Former Capitals goaltending coach and Braden Holtby whisperer Mitch Korn announced his day with the Stanley Cup will be September 5.
Korn announced the news through a video released by the Miami University Men’s Hockey Twitter account.
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Korn will bring the Cup to Miami University’s Oxford campus, where he was an assistant coach to the men’s hockey team and the ice arena administrator in the 80’s before being hired by the Buffalo Sabres in 1991.
His goal is to share the day with students, faculty, and staff at the Goggin Ice Center.
Capitals radio announcer John Walton will join Korn for the festivities. Walton graduated from Miami University in 1996 and majored in mass communications.
Thrilled to be joining @mitchkorn35 at @miamiuniversity on September 5th with the Stanley Cup. Mitch and I go back a long way, can’t wait to take it back to where it all began for me in Oxford. Hope to see you there! pic.twitter.com/iYNShSpsmW
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) August 13, 2018
Walton was the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks’ director of broadcasting and community relations from 1997 to 2000 before becoming the Cincinnati Reds’ public address announcer from 1996 to 2002. Walton would later land in Hershey before getting a promotion to the Capitals.
Last season, Walton had the distinction of covering both the Olympic games for NBC and the Stanley Cup Final on Capitals radio.
According to Walton, there will be a public viewing with the Cup.
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) August 13, 2018
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OXFORD, Ohio – After achieving success at the highest level of hockey, former Miami hockey assistant coach and Stanley Cup champion Mitch Korn is bringing Lord Stanley back to where it all began. Korn’s day with the Stanley Cup takes place in Oxford on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Korn wished for his day with the Stanley Cup, awarded to each member of the Stanley Cup champion, to be at Miami. While his itinerary for Sept. 5 is packed, a public viewing of the cup will be held at the Goggin Ice Center during the day, courtesy of Korn.
Korn, who was Miami’s goaltending coach from 1981-88, served as the Washington Capitals’ director of goaltending during their 2017-18 championship run. While at Miami University, he notably developed goaltender Alain Chevrier into becoming the first Miami player to reach the NHL. He also served as a night manager and eventually the Director of Goggin Ice Arena while down the road playing a vital role in the 2007 opening of Steve ‘Coach’ Cady Arena, the current home of the RedHawks.
Korn’s NHL exploits as a legendary goaltending coach are endless. While serving as goaltending coach with the Buffalo Sabres in the 90s, he turned Dominik Hasek into a four-time Vezina Trophy winner for the league’s top goaltender, with a pair of Hart Trophies (NHL MVP) to boot. He also helped Braden Holtby capture a Vezina Trophy shortly in his second year as goaltender coach for the Washington Capitals. Korn also served a stint as goaltending coach with the Nashville Predators and his traveling goaltending camp, Mitch Korn’s Goalie School, is regarded as one of the top goaltending camps in the world.
In addition to Korn, John Walton, another child of Oxford who covered the Capitals’ title run is expected to return to Oxford for the festivities. Walton serves as Washington’s radio broadcaster and he honed his skills during his undergraduate at Miami University. He served as sports director of Miami’s student radio station, WMSR and graduated from MU with a degree in Mass Communications in 1996.
While the finalized schedule of the Stanley Cup’s public viewing is not yet available, the viewing will be held in the lobby of the Goggin Ice Center. Further details will be available on MiamiRedHawks.com as Mitch Korn’s day with the Stanley Cup draws closer.
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