The Washington Capitals introduced on Monday that they’ve employed two new in-arena hosts for the 2022-23 season, Virginia natives Mike Ploger and Annie Mae.
Their on and off-camera tasks will come with sporting out all on-ice and in-crowd promotions in addition to serving as pre-game display hosts.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 12, 2022
You would possibly acknowledge Ploger from his identical position with the Washington Nationals. He’ll now be doing year-round sports activities internet hosting in DC.
🚨Light the lamp!🚨
I’m SUPER EXCITED to percentage the inside track that I’ll be a @Capitals in-arena host this season! I’ve dreamt of internet hosting in Capital One Arena for any other one of my homeland groups, and a component of me nonetheless can’t consider it’s going down. No extra internet hosting off-season! #ALLCAPS %.twitter.com/0YWA01m9q6
— Mike Ploger (@Ploger) September 12, 2022
Mae involves DC after operating for the NHL of their protection of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the display Third P3riod Live. She has additionally up to now labored for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Couldn’t be extra able to start out my subsequent large journey as In-Arena Host for the @Capitals !! Having the chance to paintings with the crew I grew up observing is an absolute dream come true ❤️ #ALLCAPS %.twitter.com/JpJioOow5O
— Annie Mae (@anniemaemedia) September 12, 2022
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Capitals Announce Two New In-Arena Hosts
The Washington Capitals offered lately two new in-arena hosts along side the 2022-23 season. Woodbridge, Va., local Mike Ploger and McLean, Va., local Annie Mae will function in-arena hosts and on-camera personalities for Capitals house video games, sporting out all on-ice and in-crowd promotions and actions and serving because the pre-game display hosts. They may even function hosts for make a choice neighborhood occasions, together with viewing events.
Mike graduated from West Virginia University with a point in broadcast journalism and has since both coated or hosted occasions together with the World Series, NBA Finals, global football suits, MLB All-Star Game, primary school sports activities and several other native occasions. His favourite Capitals-related reminiscence is celebrating the Capitals profitable the 2018 Stanley Cup Championship with 1000’s of his pals and fellow enthusiasts at the Portrait Gallery steps.
Annie Mae grew up in McLean, Virginia and graduated from Penn State with a point in broadcast journalism whilst operating for the Men’s Hockey Team. Following commencement, Annie Mae labored for the Columbus Blue Jackets as a printed affiliate, interviewing gamers for characteristic tales and the nightly sport broadcast. Annie Mae additionally spent the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs in New York operating for the NHL overlaying the Eastern and Western Conference Finals for the display “Third P3riod Live,” box reporting at the streets of New York City and serving because the display’s social correspondent.
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