The Brandon Wheat Kings Hockey Club announce today that Branden Crowe, the voice of the Wheat Kings has accepted a position with Hockey Canada.
Crowe joined the Wheat Kings as the Play-by-Play Broadcaster following the 2016 WHL Championship season. After calling the 2021 Subway Cup Championship season in Regina, Crowe accepted a full time role in the Wheat Kings front office as the club’s Director of Strategic Marketing and Social Sales.
“This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. These past six seasons have been a dream come true for me,” said Crowe. “This team means the world to me, and I am grateful for the experiences and people I’ve met along the way.”
Since arriving in the Wheat City, Crowe has called some memorable and unique moments in club history.
From the 2016 Fog Bowl home opener to the playoff runs in Dauphin, MB, Crowe has been behind the mic for 190 regular season victories.
“We are very happy for Branden,” said Head Coach Don MacGillivray. “This is a great opportunity for him and his family to further his career. As much as he will be missed by our staff and players, we all understand that when you do a good job, these opportunities arise.”
An interim Play-by-Play voice for the upcoming WHL Playoffs will be named in the coming days. Long time color commentator Pete Gerlinger will remain on the broadcast.
“Branden has been a good ambassador for the Brandon Wheat Kings,” said Wheat Kings owner Jared Jacobson. “He has a real passion for the Wheat Kings and we wish him the best in his future endeavors as pursues a career with Hockey Canada.”
The Wheat Kings close out the 2021/2022 WHL Regular Season tonight at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert. The Drummonds Farm Services Pre-Game Show begins at 7:45 MB time with a special pre-game show, puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 p.m on Bounce 96.1 and WHL Live.
Brandon will face the Red Deer Rebels in the first round of the WHL Playoffs with playoff home games being played at Westoba Place for the first time in four years. Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Final Series will be played on Tuesday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 27th respectively.
(Brandon Wheat Kings Release)