KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm is partnering with FOX Nebraska again to air three T.V. games this season beginning on Saturday, December 11th when the Storm host the Fargo Force. The team announced today that it reached an agreement with KFXL, the FOX Nebraska affiliate in Lincoln that serves Kearney and most of Central Nebraska.
All three games will be from the Viaero Event Center, as the two additional air dates include January 29th (vs. Chicago) and March 26th (vs. Fargo).
“FOX gives us a large audience to demonstrate what our product is all about,” said Storm President Greg Shea. “We are going to use the broadcasts to showcase hockey and our on-ice activities, as well as the entertainment we offer beyond the game itself.”
Broadcasters for the telecasts will be the radio voice of the Storm – Skip Berry providing the play-by-play and NTV’s Sports Director Dave Griek as the color commentator. The Storm’s Director of Communications Todd Gottula will also be a part of the broadcast team, as the rink side reporter for the games.
“Storm Hockey reinforces the FOX sports brand identity, televising such events as NFL football, NASCAR, Major League Baseball, and World Series,” said Vince Barresi, general manager of Pappas Telecasting. “Most importantly, it is of great interest to the viewers in Nebraska and it’s our team.”
The Storm televised one game on FOX last season when the Storm beat the Sioux City Musketeers in January. That telecast of the game was a success according to Barresi.
“The response was overwhelming favorable and people were hoping we could do more,” Barresi added. “The relationship with Storm Hockey’s ownership and management is cherished by us and we have a great respect for their organization. Their core values of community service are shared by us.”
Shea said the television broadcast last season really gave the fans in surrounding markets the opportunity to see the changes that have been made to the arena and organization, hoping that people would continue to return to games this season.
“We are committed to bringing our fans back in the region to Storm games and this is just another example that allows us to show them we want them back here at the arena on a nightly basis.”
Courtesy: Storm Media Relations