Mike Folta told an acquaintance at the 2019 Baseball Winter Meetings that something he would enjoy even more than broadcasting in the Majors would be calling NHL hockey.
That NHL dream is now just one step from reality. Folta is moving up from Atlanta of the ECHL to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.
Folta was a finalist for the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year last season.
Along with broadcasting, Folta will lead Rockford’s media relations office and assist in communications, content and social media.
Folta has also been a broadcast assistant with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL and has called games for the ISC Sports Network and Big Ten Network Student U. He is a 2020 graduate of Purdue University.