Former Devils Radio Voice Injured in River Rats Bus Crash

From Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice:

The Albany River Rats’ bus was involved in an accident early this morning on its way back from the team’s game in Lowell last night and former Devils radio announcer John Hennessy was among those injured. The accident occurred on the Massachusetts Turnpike “just before 3:30 a,m.” according to a press release put out by the Carolina Hurricanes. The team’s original bus broke down, which caused a delay. The replacement bus is the one that crashed.  There was apparently bad weather up in Massachusetts l

The team confirmed that players and staff members were taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. for treatment and the majority of the passengers are now returning to Albany. The team said “four players and one staff member” remained in the hospital to be treated for “serious, but non-life threatening injuries.”

Hennessy, who now does the radio for the River Rats, was the staff member who was injured and remains hospitalized.

Let’s hope Hennessy recovers, as he’s a class act and a MUCH better radio play-by-play man than the Devils have now.  It’s a travesty that, with the quality of some NHL announcers, he hasn’t gotten another shot at the big time.


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