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  • Scratch x PBHT Crossover (ft. Rowjay)

    The guys from The Link’s Pressbox Hat Trick sports podcast, Tristan D’Amours and Alex Perez, teamed up with the creator of The Scratch blog, Julian McKenzie, to make the first PBHT-Scratch crossover on episode 71 of PBHT. On the podcast, the boys welcome Montreal rapper Rowjay. They talk about the influence of sports in his music, his appearance on the Major League Soccer web series The Movement and his upcoming track Pokemon Go, dropping on Sunday.

  • PBHT 71: The PBHT/The Scratch Crossover Edition (ft. Rowjay)

    It’s the first ever crossover between The Link’s Pressbox Hat Trick and Scratch hip hop blog on episode 71! Tristan and Alex are joined by Julian McKenzie (THE RETURN OF JULIAN!!!) to interview Montreal rapper Rowjay. They talk about his appearance on the Major League Soccer web series The Movement, as well as his relationship with sports and his new track coming out Sunday.

  • PBHT70: The Rio Update #1 & First Impressions Edition

    Tristan D’Amours and Safia Ahmad discuss the medals won by Canada at the Rio Olympics. In the 2nd segment, Tristan and Safia are joined by assistant news editor Vince Morello, sports writer Harrison Milo Rahajason and sports editor Alex Perez to talk about the first impression of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber at Michel Therien’s golf tournament.

  • PBHT69: The Rio Edition

    Tristan D’Amours, Safia Ahmad and Alex Perez talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. What are they looking forward to the most? What is up with the goddamn water? Who the hell gave both the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics to the same people in so little time??? The trio also talks about Safia’s latest Link newspaper feature in which she interview former Concordia Stinger and Rugby sevens Olympian for Canada, Bianca Farella

  • PBHT68: The Listicle Edition

    Back on Ep.50 of the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast, founding co-host Julian McKenzie laid out the idea to list out our favourite sports. Well, on Ep.68 Tristan D’Amours and Safia Ahmad do just that: A top 10 list of each other’s favourite sports. Curveballs and surprises included.

  • PBHT67: The (No) NWSL to Montreal/Vancouver? Edition (ft. Jorge Sanchez, Harjeet Johal)

    We talk women’s soccer on Ep.67 of Pressbox Hat Trick! Montreal Impact president and owner Joey Saputo mentioned during Wednesday night’s Meet the Members event that he passed on the opportunity to bring a women’s soccer franchise to Montreal. To talk about the situation and the new developments with the Quebec Soccer Federation, Tristan and Safia welcome good friend of the pod and Concordia Stingers women’s soccer coach Jorge Sanchez. Tristan also talks to Harjeet Johal of Red Nation Online and The Equalizer to talk about the similar situation that took place in Vancouver with the Whitecaps.

  • PBHT66: The FC Montreal Panel Edition (ft. Sofiane Benzaza, Kevin Laramee, Arcadio Marcuzzi)

    The biggest FC Montreal panel yet just happened on episode 66 of the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast! With Tristan to talk about the Montreal Impact’s United Soccer League affiliate are: Sofiane Benzaza, colour commentator for FC Montreal and managing editor of Mount Royal Soccer, Kevin Laramee, head of the Sports Podcasting Network, and Arcadio Marcuzzi, colour commentator for Impact game on 98.5 FM and founder of lefooteur.com

  • PBHT 65: The Free Agent Frenzy Edition

    It’s a “Beasts of the East” special on episode 65! The two boys from the East End, Tristan and Vince, talk about what happened in the NHL free agency period which started on July 1. Who are the winners? Who are the losers? Will Alex Radulov be a bust or a top 10 winger in the league?

  • PBHT 64: The P.K. Subban Edition

    While Montreal still mourns the P.K. Subban trade, Tristan, Vince and Safia talk about all the aspect of the move and the effects on and off the ice. They talk about the positives, negatives, and give their opinions on the deal. They also chip in on what Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin should do on the July 1 free agency period.

