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Storm broadcaster to call AHL game tonight

Posted 1 years 244 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – Tri-City Storm broadcaster Kendall Grayson is set to broadcast an American Hockey League (AHL) game tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina. The matchup will feature the Hershey Bears and the Charlotte Checkers. The two teams are the top affiliates for the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).


Grayson, 23, of Shelby, NC is in his first season as Director of Media Relations and Play by Play Broadcaster for the Storm. He is a former Charlotte Checkers broadcast intern and has called several periods of Checkers games over the past three seasons. Tonight’s game will mark the first time he has called a professional hockey game in its entirety.


“This is a tremendous opportunity for me, and one that I am very grateful for. I look forward to representing the City of Kearney and the Tri-City Storm organization during this game. I served as a broadcast intern during the 2011-2012 season and gained invaluable experience that has helped me immensely in my career. I’ve been able to call parts of Charlotte’s games over the past few seasons but look forward to calling my first full professional hockey game on Thursday night. I would like to thank Checkers Director of Broadcasting Jason Shaya for thinking about me for this opportunity. He has helped mold me into the person and broadcaster that I am today and his support means a lot to me. I would also like to thank Checkers Owner Michael Kahn, and COO Tera Black, for their support.”- Storm Director of Media Relations Kendall Grayson


Former Tri-City goalie Pheonix Copley has played in 14 games for the Hershey Bears this season and has a 6-5-2 record. Copley recorded a 9-13 record with the Storm during the 2011-2012 season.


The game will begin at 7:00pm ET and can be seen live online via AHL Live and also heard through ESPN 730 AM.  

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