The Prince George Cougars announced that Battlefords North Stars
play-by-play man Dan O'Connor will be their new man behind the mic.
Obviously I don't know the other applicants, but they couldn't have made a better choice in Dan. He's a consummate professional, not to mention a talented broadcaster. Early in the season, he was one of the first members of the SJHL Media that I got a chance to sit down and chat with. The Wolves and Stars were playing in Stanley Mission and both of us were lacking in broadcasts. It was a great experience for me as one of the vets of the league passed on his knowledge. I can only hope he gets a similar experience in the WHL.
The guy works his tail off with the regular sports at CJNB, producing the 'SJHL This Week' radio and video version, runs a blog and hosts a killer sports program. The folks in PG will not be disappointed with this guy when he lights up the airwaves.
I'm hoping to get him as a guest for the podcast this week and it sounds like it's going to happen, so you can get his thoughts on the move rather than my rambling.
Congratulations Dan! All I can say to you now, is, "yub-yub". (inside joke)