Hoenike named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year

The ECHL announced on Monday that Will Hoenike of the Idaho Steelheads is the 2014-15 recipient of the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year award as determined in voting by league media relations directors and broadcasters.

The other finalists were Nick Brunker of the Cincinnati Cyclones, Bob Mills of the Orlando Solar Bears, Matt Melzak of the Toledo Walleye and Rob Loeber of the Tulsa Oilers.

Hoenike was named the Steelheads Director of Media Relations in May 2009 after serving as the club’s Season Tickets Director for the prior two-and-half years. In January 2011, he added the responsibilities as the Voice of the Steelheads and was honored as the ECHL Media Relations Director of the Year following the 2010-11 season. Prior to joining the Steelheads, Hoenike was the weekend sports anchor and reporter at Today’s Channel 6 (KIVI-TV). A native of Spokane, Wash., Hoenike is a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

ECHL Broadcaster Award Winners

2015 Will Hoenike
Idaho Steelheads
2014 Bob Chase
Fort Wayne Komets
2013 Joseph Zakrzewski
South Carolina Stingrays
2012 Bob Mills
Chicago Express
2011 Josh Bogorad Alaska Aces
2010 Doug Plagens Idaho Steelheads
2009 Josh Heller South Carolina Stingrays
2008 Joe Babik Fresno Falcons
  Brendan Burke Wheeling Nailers
2007 Kevin Reiter Florida Everblades
  Joe O’Donnell Idaho Steelheads
2006 Dan Weiss Phoenix RoadRunners
2005 John Michael Johnstown Chiefs
2004 Jack Michaels Alaska Aces
2003 Darren Abbott South Carolina Stingrays
2002 Joe Zydlo Trenton Titans