Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for May 17

We're into the home stretch of this broadcast season, with only (counting this week) seven episodes left until the Locker Talk summer hiatus. Suppose we'd better make them count! Here's this week's lineup:

Locker Talk Guests for May 17/17
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair


1. The Regina Riot women’s football team hosts the arch rival Saskatoon Valkyries this weekend. Guests: Kris Hadesbeck (Assistant Coach) & Payton Kuster (DB). 

2. A preview of the 2017 Regina Highland Games, featuring the very popular heavy events competition. Guest: Jason Johnston (Organizer/Heavy Events Competitor). 

3. The Regina Red Sox open their 2017 training camp next week. Guest: Mitch MacDonald (Head Coach).

4. Ringside. Locker Talk’s monthly update on the world of amateur and professional boxing, with host Frank Fiacco (Lonsdale Boxing Club President). 

5. The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame unveils its 2017 class of inductees. Guest: Autumn McDowell (SSHF Communications Coordinator). 

6. Two University of Regina football players are getting set to attend their first CFL training camps. Guests: Jeremy Zver (B.C. Lions O lineman) & Mitchell Picton (Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver). 

7. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for May 10

Another star-studded lineup this week! As always, the show airs tonight at 6:00 and Saturday at noon on Access channel 7 in Regina.


Locker Talk Guests for May 10/17
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair


1. A preview of Showcase 2017, the first annual all-star weekend put on by Little League baseball organizations in Regina and Moose Jaw. Guests: Jim Cozman & Gerry Krismer (Showcase Organizing Committee).

2. A preview of the annual Campbell & Haliburton Kids of Steel Icebreaker Triathlon, hosted by the Regina Multisport Club. Guest: Terry Hooper (Race Director). 

3. A review of the Regina Thunder spring camp, and Can-Am Challenge weekend with the Concordia College Cobbers. Guests: Brent Glen (Defensive Coordinator) & Cody Erdelyan (Thunder linebacker). 

4. Locker Talk Fitness File. May edition, with hosts Daniel Ince & Michelle Espino (Driven Lifestyle Group). 

5. A review of the 2017 WCP Cup indoor soccer tournament from the perspective of the women’s division champs. Guests: Robert Westerman (Team Netherlands Manager) & Amanda Istead (Netherlands goalie). 

6. The O’Neill Titans capture a 10th straight city high school badminton team championship. Guests: Cindy Chung, Alma Bajenting & Sharmille Dimaano (Titans badminton players).

7. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for May 3

We're back with another new episode, after a quick one week hiatus. As per usual, the show airs tonight at 6:00 and Saturday at noon on Access channel 7 in Regina. Here's the lineup:


Locker Talk Guests for May 3/17
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair


1. The local swimming community hopes to keep more top athletes training at home via the newly-created Regina High Performance Swim Fund. Guest: Abderrahmane Tissira (U of R swim team head coach). 

2. The University of Regina Rams football team held its annual spring camp this weekend, welcoming the largest recruiting class in the history of the program. Reporter: Mitchell Blair.

3. The Prairie Hockey Academy, Saskatchewan’s first Hockey Canada sports school, opens its doors this fall. Guest: Justin Simpkins (PHA President). 

4. Access 7 Sports Plays of the Month.

5. Members of the local lawn bowling community breathe a collective sigh of relief, as the City of Regina reconsiders a plan to shut down the local lawn bowling greens. The club also hosts its annual open house this coming weekend. Guests: Keith Roney & Brandon Watson (Regina Lawn Bowling Club board members). 

6. A preview of the 2017 Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic. Guest: Pat Fiacco (Regina Boxing Club VP).

7. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for April 19

Football coaching duties prevented me from hosting this week's show. I bet that news increased your interest level in tuning in!

Anyway, the show - hosted by Mitchell Blair and Carlo Palazzo - hits the Access 7 airwaves tonight at 6:00 and Saturday at noon. Here's the lineup:


Locker Talk Guests for April 19/17
Hosts: Mitchell Blair & Carlo Palazzo


1. The Regina Riot women’s football team gets set to launch the 2017 WWCFL season. Guests: Morgan Bunce (Defensive Coordinator) & Karlie Jackson (Defensive back).

2. Locker Talk Fitness File. April edition, with hosts Daniel Ince & Michelle Espino (Driven Lifestyle Group).

3. Ringside. Locker Talk’s monthly look at the world of amateur and professional boxing. With host Frank Fiacco (Lonsdale Boxing Club President). 

4. The Film Room. Locker Talk’s resident movie buff Carlo Palazzo offers his thoughts on another cinematic classic. This time: Rollerball

5. The Extreme Hockey Regina Capitals capture bronze medals at the Keystone Cup western hockey championship tournament. Guests: Mitch Topinka (Assistant coach), Cody Hegion (Caps forward) & Austin Brown (Caps defenceman).

