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Play by Play Q and A's: Craig Killmer

08/18/2022, 12:00pm CDT
By De La Hunt Media

High School Sports are starting soon and we’re catching up with our De La Hunt Media play by play announcers. We’ll start with Curtis Joe, who you heard announce volleyball, basketball and wrestling.
1. How did you start doing play by play?
I started PXP in 1988 and did color for a few Cambridge BlueJackets Hockey games, took a few years off and started again with Delahunt Media in 2012!

2. Do you remember your first game? Yes I remember my first game, my brother scored 2 goals that game in a cold Mora arena!

3. What's the craziest game that you've called so far? The craziest game I called, probably a Thief River Falls Norskies game during a shootout when a player tripped over the blue line as he went in for his shot! I will not name the player but I think it’s on You Tube. I’ve had a few football, basketball and hockey games where we joked in the booth about last score wins!
4. Which sport is your favorite to call?
My favorite sport to call has to be hockey, it’s comes natural after playing the game.
5. Who taught you to do pbp?
Who taught me, that’s a tough one. I grew up listening to Al Shaver doing Minnesota North Stars games as a kid and borrowed some of his phrases and game lingo and probably the great Bob Cole on Hockey Night in Canada. And of course the Delahunt family throughout my career with them!
6. What is your favorite part of doing play by play?
My favorite part of doing PXP, seeing the kids pure joy and love of the game and how much they leave on the ice, field or court on a given night and of course getting to know the kids as well!

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