Hockey Voice Ron Oakes Dies At 73
June 5, 2007 at 11:15 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former hockey announcer RON OAKES, who died last TUESDAY in SAN DIEGO of complications of progressive supranuclear palsy at 73, according to the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE.
OAKES was the voice of several teams in the NHL, WHA, and minor league hockey, including a long term as the voice of the minor league SAN DIEGO GULLS on KOGO-A/SAN DIEGO as well as stints with the WHA's VANCOUVER BLAZERS and SAN DIEGO MARINERS and the NHL's LOS ANGELES KINGS, ST. LOUIS BLUES, and CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS; he also appeared on CBS's short-lived WHA national coverage. The WINNIPEG native also spent time as the voice of the CFL's WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS as well.