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Watch Doc Emrick call an under-12 girls hockey game

Jan 10, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

Brian Williams — he of NBC News fame — is a big fan of NHL play-by-play man Mike “Doc” Emrick.

But over the course of the 113-day lockout, Williams realized he and other Doc fans weren’t able to hear the U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer as much as they would’ve liked.

So, what to do?

If you’re the lead anchor of a national news program, you ask Doc to do you a solid.

Here’s more:

Because Doc hasn’t been heard as often these past few months, Brian asked if Doc would call a game to air on his show, Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Doc agreed and called a Girls 12U league game near his home in Troy, Michigan.

 The St. Clair Shores Saints (away, red) took on the Troy Lady Sting (home, white and yellow) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.  Doc provided the call from the Troy Sports Center in Troy, Michigan.

Both teams play in the Girls 12U league. The Lady Sting won the game, 5-2.

Here’s a clip:

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You can catch the entire segment on Rock Center, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

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  1. therealjr - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Actually I already had plans to poke my eyes out.

    Thanks for the offer though!

  2. mercyflush - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Cue the “at least he is used to calling Crosby’s games so the 12 year old girls won’t be that much of a stretch for him” jokes…

  3. holleywood9 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Awesome. Just awesome.

  4. Woody Bass - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Id rather not

  5. Stiller43 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Theyd beat a few guys from my adult league team.

  6. whatthepuck2012 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    How can anyone not like Doc? Pierre is annoying as f***, but Doc is amazing.

    • bo1210 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Agreed. If it weren’t for Doc, I’d have turned off that Boston U/Harvard game half way through.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

        Agreed, bo1210, but liberal use of the MUTE button helped me hang on and see the great comeback!

  7. matt8204 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:56 PM


  8. pistolpete31 - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Doc is the worst. Shame Versus/NBCSN got rid of Joe Beninati.

  9. fortwaynekomets - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Doc is awesome!!! He commentated a Komets ECHL game earlier this season while the lockout was in effect!

  10. fortwaynekomets - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

  11. fortwaynekomets - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    I personally like Emrick’s style of commentating. He learned from the best… Mr. Bob Chase, who is working his 59th season calling Fort Wayne Komet hockey!! He is 86 years old which is amazing!!

    Outside of Doc Emrick (and of course Bob Chase), my favorites were guys like Pat Foley…. guys who really had the passion for the game.

    I also like Emrick’s style because you don’t even have to be watching the TV to know what’s going on, and you also won’t miss goals as he foreshadows them so well!!!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      I can only partly agree. His style is great, BUT sadly he’s always teamed with some clown who yaps way too much during play, so we do miss goals. They should try the mostly Canadian style in which the clown/expert/sidekick speaks during time outs and shuts up during play. Infinitely better!

  12. fortwaynekomets - Jan 10, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    who’s the clown Pierre McGuire? I get bored of his hyper calm voice sometimes… but he’s good.

    Emrick used to work for the Flyers too, not just the Devils. I remember Emrick calling Flyer games on PRISM back in the early 90’s.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      Doc worked for the FlyBoys? Learn something new everyday.

  13. hawkeyplayer - Jan 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    I’m not sure if Doc actually worked for the Flyers… but I do remember him calling their games a long time ago!

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