12-Year-Old Who Describes Hockey For Blind Dad Calls St. Louis Blues Playoff Action
May 19, 2016 at 4:38 AM (PT)
The 12-year-old who made the news for describing hockey games for his blind father and was flown by ST. LOUIS BLUES radio analyst KELLY CHASE from SASKATOON to ST. LOUIS for Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Finals didn't just describe the BLUES-SHARKS game TUESDAY night for his dad, he did it for everyone, courtesy of BLUES radio flagship CBS RADIO News-Talk KMOX-A/ST. LOUIS.
WYATT NELSON and his father GERRY were featured in an NHL video feature showing how WYATT goes to junior hockey games with his dad, who lost his sight to diabetes, and describes the action, and how WYATT took GERRY to touch the Stanley Cup; CHASE decided to invite the pair to a playoff game, but when the pair visited the KMOX booth, WYATT was put on the air (on Hot AC KYKY (Y98) due to KMOX's CARDINALS coverage) to do play-by-play, and he handled most of the first period. At the end of the period, BLUES play-by-play voice CHRIS KERBER put WYATT on a call with legendary NHL broadcaster MIKE "DOC" EMRICK.
Read KMOX's account of the emotional evening here.