(Photo Credit: Dunkin’ Donuts Center)
By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael
It appears the Providence Bruins may have a new voice for their home game broadcasts on AHLTV for the 2019-2020 season. According to RinkSide Rhode Island correspondent and regular P-Bruins insider/Twitter reporter Mark Divver, Austin Rooke will soon be the man behind the mic at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center:
Austin Rooke will be new play-by-play man for Providence Bruins home games on AHL TV. That’s good news for subscribers after several seasons without a PxP guy
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) August 13, 2019
As Divver mentions, Rooke is the son of long-time Providence College basketball broadcaster John Rooke, something the Providence Journal proudly points out in this featured story about both talented announcers.
— Kevin McNamara (@KevinMcNamara33) August 13, 2019
The younger Rooke, 24, is a communications graduate of Marquette and previously worked as the public address announcer for the New England Patriots and Revolution at Gillette Stadium, according to the ProJo. He will now have the chance to sit in the same broadcast booth as his Dad, a seat filled by many great announcer voices over the years — some of whom even went on to do play-by-play in Boston for the Bruins (as featured here on the Black N’ Gold Hockey Blog last Summer).
— Undercover Friar (@UndercoverFriar) August 13, 2019
This is not only a win for Rooke, his family and the entire Providence Bruins family, but also AHLTV fans & aficionados who have been clamoring for more access to their local teams via streaming or internet platforms.
You can email any AHLTV questions to https://t.co/8gaDEYpI7K.
— AHL (@TheAHL) August 5, 2019
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