Las Vegas, NV - Adirondack Thunder play-by-play broadcaster Cameron Close was named as a finalist for the ECHL's Broadcaster of the Year Award and Thunder Director of Communications Zach Dooley was named as a finalist for the ECHL's Media Relations Person of the Year. Both awards were announced at the ECHL Marketing Meetings on Thursday, June 23 in Las Vegas Nevada. Tommy Daniels of the Allen Americans was named as the winner of the Broadcaster of the Year Award, while D.J. Abisalih of the Wheeling Nailers was honored as the media relations person of the year.
Close, 24, completed his first season with the Thunder and his second season in Adirondack as the voice of the team. Close joined the organization in September 2014 as the voice of the Adirondack Flames, a role he reprised this season with the Thunder. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Close was the voice of the Wildcats Men's Ice Hockey Team on WUNH for three seasons prior to announcing professionally.
Dooley, 25, also completed his first season with the Thunder and his second season in Adirondack as the head of the communications department. Dooley joined the organization in May 2014, making him the longest tenured member of the Thunder staff. Prior to coming to Adirondack, Dooley spent one season with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, preceded by four years at Marist College.