GAME DAY OPERATIONS
Aaron Alpern heads into his third season of hockey broadcasting as he joins the Stampede game day operations staff as the team's HockeyTV Broadcaster.
Alpern is a native of Amherst, NY and brings a combination of experience in broadcasting and professional sports. Alpern was a Caddie on the PGA Tour and other pro tours for 15 seasons, working for Jason Kokrak and Smylie Kaufman, among others. Alpern caddied for four professional wins in that time and worked at all four of golf's major tournaments. Prior to his golf experience, Alpern worked in radio, as both a news anchor and reporter. For the past two years, Alpern has been the Play-by-Play Announcer for the Buffalo State College Club Hockey team and has also called junior hockey games in the USPHL and OJHL.
Director of Game Presentation
Ryan Burgess joins the inaugural season Buffalo Stampede game day operations staff, as Director of Game Presentation.
A native of nearby Lyndonville, Ryan brings nearly twenty years of game presentation experience - ranging from junior hockey to international competition - to the Stampede. In his role, Burgess will curate the in-arena sound of the Stampede, handling all public address and music for Western New York’s newest junior hockey team. 'Burgmania' can also be found behind a public address microphone for hockey games at Canisius College, the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts, and the Buffalo Jr. Sabres.
Away from the Stampede, Ryan works for Erie County and lives in Buffalo with his wife, Melissa.