Some sad news to report, as friend and colleague Paul Roper has left the Trenton Devils to take a position with the OHL’s Erie Otters.
Roper was the team’s broadcaster and PR man last year, and did an excellent job in both positions.
The first thing I did every time I walked in the press box last year was make a right, look to my left and yell, “Roper!” at him. I wanted to catch up with what was going on with the team, and how they’d done on the road, and there wasn’t anyone better to talk to about that than Paul. He has a sharp hockey eye and I think he’ll do well in the business.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com