For the first time in a decade, the Milwaukee Admirals will broadcast live games.
Team owner/CEO Harris Turer announced on Wednesday that the Admirals plan to televise two upcoming home games on Spectrum Sports across Wisconsin. The televised games will be on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. against the Ontario Reign and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. against the Stockton Heat.
"This is a tremendous step forward for the visibility of our organization," Turer said in a statement. "Having games on Spectrum Sports allows us to expose new fans to our tremendous product, both on and off the ice. We look forward to a successful launch of TV games and then to build on that momentum."
Aaron Sims, the longtime Voice of the Admirals, will handle play-by-play duties for the TV games, assisted by color man and former Milwaukee goalie Dov Grumet-Morris. The games will still be broadcast on the radio, with Ryan Miller providing the call on 105.7 FM The Fan (also available online via AHLlive.com).
Spectrum Sports – which features live sporting events, tape-delayed games and other featured shows on a wide range of high school, college, amateur and professional sports – airs on channel 32/1332HD throughout the Wisconsin division, which comprises the eastern half of the state.
The last time the Admirals broadcast live games was the 1998-99 season. The team for many seasons has shown game replays on Spectrum Sports and will continue to do so.
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