Various sources suggest Brendan Batchelor will be the next radio voice of the Vancouver Canucks.
Sportsnet 650, who will take over broadcasting the games from TSN 1040 this fall, has yet to name a play-by-play team. Batchelor, 28, has called Vancouver Giants’ games the past four seasons. According to various sources, he resigned from the WHL club on Monday and is refusing to say where he’s going, other than to admit he starts his new gig in August.
Batchelor, 28, had an interview with Canucks and 1040 brass prior to the 2014-15 season, when they were looking for a play-by-play man to replace the departing Rick Ball. Jon Abbott got the gig then, and had it through this past season.
Is Batchelor the next guy? It certainly looks like it.
“You do the math,” said a source who wished to remain anonymous.
Batchelor, a BCIT product, has worked as an announcer, reporter and producer for TSN 1040 as well since October, 2008. He’s also done play-by-play for Whitecaps FC2.