South Carolina’s Zakrzewski named Broadcaster of the Year

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Tuesday announced that Joseph Zakrzewski of the South Carolina Stingrays is the 2012-13 recipient of the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year award as determined in voting by league media relations directors and broadcasters.

The other finalists were Josh Bogorad of the Alaska Aces, Alex Reed of the Florida Everblades, Bob Chase of the Fort Wayne Komets and Bob Mills of the Orlando Solar Bears.

Zakrzewski completed his fourth season as the “Voice of the Stingrays” in 2012-13 after spending two seasons as the Broadcasting Assistant for the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League and Broadcaster of the Battle Creek Bombers baseball team of the Northwoods League. He handles all media and public relations activities for the team, creates and manages content and graphics on the Stingrays’ website and new media systems and serves as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster. The Spring, Texas native graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2009 with a degree in Mass Communications specializing in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English. In addition to working with the Aeros and Bombers, Zakrzewski worked for two years with Sam Houston State’s local radio and television stations and was also a four-year member of the school’s hockey team where he helped lead the Bearkats to three consecutive SCHL championship appearances.

ECHL Broadcaster Award Winners

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