On this edition of the In The Corners Podcast with C.C. Hawkley…Cincinnati Cyclones play-by-play broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh joins the show! We talk about our home market teams, the divisional races towards the postseason, Everett’s sportscaster influences (Stuart Scott, anyone?), and much more!
- C.C. celebrates his 25th episode hosting “In The Corners”
- How Everett helped C.C. pre-Sin Bin over a year and a half ago
- The quality of current broadcasters in the ECHL
- What’s up with the seat cushion between Everett and Fort Wayne play-by-play guy Shane Albahrani?
- Also…be sure to vote for who YOU think is deserving of The Sin Bin’s 2019 ECHL End of Season Awards!
- Why are the Cyclones doing so well under first-year (but veteran) Head Coach Matt Thomas
- Team leadership, both in official (Justin Vaive, Eric Knodel, and Jesse Schultz) and unofficial capacities
- The continued chemistry of 2019 All-Stars Vasili Glotov and Arwin Atwal
- Outstanding play from familiar goaltender Michael Houser
- Who matches up best against Cincy for a first round match-up in the playoffs?
- Steelheads on a current four-game winning streak after tough loss in Orlando
- Currently first in the Mountain Division, seeds one through three still wide open
- How AHL-contracted players have worked out the past two years for the Steelies
- Has the Cyclones’ attendance suffered because of FC Cincinnati’s promotion to the MLS?
- The razor-thin margin between teams in the North Division
- The not-so-close race in the South Division (aka Florida and everyone else)
- ECHL announces video replay for all teams in 2019-20
- The four-tier system between the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and SPHL
Everett and C.C. discuss players with personality in hockey, how race plays a factor in the sport (in all facets), how Everett got into hockey growing up in Detroit (and why he became an Edmonton fan), and what ultimately cultivated said love for hockey to place him in the broadcast booth
PROGRAMMING NOTE: In The Corners will have one more regular season episode (Monday, April 1) before starting its postseason coverage (Monday, April 8) with the 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs Preview Show. Stay tuned for guest announcements!