Branden Crowe has been the voice of the Brandon Wheat Kings since the 2016/17 season. Prior to calling Wheat King games, he was the Marketing Director & play by play voice for the MJHL’s Virden Oil Capitals. You can find him on Twitter here.
First job: My first job was a grocery clerk at B&E Shop Easy in Boissevain, MB.
Best tilt you’ve witnessed to date while covering the Wheat Kings: Back in 2017, Dmitri Osipov fought Tim Vanstone of the Raiders… Ozzy is a very large man and his fist landed right on the button about a half dozen times… The fans at Westoba Place were going bananas!
Three apps you cannot live without: Reddit, Instagram, Twitter
The single best day on the calendar each year: Opening day in the Major League’s
If you were trying out for Canadian Idol what would be your go to song: Runnin Outta Moonlight – Randy Hauser
Favourite sports movie of all time: The Mighty Ducks Trilogy
Your dream golfing foursome includes yourself and these three people: Mike Lamb, Tiger Woods, Brooke Henderson
What current member of the Wheat Kings roster would make the best color commentator on one of your broadcasts: That’s EASY!! Caiden Daley. He has the biggest personality in the room and has told me he would like to join me in the booth when his career is over!
Outside Brandon, the WHL’s most passionate fans live in this city: Prince Albert. They are the most vocal fans in the league. I regularly have to turn off my ice mics because the things they are yelling at the refs are not appropriate for radio!
Apart from loved ones, what’s your most treasured possession: A train conductors hat that my grandfather got me from White Pass in the Yukon when I was born. I have the logo from the hat tattooed on my arm as well.
Who was your childhood celebrity crush: Elisha Cuthbert… Shes also my adulthood celebrity crush!
Best piece of advice you have been given: “When you first start dating a girl… Take her out for wings. If shes too shy to eat those wings in front of you, shes not the one.” I took my wife for wings on our third date… She had honey garlic sauce from ear to ear within minutes… We were married a year later!!! It was great advice! haha
What is your favorite indulgence: I have a serious soda addiction… There is nothing better than a Pepsi on ice. However, its a habit i’m desperately trying to kick!
You can only dance to one song for the rest of your life, what is it: Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
What TV show would you most like to a cameo appearance in: Chicago Fire or Parks and Recreation
What’s the one thing you haven’t done yet that you would love to do: I would love to audition for a game show… Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune!
Favourite restaurant to dine at while on a road trip: We eat really well on the road so this is tough…. But I would say Joey’s in Edmonton or Peters Drive Inn in Calgary.
You’ve got friends visiting Brandon for the first time, where are you taking them:
Joe Beeverz for Poutine! My buddy from Nashville was up last summer and we took him for poutine.. He was still talking about how great it was when I saw him last month.
If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make: My uncle built a log home from scratch and that has always fascinated me. I think I would be one of those guys on the show Timberkings and build log cabins for people!