For the second time in four seasons, Nanaimo Clippers play-by-play voice Dan Marshall has been named the BCHL Broadcaster of the Year.
In addition to calling all Clippers regular-season and playoff games – 81 nights this season – Marshall hosts a Monday night program covering the Clippers and the BCHL on Nanaimo’s 106.9 The Wolf. He also produced Clippers player features and handled play-by-play work for Shaw TV Nanaimo
A 15-year BCHL broadcasting veteran and a native of Coquitlam, Marshall was chosen following a poll of broadcasters around the league.
“It’s one of the most memorable seasons I’ve had; there were two Game 7s in the playoffs plus getting to call the Finals,” said Marshall. “The BCHL broadcasters as a group are a bunch of guys I respect; any time your peers are able to recognize you, it means a lot.”
During his tenure, Marshall has achieved a level of play-by-play proficiency not reached by many broadcasters. His distinctive and thorough style brings listeners into the game.
“Dan’s an extremely talented person and he’s excellent at what he does,” said BCHL communications director Brent Mutis. “But beyond that, he puts in the effort to make sure he’s always prepared for the job at hand. The fans of Nanaimo are lucky to be able to listen to him on a regular basis.”
Marshall credits those around him for the accolade as well.
“We have a bunch of writers, producers and reporters that put in a ton of leg work on our broadcasts, so I think this is a reflection of their work too. I’m happy for the whole team at The Wolf.”
Marshall got his start in BCHL play-by-play in the 2000-01 season with the Penticton Panthers who were led by a young Duncan Keith. He called Panthers and Vees games for seven seasons before going to Nanaimo where he’s been for the last eight campaigns. He’s been to three BCHL Finals and was also named the league’s top broadcaster in 2012.