New face behind Warriors video and web services

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Steven Turner's name may not be well-known amongst Moose Jaw Warriors fans, but soon they will get to appreciate his work.

Steven Turner, the new manager of video and web services for the Moose Jaw Warriors, works at his desk in Mosaic Place.

Turner is the Warriors' new manager of video and web services and will be over-seeing the in-game content on the video board at Mosaic Place plus on the Warriors web site.

"I'm a hockey fan first. When I come to a game I want to see a different side of the players. You're there to watch hockey, but you care about the kids that are here. You want to get to know them as people and watch them grow as players," Turner said.

"As an organization we're going to do lots of really exciting new things. We're going to do some fun videos for the fans and I'm looking forward to that."

Turner, 23, comes to the Warriors after spending two years with the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs. Turner, who is from Hamilton, worked for the Bulldogs while he completed his television broadcasting degree at Mohawk College. 

"Halfway through (my degree) the director there asked me if I if was interested in doing their digital production co-ordinator position for the playoffs," said Turner. "I ran their web site and their scoreboard and highlights and things like that for the playoffs."

He finished his degree, but a year later returned to that same position with the Bulldogs and spent last season with them.

"I had been there for so many years in different roles and I kind of wanted a change," said Turner. 

The new job has allowed him a little more autonomy and freedom and he's enjoying that opportunity so far.

"I'm very excited to be able to kind of put my stamp on things," said Turner. "I sat down with (Warriors communications manager James Gallo) and talked about some ideas I had going forward. It's foreign to me to be able to come up with my own ideas and everything I want to do, I can pretty much do. 

"I can make Warriors TV what I want it to be."

That being said the game day experience isn't going to be totally different from previous seasons at Mosaic Place. As far as some of the in-stands stuff, Turner said a lot of the fan favourites like the kiss cam and the dance cam are staples around the game for a reason.

Despite coming from a professional franchise in Hamilton, Turner is also pleased with the resources and technology he has at his disposal at Mosaic Place.

"It's a newer building, so everything is new and that's exciting. A lot of stuff is similar. We have some newer cameras and they're HD here, while they were SD in Hamilton," said Turner.

Turner takes over from Robbie Snooks who returned to his home province of B.C.

Organizations: Mohawk College, Warriors, American Hockey League

Geographic location: Hamilton, B.C.

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