Truro, N.S. (September 18, 2018) – The Maritime Hockey League (MHL) has announced the appointment of James Faulkner as Director of Communications, replacing Kevin Northup, effective immediately.
“After much contemplation, I’ve decided to step away from the role of MHL Director of Communications,” said Northup. “Due to an exciting new career opportunity, it became apparent I could not give the role the proper time and attention it needs. I thank League President Brian Whitehead and former Director of Communications Will MacLaren for their confidence in my abilities and it was honour to be selected. James Faulkner will be an incredible new addition to the MHL executive, and I wish he and the league nothing but the best moving forward.”
“The MHL prides itself on developing players, coaches, administrators and all of our off-ice personnel so they can make it to the next level. The opportunity for Kevin to work in the CHL is just our most recent success story,” offered MHL President Brian Whitehead. “Kevin’s departure creates an opportunity for the talented voice of the Truro Bearcats, James Faulkner, to accept the challenge of being the league’s Director of Communications.”
Faulkner enters the role with an extensive background in communications and journalism. The 36-year-old, who lives in the Truro area, graduated from the Atlantic Media Institute in 2006 and has worked as a reporter and news anchor at Big Dog 100.9 and Cat Country 99.5 since 2008.
In addition to being the play-by-play voice of the Bearcats since the 2010-11 season, broadcasting games for HockeyTV, Faulkner has also anchored coverage of numerous tournaments, including multiple Fred Page Cups, the inaugural MHL Showcase, and the recent World Junior A Challenge in Truro.
“I’m excited to take on a new challenge and thank my predecessors for the strong foundation they’ve built,” Faulkner said. “As a fan, and as someone who has worked with various members of the Executive for a number of years, I look forward to helping this league continue its positive momentum as its 52nd season is now underway.”