A familiar voice will be back in the broadcast booth for the Estevan Bruins this season, as Jeromy Corrigan will be calling games for Rock 106 and DiscoverEstevan.
Corrigan's prior three seasons of experience calling Bruins games culminated with Estevan hosting the 2016 Western Canada Cup.
"It's come full circle," said Corrigan. "It's a gratifying feeling. It's an exciting feeling."
Corrigan is entering his second season as the Saskatchewan Hockey League's communications director, following stints calling hockey for the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Spruce Grove Saints and Grand Prairie Storm, and three years as sports director and then news anchor at CPKG-TV in Prince George, B.C.
"When I came back to Saskatchewan to do this position in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, it meant a lot to give back to the league. That gave me my start in my career and I kind of feel the same way coming back and being able to have the opportunity to call Bruins games again... It's going to be a lot of fun this year."
Corrigan also called games for the SJHL's Kindersley Klippers in 2012-13.
Regardless of which team he's broadcasting, it's the stories that matter.
"That's why I got into broadcasting, was being a storyteller and telling those stories," Corrigan said. "And don't get me wrong, I love hockey. But I think the stories within the game are even that [much] more valuable."
The Bruins dropped their 2023 first-round playoff series in seven games to the eventual-runner-up Flin Flon Bombers. Estevan won the league championship the year before. And Corrigan said this season's squad is looking dangerous.
"You have Cam Hrdlicka between the pipes," he said. "I'm a big fan of him. Great blue line. Great forwards. Jason Tatarnic behind the bench. It's going to be a very exciting year when it comes to Bruins hockey, and I think expectations are high for this team this year."
The Regina resident said his favourite broadcasting memory from his time in Estevan was the 2016 Western Canada Cup, despite the Bruins losing all four of their games.
"It didn't go well for the Bruins on the ice during that tournament, but such a great job by the organization and the organizers to put that event together and for myself to be able to call two games a day, watching the best teams in Western Canada go head to head."
The West Kelowna Warriors beat the Cale Makar-featuring Brooks Bandits in the tournament's gold medal game.
The Bruins begin their regular season Friday night at home against the Melville Millionaires. On Saturday night, they will travel to face Melville in the first radio broadcast of the season.
Here is this season's broadcast schedule, with Saskatchewan game times listed, unless otherwise noted:
September 23 @ Melville Millionaires 7 p.m.
September 30 @ Weyburn Red Wings 7 p.m.
October 20 @ Notre Dame Hounds 7 p.m.
October 25 @ Humboldt Broncos 7 p.m.
November 1 @ Melfort Mustangs 7:30 p.m.
November 10 @ Melville Millionaires 7 p.m.
November 13 @ Battlefords North Stars - SJHL Showcase in Warman 7:30 p.m
November 14 vs. Flin Flon Bombers - SJHL Showcase in Warman 7:30 p.m
November 18 @ Melville Millionaires 7 p.m.
December 1 @ Battlefords North Stars 7:30 p.m.
December 2 @ Kindersley Klippers 7:30 p.m.
December 6 @ Melfort Mustangs 7:30 p.m.
January 24 @ Notre Dame Hounds 8 p.m.
February 3 @ Yorkton Terriers 7 p.m.
February 13 @ Yorkton Terriers 7 p.m.
February 24 @ Yorkton Terriers 7 p.m.
February 28 @ Melfort Mustangs 7:30 p.m.
March 1 @ Flin Flon Bombers 7:30 p.m. CST
March 2 @ Flin Flon Bombers 7:30 p.m. CST
March 6 @ Humboldt Broncos 7 p.m.
March 16 @ Weyburn Red Wings 7 p.m.
The broadcast schedule is subject to change.
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