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The WinCity Sports Podcast

The WinCity Sports Podcast

Author: Drake D'Amore

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Interviews with Windsor's athletes, coaches, and more. Hosted by Drake D'Amore. #WINCITY
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A former local Jr. B & C hockey player for the LaSalle Vipers and Lakeshore Canadiens, later a Florida Gulf Coast Eagle, but now Osteopath at CCC Chiropractic in Tecumseh, Spencer Jean, joins Drake on the pod (08:39) after one of Drake's appointments. The two chat about Spencer's life growing up in Windsor, hockey career, and practice as a doctor. Spencer is also the author of 'The Untold Truth', telling his story while documenting memories he was concerned about losing due to his history of concussions that ultimately lead to the end of his career as a player. Learn how this Windsorite is helping the athletes of the future through his experiences, yet-alone the community of Windsor-Essex.
Harrow, Ontario raised is the former Jr. C. hockey player, professional figure skater, and Columbus Blue Jackets skating coach, Lee Harris, joins Drake (04:37) on the podcast to chat about growing up in the Windsor area, his hockey and figure skating career, and coaching skating in Ohio. On top of working with the Blue Jackets, Lee also trains the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, the Ohio State Buckeyes hockey teams, and local figure skaters.  
WCS EP 210 - Jaime D

WCS EP 210 - Jaime D

2020-10-2947:31

Jaime Dauncey, better known as Jaime D or Sirelda in Border City Wrestling and IMPACT! Wrestling joins Drake on the phone (05:26) to chat about growing up in Windsor, her wrestling career, what she's doing now and what the future may hold. Jaime tells tales of befriending and learning from legends like Hulk Hogan, Superstar Billy Graham, and Afa Anoa'i.
Although it was short lived, Detroit native Tony Curtale was the head coach of our Windsor Spitfires in a tranisitional time, sitting on the bench for one of the Spits most played YouTube clips of all time. A long-time junior hockey coach and former player, Tony joins Drake on the podcast (07:35) to chat about his playing and coaching career, time with the Spits, success as a coach, and what he is doing today. 
Head coach, Director of Operations, and one of the founders of The Essex Ravens Football Club, Glen Mills is the guest of WinCity Sports. Drake joined Glen (05:58) at his Essex home to talk about the inception and history of The Essex Ravens, the accomplishments and cool experiences he's had in his career, and what the future holds for the Ravens and youth football. 
Windsor born, Kingsville raised, is Meghan Agosta. The 3x women's hockey gold medalist joins Drake (07:00) on the phone to chat about various topics. From growing up in Windsor-Essex to becoming a trailblazer in women's hockey. Meghan recalls wanting to play the game at a young age, making it to the Olympics and winning gold on 3 consecutive occasions, the NHL Skills Competition in 2020, and so much more. 
Human Performance Expert, coach, radio host, and former lacrosse player, Brad Vaillancourt joins Drake on the podcast (05:48) from BC to talk about growing up in Windsor, playing for the Warlocks, coaching the Lancers women's hockey team, and making it out to Vancouver as a performance coach and starting a radio program based on it. 
When the Windsor Spitfires returned to Junior A hockey for the OHA's 1975-76 season, Chris Kotsopoulos was part of the expansion team with other Windsor hockey legends including Joel Quenneville and Mark Renaud, among others. Chris went on to play in the NHL for 10 seasons with the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and briefly with the Detroit Red Wings. The Toronto native chats with Drake (06:40) about his hockey career and his love for Rock n' Roll music. 
WCS EP 204 - Kevin Shea

WCS EP 204 - Kevin Shea

2020-08-0601:06:20

Hockey Hall of Fame Historian, author of many hockey books including The Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club: Official Centennial Publication, radio personality, CJAMmer, and so much more; Kevin Shea joins Drake (05:02) on Zoom to chat about various topics. Kevin was born and raised in Windsor and eventually ended up working as a Hockey Historian. The two tend to talk and share stories about Windsor sports, The Maple Leafs, music, broadcasting and more. 
The conversation picks up where it left off with former Spitfire and pro hockey player Mike MacIntyre (05:18) from episode 198 of the podcast. Plus, Drake gathers up as much local sports news as possible from the past 2 weeks. 
After interviewing local lacrosse player, Josh Jubenville, at the beginning of WinCity Sports, Drake thought it was time to catch up after following his career from that day to making it to the NLL today. Josh joins Drake on the phone (05:42) to talk about growing up in Windsor, playing junior, university, and pro lacrosse, and playing for the NLL's Toronto Rock. 
Andre "Gorgeous" Gorges, a former pro boxer, sits down with Drake (4:35) at Border City Boxing Club to chat about his boxing career, fighting some of the best in the world today, travelling for the sport, and how he is still involved in the sport and finally making some profit off it! 
Long-time local reporter for CTV, among other ventures, Bob Bellacicco joins Drake on the phone (09:05) to chat about his career in journalism, some of his favorite local sports moments including the 2017 Memorial Cup, and various events he's been able to cover. Bob is not specifically a sports news guy, but covers all kinds of news. Of course, he's had a similar passion for sports both locally and recreational in his lifetime.  
CFL and NCAA Alumni with the University of Maryland and various teams, but mostly known for his time with the Montreal Alouettes, Mike Carter, joins Drake on the phone (03:27) to talk about growing up in Windsor/LaSalle, his entire football career from high school to college to pro, his athletic family including OJ Atowge and Stephen Ademolu, and what he is doing today. 
From the home of a former Windsor Spitfire, Lancer, Soo Greyhound, and pro hockey player, Mike MacIntyre, he and Drake chat (08:07) abut his upbringing, playing in the OHL, and just some of his crazy ride in pro hockey between the SPHL, CHL, and ECHL. 
Olympic qualified wrestler Jordie Steen joins Drake on the phone (05:26) to chat about growing up in Windsor, his stellar wrestling career, and making it to the Olympics. Jordie follows his parents as Olympic athletes, coming from a very athletic family. 
The Windsor-Essex Community Development Corporation's Manager of Investments & Corporate Marketing, Ryan Donally, is a former Windsor Spitfires captain and NHL draftee. Ryan joins Drake on the phone (04:43) to talk about growing up in Windsor, his hockey career, and what he is doing now. 
Correct me if I'm wrong: Windsor's only NASCAR driver, and the most winning foreign-born driver in NASCAR's top three series, Ron Fellows, joins Drake on the phone (06:45) to talk about briefly growing up in Windsor, starting a career in racing, his success in the sport, and what he's doing today. 
Can Am Wrestling School graduate and former BCW TV Champion, Chris Sabin, joins Drake on the podcast (05:38) to talk about his beginnings in the world of professional wrestling starting in Windsor training and performing for Border City Wrestling. 
Former Canadian National and Olympic field hockey player, born in Windsor, and now physical education teacher, Sharon Creelman joins Drake on the phone (06:13) to chat about the sport of field hockey, moving through the ranks to Nationals, popularity of the sport, and how she's using it in her 9-5 now at Appleby College in Oakville. 
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