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Parnell to be announcer in BC

By MARTY ZIER Islands Sounder Sports contributor
April 25, 2013 · Updated 12:15 PM

Merrick Parnell / Contributed photo

Orcas Islander Merrick Parnell has just been named the Public Address Announcer for British Columbia's Delta Islanders Box Lacrosse Team. According to Parnell, the B.C. Lacrosse League is one level below the National Lacrosse League and is played inside a hockey rink and is very similar to hockey.

Already known as a legend on Orcas Island announcing every high school sport possible, Parnell brings local, national and international experience to Delta, having announced for the Bellingham Blazers Hockey team, freelance work with the NBA Utah Jazz and NHL correspondent work in Russia.

This is a definite step in the right direction for the ambitious Parnell, who is climbing into the professional arena he targets,

“My goal is to be the public announcer and involved with media relations for a NBA, NHL or National Lacrosse League team,” he said.

Watch a high school sport, and if Merrick and announcing equipment are anywhere nearby, you will hear the passion for a career which he excels at.

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