Broadcaster/Director of Communications
Andy comes to the Comets after spending the previous two seasons as the voice of the Springfield Falcons. Following his first year as the Manager of Broadcasting, he was promoted to run the team’s communications department where he oversaw all community relations, staying consistently active with local schools and youth hockey. In addition, he ran the public relations, website content and was responsible for corporate and ticket sales.
Prior to his AHL career, Zilch spent two seasons with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL. Zilch served as the voice of the team, oversaw media relations and served as an account executive. The St. Louis, Missouri native generated several corporate partnerships and was strongly involved in the community. The majority of his donated time was spent assisting the local children's hockey program.
Prior to his time with the Road Warriors, Zilch served two years in the National Hockey League as a broadcast intern with the St. Louis Blues. He also spent time and a broadcast intern with the National Football League's St. Louis Rams on the St. Louis Rams Radio Network for two seasons.
A 2009 graduate of Lindenwood University, Zilch entered broadcasting as the play-by-play broadcaster for the men's hockey team on KCLC, the student radio station. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on radio and T.V.