USA Hockey Magazine Podcast: Mike Hastings

Timeline of Episode with U.S. World Junior Head Coach Mike Hastings

USA Hockey Magazine Podcast

Mike Hastings, December 20, 2018

Podcast Timeline


This podcast features Mike Hastings, who's leading the U.S. into the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Hastings also serves as the head coach of Minnesota State-Mankato, who is currently ranked No. 8 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine men's college hockey poll. Hastings talks the process of evaluating players, the difficulty of making cuts and the team's identity and style of play in the latest episode of the USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.


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[0:00-0:42] Intro and introduction


[0:43-1:32] On how the team's looking


[1:33-2:21] On the difficulty of cutting players


[2:22-4:04] On the challenge of balancing competition and chemistry in the summer showcase, preliminary camp


[4:05-5:18] On the team's identity, their style of play


[5:19-7:22] On the vital importance of chemistry in a short tournament, the team's We > Me mentality


[7:23-9:59] On being on a coaching staff his first World Juniors in 2003 with legendary coaches Lou Vairo and Jeff Sauer


[10:00-11:21] On what makes the World Juniors such a special tournament


[11:22-13:34] On Brady Tkachuk being in the NHL and the depth of USA Hockey


[13:35-14:14] Outro


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