BOSTON — Dan Hannigan of Cod Rock Media Productions is the 2006 recipient of the Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award.
Hannigan, who is entering his 12th year as play-by-play broadcaster for the Maine men’s hockey team, is a three-time winner of the Maine Sportscaster of the Year award, and has been recognized by the Maine Associated Press and the Maine Association of Broadcasters for his television and radio work many times over the past decade. In addition to his role at Maine’s WZON, the Bears’ flagship station, Hannigan was instrumental in the creation of Inside Hockey East, a monthly television show which aired for the past two years on NESN. The show was produced by Cod Rock Media, a company founded jointly in 2003 by Hannigan and last year’s winner of the Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award, Eric Frede.
Hannigan is a 1988 graduate of Dartmouth College. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Kittery Point, Maine.
The Hockey East Media Award was officially renamed in June of 2001 to honor Joe Concannon, a long-time Boston Globe staff writer and the recipient of the 1998 Media Award. Each season, the league’s sports information directors forward a list of nominees for consideration. A committee representing the league’s administrators, coaches and SIDs vote to name the recipient of the award. Each recipient has demonstrated a superior body of work in covering and promoting Hockey East over an extended period.