Miami’s own John Walton with the call of Joel Ward’s overtime winner in game seven that sent the Washington Capitals past the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. What a shame. Boston sucks.
Oh, and I know I need to give a little love to Miami’s “other” radio play-by-play man, Chris Kerber, who has been with the St. Louis Blues for 11 years. Chris, no offense intended, I just happened to grow up with John. I’ll grab some of your calls during the second round where Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman, and former Miami standout, Alec Martinez provides the opposition.
Go Caps, Blues and Kings!
Miami’s own John Walton will again be behind the mic for tonight’s Hockey East second round series opener between the
Evil Empire Boston College Eagles and the UMass Minutemen. Earlier this season, Walton called the Yale/Harvard matchup and will again work with the NBC Sports Network team to bring his talents to the college hockey nation.
And, as the radio voice of the Washington Capitals, Walton will call the Capitals/Bruins tilt on Saturday afternoon so it will be a nice little weekend in Beantown for Mr. Walton.
Tonight’s game will faceoff at 7:30pm EST on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus formerly OLN formerly Outdoor Life Network).
John, we’ll be watching from Colorado…well, at least I will.
Former Miami University and current Washington Capitals radio voice John Walton will take his talents and ship up to Boston this Friday night as he and former NHL player and GM Mike Milbury will call the Yale-Harvard game from the Bright Hockey Center on Harvard’s venerable campus. The game will be broadcast nationally on the new NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) at 7:30pm EST.
This is Walton’s first season with the Capitals after spending the past dozen or so in the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. In the A, John called over 1,000 AHL games and was the recipient of the 2004 James H. Ellery Award for his outstanding radio coverage of the league. Other Ellery Award winners include Miami’s current radio voice Greg Waddell, WLW’s Lance McAllister and the CBJ’s Jeff Rimer.