“Behind The ECHL Mics”
Ray Schmitt, Johnstown Chiefs

Ray Schmitt is in his third season as the “Voice of the Chiefs” on B2 Networks, the “Official Broadband Broadcast Provider of the ECHL,” and on the Chiefs Radio Network with WNTJ 1490-AM and WNTW 990-AM.

The 25 year old is also responsible for the team’s media relations and public relations while also working as a ticket account executive.

Schmitt was the play-by-play voice of Penn State University men’s hockey for three years and also broadcast baseball and football. The Johnstown native received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Penn State 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.