ODESSA, TX– At a news conference held Wednesday in the Ector County Coliseum’s Center Ice Club, the Odessa Jackalopes made official their hiring of Tony Brown as the new “Voice of the Jackalopes,” replacing former Jacks broadcaster Brien Rea. After a short introduction from Jackalopes General Manager Joe Clark, Brown expressed gratitude and excitement towards his new position. “I would like to thank Joe, our great ownership group of Rick Gasser and Bill and Tracey Nyborg, and the Jackalopes staff for this great opportunity to take the next step in my career,” said Brown, “It's a great day to be a Jackalope!” Brown’s official title with the club will be Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations.
A 2010 graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Brown comes to the Jackalopes following stints as the voice of Syracuse Hockey, a broadcast assistant with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, and a producer and host at ESPN Radio in Syracuse, NY. The 23 year old Minnesota native will provide live play-by-play action of all Jackalopes regular season and playoff games this year as well as host the "Jacks Power Hour," Monday nights during the season on Classic Rock 102.1, your flagship station for Odessa Jackalopes Hockey.
Brown was not the only new face introduced on Wednesday, the Jacks also introduced Scott Brumfiel as Director of Ticketing and Darryl Boykin as the club’s Director of Group Sales and Game Operations.
Additionally, Clark discussed several upcomimng events on the Jackalopes community calendar including the Jacks' annual Chamber of Commerce event September 6th and the Taste Test/ season ticket dispersal on September 27th, all leading up to the inaugural NAHL home opener when the Jackalopes take on the Corpus Christi IceRays on September 30th at the ECC. Also, the Jackalopes remimnd you to mark your calendars for the Jacks' annual Golf Tournament, this year on October 24th, momre details on that event will become available in the comimng weeks.
The Odessa Jackalopes will celebrate their 15th Anniversary this season and their inaugural campaign as a member of the North American Hockey League. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-7825 or by visiting jackalopes.org.
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