Telegram wins AHL media award

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Telegram sports editor Robin Short and sports reporter Brendan McCarthy have been named winners of the American Hockey League’s 2012-13 media award.

The Ellery Awards for outstanding media coverage of the AHL has three categories for newspapers, radio and television.

Short and McCarthy have been named in the newspaper category.

The AHL said in a news release that The Telegram’s writers have provided the St. John’s IceCaps with “superior coverage all year long. The Telegram staffs every home game, provides recaps of every road game and complements its game coverage with regular features and in-depth profile stories on the IceCaps organization.”

The Tele-gram’s managing editor, Kerry Hann, said this is a great award for the publication. “The Telegram sports department does an outstanding job of covering our St. John’s IceCaps and it is always rewarding and satisfying to have those efforts recognized by an organization such as the AHL,” said Hann.

“Robin and Brendan provide in-depth and knowledgeable analysis into all facets of the team that is found nowhere else.

“The fact this is Brendan’s second time winning this award only confirms what our dedicated readers already know, that his insightful commentary is unsurpassed in professional hockey circles.”

Both Short and McCarthy have been covering the AHL for The Telegram since 1991.

Organizations: American Hockey League, IceCaps organization

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  • SayWhat
    August 22, 2013 - 21:50

    To IceCapsFan..again I read over your comment again and all you did was a character assassination against the writer and defected comment from the AHL to the NHL. You did not refute in anyway, shape or form the writer's conclusions. He must have been spot on, especially when it comes to hot tempered Ice Caps fans.

  • SayWhat
    August 22, 2013 - 20:23

    To ICECAPSFAN I would put a lot of stock into it. The end result was a comparative analysis of all 30 rinks. And there is a grading criteria used by Stadium Journey for all sporting venues. If they were so wrong, something would have been said by now This report and rankings have been in the public domain for nearly three months. But the silence is deafening. I also believe they received a thumbs up on the report in the comments section. Read the other 29 reports and you will see that the Mile One writer was very professional in his approach and was not disgruntled. If this was so and knowing St.John's, the knives would have been out long ago. His job was not to COMPARE other AHL venues, but to ASSESS this AHL venue. The rankings were done by Stadium Journey in Chicago, after receiving their 30 reports. One more thing, go back to the Stadium Journey website and compare Mile One to Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon and tell me why that venue is not a suitable future home (2015--maybe 2014) for the Winnipeg Jets farm team.

  • Judy Hillier
    August 22, 2013 - 09:53

    Congratulations Brendan & Robin. Well deserved Award. Keep up the great work guys.

  • icecapsfan
    August 22, 2013 - 07:39

    That Stadium Journey article is written by a disgruntled local "media" member whose career went nowhere and now he's bitter that he couldn't get an opportunity in the city once the Fog Devils left. I wouldn't put much stock into that. Regular season games in most cities, Toronto and Ottawa included, often don't have a great atmosphere. He clearly hasn't attended many games outside of Mile One to conclude that this is exclusive to St. John's.

  • SayWhat
    August 21, 2013 - 17:51

    I guess its for not reporting the story that has been whispered about in St.John's . No media will touch it with a ten foot pole because they will be kicked out of Mile One and won't be able to enjoy the freebies. How about a story on the Stadium Journey report? And their rankings of AHL arenas. Come on guys do some real reporting and publish the report showing Mile One dead last in AHL arenas and Ice Caps fans the worst in the entire AHL. And then when the True North owned team leaves town in 2015 at least the public will know why.

  • Justin a season ticket holder
    August 21, 2013 - 15:24

    Robin short rode Brendan's coat tails for his award. Speak for yourself Mike, this is one sports enthusiast who isn't a Robin Short fan in sense. Congratulations Brendan, well deserved.

  • Mike A Season Ticket Holder
    August 21, 2013 - 12:42

    Robin Short writes the truth about our IceCaps even when Danny Williams and Glenn Stanford are too small to admit it. Congratulations Robin, real hockey fans are on your side when the hockey business people are not.

  • Blair Brookfield
    August 21, 2013 - 12:41

    Congratulations to Brendan and Robin. Well deserved awards and thanks for dedicating your careers to providing excellent local, national and international sports coverage.

      August 22, 2013 - 09:24

      Congratulations to both Robin and Brendan. Thanks for giving us great national coverage. Always a great read we can feel your passion in your words.