HockDish: Episode 5 - Ben Hankinson

Welcome to Hockdish, the casserole of hockey podcasts! In this episode, former University of Minnesota and NHL player Ben Hankinson joins the show!

Ben is currently a certified NHLPA player agent, the USA Director of Player Representation for Octagon Hockey, and also one of the founders of the Da Beauty League, an outlet for Division I, American Hockey League and NHL players to get ice time during the offseason.


In This Episode:

  • Playing together for the Gophers [3:00]
  • Being an NHL Agent [10:00]
  • Da Beauty League [25:00]


HockDish is a weekly hockey podcast with Stanley Cup winner Tom Chorske, who will bring in people from around the entire world of hockey in this interview-format podcast! The Hock Dish, available now from Zone Coverage.

Tom Chorske (@hockeylogicis a retired American hockey player who played eleven seasons in the NHL, winning a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995. He went to high school at Minneapolis Southwest High School, and was named Mr. Hockey as the states most outstanding high school hockey player in 1985.

Chorske retired from hockey in 2002 and returned to the University of Minnesota to complete his undergraduate degree. He is now a father to two high school hockey players, and works as an analyst for Fox Sports North covering the Minnesota Wild and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher NCAA hockey games. 

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