By Steve Sanders
© 2007 The Augusta Chronicle
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Former Augusta Lynx radio broadcaster Tom Callahan occasionally would suit up in his old goaltending gear and practice when the team was short on netminders.
The new voice of the team, Alex Kyrias (pictured left), could do the same – although he doesn’t think that will happen.
The Lynx are expected to announce today that Kyrias, a one-time ECHL backup goalie, has been hired as Augusta’s new director of broadcasting and public relations.
“I was on the worst team in the men’s league here in Dallas, getting shelled every night, and I was let go by the director in favor of some younger guys. So having been fired from a men’s league team, I don’t know that I’ll be putting on the pads anymore,” said Kyrias, 34. “It would be pretty comical. I’ll definitely be behind the mic from here on out.”
A standout goalie at the University of Indiana and a Greenville Grrrowl backup in the 1998-1999 season, Kyrias (pronounced “curious”) spent the past five seasons as play-by-play man for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League, a junior circuit.