Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Friday Randoms

The Eagle 94.1 FM and Golden West Radio has hired Shawn Mullin to be the next voice of the Broncos. Shaun has done the play-by-play for the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL the last four seasons. He's good guy.

He'll do a great job. His first day on the job here will be September 20th. Enjoy it Shawn!

Apparently he's a life-long Edmonton Oilers fan. He'll enjoy the Edmonton road trips with Oilers alumni and now Broncos Head Coach / GM Mark Lamb.

We will be in touch in the following weeks to make sure everything is in order for his first Bronco broadcast. With only four days from the time he gets here to the season opener, Shawn will have a lot to do to say the least.

Good luck.


I want to throw a quick shout out to all the Bronco parents out there over the years that have been listening online, checking the blog and being a big supporter of Broncos hockey.

The parents over the years have been great to deal with.

I will miss the Vause and Lowry baking goods on the bus but I won't miss the extra 10 pounds they add over the course of the winter!


Thanks to the radio station and Bronco staff for showing up at my farewell. I'll miss working with you.

What a thoughtful gift from the radio staff.... a gift card for Tobiano Golf Club in Kamloops. Awesome.

Two particular folks at the station... Chance and Ryan. Thanks for your nice words last night.

Ryan and I got a chance to do one last radio bit this morning on Magic 97 FM. We've spent a lot of years and have covered a lot of ground together. Lots of memories and stories. Maybe in the years to come Ryan and I will be invited to speak at a Bronco function together. We'd have enough material for a night of laughs for sure.


Some news from the WHL got me excited this week. Kamloops and Vancouver are set to play a regular season game in Whitehorse, Yukon in February as part of CBC's Hockey Day in Canada festivities.

It'll be the first WHL game in the Yukon and I'm excited to hopefully get a chance to be part of history. I think it's a great venture by the WHL.


Kamloops will also host a game in the Canada/Russia Subway Super Series in November. Swift Current played host to the event two seasons ago. I really enjoyed it. So did the sold out crowd.

Calling the game was an experience too. We had Tim Tisdale at ice level and former Bronco Assistant Coach Tim Kehler in the booth. It was a fun broadcast.


Speaking of Kehler, I'll be rolling through Salmon Arm, BC over the weekend. Hopefully we have a chance to meet up. I know he has a team building excursion that day with the Silver Backs as they do some paint balling.


I was asked to write an article on Cody Eakin for a blog that covers Washington Capitals prospects. Emily Bennett is the blogger over there. She does a great job. She also kept me in the loop during the Hershey Bears Calder Cup run when Cody was called up at the end of the season.

She was looking for a look back with my time with Eakin over the past four seasons. I had a story or two to share.

That article and her blog link is here.


This will be the last post until I get settled in my new city. Thanks for making the blog part of your surfing routine. It's been fun.

Thanks Swift Current!


Regan Bartel said...

Nice thoughts Keener. Well said and it sounds like the radio station and staff send you off in style.

Shawn said...

Thanks for the kind words Jon. You've set the bar high. I'm really excited to make my way to a great hockey community like Swift Current and try my best to live up to the standard you've set.

Best of luck in Kamloops.

Anonymous said...

Very nice article on Cody. As a Bronco parent (not Cody's) we'll miss your writing.

smackitsakic said...

I'm jealous of the golf courses you'll now be dominating!

Anonymous said...

Congats keener! i hope this is a great opurtuinty for you! It was great getting to know you over the past 4 years. i wish you nothing but the best!