On Thursday afternoon, the Hershey Bears named Scott Stuccio their new play-by-play broadcaster and media relations coordinator starting with the 2011-12 season. Stuccio will join the Bears after spending the past four seasons with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in various capacities.
Stuccio first handled color commentary alongside Tom Grace before Grace left the organization early in the 2007-08 season. He then handled play-by-play duties through the 2009-10 season before Grace returned to the Penguins prior to the 2010-11 campaign. When Penguins games were broadcasted on local TV, Stuccio conducted player interviews that aired at intermission.
After Grace returned, Stuccio assumed the role of Director of Communications. He traveled to Pittsburgh occasionally as part of his duties, and earlier this week, he co-hosted Penguins Live, a Pittsburgh Penguins radio show, with Pittsburgh color commentator Phil Bourque.
His career accomplishments include calling the 2008 Calder Cup Finals that pitted the WBS Penguins against the Chicago Wolves and being named to the broadcasting team for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey. He also played goal in the WBS Penguins 2009 alumni game, which was held in conjunction with the team’s 10th anniversary season.
Prior to working with the Penguins, Stuccio worked for WYOU-TV in Wilkes-Barre as a meteorologist for 12 years. He also taught meteorology classes at the Wilkes-Barre campus of Penn State University.
Stuccio comes to the Bears organization after Hershey’s longtime broadcaster, John Walton, was promoted to the Washington Capitals broadcasting job earlier this summer.