Getting My Feet Wet

I want to take a minute and introduce myself… Im Branden Crowe, the new voice of the Brandon Wheat Kings on 880 CKLQ.

I have spent the last 5 seasons calling games and working in both the SJHL and MJHL with a number of teams, most recently the Virden Oil Capitals.

As I enter my first season behind the microphone here in Brandon, I want the fans to know that I’m a broadcaster first but more importantly I’m a fan. I’m a fan of the game, and I am a fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

I have been coming to games since I was 5 years old and remember the greats, Ryan Craig, Eric Fehr, Jordan Tootoo and Robert McVicar.

I remember the Smiley face playoff run, Tyler Plante’s unique pad designs, and Michael Ferland running amuck on opposing players.

Without a doubt, the best memory I have as a Wheat King fan is the semi-final of the Memorial Cup. When Jay Fehr snapped that shot past Martin Jones, to send the Wheaties to the final… WOW. The energy in the building was unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of.

To get the opportunity to step into the press box at Westman Place has been a dream of mine since I first heard Bruce Luebke on the 880 pre-game show in the back of my dad’s truck on the way in to my first game.

I like to consider myself an open book, a guy who embraces fan feedback both positive and negative. Feel free to reach out to me via email or social media, let me know how I’m doing. At the end of the day, I’m here for the fans… to make sure they get a clear picture of their team!

It has been a summer of change for the Wheat Kings Organization and I can’t wait to get started.


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