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.