As a kid, I would practice my French listening to the PA announcer on Montreal Canadien hockey games. "Dernière minute de jeu dans la première période - Last minute of play in the first period."

I doubt we'll hear anything as exotic at the iWireless Center this coming season, but we will hear a new voice at the Quad City Mallards home opener on Friday, October 13th. A new P.A. announcer will take over the mic for game announcements. 'Goose' from our sister station 97X will be the new announcer for the team.

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Goose has filled in from time to time for former announcers Guy Perry and Jim Albrecht, so he should have no problems adjusting to the mayhem of game night in the booth.

Nevertheless, I think I might buy him a helmet.