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  • PBHT 63: The Julian’s Farewell Edition (ft. Larry King, Marshall Ferguson, Bob Weeks)

    It’s Julian’s last episode as a co-host of the Pressbox Hat Trick and it’s a MASSIVE show. Tristan speaks to TSN golf analyst Bob Weeks about the US Open, the boys speak to TSN 1150 Hamilton’s Marshall Ferguson to preview the CFL and we feature Julian’s exclusive interview with none other than Larry King!

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    Music by: Guggenz, Handbook, NonStopMusic production company (for the Larry King Live theme song), and Phoenix.

  • PBHT 62: The Julie Chu Edition (ft. Julie Chu)

    It’s Episode 62 of the Pressbox Hat Trick! On the show this week, Tristan D’Amours, Julian McKenzie and Safia Ahmad sit down with Montreal Canadiennes player and new full-time head coach of the Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team, Julie Chu. She definitely is the most decorated person to ever appear on PBHT!

  • PBHT 61: The Futsal Edition (ft. Kyt Selaidopoulos & Mike Vitulano)

    Tristan D’Amours, Alex Perez and Safia Ahmad are joined by head coach of the Canadian futsal national team Kyt Selaidopoulos and assistant coach Mike Vitulano to talk about their recent run in the FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifiers for CONCACAF and the state of futsal in Quebec and Canada. Oh, and a very tired Vince Morello drops by…

  • PBHT 60: The Stathblog Edition

    Tristan, Alex, Julian and Vince welcome Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks defensive end and creator of Stathblog.com Rashari Henry to talk about his new site. The boys also talk about the finals in both the NHL and the NBA.

  • The Link Up Mixtape

    It’s finally here. Our 15-track compilation tape is now up. The Link Up mixtape. Featuring tracks from Green Hypnotic, The Posterz, Lou Phelps, Wasiu, and more. Stream and follow our SoundCloud below.

  • PBHT 59: The New Coaches Edition (ft. Francois Ratier, Assistant Coach, Concordia Stingers)

    Tristan D’Amours, Julian McKenzie and Vince Morello talk about the two new coaches added to the Concordia Stingers program: Marc-André Élément, who had his interim tag taken off as head coach of the men’s hockey team, and François Ratier, who will be an assistant coach for the women’s rugby team while coaching the Canadian women’s National Team. Ratier stops by to talk to the crew, and the guys top it off with some Toronto Raptors talk.

  • PBHT 58: The East-West Bowl Edition

    Tristan, Alex, and Julian dedicate this whole podcast on last Saturday’s East-West Bowl, the first showcase of the year for the CIS senior class of 2017. Also on this podcast, soundbytes from: West offensive player of the game Tylor Henry of the Alberta Golden Bears, kicker who played for both East and West, Felix Menard-Briere of the Montreal Carabins and his teammate Sean Thomas-Erlington, East offensive player of the game, and Sam Narkaj, the lone Concordia Stingers representative.

  • PBHT57: The Toronto Wolfpack Edition (ft. Eric Perez, Founder & CEO)

    Tristan speaks to founder and CEO of the Toronto Wolfpack, Eric Perez of the team’s title of world’s first trans-atlantic sports franchise, their goals in England’s third tier of rugby, and a possible trans-atlantic rugby franchise for Montreal.

  • PBHT 56: The Young GM Edition

    Tristan, Alex and Safia talk about the hiring of John Chayka, the youngest ever general manager of an NHL team at the tender age of…26, by the Arizona Coyotes. They also talk NHL playoffs, the Bob Hartley firing and the outcome of the Semifinal round of the UEFA Champions League.

  • PBHT 55: The Broken Pen Edition

    Tristan, Safia, Julian and Alex (Yes it’s the return of the Plug!) talk about the Boston Marathon, the NHL and NBA playoffs, the Montreal Impact, and the Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla situation. Alex also breaks Tristan’s pen and he’s not too happy about it.

  • PBHT 54: The Olivier Hinse Edition

    Concordia Stingers men’s hockey captain Olivier Hinse (not Ricky Hinse…) joins the PBHT panel of Tristan D’Amours, Vince Morello, Julian McKenzie, and Safia Ahmad! They talk about Hinse’s fifth season with the Stingers, his path at Concordia, and his career as a whole.