Monday, February 20, 2012

Rod Phillips: Voice of the Oilers

In this Journey into Hockey we speak with a voice of the game, the legendary Rod Phillips, longtime voice of the Edmonton Oilers.

He broadcast his first Oilers game in 1973 when they were part of the WHA, and was there for the Wayne Gretzky and Stanley Cup yaers. He is most famous for his loud, long scream of “scoooooooooores!!!!!”, considered a classic for Oilers fans. Many fans attending games are known to bring radio sets with them to listen to his broadcasts and many people watching games on television will listen to his play-by-play commentary instead of the television’s. In 2003, Phillips received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame.


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