6. Saskatchewan celebrates its first-ever national senior women’s water polo championship. Guests: Adrien VanDyke & Breanna Dupperon (Team Sask players). 

7. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for April 12

Here's the lineup for our humble broadcast offering this week. Once again, the show airs tonight at 6:00 and Saturday at noon on Access channel 7 in Regina.


Locker Talk Guests for April 12/17
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair

1. Golf courses in the Regina area are getting set for the 2017 season. Guest: Bryan Raymond (Flowing Springs Golf Greens). 

2. The Regina Christian School Grizzlies celebrate their 3rd provincial senior boys 3A basketball championship in the past five years. Guests: Geoff Glasspell (Head Coach), Josh Robertson & Josh Spelay (Grizzlies players).

3. The Regina Pat Canadians have advanced to the Telus Cup national midget AAA hockey championship tournament for the second time in three years. Guests: Keith Dore (Assistant coach), Alex Kannock-Leipert (Captain-defenceman) & Matt Chekay (Ass’t Captain-forward).

4. The Regina Capitals have advanced to the Keystone Cup western Canada junior B hockey championship tournament. Guest: Jeff MacPherson (General Manager). 

5. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for April 5


Thanks to Carlo Palazzo for pinch-hitting for co-host Mitchell Blair this week. As per usual, the show airs tonight at 6 pm and Saturday at noon on Access channel 7 in Regina. Here's the lineup:

Locker Talk Guests for April 5/17
Co-Host: Carlo Palazzo

1. The Regina Pats gear up for the second round of the WHL playoffs. Guest: Stacey Cattell (Chief Operating Officer). 

2. The Campbell Tartans celebrate a provincial high school 5A senior boys basketball championship. Guests: Jesse Trussler & Justin Myles (Tartans players). 

3. A preview of the 2017 Paul Woldu and Friends Football Camp. Guest: Paul Woldu (Camp Director). 

4. A preview of the 2017 WMBL season for the Regina Red Sox. Guest: Mitch MacDonald (Head Coach). 

5. For Pete’s Sake. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for March 29


Another action-packed episode of Regina's favourite (ie: only) one hour local sports magazine show hits the Access 7 airwaves tonight at 6:00. It will air again Saturday at noon - double the fun! To further entice you, here is this week's lineup: 

Locker Talk Guests for March 29/17
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair


1. A chat with the new president of Basketball Saskatchewan. Guest: Jeremy Sundeen (Basketball Sask President). 

2. The Film Room. Locker Talk sports movie reviewer Carlo Palazzo offers his thoughts on another cinematic classic. This time: The Sandlot.

3. The long-awaited review of the University of Regina athletics programs has been released. Now what happens? Guest: Harold Riemer (Dean, Kinesiology & Health Studies). 

4. The LeBoldus Golden Suns capture a fourth straight city senior boys high school basketball championship. Guests: Nick Barnard & Lucas Turchet (Suns Players). 

5. The Campbell Tartans capture a fourth straight city senior girls high school basketball championship. Guests: Claire Douglas, Randi Debert & Allie Epp (Tartans players). 

6. A preview of the 2017 WCP Cup indoor soccer tournament, which kicks off this week in Regina. Guests: Sarah Novak (Team Scotland – Women) & Jarvis Huyghebaert (Team Canada – Men). 

7. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Locker Talk lineup for March 22

If you're looking for an alternative to wall-to-wall (unintentional pun!) coverage of the provincial and federal budgets tonight, why not meet some interesting people in the local sporting community? Our show airs tonight at 6:00 and Saturday at noon on Access channel 7 in Regina. Here's the lineup:


Locker Talk Guests for March 22/17
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair


1. A post-mortem on the 2016/17 season for the University of Regina track and field team. Guests: Ben Rumpel & Ty Pederson (Cougar track athletes). 

2. A pair of Regina authors have launched a new book entitled Football in Focus: Five Decades of Filming Pro Games. Guests: Darrell Davis & John Solilo (Authors).

3. The O’Neill Titans are the kingpins of Regina high school wrestling again, capturing their fifth straight boys and girls city championships. Guests: Sara Tokarz & Jake Hall (Titan wrestlers). 

4. It’s going to be another busy spring for Football Saskatchewan, as interest in the sport is growing across the board. Guest: Mike Thomas (Football Sask Director of Operations). 

5. Ringside. Locker Talk’s monthly look at the world of amateur and professional boxing, with host Frank Fiacco (Lonsdale Boxing Club President). 

6. The Storm capture the 2016/17 Regina Adult Flag Football winter league championship, thanks to the efforts of the Kuski Air Force. Guests: Deron Kuski (Storm QB), Andrew Kuski (Storm REC) & Brayden Kuski (Storm REC). 

7. The Blair Necessities. Locker Talk’s weekly sports commentary.