Alaska’s Michaels Receives
ECHL Broadcaster Award

ATLANTA – The ECHL announced that Jack Michaels of the Alaska Aces is the 2003-04 recipient of the ECHL Broadcaster Award.

Michaels was presented the award at the ECHL Marketing and Communications Meetings in Atlanta. The winner is chosen in a vote of media relations directors, broadcasters and media.

Michaels has been the “Voice of the Aces” for the past two seasons while also serving as the Director of Communications and Team Services. He handled the play-by-play duties for the television broadcast of the 2004 Par-A-Dice ECHL All-Star Game which was televised coast to coast to more than 24 million households.

Michaels was twice named Broadcaster of the Year in the defunct West Coast Hockey League, earning the honor in 2000-01 with Colorado and in 2002-03 with Alaska, and he served as the play-by-play voice and broadcast coordinator for the 2001 WCHL All-Star Game. Michaels broadcast college baseball, basketball and football in northwest Pennsylvania and in 1997 was named Sportscaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. The 29-year-old Michaels graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College where he handled broadcasts for Ithaca football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer while also broadcasting Cornell hockey and football.

ECHL Broadcaster Award Winners

2003-04
Jack Michaels
Alaska Aces

2002-03
Darren Abbott
South Carolina Stingrays

2001-02
Joe Zydlo
Trenton Titans