(Vancouver, BC – Wednesday, November 27, 2013) – The Vancouver Stealth have announced their broadcast team for the 2014 season which will feature Jake Elliott, Brad Challoner and Kevin Alexander. Elliott will be the play-by-play voice this year as he takes over from Challoner who announced games for the Stealth during the last two seasons. The Stealth’s Director of Player Development, Kevin Alexander will act as an analyst for the broadcast team.
Both Elliott and Challoner bring a wide variety of broadcasting experience to the table which also includes calling the NLL Champions Cup Final game last year, at the Langley Events Centre. Elliott has over 10 years of broadcasting experience having done play-by-play for the NLL’s Minnesota Swarm, the Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association and many more.
Challoner has been calling lacrosse since 2007 and got his start with the Coquitlam Junior “A” Adanacs, where he called games for 3 years. He also writes for the leading lacrosse website www.ILIndoor.com and is currently the Music Director for Vancouver’s 103.5 QM/FM Radio station.
The 2014 season is just around the corner so the broadcast team won’t have to wait much longer to get into the booth at the LEC, as the Stealth get set for a new season in their new home,
“Being back in my hometown and working in my local market is definitely beneficial for me and working at the LEC which is kind of like my second home,” said Elliott.
“I am thrilled to be back in the booth with the Stealth and to have the chance to present this powerful sport to the people of Vancouver.” Some of the best lacrosse players in the world hail from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island and having pro lacrosse back in this hotbed is going to be a real treat for the fans,” said Challoner.
One of the best lacrosse players the sport has ever seen will be behind the microphone as well, as Kevin Alexander should add a unique element to the broadcast, as an analyst,
“I think we have a great group for the broadcasts this year. I’ve done games with both Jake and Brad and both are very good at what they do,” said Alexander.
“We hope to keep our current fans enlightened & informed, as well as create some new Stealth fans.”
Alexander was recently inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame for his efforts on the lacrosse floor this past September. He netted 797 goals and 584 assists in only 300 career games which included the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) regular season, playoffs and the Mann Cup. Alexander also led the Victoria Shamrocks to two Mann Cup Championships in 1979 and 1983.
Needless to say Alexander brings an impressive résumé of lacrosse knowledge along with a some past experience behind the mic, which is something fellow broadcaster Jake Elliott is especially excited about,
“Kevin is someone I’ve known for the majority of my life and he was someone I idolized as a player back when I was watching as a kid, so it’s pretty neat,” said Elliott.
The broadcast team will come together for their first game in a little over a month as the season is right around the corner. The Stealth will begin the 2014 season on the road in Colorado on January 4th followed by their home opener at the Langley Events Centre on January 11th against the Minnesota Swarm.
For information on season tickets and 3 & 4 game packs visit www.StealthLax.com.