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Author: Jessi Pierce, Alexis Pearson, and Fred Veinfurt

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Raising the bar on top-shelf hockey content with Jessi Pierce and Alexis Pearson. Covering all things hockey with a Minnesota lean.
62 Episodes
The Minnesota Wild are back in action and our guest Kirsten Krull joins us to talk about her new role with the team. We’ve got lip lettuce, Lake Tahoe, and slick skates to talk about too, all in episode 61.
Mikko Koivu has officially retired, should his number be retired too? NHL Covid updates and Jeff Baidoo of the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Hockey joins us to talk about his new role in creating more equality in the sport we all love.
We’ve been here before: COVID tries to steal hockey from us yet again but never fear, KARE 11’s Dave Schwartz is ready to suit up for your hockey entertainment. Dave joins us to talk the sports broadcast and hockey coaching lifestyle, and Jessi and Alexis debate best goal cellys.
We absolutely LOVE to see the game of hockey grow; that’s why we couldn’t be more excited to have Pato, assistant captain of the Kenya Ice Lions, join us to talk all about the sport’s growth in a very untraditional market. That plus your Whitecaps/Wild updates, plus we cast more way too early votes for Kaprizov for Calder.
Alexis is back on the air, Jessi’s back at the X, all seems right in the hockey world. We’ve got news from both the NHL and NWHL, plus badass Boston Pride president Hayley Moore joins us to talk about her new role in the AHL.
The future is here! We talk with Minnesota Wild prospect and World Champion Matt Boldy about what it felt like to win gold and his excitement about coming to the State of Hockey. And what are we excited about this season? Other than Kirill Kaprizov of course.
Training camp is just about in the books and the 2020-21 season is finally upon us. We talk Wild with guest Kevin Falness and continue on the Matt Boldy cheer train with a gold medal recap.
One year, 365 days, 12 months — 2020 was a doozy in a lot of ways but it also brought us to you! Our inaugural guest Jamie Hersch helps us celebrate the one-year mark at Bardown Beauties in episode 54.
#53. HULL...Jude Hull

#53. HULL...Jude Hull


Another Minnesota Wild player is out indefinitely, and sadly the youth sports pause continues a bit longer. But don’t worry, our guest Jude Hull (yes, of that Hull bloodline) helps cheer us up in episode 53.
How do you even introduce our episode 52 guest? You don’t. When it’s legend Doc Emrick, you let him introduce himself. We’ll hear some new stories from Doc, plus: Kaprizov skates in St. Paul and playing a game of is it Nick or Nico? Two forwards confusing us with their uncanny resemblance as the Minnesota Wild get back on the ice at TRIA
Kaprizov has landed stateside, outdoor NHL games, and we've got NWHL AND Bardown Beauties jerseys to talk about. Plus is 'The Tourney' going to happen in 2021? LA Scout and growth inclusion specialist Blake Bolden also joins to tell us how she has managed to be such a kickass woman in hockey.
Former Gopher and NHL blueliner Keith Ballard joins us to celebrate milestone episode 50 where we find out if he really majored in underwater basket weaving as suggested by Paul Martin...That, plus college hockey and NWHL bubbles, Kendall Coyne breaking more glass ceilings & the Minnesota Wild tendy debate.
A pause for our local rinks, but could the NHL be close to finalizing a firmer schedule of return? Star Tribune reporter David La Vaque joins us to talk about high school sports coverage and his book, ‘Tourney Time’ in episode 49
Dave Starman gives us his pizza breakdown and NCAA return to the ice outlook as college hockey gets underway. Plus, retro jersey love, mascot debate update and your questions for the Beauts answered all in our 48th episode.
14-year retired NHL vet Paul Martin joins us from the bench of his alma mater, Gopher Hockey, to talk college puck, and Jessi and Alexis dive into NHL return scenarios and debate the Minnesota Wild’s best blue-liners.
We weigh in on the great Minnesota Wild uni debate, does Mitch Miller deserve redemption, the loss of Travis Roy. Our guest this week is USA Hockey’s Katie Million, Director of Women’s National Team Programs for the U.S. Women’s Team.
We’re back and bigger and better than ever. Boston Bruins forward and Minnesota’s longtime favorite sweetheart Charlie Coyle helps us kick off Season 2 with talk on free agency, trades, bubble life and pondering whether or not the Winter Classic actually makes it to Minnesota in 2022...
So close to starting a brand new season of Bardown Beauties Podcast! Only one more item of business left before moving on. Jessi gets to pick her favorite moments from Season 1, and some of these are a doozy. Among her picks includes appearances from Jamie Hersch, Carly Zucker, Wes Walz, and Richard Park. Plus, Alexis forgets what a power washer is.
As the NHL 2020 season comes to a close and a Stanley Cup champion crowned, Bardown Beauties is closing the door on our inaugural season. We are taking the time to look back on some of our favorite guests and moments. Alexis took the time to go through and pick out her top celebrities and stories including Marcus Foligno (of course...), Pete Blackburn, Kevin Gorg, Bruce Boudreau, and Devin Dubnyk.
Lightning strikes the Cup and are more Wild players (i.e. Devan Dubnyk) on the move? Plus, we preview the 2020 NHL draft with ESPN’s Chris Peters.
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