After two seasons in the USHL, David Fine is moving up the minor league hockey ladder. An STAA member, Fine is the new Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations for the Reading Royals.
Reading is the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Fine moves the Pennsylvania from the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League, where he served in a similar capacity for the past two seasons. Prior to that, Fine spent four seasons on the broadcast crew for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
In 2016, Fine earned All-America honors in STAA’s annual ranking of the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcasters.
“The Royals are eagerly anticipating David’s arrival in Reading,” said Ray Melcher, the Chief Operating Office and General Manager of the Royals. “He has done a wonderful job in the USHL over the past two seasons, and we’re confident that he will bring his strong broadcasting skill set, as well as his genuine enthusiasm and energy to the Royals’ broadcasts this season.”
“I want to thank Mr. Melcher, Mr. Gulati and the Royals’ organization for this fantastic opportunity,” Fine said. “I’m excited to carry on the great broadcasting tradition here in Reading and cannot wait to get started.”
In two years with Tri-City, Fine, 24, handled the duties in the broadcast booth for the team’s only run to the Clark Cup Championship in 2016. He was selected to work the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game as a broadcaster twice by the league. Prior to his time with the Storm, Fine broadcasted minor league baseball in 2015 with the Lansing Lugnuts. A 2015 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Fine spent four years (2011-15) with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League as assistant director of broadcasting and also was a part of the broadcast team for Syracuse University football, basketball and lacrosse at WAER 88.3 FM in Syracuse. He is a native of Bloomfield, New Jersey.
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