(Orlando Solar Bears News Release) Joey Battaino has been named director of communications & broadcasting for the Orlando Solar Bears. He becomes the third broadcaster in franchise history.
“We would like to welcome Joey to the Orlando Solar Bears,” says team president Chris Heller. “He brings several years of experience and game calling to the position and we can’t wait to get started.”
Battaino moves to Orlando after six seasons in the OHL with the Saginaw Spirit. Prior to that he spent time with the NAHL’s Odessa Jackalopes, the Michigan Warriors, and the IHL’s Flint Generals.
In addition to calling Solar Bears games, Battaino will be responsible for overseeing the club’s media relations and communications.
“I am honored to join the Orlando Solar Bears organization,” said Battaino. “I’d like to thank Team President Chris Heller and the RDV Sports Group for the opportunity to be the voice of the Solar Bears. I can’t wait to get down to Orlando and meet our staff, players, coaches, and fans.”