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Joel Goldberg

Joel Goldberg
TV Play-By-Play Announcer

Joel Goldberg is the voice of Friday Night Ice on KSMO-TV, which televises select Mavericks hoome games. When not with the Mavericks, Goldberg is part of the Royals' broadcast team as the host of the 'Royals Live' pregame and postgame shows. He also serves as a reporter throughout FOX Sports' Kansas City game coverage.

Goldberg came to Kansas City after covering the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and Rams for FOX Sports Midwest. He won a Mid-America Emmy for sports reporting in 2001 and has worked as a reporter for NBC affiliates in Wiconsin from 1994-99.

Goldberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to the Chicago area prior to high school. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and resides in Overland Park with his wife, Susan, and children Mason and Elliana.

John Howe
Team Photographer

John Howe is the owner and operator of Howe Creative Photography and in his fifth season as the team photographer. When he is away from the rink, Howe works for the Independence Police Department.

Simon Watson

Simon Watson
Mavericks TV Color Announcer

Simon Watson serves as the color commentator for the Friday Night Ice promotion on KSMO-TV. A former player and coach with the Mavericks, Watson brings a plethora of hockey experience to the broadcast booth.

Bob Rennison

Bob Rennison

Bob is a native of Kansas City and has lived in Independence since 1981. After his first season with the Mavericks, Rennison was honored by the CHL by winning the Ralph Backstrom Soul of Service award which recognizes outstanding community and customer service.  He has worked all over the sports/media landscape in Kansas City. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Bob was the master control operator at Channel 50 in Kansas City. He has previously worked as the play-by-play announcer for the Topeka Tarantulas (CHL), Topeka ScareCrows (CHL), Wichita Thunder (CHL), Kansas City Knights (ABA) and Kansas City Attack (NISL). Bob has been the voice of Avila University Athletics since 2002. He received his degree in communication studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Bob and his wife, Abbie, have one daughter, Pattie, and two sons, Michael and Luke.

Steve Garrett

Steve Garrett
Public Address Announcer

Steve Garrett has been the Mavericks Public Address Announcer since their inception seven years ago! As a matter of fact, Steve started his Stadium Announcing career with the IHL’s Kansas City Blades from 1990-2001 (their entire existence in Kansas City). Steve was also the PA Announcer for the Kansas City Outlaws. He has been the only voice of Kansas City hockey for the last 27 years. Steve was voted as the best Public Address in the CHL the last 2 years and first runner-up the two previous years before that. You can also hear Steve on 101 The Fox on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm. He has been a staple on Kansas City radio for the last 38 years! Steve is a Kansas City native who actually taught himself how to skate at age 32. He has been a goaltender in the Kansas City Men's Leagues for 27 years. Steve is married to wife Rhonda and has a daughter Lexi who regularly attend Mavericks games.

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