Brian McGonagle, a.k.a Rear Admiral/R.A., one of the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast host and founders, is the guest on the latest episode of the RinkWise podcast.
Born and raised in Charlestown, Mass., as an avid hockey and Boston Bruins fan, R.A. tells his story about his passion for the game, influences and plans to pursue journalism at the wrong time. After an opportunity to cover the Bruins for Barstool Sports more than a decade ago presented itself, he was able to witness the team’s run to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship. This eventually allowed him to cross paths with NHL defenseman Ryan Whitney, and opened the door for hockey’s most popular podcast.
He joins Kirk Luedeke and guest host Matt Keator to talk about his background, the Bruins, how Spittin’ Chiclets evolved, growing the game of hockey and some of his favorite celebrity encounters over the years.