OMAHA – Maverick fans will hear a new voice calling hockey games this season as Casey Roehl has been named play-by-play broadcaster as announced today by University of Nebraska Omaha and its athletics multimedia rightsholder, LEARFIELD’s Omaha Sports Properties.
The Anchorage, Alaska native will be behind the mic for the home opener when the Mavs take the ice against Lake Superior State on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:07 p.m. Roehl has won numerous broadcasting awards and has experience calling college hockey, as well as men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, baseball and softball. He has handled play-by-play duties for the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), Corpus Christi IceRays (NAHL) and Alaska Aces (ECHL) as well.
Roehl formerly handled play-by-play for University of Alaska-Anchorage hockey, and he is the former broadcast director of Indiana University Club Ice Hockey (ACHA). Roehl was lead play-by-play broadcaster for the 2019 ACHA National Championships and called the ACHA DI Men’s/Women’s Championship Tournament.
“We are very pleased to have Casey Roehl join the Maverick team and carry on the strong tradition of broadcast excellence started by Greg Harrington and carried on by Dave Ahlers and Donny Baarns,” said interim Athletic Director Mike Kemp. “He will be an excellent broadcast partner for Terry Leahy. Casey’s experience and versatility will be a great asset to Maverick Athletics.”
Roehl’s additional experience includes handling play-by-play for the Peninsula Oilers Baseball Club and Anchorage Glacier Pilots Baseball Club, both members of the “Alaska Baseball League.” He has been honored with the STAA Jim Nantz Award Collegiate All-American for the #20 best collegiate sportscaster in America and is a five-time Alaska Broadcasters Association award winner. In 2020, Roehl was named ‘Voice of the NCAA D3 Women’s Hockey Championships” by Tupelo/Raycom.
“I’m incredibly humbled and excited to be able to represent the state of Alaska, the University of Nebraska Omaha and all who’ve taken a chance on me in my career,” said Roehl. “I want to thank my family, friends and most importantly God for providing me the chance to get started in a world class city and incredible sports hotbed in Omaha.”
Omaha hockey can be heard on KZOT 1180 The Zone, online at www.1620thezone.com or via the Maverick Athletics app or The Varsity Network app. The full season schedule and other information can be found on OMavs.com dedicated hockey page.
Omaha Sports Properties is the locally based LEARFIELD team which manages all broadcast operations and corporate partnerships for UNO Athletics as part of the overall multimedia rights relationship. LEARFIELD is a leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions.