Podcast Episode 11: WHA – World Hockey Association (Part 1)

A must listen episode where Cam Connor shares his thoughts on what was the NHL’s rival league – the World Hockey Association (WHA). Was it really a rival league, what made the WHA work and what led to it’s downfall.

This episode includes what may be Cam’s best story yet – a story of an epic bench brawl involving the Hanson Brothers (from the movie Slapshot), Barry Dean, Paul Holmgren, and Curt Brackenbury. Yes, the WHA was really that tough of a league.

Cam answers questions about participating in the Sports All Star edition of Wipeout Canada; advice for someone trying to make the NHL and did the WHA really play with BLUE pucks?

Also, who did Cam say was a tasmanian devil to fight?

Part 2 includes Cam’s time with the legendary Gordie Howe and Howe’s two sons in the WHA.

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Episode 3 – Rowdy Roddy Piper (Part 1 – The early years)

Cam shares his favorite stories of his friendship with wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper. In part 1, Cam talks about the early years with Rod, including how they met – by brawling of course. From hitchhiking to Toronto to picking dandelions to use as heat for Rod’s first wrestling match, we hope you enjoy getting to know this special friendship.

Also Cam talks about signing contracts and the huge mistakes he made that cost him thousands and thousands of dollars.

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Episode 2 – Cam Connor shares his best Wayne Gretzky stories & why Cam took figuring skating lessons

Cam shares some behind the scene stories of his time with Wayne Gretzky, including the time Glen Sather asked him to take a young Gretzky out for drinks. He also mixes in a great Kevin Lowe story as well and comments on how impressive the new Rogers Place arena is in Edmonton.

Cam discusses why he took figure skating lessons and he reflects on what the city and people of Houston mean to him.

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Episode 1 – Dave Semenko Tribute & Why Cam chose the WHA over the Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

Welcome to the first episode of the View from the Penalty Box with former NHL hockey player Cam Connor. This episode is a quick introduction of what the View from the Penalty Box with Cam Connor is all about.

Cam discusses the recent passing of Dave Semenko; why Cam chose the WHA over the NHL/Montreal Canadiens; and talks about playing junior hockey in Flin Flon, Manitoba.

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Twitter: CamConnorNHL