Calgary Flames play-by-play announcer Peter Loubardias, whose style seemed to grate on certain fans, has been fired by Rogers Sportsnet after three years, a move that left the 45-year-old “devastated,” “heartbroken” and “hurt.”
Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald spoke to Loubardias as he traveled from Calgary to Saskatchewan.
“There’s probably not going to be any answers waiting for me in the Queen City,” Loubardias said. “But I need to get away from Calgary to clear my head.
“I’m devastated. Heartbroken. Hurt.”
Rogers Sportsnet has not announced a reason for the termination of Loubardias, who was also the voice of the Memorial Cup.
“We work in a business that is unbelievably subjective,” Loubardias said. “I have great respect for people in business and the people in the top positions. It’s a business, and they have to make the decisions they feel are going to make their network better going forward.”
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