A lifelong hockey devotee, Tony Brown's passion for hockey and broadcasting have taken him from Minnesota to Central New York, West Texas, Omaha, Indianapolis, and the great city of Cleveland. A 2010 graduate of the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Brown's hockey roots stretch deep into his native Minnesota, the undisputed "State of Hockey".
Following stints with the NAHL's Odessa Jackalopes, USHL's Omaha Lancers and ECHL's Indy Fuel, Brown, 30, is entering his fourth season as Manager of Broadcast Services & Team Communications and the radio and television "Voice" of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters and the AFL's Cleveland Gladiators.
In 2016, the Monsters captured Cleveland's tenth Calder Cup and the city's first pro sports championship since 1964. Watch highlights of the Monsters' Cup-clinching win below featuring Brown's play-by-play and color commentary from all-time IHL leading scorer and Stanley Cup Champion Jock Callander, as aired on 99X and CLE 43 WUAB in Cleveland and nationwide in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet One. Brown's championship call was subsequently featured on ESPN's SportsCenter.