Former Chiefs Broadcaster Michael
Accepts Lake Erie Position

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League announced that former ECHL Broadcaster of the Year John Michael has accepted a position with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters as their director of broadcasting.

The Stockton Thunder are the ECHL affiliate for Springfield of the AHL and the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Michael has been the radio voice for Springfield each of the last two seasons after being the play-by-play broadcaster for the Johnstown Chiefs from 2003-05.

He was chosen as a member of the NHL Radio broadcast of the 2005 ECHL All-Star Game and was selected as the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year following the 2004-05 season.

Michael received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame where he returned to earn his law degree and MBA degree. Michael worked for more than four years as a trial attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Pittsburgh before becoming the play-by-play voice for the Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns, a minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.