Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Emrick hung up a vintage Hershey Bears jersey in his office before calling Game Five of the Boston Bruins-Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night.
Emrick is a longtime supporter of the AHL and started his career as the play-by-play announcer for the Maine Mariners starting in 1977.
— AHL (@TheAHL) August 31, 2020
Emrick also showed off a Chicago Wolves and Albany River Rats sweaters during previous telecasts.
— AHL (@TheAHL) August 29, 2020
The Hershey Bears showed appreciation for the nod, tweeting “Doc loves Hershey and Hershey loves Doc ♥️.”
Doc loves Hershey and Hershey loves Doc ♥️ https://t.co/zNQGDd558g
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) August 31, 2020
Emrick first fell in love with Chocolatetown, USA, after first visiting the city in the fall of 1977 with the Mariners. Doc would later form longlasting friendships with Frank Mathers and Doug Yingst. Emrick’s wife Joyce also lived in Hershey for five years.
Emrick frequently returns to Hershey to emcee the team’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports/@TedStarkey
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