Saturday, August 04, 2007

Scooter's surprise retirement

Dean "Scooter" Vrooman, the voice of the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks called it quits Thursday, after 25 years in the booth.

Scooter is, or shall I say was, Portland's version of Fred Cusick. But in the tradition of junior hockey, Scooter did more than just call the game. He also handled publicity and corporate advertising for the team.

From winning the 1998 Memorial Cup to the sex change of his longtime radio partner, Scooter has seen it all. He was Portland's biggest fan. It will be tough to replace a personality so identified with the Winter Hawks.

Well, Scooter, good luck with wherever you go next. Here's one last call and probably your favorite:

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