the future of college hockey in the Pittsburgh area and whether RMU has become a major player in the Tri-State sports scene, plus more fallout from the success of the showcase at CONSOL Energy Center. Matt and Larry then dig into the ongoing World Junior Championship in Russia, where the United States will skate for gold against defending champ Sweden on Saturday. Where does America's semifinal win over Canada rank on the list of significant steps foward for USA Hockey? The guys will also debate whether the NHL has caused lasting damage to the sport even if the league resumes later this month, as is speculated. Finally, stay tuned for the Local Hockey Report, featuring updates on junior, college and pro teams from the region.

  • 00:45

    Gospel of Hockey: Robert Morris hockey coach Derek Schooley

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    College hockey is the topic of the day on the latest edition of the Gospel of Hockey podcast. Co-hosts Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder welcome Robert Morris University men's hockey coach Derek Schooley to the program to discuss RMU's growing reputation in NCAA Division I. The Colonials' eighth season of Division I hockey featured new heights for the program, as Schooley's team won its first-ever postseason series and reached the Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinal round. How will RMU build on the success of 2011-12 and what are the team's prospects and projections for next season? What has been coach Schooley's long-term strategy for constructing this program, a task he started in 2003? How is Robert Morris preparing to host two big events next season, the Pittsburgh College Hockey Invitational and the NCAA Frozen Four? Find the answers to these questions and more on today's Gospel of Hockey!

  • 00:57

    ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY HOW TO Get YOUR VET Education NOW

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    ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY of Illinois presents:
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