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|
|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|