Rea Joining Dallas Stars, Tosti Named New Texas Broadcast VoiceSep 5, 2018
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced a change to their broadcasts for the upcoming 10th anniversary season. Brian Tosti will take over as the team’s new play-by-play voice and Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations while Brien Rea will be joining the Dallas Stars broadcast team beginning in October.
Tosti (TAH-stee), 27, joins the Texas Stars after spending the last two seasons with the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Along with calling games for Greenville, the Clifton Park, N.Y. native also managed the team’s public relations and assisted in generating content for social media efforts. Prior to his move to Greenville, Tosti spent two years as the voice of the Bloomington Thunder of the USHL, which included assisting in the expansion of the new franchise in 2014. His career began in the broadcast department of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.
Tosti is a 2013 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a degree in Broadcasting/Mass Communications. During his four years at the school, he served as the Sports Director for Oswego’s campus TV station as well as the play-by-play voice for a variety of sports, including hockey.
Rea (RAY), 35, has been the longest-tenured broadcast voice in team history having called Texas Stars games over the past four seasons along with managing the team’s public relations efforts. The St. Louis, Mo. native is joining the Dallas Stars broadcasts as host of Stars Live, the pre-game, intermission and post-game show during games on FOX Sports Southwest.