DEHockeyNight.com is the authority for all things hockey in the First State, complete with comprehensive coverage of collegiate, scholastic and club hockey. With the University of Delaware Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 men’s hockey teams and Division 2 women’s hockey teams on hiatus for the 2020-21 season, Delaware Hockey Night is providing expanded coverage of the Salesianum and Avon Grove hockey programs, both of which compete in the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League.
Our mission is to help grow the game of hockey at all levels in Delaware through quality radio and written coverage of hockey at the collegiate and scholastic levels. From our centrepiece, DHN TV and DHN Radio, to game recaps and feature stories on our News page, we aim to increase awareness and share the stories of the game and its participants to a broader audience.
Pennsylvania native James Witherite established Delaware Hockey Night in 2017 after wrapping up an 11-year run broadcasting over 17,000 Standardbred and Thoroughbred horse races in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Witherite, a Delaware transplant by way of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University (BMus ’07), began his announcing career in grade 7 when he assumed the role of public address announcer for his high school basketball and baseball teams. He has filled the same capacity for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL), as well as serving as their de facto Canadian anthem singer.
When not on air or working as a USA Hockey on-ice official, Witherite enjoys a second life as an active composer and musician, appearing as a jazz organist, providing music for religious services, and (on occasion) serving as the bugler for marquee horse racing events, including Governor’s Night at the Delaware State Fair for the last three seasons, the 2016 and 2017 renewals of the Adios, and the 2017 Illinois Derby. He makes his home in Smyrna, Del., with his wife, Lauren, and their daughters, Sara and Ashley.
To learn more about James, visit his website.