ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals announced that Owen Newkirk, who has been the director of broadcasting and public relations as well as the play-by-play broadcaster for the team the last four seasons, has accepted a position with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.
“First and foremost I want to thank all of our great Jackals fans and supporters. In the last four years everyone has sincerely welcomed me into the community and made me feel right at home,” said Newkirk, who is scheduled to begin working in Albany at the end of August. “I also want to thank our owner, Dr. Mostafa Afr, and our team president, Tamer Afr, for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. I would not be advancing to the AHL without their tremendous support.”