On the Banzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show.
Tony Brown broadcasting voice the Cleveland Monsters (16.7 seconds)
Joe Leenheer joined the show to talk Masters (10:32)
Jess from Akron Life Magazine joined the show for the Weekend Preview brought to you by Jilly's Music Room. (18:06)
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast,
Val Renner and Howard Parr discussed the new happenings at the Akron Civic Theatre, Next up, broadcaster Tony Brown of the Cleveland Monsters discussed what's going on with the hockey team, and Colin and Jess rounded out the podcast with the Weekend Preview presented by Jilly's Music Room.
The Calder Cup champion Lake Erie Monsters have undergone a slight name change...call them the Cleveland Monsters now.
(Cleveland Monsters, news release) The American Hockey League's reigning Calder Cup Champions will have a new moniker heading into the team's 10th anniversary season in 2016-17, as the Cleveland Monsters were unveiled, along with new home, away and alternate jerseys, at a press conference on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena's Gateway Plaza.
Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski was joined onstage by John Davidson, President of Hockey Operations and Alternate Governor of the Monsters' proud NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Blue Jackets Assistant General Manager Bill Zito, and Monsters SVP/COO of Franchise Operations Mike Ostrowski and the Calder Cup itself to announce the change.
"This brand refresh has been in the works for several seasons and we are thrilled to make the Cleveland Monsters a reality at long last," said Ostrowski Tuesday. "In the wake of the Monsters' Calder Cup Championship and the Cavs' NBA title, and heading into the Monsters' 10th anniversary season, we feel now is the perfect time for our organization to honor our great city and proudly become in title what this team has always been in sprit, the Cleveland Monsters."
After a video highlighting the Monsters' on-ice success and the long history of pro hockey in Cleveland culminated with the unveiling of the Monsters' new primary logo, Ostrowski invited two members of the Monster Hockey Girls onstage to help reveal the team's new home and away jerseys. With a primary color scheme of black, wine and a splash of gold, the Monsters will wear their white jerseys at home until midseason when, in accordance with AHL rules, home teams will begin wearing their dark uniforms for the duration of the campaign.