NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - "The Voice of the Admirals" Pete Michaud has been honored by the American Hockey League as the winner of the James Ellery Award which is presented for recognition of outstanding media coverage.
No person is more synonymous with Norfolk Admirals hockey than Michaud's play-by-play voice. Michaud has been on the air in various capacities in Hampton Roads since 1979.
The Virginia native has been at the microphone for all 12 seasons of the Admirals' AHL existence, and brought the team's record-breaking 2011-12 season into thousands of homes on 102.1 The Game and AHL Live.
Michaud also hosted the team's weekly radio show, wrote articles for the Admirals' web site and the booster club newsletter and maintained a presence on Facebook and Twitter providing information and insight to fans.
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