How does a young man born in Texas, moved as an infant to France, then raised in Irvine, become a professional hockey player? You’ll find out the answer to that pro hockey riddle on this week’s Gulls In Flight, your weekly San Diego Gulls Hockey Club podcast. Join the “Voice of the Gulls” Craig Elsten and color partner B.J. MacPherson for a review of the most wild and exciting week in the Gulls’ AHL history, as the team played–and won–three straight overtime sudden death games. You’ll hear on the podcast from Gulls head coach Dallas Eakins and overtime scoring star Mike Sgarbossa on what makes 3-on-3 sudden death OT so exciting, and so different from a strategic standpoint to regulation hockey.
Then in our feature interview, you’ll meet Nic Kerdiles, who is a living, breathing example of Wayne Gretzky’s influence on hockey in Southern California. At age 8, Kerdiles was learning street hockey at a rink with Gretzky’s name in Orange County, and his circuitous and unlikely journey has led him to the doorstep of the league that helped make Gretzky famous. Get in depth with the hottest team in San Diego! It’s Gulls In Flight #20: Nic Kerdiles!