Chuck Weber, Kelly Cup, John Hamill discussed on Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister


Check is on the way with gamble and fin for the moment there. Let's turn back the clock. Go with me back ten years ago tonight to US bank arena the. The completion of an improbable run a journey to to hoist the Kelly Cup, the cyclones in front of thirteen, thousand, four, hundred, eighty, three, captured the Kelly Cup. They're second. In three years. The run started as the number five seed. They were down three in the conference finals, and all of it wrapped up ten years ago tonight, and it satellite like this. Mike Hamilton drops down. Early Cup Championship in two, thousand What it improbable. Caesar as the cycles wind up knocking off south, Carolina, the route, but offending Kelly Cup champions. The second round this scrap shelby American. Regular season champion Charlotte checkers. Three. They come from three nothing. Coils to advance to this route. Against the BRABHAM Cup champions. The Idaho steelheads the cycle? Don't have to go the full of the series. They take care of it here in five games tonight. Your final score to. Listen to the crowd that night. Man I get chills here in that. Let's welcome in the man behind the MIC. Who witnessed that run? He was the radio play by play voice. He was the media relations director. He did it all for the Cincinnati cyclones. That would be John Hamill. How are you? Doing well thanks for having me you got it. has you hear that and you think back Gimme Gimme the emotions of just a spectacular run. What what stands out about that team that run to you? You know the things that jumped out to me. There were three things I thought. If I was the resiliency of the team six times in that postseason land, it was winter go home, and and they punched him in the mouth. Six Times You don't eat titans in that in that playoffs, they had come from behind wins and four times with multiple goals. You know your your second point that I had there was They played hard when it mattered the most you know that. We're GONNA. Talk about it here in just a minute with the reading series, but big played nine teams and fourteen days, and they won eight of the nine so. You're you're pretty good there? And then of course goaltending everybody saw Robert Mayer and the lights were bright, and he was great. Don't get me wrong, but journey Smith in the first round on one of the best ball, any performances I've ever see so those were the three big points I took out of everything. Is John Give me some? Kind of Flash, the memories of the fans back in time to some of the the names the impact. Guys on that team that you think of. When you think of that season of that accomplishment. Oh golly buried. For sure the captain of the team, you know he was great during the regular season scoring. With nine goals in the postseason and Dustin sproat, who was just spectacular with eleven goals in the post season, and then not Jimmy Patrick, good all season Brett Robinson gets the game winner, and then you go on on the back side. You know with read Cashman. Who? Played most of the year in the American League, now he's assistant coach with the Washington. Capitals Jason Joseph He's been eliminated by the cyclones when he was in polio and not in seven and then in Vegas. Wait I guess if you can't beat him. You better join them with two goalies. That was a good run man. Oh, man, John Hamill checking in the outstanding play-by-play Voice of the cyclones ten years ago tonight, when they hoist the Kelly Cup and win the Cup for the second time in three years. We're GONNA be joined coming up in our next by Chuck Weber the coach of that team. John You sent me a lot of notes leading up to this which I cannot thank you enough for and one. The jumped out to me. A Michael Jordan aspect of this. Tell that story if you could. Absolutely obviously, he was the owner of the Charlotte basketball team. And when we showed up to the arena for games six, it was morning skate that day and We were coming into the building at exactly the same moment, but Michael Jordan was and and says we're coming in Mj. There's good luck you guys. You're playing. Great guys wins. In. didn't do so well. We lost three nothing, so my job at seven was to make sure he was nowhere. That's beautiful. Lover Steve Kerr when we need it exactly exactly I mentioned. We're going to talk with chuck the next segment. Let me ask you you working with Chuck pre-game interviews around him all the time practice bus. What was what was Chuck Weber like? Tell me about the impact. He had on that team because man, he had a magic. One hundred and seventy seven games in four years here in forty five playoff games. When he was here, he was spectacular the the biggest. Capital, but I can give he was. He was terrific with managing the people. He's one of the festive value raiders of talent that I've ever been around in any sport and when when it comes, I worked with sparky with Boche Sham. Becker with Huggins and John Harbaugh I put him in that echelon. Both for being on. The floor as well as being behind the scenes, I mean just spectacular. I can't say enough good things. I think the thing that that maybe jump south most. You gotta remember. We had check here for four seasons well, it was really closer to five because in an e C. Chelsea's their seventy two games in four years coach seventy one. Man. Unbelievable before i. let you run catch. Everybody up. KICK CYCLONE! Fans up! What are you up to these days? What keeps you busy? Well tell you what I bought my wife here with about a thousand stories from that. So every every time I think about something I'll throw out a note and I just see the is role, but. For me since I've left the organization I worked with the Great Education team over huber providing solutions for feeding. Kids in school so they takes a bunch of my time and I'm certainly glad to be involved with that and you know. It's been a good run for me. All the way around I eat great years with the cyclones. I can't think those people enough for everything they did to me. John, this was a blast and I I can't tell you how much it means You sent me an email. A couple of weeks ago, gave a heads up, but I circled it on the calendar. I love on this date and sports things related to this town I love taking fans back to those moments, and your notes were perfect. In fact you, you help lineup. Chuck in our next segment was was fantastic. It means a great deal main, thank you. Absolutely I, certainly appreciated and boy I can't wait to hear what chocolate is to say John. Thank you take care. Stay safe. All right there. You Go John Hamill the voice of that team. Ten years ago tonight cyclones voice the Kelly Cup in front of thirteen, thousand, four, eighty, three, a US bank arena, and up next the coach he won to Kelly Cup titles four years here, one hundred and seventy seven wins forty-five playoff wins. Chuck Weber will join US next. It's Arnold carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W. Fleming. Eight, twenty three seven hundred wwl W, it's sportstalk. Arnold carriers for talk.

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