New Voice of the Thunder Revealed
The Thunder have announced that Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker will make up the broadcast team. L
For the first time in Stockton Thunderhistory, there will be a new voice behind the microphone when the Thunder hits the ice in 2013-14. Or more accurately put… voice(s).
The Thunder have announced that Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker will make up the broadcast team. Lamb will handle the play-by-play duties with Kisker joining him as color commentator on Thunder broadcasts for all home and some away games.
Lamb graduated in 2013 from Syracuse University with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast & Digital Journalism. Previously he has been the play-by-play voice of Syracuse Stars (2009-2013) and Syracuse Stampede (2012-2013) junior hockey as well as the Syracuse University Division I women’s team (2011-2013). He also spent last season as a broadcast intern with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League where he called several games for local and national radio.
“I’m excited to be starting my professional broadcasting career with Stockton, which has such great fan support, and I know I have a lot to live up to in replacing Mike Benton,” Lamb said. “I’m especially looking forward to better introducing myself to the fans in this week’s ‘Facebook Friday’ feature.”
Additionally, Lamb worked last season as the play-by-play voice of the Major Indoor Soccer League’s (MISL) Syracuse Silver Knights along with broadcasting duties for Syracuse University basketball, soccer and several other Division I teams.
Kisker, A 2012 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Electronic Media program, worked three seasons with the ACHA Division II Cincinnati Bearcats hockey club as their Director of New Media and Broadcasting. During that time, he served as one of the official broadcasters for the inaugural Tri-State Collegiate Hockey League Playoffs. He continues to act as an advisor with the club. Additionally, he called a number of Division I Bearcat games and served as General Manager and Assistant Sports Director with Bearcast, the University of Cincinnati’s student radio station.
“I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with fans on Twitter and truthfully, I should really be thanking them for keeping me sane on my 33-hour drive here,” Kisker said. “I’d heard that our fans are the best in the ECHL before I accepted this job, and after my interactions on Twitter, I can tell that’s the case.”
In 2011, Kisker joined the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning as their Broadcast and Community Hockey intern. Kisker was responsible for assisting the Lightning Radio Network’s game day coverage, which included conducting player interviews, producing daily schedule and score updates for radio affiliates, and cutting highlights. He called a number of Florida High School hockey games including the Lightning Cup Championship game as well as games for the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. In addition to the Lightning, Kisker worked with the Arena Football League’s, Tampa Bay Storm as the producer for the team’s sideline and post-game reporter.
Lamb and Kisker will be taking questions this week on Facebook as part of our Facebook Friday feature! The two will also serve as the Thunder’s media relations and digital marketing managers. Stay tuned for upcoming updates about the team’s radio affiliates for the 2013-14. They succeed Mike Benton who accepted a similar position with the Alaska Aces in August.
The Stockton Thunder open the regular season at home for “Opening Night”, with the unveiling of the Western Conference Championship banner on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. against the Colorado Eagles at Stockton Arena.