DEHockeyNight.com is the authority for all things hockey in the First State, complete with comprehensive coverage of collegiate, scholastic, and club hockey alike. We are actively preparing for the 2018-19 season of our centrepiece, Delaware Hockey Night Radio, featuring coverage of the University of Delaware Division 2 and Division 3 men’s hockey teams and Division 2 women’s hockey teams, the Delaware Junior Blue Hens and Delaware Ducks 18U and 16U travel teams, as well as scholastic hockey in and around Delaware.
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 Delaware Hockey Night 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 eleven-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, 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 Dover, Delaware, with his wife Lauren, who teaches biology; daughter Sara; and cat Mingus.
To learn more about James, visit his website.