(September 22, 2011) Rob Snoek is back in the OHL. An STAA client, Snoek is the new radio play-by-play voice for the Peterborough Petes.
“I am back in the OHL handling the entire 68 game regular season for the Peterborough Petes,” Snoek grins.
Snoek spent 2003 through 2010 in the OHL broadcasting more than 500 games for the Oshawa Generals. He is the second STAA client to join the OHL this off-season. Last week, Andy McNamara was named TV play-by-play voice of the Oshawa Generals.
“Peterborough is one of the great hockey towns in Canada – as the launching pad for NHL names like Steve Yzerman, Chris Pronger, Scotty Bowman, Bob Gainey as well as Eric and Jordan Staal,” Snoek says.
Hockey isn’t the only thing keeping Snoek busy of late. “I have been handling quite a bit of freelance work with CBC TV Sports including the Live network coverage of Rugby League last Saturday, the World Aquatics Championships, World Cross Country Running Championships, and last winter ‘s entire Alpine Skiing World Cup season,” Snoek says. “I am looking forward to more work with CBC Sports over the winter.”
All of Snoek’s broadcasting responsibilities are in addition to his daily morning sportscasts on CKDO and KX 96 in the Greater Toronto Area.
Snoek told the Peterborough Examiner he has been a long-time friend of former Petes voice Pete Dalliday and says he’s excited and nervous to follow in his footsteps.
“I guess I’ve finally seen the light,” said Snoek, chuckling about switching from the Generals to Petes’ broadcasts. “I called Pete because I wanted to get a sense of where things were at with him. I feel like I’m taking over this role with his blessing as he takes over the television role with Cogeco.
“I pledge to do my absolute best,” Snoek told the Examiner. “To tell the current day Petes’ story with the same kind of zeal and energy it’s been told with the last few decades. I’ll say right now, I’m not an outright cheerleader and I don’t think my predecessor was as well. We call the games the way we see them.
“I’ll be fair and honest.”
(Visit Rob’s STAA Talent Page).