April 11, 2014, Burnaby (ISN) – After a poll of all the play-by-play broadcasters in the BCHL, Marc Fitzgerald has been named the broadcaster of the year for the 2013-14 season.
Fitzgerald, who called every Chilliwack Chiefs game since the franchise rejoined the BCHL for the 2011-12 season, was surprised but greatly appreciative of the recognition bestowed on him by his peers.
“It means so much because that’s 15 other guys that are incredibly talented and driven,” said Fitzgerald. “A lot of those guys I consider my friends and I’m floored to be singled out. Your peers are the ones you listen to the most. It means so much.”
The native of Port Coquitlam, B.C. has been pleased to be able to work in a hockey city close to his home and feels fortunate to have worked alongside colour man and former Chiefs forward Cam Campbell.
“We did every game for three seasons and there’s no way I’d be getting this without him,” said Fitzgerald. “He’s one of the best colour men and analysts in the BCHL. It was an excellent pairing we had for three years.”
Fitzgerald, who held broadcasting posts in Chetwynd, B.C. and Brooks, Alta. prior to the Chilliwack gig, noted the 2012 Chiefs playoff series versus eventual RBC Cup champion Penticton and the 2013 series against Prince George as his top highlights.