• Holy Toledo, Bellino Slips

    Holy Toledo, Bellino Slips0

    As most hockey P. A. announcers will tell you, dress shoes on ice are a bad idea.  Anthony Bellino, the voice of the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL will tell you the same thing, but now speaks a little more emphatically after a slight slip turned into a troll-fest on Twitter.  And it’s not a

  • Announcer Line-ups

    Announcer Line-ups0

    We’ve begun posting the daily P. A. announcer line-ups on Twitter.  Find them by following us @SportsAnnouncin.  You can also see the tweets at the bottom of the home page on our Twitter feed.  We’re also working on posting the line-ups daily on the website as well.  So far, we’re tracking the P. A. announcers

  • Even in Death, Brophy Does It In Obscurity

    Even in Death, Brophy Does It In Obscurity0

    This isn’t about announcing or anything game operations really.  This is about a man who gave so much to the sport of ice hockey that people reference him on a daily basis, without actually knowing who he is.  John Brophy was the second winningest coach in professional hockey, but his death on May 23, 2016,

  • A Q&A With Lee Hastings of Allen Americans

    A Q&A With Lee Hastings of Allen Americans0

    Lee Hastings, the voice of the ECHL’s Allen Americans, recently sat down with Matthew Harding to answer a few questions about his time as a professional hockey announcer. The Americans play in Allen, Texas, not exactly a traditional hockey market, which was originally a Central Hockey League city, which was on the same level as

  • Job Opening:  Kalamazoo Wings

    Job Opening: Kalamazoo Wings0

    The Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL are looking for a P. A. announcer, however seem to be treating the position as an internship.  We always recommend finding someone of quality, rather than throwing someone into the position as it’s an important part of the fan experience. The ECHL is the premier professional AA affiliated hockey

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