Paul Porter returns for his 23rd season as the public address announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning. A long-time radio presence in Tampa Bay, he is currently the morning update sports anchor for AM-860 "The Answer" WGUL in Tampa. Area sports fans can also find Paul serving as the long-time in-arena voice for both the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm and the NBA's Orlando Magic.
Greg Wolf returns to the Lightning as our game-night emcee, his eighth season in the role. Greg's energetic style will anchor our in-stand promotions and on-ice activities. Away from the Lightning, Wolf serves as Vice President of Street Laced Marketing & Promotions. He also serves as in-game host for the Tampa Bay Storm and USF.
Sean Bovelsky, aka "DJ Bolt", returns for his 20th consecutive season as the Lightning's music man behind the scenes, collecting and playing all the pre-recorded music you'll hear during a Bolts game. Sean also is the in-bowl music director for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has also performed at the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Olympic games.
Krystof Srebakowski returns for his 5th season as the Lightning's organist. Born in Poland, the classically trained Krystoff hails from a long and diverse musical background, beginning at the age of five. He has performed with Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Beth Fowler, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra (the original Nat King Cole Band).
ThunderBug has been the Lightning's official mascot since 1992 and can always be spotted having fun with our fans at Bolts home games. When he's not meeting & greeting fans on the plaza and roaming the stands & leading the crowd in cheers at hockey games, "Bug" can always be found representing the Lightning and bringing smiles to over 200 Bay Area community events annually
The Lightning Girls serve as the team's ambassadors, creating enthusiasm and support for the home team at a number of Lightning events and community events throughout the Bay Area all year long. On game nights, you can spot the Girls greeting fans at our main entrance pre-game, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, and of course, cheering along with our fans.
The Bolt Brigade is the Lightning's in-game interactive team. They help with on-ice contests and in-stand promotions, all-important t-shirt launches, pre-game staging and skating, and can be seen engaging with fans on the Plaza and selecting contest participants. The Bolt Brigade can also be found in the community at Lightning watch parties, parades, and many other events where a touch of energy is the call.