The ECHL announced on Monday that Will Hoenike of the Idaho Steelheads is the 2014-15 recipient of the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year award as determined in voting by league media relations directors and broadcasters.
The other finalists were Nick Brunker of the Cincinnati Cyclones, Bob Mills of the Orlando Solar Bears, Matt Melzak of the Toledo Walleye and Rob Loeber of the Tulsa Oilers.
Hoenike was named the Steelheads Director of Media Relations in May 2009 after serving as the club’s Season Tickets Director for the prior two-and-half years. In January 2011, he added the responsibilities as the Voice of the Steelheads and was honored as the ECHL Media Relations Director of the Year following the 2010-11 season. Prior to joining the Steelheads, Hoenike was the weekend sports anchor and reporter at Today’s Channel 6 (KIVI-TV). A native of Spokane, Wash., Hoenike is a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.
ECHL Broadcaster Award Winners
|2015||Will Hoenike||Idaho Steelheads|
|2014||Bob Chase||Fort Wayne Komets|
|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|