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Don Cherry’s Little-Known Coaching Championship

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Don Cherry’s Little-Known Coaching Championship

By Martin Kessler - Only a Game/WBUR Radio, Boston, MA


Jeff Knisley can remember the times he’s been in his car, listening to sports talk radio, when the hosts bring up Don Cherry.

They mention that Cherry coached Bobby Orr and the Boston Bruins in the 70s – and that he won both NHL and AHL coach of the year honors. But then they bring up one of the knocks on Cherry: he never coached a team to a championship.

And whenever Jeff Knisley hears that, he has the same reaction.

"I would love to call in on some of these radio shows and say, 'Au contraire — he does have a championship ring,' " Knisley says. "It should be known that he did coach a championship team."

Read more (or listen) at: http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/05/04/don-cherry-rochester-americans-amerks

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