The Prince George Spruce Kings have hired Cole Waldie as the team’s new communications director, and play-by-play broadcaster.
Waldie joins the Spruce Kings after two seasons with the Vancouver NE Chiefs, including one season as the team’s director of media. He recently graduated from BCIT’s Radio, Arts, and Entertainment program.
Waldie, 22, born and raised in Prince George, has followed the Spruce Kings for several seasons and has had the opportunity to do colour commentary a select number of times for the team. Some of his highlights have been working the 2017 Telus Cup for the Cariboo Cougars, and to call the first annual BCMML Winter Classic.
“I am genuinely so happy to be a part of the Prince George Spruce Kings,” he said. “It has been a goal of mine to work in the BCHL, and for it to be at home, makes it that much better. I have tons of passion for the game, and I look forward to sharing that with the Spruce Kings fans. It is a really exciting time for the organization coming off the Fred Page Cup and Doyle Cup Championships and I am looking forward to being a part of it”.
Waldie will broadcast all 58 regular season games and the entire playoffs on HockeyTV and Mixlr.
“The 2019/2020 season was the perfect time for our organization to expand in this capacity,” said Spruce Kings Business Operations Manager Kyle Anderson, “to have a voice for all of our games is something that is important to us, and we are very happy to have Cole on board.”
The Spruce Kings will be making more announcements in the near future, including the BCHL Schedule in the coming weeks.