On this week’s podcast we welcome Mike McMahon to talk college hockey. Mike is a senior writer for College Hockey News and runs his own website The Mack Report, covering Merrimack College Athletics.

Mike and Justin go back a few years, back when they used to see each other every weekend at college hockey rinks around New England. Justin covering UMass Lowell hockey and McMahon covering Merrimack College.

Naturally, Justin would have Mike on the podcast to talk college hockey. This episode they chat about the upcoming season, the effect of COVID-19 on hockey and other college sports and what we can expect to see this season.

Additionally, Mike and Justin have a passion for Mixed Martial Arts and have worked alongside each other covering UFC and local cards over the years. So the two did chat a bit of local MMA, including Massachusetts own Calvin Kattar, as well.

SIDE NOTE: Mike and Justin talked off air about how the world works so fast and recording a day or two before releasing a podcast can run into missing something. This happened during this week’s podcast. Congrats to Connor Hellebuyck, former UMass Lowell River Hawk, on winning the Vezina Trophy (Best NHL Goaltender). This marks the first time in history an alumni of UMass Lowell has taken home the award!

Follow Mike McMahon on Twitter. You can also follow The Mack Report on Twitter and visit their website.

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