Pats play-by-play voice Phil Andrews moving on after nine years

When Regina Pats hockey returns this October to the 620 CKRM airwaves, broadcasts will sound a little different than fans are accustomed to.

After nine years calling games, Phil Andrews has decided to turn off the mic, wanting to spend more time with his young family.

Andrews joined Derek Taylor on the Sportscage Monday afternoon, and said deciding to move on was one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made.

“When you do a job like that and you’re around a team it’s a dream,” Andrews said. “Playing is the ultimate, but maybe the next best thing is getting to do this, you feel like you’re a little bit of a part of something that’s bigger than yourself,” Andrews said.

“I have been truly blessed to do this for as long as I have for a great organization, and like I said in the statement I posted earlier today, (Monday) the thing I’ll miss most about it is the people, you meet so many great people and build relationships, those people become like family,” Andrews added.

The Pats will be announcing Andrews’ replacement later this summer.

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