Emrick Scores Big With Town Hall Crowd

Mike Emrick was the final speaker in the Port Huron Town Hall 2018-19 lecture series which finished up Monday.   Now in his 40th year covering professional hockey, five time Emmy Award-winning announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick has called more than 3,000 hockey games.  Emrick spoke about his first announcing job, right here in Port Huron, at McMorran announcing the Flags games and working for John Wismer.   He moved on to work for numerous major networks over his broadcast career, as well as serving as the lead announcer of men’s and women’s hockey in during three different Winter Olympics.  While Emrick touched on specifics of his career, his basic talk was about the people he has met along the way and their influence on him, citing Ernie Harwell, and numerous others he has taken life lessons from.  This certainly ranked as one of the best Town Hall talks in some time.  Next season’s line-up includes Capt. Mark Kelly, Steve Hartman, THREE MEN and a TENOR, Elizabeth Smart and the Capitol Steps.