Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Rob Mahon Becomes New Play-By-Play Voice of WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders

Rob Mahon took part in the Bruins' 2020 Calcutta shootout. PHOTO - Durr Photography

After being privileged to call some of the most memorable games and moments in recent memory for the Estevan Bruins, Rob Mahon is advancing to the next stage of his play-by-play career.

Mahon has accepted a new position as the Voice of the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL, beginning this fall for the 2021-22 season. This brings to an end his 4-year tenure with the SJHL’s Estevan Bruins where Rob’s enthusiastic calls and his extensive, descriptive vocabulary has endeared him to our team’s fans far and wide since the 2017-18 season.

Rob Mahon arrived in Estevan in spring of 2017 after being hired by Golden West Broadcasting and took over the role of play-by-play broadcaster for the Estevan Bruins radio broadcasts on Rock106FM the following season. Mahon came to Estevan at the right time, as in his first year he was fortunate enough to take Bruins’ fans along a memorable postseason run in the 2018 SJHL playoffs. The team eliminated Kindersley and Battlefords before facing the Nipawin Hawks in the championship, where the Bruins’ fell in Game 7 by a 2-1 score in Nipawin.

The following season, the Bruins faced the Humboldt Broncos in the SJHL quarterfinal where the Bruins’ fell behind 3-games-to-1 in the Best-of-7 series. But the Bruins rallied to win the next three games, including Game 5 in double-overtime at home and in Game 7 where Tristyn Deroose scored the OT winner to clinch the series and send over 2,600 fans at Affinity Place into a frenzy.

Then in the last full SJHL season before 2020, Mahon and the rest of the hockey world witnessed one of the most viral junior hockey goals ever as Jayden Davis scored his between-the-legs masterpiece in November 2019 against the Weyburn Red Wings. Mahon’s call of the goal was almost as impressive and garnered rave reviews as he captured the moment perfectly.

Rob Mahon is one his way to a long and successful career in play-by-play broadcasting. The Estevan Bruins organization wishes Rob the best of luck in Prince Albert and beyond…thanks for the memories!