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SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Previewing 2021-22 season for the Syracuse Crunch (podcast)

In this episode, recorded Sunday, September 12th, 2021, Alex Ackerman serves up all the news that has happened since the previous podcast. She briefly addresses the team’s decision to only allow vaccinated individuals into games this season (something she covered more fully ... MORE
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SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Getting caught up on off season news as new AHL season approaches (podcast)

In this episode Alex keeps it low-key. It’s the end of August, so hockey is in its usual doldrums before training camp and preseason madness start. Alex welcomes these quiet days after the uncertainty of last summer, and uses this episode to ... MORE
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SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Tampa Bay Lightning’s success doesn’t come without Syracuse Crunch (podcast)

This episode, the first of season four, is a little different than Alex’s usual episode format. It comes to you in two parts: The first, features a chat with Matthew Esteves of Raw Charge. Matt and Alex discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning’s recent string ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Obstacles facing AHL looking ahead to 2021-22 season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Obstacles facing AHL looking ahead to 2021-22 season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded July 19th, 2021, Alex welcomes back AHL writer Patrick Williams. The two of them cap off the final episode of season three of the podcast with a chat about where the league has been, where it might be ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Discussing how the AHL, Crunch have shaped the Tampa Bay Lightning (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Discussing how the AHL, Crunch have shaped the Tampa Bay Lightning (podcast)

In this episode, Alex takes a look at how the American Hockey League and the Syracuse Crunch have shaped the Lightning. There’s a reason 24 players currently on the Lightning’s roster have at least some AHL experience in their pasts. The league ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Speaking in certainties about 2021-22 season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Speaking in certainties about 2021-22 season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded June 22nd, 2021, Alex covers what is known about the upcoming 2021-22 season for Syracuse and the American Hockey League. She discusses this from a few different angles. She starts with players who, barring an off season trade, ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking ahead to the looming questions for 2021-22 (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking ahead to the looming questions for 2021-22 (podcast)

In this episode, recorded June 8th, 2021, Alex begins to break down Syracuse’s potential roster for the 2021-22 season. With NHL Free Agency scheduled for July 28th, she looks at the big questions for the Crunch through the lens of the unrestricted ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded May 25-26, Alex starts off by taking a look back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season. She recaps the major storylines that impacted the team – storylines that didn’t actually involve COVID-19 that much, surprisingly – and marvels ... MORE
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SYRACUSE SPEAKS: The man behind the camera for Crunch hockey (podcast)

In this episode Alex welcomes photographer Scott Thomas to the podcast. Scott has been shooting the Crunch since 2012, but has a long history of taking photos at various sporting events. Since starting with the organization, Scott has been all around the ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Making Crunch fans proud (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Making Crunch fans proud (podcast)

In this episode, recorded April 28, Alex ends up having to preempt her own episode when news breaks right before she had the chance to put the episode together. In a flurry a moves, the Florida Panthers rather dramatically changed the look ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: The Crunch are playing for pride, and a few new faces (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: The Crunch are playing for pride, and a few new faces (podcast)

In this episode we begin the podcast by discussing the most recent Crunch news and notes, including Syracuse owner Howard Dolgon’s affirmation that the Crunch will not be participating in the AHL’s 2021 postseason. We take a look at how COVID has- ... MORE
Teaching at South Seneca, reporting on AHL’s Syracuse Crunch: Ackerman fills many important roles

Teaching at South Seneca, reporting on AHL’s Syracuse Crunch: Ackerman fills many important roles

Editor’s Note: Ackerman hosts a podcast, which is syndicated on FingerLakes1.com. Check it out by clicking here, or subscribing so you never miss an episode by clicking here. Alexandra Ackerman is a teacher in the South Seneca Central School District. She can ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Crunch writer Hardey Lad on sta

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Crunch writer Hardev Lad on status of team, life covering AHL hockey (podcast)

In this episode, recorded March 18 and 23, Alex welcomes writer Hardev Lad onto the podcast. Hardev is the current Crunch contributor for Raw Charge, a SB Nation blog that covers the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. Raw Charge has reported on the ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Alexandra Ackerman talks Syracuse Speaks podcast, future of

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Alexandra Ackerman talks time covering Crunch, future of AHL hockey in Syracuse (podcast)

This week we sit down with one of the newest members of our podcast network: Alexandra Ackerman is a life-long fan of the Syracuse Crunch.  Beyond spending a vast majority of her life as a fan of the team- she has also professionally ... MORE
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SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Patrick Williams talks with Alex Ackerman about Crunch & AHL (podcast)

In this episode, recorded on March 9 Alex spends the time conversing with Patrick Williams. Patrick has been covering the American Hockey League for many years, and is just about one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to the league ... MORE