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An E-mail Interview with Oilers Radio Broadcaster Dan Tencer

If you can’t tell, I love doing e-mail interviews with hockey personalities, beat writers, bloggers, etc. Since it’s my birthday today (27 years old), I figured I’d give you folks another e-mail interview I conducted.

To begin the week, I did an e-mail interview with Dan Tencer, an Edmonton Oilers radio broadcaster/talk show host for 630 CHED in Edmonton. Dan was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about he got into the game of hockey, how he’s made it into a career and he also tells us his thoughts on this year’s edition of the Oilers.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
DT: I played minor hockey starting when I was 6 years old and can remember attending Oilers games prior to that. Like most other Canadians, the passion for the game seemed to be inherent in me and I’ve always loved the fast-paced, fluid and intense competition that the game allows for. After my playing “career” ended in my teens, I switched to officiating for a bunch of years until the hassle of dealing with over-the-top coaches and parents didn’t make it fun or worthwhile any more. There’s a bunch more I can say about that, but it’s for a different article.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
DT: Have loved the Edmonton Oilers with an unhealthy passion since I was young. I always had a soft spot for Vladimir Vujtek because I had his hockey card and loved his name, but I think Curtis Joseph is probably my favorite Oiler of all time.

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