MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ Dave Mingay has resigned hisposition as the color commentator on Northern Michigan UniversityÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s radiohockey broadcasts on Northern Star Broadcasting (NSB).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He is leaving the radiobooth to pursue another business opportunity, but that will not affect the RecRoom in Marquette.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
He stated that he has enjoyed the past eight years broadcastingNMU hockey.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œNSB has been very good to me.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With Walt Kyle, John Olver andJohn Kyle directing the NMU hockey program it will continue to go in the rightdirection,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ Mingay said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œI will continue to do whatever I can for the NMUhockey program.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He also said that he did not rule out being a fill-in onbroadcasts in the future, if needed.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Mingay just concluded his fourth season as an analyst on thebroadcasts.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He has been affiliated with the Wildcat hockey program since itsinception and has coached hockey in the Marquette area at several differentlevels.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Before his move to the radio booth, Mingay was the analyst on NMUÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™stelevision coverage for four years.
NMU head hockey coach Walt Kyle would like to thank Mingay forall his years of service to Northern hockey as a broadcaster.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œThere is no onein my opinion who knows more about the history of Northern hockey and what it standsfor than Dave.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ We also understand that at this time he has a businessopportunity that will take his time and family things he would like to do,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚Kyle said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œWe would like to wish him the very best of luck.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I knowpersonally that he is going to continue to be involved with Northern hockey andthat is very important to us.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Tammy Johnson the General Manager of NSB for Marquette andEscanaba echoes the sentiment that it has been a pleasure to work with Mingaythe past two years.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œDave played a key role in bringing Northern StarBroadcasting and NMU Athletics together and became a valuable part of ourteam.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His passion, knowledge and excitement for the game were an asset to allof us here at NSB, as well as to our listening audience,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ Johnson said. Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œWewill miss hearing him on The Bear.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Everyone at NSB wishes Dave success withhis new business venture.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
NSB and NMU have begun a nationwide search to find a newcolor commentator for Wildcat hockey and will make an announcement when theposition has been filled.