Welcome to the opening episode of “Into the Sin Bin,” with Matthew Harding. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, I will interview current and former players, league commissioners, front office staff and more.
This week’s guests are Brian McKenna, the Commissioner of the ECHL, and Allen Americans play-by-play announcer Tommy Daniels. On the podcast, McKenna offers his thoughts on the recently concluded Kelly Cup Playoffs, the state of the ECHL, the league’s role in the AHL expansion west, and prospects for getting the ECHL to 30 teams.
Daniels recaps the Kelly Cup Finals, discusses Allen carrying the flag for the former CHL teams this season, whether the Americans are a dynasty, and the leader of the Americans, Jamie Schaafsma.