On this episode of In The Corners with C.C. Hawkley, play-by-play announcer Shane Albahrani from the Fort Wayne Komets joins the show! His stories regarding the 67 years (and counting) of Komets hockey history are well worth the listen! He and C.C. also talk ECHL, the Komets of present day, and Steelheads hockey as well!
Also, is Shane now known as the Swag Master?!
The 2019 SPHL All-Star Fan Vote is happening NOW on The Sin Bin! Go and vote! With that in mind, programming may be a little different for next week’s show…
Shane’s introduction, including C.C.’s first-hand meeting with him in Toledo during All-Star Weekend (January 20, to be precise)
Super Bowl LIII was Sunday night, with the New England Patriots defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a defensive battle. Shane being a Pittsburgh fan and C.C. a Denver fan, their sights are set on next year…
Fort Wayne (Shane)
- Monday’s acquisition of Garrett Clarke from Allen, and what he’ll bring to Ft. Wayne for the home stretch towards the playoffs
- Komets forward J.C. Campagna earning a call-up to AHL Chicago on Monday
- The mid-November return of 2018 ECHL MVP Shawn Szydlowski
- The Ft. Wayne goaltending situation moving into the final 29 games of the regular season
- Breaking down the three-game series on the road against Allen
- The return of defenseman Charlie Dodero from injury reserve
- Leading scorers beyond the halfway point of the season
ECHL Division Breakdowns
- North: Newfoundland still leads, rest of division gaining ground
- South: Florida running away with first place; Everblades and Gladiators goalie awards
- Central: The “meat grinder” division continues to live up to its name…
- Mountain: What does Allen do without their stalwart goalie, C.J. Motte?
ECHL League Leaders
Who stands out regarding goals, assists, and total points
Shane covers a number of topics that makes his job unique…
- His double duty of play-by-play broadcaster AND corporate sales executive for the Komets
- Covering the team for 22 years through the IHL, UHL/IHL 2.0, CHL, and now ECHL
- Taking over for the legendary broadcaster Bob Chase after he called Komets games for 63 years on the radio (with SO many stories from his days in the booth!)
PROGRAMMING NOTE: The In The Corners Podcast will not be airing during its regularly scheduled time next week. The show will take place on Wednesday, February 13 or Thursday, February 14. Please tune in to social media (Twitter, Facebook) for the announcement for when next week’s show will take place!