Odessa, TX (June 26, 2018) – The Odessa Jackalopes have officially hired Jason Ruff as the club’s new Broadcasting and Media Relations Director.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Jackalopes family and to represent the great hockey fans of Odessa and the Permian Basin,” said Ruff.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Ruff is a broadcast and sports journalism professional who has been part of the hockey and sports talk radio landscape since 2013.
The Chicago-area native is an award-winning play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk show host, covering Michigan State hockey for five seasons as a writer, producer and show host for Impact 88.9 FM in East Lansing. He also worked as a play-by-play broadcaster and commentator for the Big Ten Network Student U. Before coming to Odessa, Ruff was a broadcast intern for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League.
Ruff will officially join the club in August and can be heard for all 60 regular season games in 2018-19 on the Jackalopes flagship station Classic Rock 102 and also on hockeytv.com. Ruff becomes the seventh broadcaster in team history. The Jacks have had great success with previous broadcaster including Midland Rockhounds legend Bob Hards and current AHL trio of broadcasters Brien Rea (Texas Stars), Tony Brown (Cleveland Monsters) and Nick Nollenberger (San Jose Barracudas).
About the Jacks
In 2018-19, the Odessa Jackalopes will embark upon their eighth season in the North American Hockey League and 23rd in the Permian Basin. Season tickets are on sale now! To reserve your seats, contact the Jackalopes’ ticket office today at 432-552-7825 or log on to www.jackalopes.org for more information.
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