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Hoenike named 2011 ECHL Media Relations Director of the Year

Monday, June 27th
Hoenike named 2011 ECHL Media Relations Director of the Year

PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL announced on Tuesday that Will Hoenike of the Idaho Steelheads is the 2010-11 recipient of the Award of Excellence for Media Relations as determined in voting by members of the media, league media relations directors and broadcasters. Hoenike was named the Steelheads Director of Media Relations in May 2009 after serving as the club?s Season Tickets Director for the prior two-and-half years. In January 2011, he added the responsibilities as the Voice of the Steelheads. Prior to joining the Steelheads, Hoenike was the weekend sports anchor and reporter at Today?s Channel 6 (KIVI-TV). A native of Spokane, Wash., Hoenike is a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. ECHL Award of Excellence for Media Relations Winners :YEAR WINNER TEAM 2010-11 Will Hoenike Idaho Steelheads 2009-10 Eric Levine Elmira Jackals 2008-09 Mike Benton Stockton Thunder 2007-08 John Hamel Cincinnati Cyclones Jeff Harris & Mike Walker Victoria Salmion Kings 2006-07 Dustin Bixby Gwinnett Gladiators Josh Fisher Las Vegas Wranglers 2005-06 Jeremy Zager San Diego Gulls 2004-05 Jeremy Zager San Diego Gulls 2003-04 Mike Kelly Mississippi Sea Wolves 2002-03 Ryan Stanzel Louisiana IceGators 2001-02 Bill McLaughlin Greenville Grrrowl 2000-01 Darren Abbott South Carolina Stingrays 1999-00 Darren Abbott South Carolina Stingrays 1998-99 Mark Simpson Charlotte Checkers 1997-98 Andy Davis Richmond Renegades 1996-97 Peter Kostos Louisiana IceGators (Release courtesy of Joe Babik, ECHL Media Relations)

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