Paul Porter returns for his 25th season as the public address announcer for the Lightning.
A long-time Bay Area radio presence, he is currently the morning sports reporter and Saturday sports show host for AM-860 WGUL in Tampa. Area sports fans can also hear Paul performing as the in-arena voice for the Orlando Magic. He also serves the Press Box announcer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Caley returns for her 3rd season as the Bolts feature hockey reporter. Daughter of NHL Hall of Famer Chris Chelios, Caley's daily on-line reports connects fans to our players behind the scenes at practice, after games and out in the community. In-game, Caley brings fans live reports from the locker room after the pre-game skate, during intermissions and on the bench after a win. Caley can also be seen hosting and contributing to our Morning Skate Show.
JP returns for his 4th season as host of Lightning Hockey Night Live, the Bolts in-game studio show that airs on Lightning Vision during the pre-game and intermissions. A long-time sports reporter on Tampa Bay radio and television, JP currently co-hosts the Afternoon Drive show on 620 WDAE Tampa Bay's Sports Radio and is an occasional pre-game host on our Fox Sports Sun broadcasts.
Greg Wolf returns to the Lightning as our game-night emcee, his 10th season in the role. Greg's fun, energetic style anchors 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 USF Bulls Football & Basketball.
Sean Bovelsky, aka "DJ Bolt", returns for his 22nd consecutive season as the Lightning's music man behind the scenes, collecting and playing all the pre-recorded music you'll hear during a 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 7th season as the Lightning's organist. Born in Poland, the classically trained Krystof hails from a long and diverse musical background, beginning at the age of 5. Besides playing the Lightning's Walker Digital Pipe Organ, he has performed with Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Julio Iglesias, Jodie Benson and many others.
A 20-year US Air Force veteran, retired TSgt. Sonya Bryson has been inspiring Lightning fans as our semi-regular Anthem singer since the 2013 season. Sonya has performed the "Star Spangled Banner" over 1,000 times in her career! Off the ice, she uses her celebrity to bring awareness to MS. The Sonya Bryson Voices of Hope Foundation strives to lend a voice to those who can't speak, or sing, for themselves. Find out more at voicesofhopefoundation.org.
ThunderBug has been the Lightning's official mascot since 1992 and can always be spotted having fun with our fans. . When he's not meeting & greeting fans on the plaza and roaming the stands & leading the crowd in cheers at hockey games, "Bug" is a popular community presence, representing the Lightning and bringing smiles to over 200 Bay Area 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, presented by OrangeTheory Fitness, is the Lightning's in-game interactive team, assisting with on-ice contests, in-stands promotions, t-shirt launches, pre-game staging, and on Ford Thunder Alley. The Bolt Brigade can also be spotted around the community at Lightning watch parties, parades, and many other events where a touch of energy is the call.