Sn 11 Ep 34: Calder Cup Finals Coverage & Andy Tonge


Calder Cup Finals Coverage

How much will the injury to Manchester Monarchs Goaltender, JF Bérubé affect the Calder Cup Finals?
(Photo by Bob Howard |

BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a jammed packed, mega episode to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts start the show off with a breakdown of the Calder Cup Finals between the Manchester Monarchs and the Utica Comets, along with Host Bob’s thoughts atmosphere inside the Utica Memorial Auditorium and both hosts thoughts on the Alex Friesen non boarding call on the AHL’s regular season scoring champ and All-Star, Brian O’Neill that took the Monarchs top offensive player out of the game. The conversation then changes to the Mike Stothers press conference and thoughts on how and what media should push when asking questions to Coaches during championship series.

The conversation then turns to something the Host Megan was very passionate about, a story out of Chicago stating that a top NBC Sports official would like to see the players in hockey not grow playoff beards to increase the marketability of players because of their attractiveness. The two hosts discuss the double standard and insensitive nature of the comments and the on going sociological issues that women fans continue to battle all the time. This is a topic that the hosts of the PPPShow would like to hear from the fans of hockey, male or female. Just tweet us, Facebook us or e-mail the show and let us know your thoughts on the sensitive subject.

This week’s special guests:

Andy Tonge – Beat-writer – Mayor’s Manor – Manchester Monarchs – On Twitter: @AndyTonge1 – Andy made his debut on the show this week to talk about the Manchester Monarchs play during the regular season, throughout the playoffs and into the Calder Cup Finals vs the Utica Comets. Host Bob and Andy discuss the embarrassment that was the media press conference with Monarchs Head Coach Mike Stothers and the play/injury of Brian O’Neill at the hands of Alex Friesen and the play of Jordan Weal and Nick Shore in game 3 of the finals.

Also two special Throwback Thursday replays of interviews with Cal O’Reilly from the Utica Comets and Brian O’Neill of the Manchester Monarchs from earlier in the season. Listen to portions of the interviews as the two leaders of their teams discuss their teammates, playing in the organizations that they are in and about their own journeys.

All this and much more on the latest edition of the Power Play Post Show.

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Bob Howard

About Bob Howard

Owner/Host of the Power Play Post Show for 10 + years. Credentialed media member in Binghamton with the B-Sens. I have also done color commentary on the B-Sens & Manchester Monarchs radio broadcasts.

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