Edmonton Oilers Voice Rod Phillips To Retire
June 1, 2010 at 5:07 AM (PT)
Longtime EDMONTON OILERS radio broadcaster ROD PHILLIPS will retire after calling ten games next season on flagship CORUS Talk CHED-A/EDMONTON. PHILLIPS has been the NHL team's radio voice since their second season of existence, when the team was in the WHA.
Next season, PHILLIPS will call ten "classic games" that the team says will relate in some way to the OILERS' and PHILLIPS' history. "The series of games ROD will call next year is the perfect way to properly let our fans appreciate everything that Rod has brought the team and the city. This is the ultimate tribute to our Hall Of Fame broadcaster," said OILERS President and CEO PATRICK LAFORGE. "Generations grew up listening to ROD, and it's only fitting he is allowed this kind of tribute."
PHILLIPS is throwing out the first pitch at the GOLDEN BASEBALL LEAGUE EDMONTON CAPITALS' season opener TONIGHT at TELUS FIELD as the CAPS take on the MAUI NA KOA IKAIKA.