“Behind The ECHL Mics”
Jack Michaels, Alaska Aces

Jack Michaels is in his eighth season as the “Voice of the Aces” on B2 Networks, the “Official Broadband Broadcast Provider of the ECHL,” and on KFQD Newsradio 750

Michaels is the vice president of communications and team operations for the Aces while also serving at the team’s Alternate Governor.

He was the play-by-play announcer for the ECHL All-Star Game television broadcast in 2004, 2008 and 2009 and worked as the rink-side reporter in 2006 and was named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year in 2003-04.

The Alaska Broadcasters Association presented him with the “Goldie” award for “Best Live Play-By-Play” in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Michaels was named West Coast Hockey League Broadcaster of the Year in 2001 and 2003 and was the play-by-play announcer and broadcaster coordinator for the 2001 WCHL All-Star Game.

Michaels was named Sportscaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters in 1997. He graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College where he broadcast Ithaca football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer while also broadcasting hockey and football for Cornell University.

Former ECHL broadcasters working in the National Hockey League include John Ahlers and Steve Carroll of the Anaheim Ducks, Tom Callahan of the Nashville Predators, Dave Goucher of the Boston Bruins, Chris Kerber of the St. Louis Blues, Dave Mishkin of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Bob McElligott and John Michael of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Rob Simpson, who is a producer/host for The NHL Network.

Former ECHL broadcasters working in the American Hockey League include Brendan Burke in Peoria, Josh Fisher in Texas, Mike Kelly in Springfield, Eric Lindquist in Worcester, Pete Michaud in Norfolk, Mike O’Brien in Lowell, Joe O’Donnell in Houston, Jason Shaver in Chicago, Dan Weiss in San Antonio and Grady Whittenburg in Binghamton.