A graduate of Lewiston High School, Tom Caron served as the Pirates’ first play-by-play announcer for the Calder Cup championship team of 1993-94. Caron was the creator of the Portland Pirates Radio Network in 1993, and was the writer and producer of “No One Left To Beat”, a film recapping the Pirates’ championship season. “No One Left To Beat” has been played in the American Hockey League display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Caron was also the creator of the first Pirates website, portlandpirates.com.
Prior to his time with the Pirates, Caron was a sports anchor at WGME – TV in Portland, where he won his first James Ellery Award for television coverage of the AHL’s Maine Mariners in 1991. After joining NESN in 1995, Caron won a second Ellery Award for AHL television coverage while also serving as co-host of Front Row, a nightly sports magazine program. Caron has served as the lead television play by play voice for 4 AHL All-Star Classics, including both the 2003 and 2010 All-Star Classic events in Portland.