Director of Broadcasting / Voice of the Checkersjshaya@gocheckers.com
Shaya, a Detroit native who has been the Voice of the Charlotte Checkers since 2007, grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada on CBC and attending games at Joe Louis Arena. He began his hockey career in the United Hockey League with the Motor City Mechanics and then the Chicago Hounds before moving on to Charlotte in the ECHL and the AHL.
Shaya's broadcasting career started with World Championship Wrestling at the age of 17. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in radio and television communications from Madonna University and a broadcasting degree from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Afterwards, he went on to become a sports producer for WDIV TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit.
During the 2012-2013 season, Shaya called his 400th game for the Checkers.