An award-winning sportscaster, Brian Blessing came to Las Vegas after a 25- year stint in Buffalo, New York. Serving as a television and radio anchor, reporter, and host, Blessing covered Western New York’s professional teams, the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Stationed at WIVB-TV for fourteen years, he was the beat reporter covering the Buffalo Bills, which included their remarkable, four consecutive trips to the Super Bowl. In addition, during his tenure at WIVB, Blessing earned Associated Press honors and a New York Board of Broadcasters Sportscast of the Year Award.
Blessing is regularly featured on Sirius NHL Network, numerous NHL markets, AM, KSHP 1400 in Las Vegas, and does featured guest segments on Fox 5 Las Vegas, KVBC-TV, Sportszone.
He also hosted ‘The Linemakers’ on the Discovery Channel network Velocity and Sportingnews.com. After many years of play by work, Blessing is now the play by play voice of ‘Thursday Night Lights’ on MYLVTV, did TV color commentary for the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team, and has called fights for Top Rank Boxing on their world feed, and CBS Sports Network. He was also co-host of the popular, highly rated Hockey Hotline. In addition, Blessing won the 1997 Eclipse Award, thoroughbred racing’s highest honor, producing, writing, and narrating a television documentary.
The 29 year Las Vegas resident is in his 25th year as a professional sports handicapper, in addition to his duties as a newspaper, radio, and television personality. The New York native arrived in the desert as a proud member of the United States Air Force in the Summer of 1992. After an honorable discharge, Dana started his sports broadcasting career, contributing to various media platforms in Las Vegas and across North America.
Lane's true passion has always been handicapping the National Hockey League, and with an assignment to Nellis Air Force Base, he knew Las Vegas would be his home after serving. He has carried his military background into the sports betting industry by assuring his clients that every selection would be backed by a '"roll up the sleeves and work hard" approach. His ability to break down and decipher information makes him the easy choice when looking for sharp NHL selections.
Dana has been a long-time NHL, NFL, MLB, College Basketball, and College Football contributor to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other prominent newspapers and websites across the world. As a credentialed member of the NHL media. Lane has been able to get up close to the sport he cherishes the most. The veteran broadcaster/handicapper has interviewed the biggest names in the National Hockey League, from Commissioner Gary Bettman to Hall of Famer Don Cherry on Vegas Hockey Hotline, with co-host Brian Blessing on KSHP 1400, Las Vegas. In 2015, Lane was named the play by play announcer for UNLV Hockey, a position he presently holds.
For almost three decades, Dana has built an army of NHL contacts which allows him the ability to deliver strong content and sharp opinions.
Alex B. Smith has been a Professional Sports Handicapper since 2011. He has emerged as one of the top up-and-coming Handicappers in the business, with his strongest sport being the National Hockey League.
Smith has been heavily featured in print and media all over North America for years breaking down the sport of Hockey from a wagering perspective. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Smith now resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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