Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A WHL broadcaster says goodbye

Change is inevitable.
Change in hockey is common place.
Coaches get fired, get promoted or simply don't have their contracts renewed.
The front office shuffle in hockey is common place but changes in the broadcast booth don't happen often.
The most recent change came with the news that Everett Silvertips play-by-play caller Jon Rosen was pulling his microphone out of the wall after four seasons at the helm.
I admit it took me by surprise.
Rosen loved the Tips and never had a bad thing to say about them. Not one. He was a faithful guy who wanted to win as badly as the players and coaches within the organization.
Personally, I am sad to see him leave but know full well he will land on his feet in better shape then when he left.
Rosen is a pro, personable and well liked by his peers.
One thing is for certain.
The next broadcaster who lands in Everett is in for a treat. A great organization that plays in front of one of the best crowds in arguably one of the top three buildings in the WHL.
Let the resumes destined for Everett begin. The lucky candidate is in for a treat.

1 comment:

Gord McGarva said...

All the best for Jon, great broadcaster and an even better person.