“The Ole Two-Niner” Phil Bourque is our guest on episode 35 of the PHA Podcast.
Phil played 18 pro seasons and is best known as a key member of the 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. The grit, hustle and toughness of foot soldiers like Bourque, Troy Loney and Bob Errey were a crucial elements to success for the star-studded Pens.
Phil recalls his passion for becoming an NHL player and the many obstacles he faced en route to making to the top. He takes us behind the scenes with revealing stories about Mario Lemieux, Scotty Bowman, Badger Bob Johnson and many others that helped make the early ‘90s Penguins one of hockey’s all-time great franchises.
Phil is also candid about his upbringing in Massachusetts and the complex and rocky relationship he had with his father and the impact it had on his life.
A popular broadcaster with the Penguins and a riveting motivational speaker, Phil Bourque delivers one hour of entertaining and often inspirational recollections of a hard-won and rewarding career.
Now let’s talk classic hockey with Phil Bourque.