Nick Nollenberger is making what might be an unprecedented jump in his hockey play-by-play career. An STAA member, Nollenberger is moving from the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda. He’ll serve as the team’s media relations and broadcasting manager.
Nollenberger, 25, grew up a San Jose Sharks fan as a native of Santa Cruz, CA and spent ten seasons playing in the Jr. Sharks Youth Hockey Program at Sharks Ice at San Jose. “This opportunity is a dream come true for me, says Nollenberger. “Growing up in Santa Cruz and being immersed in the Jr. Sharks for most of my youth, I always pictured myself working for this organization.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Nollenberger spent three years as the Wildcats play-by-play announcer.
“I’ve attended Sharks games since their inaugural season and have looked up to the likes of Dan Rusanowsky and Randy Hahn since I can remember. My goal when I get to San Jose is to continue to grow the Barracuda brand and the AHL in the Bay Area while providing a fun, energetic and informative broadcast for fans.”