Paul Porter returns for his 24th 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 serving as the in-arena voice for both the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm and the NBA's Orlando Magic.
Caley returns for her 2nd 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.
JP returns for his 3rd 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 Ron and JP Show on 620 WDAE Tampa Bay's Sports Radio.
Greg Wolf returns to the Lightning as our game-night emcee, his 9th 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 the Tampa Bay Storm and USF Bulls Football & Basketball.
Sean Bovelsky, aka "DJ Bolt", returns for his 21st 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 6th 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.
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 is the Lightning's in-game interactive team, assisting with on-ice contests, in-stand 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.