Giant commitment first for Scott

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:31 AM ET

If all goes well, Morley Scott will just make it in time for the Edmonton Eskimos training camp.

After being announced as the new play-by-play voice of the CFL team on Tuesday, he will shift his focus back on the WHL playoffs where he calls the action for the Vancouver Giants as that organization's broadcast and media relations director.

"I'm just pulling out of my driveway now to head to the rink," Scott said during a phone interview from his residence in Vancouver.

"We open up on Friday night."

The Giants face the Kamloops Blazers in the opening round and, depending on how far they go on the journey to the Memorial Cup, there won't be a lot of time for him to switch gears to the gridiron.

"To be honest, that's what I'm hoping because I'd love to get a Memorial Cup ring before I head to Edmonton to try and get things started with the Eskimos," Scott said.

"You never know in playoff hockey how far you go, so I'll just sit and wait and as soon as I can I'll get to Edmonton."

His family will already be here waiting for him. In fact, they never left.

"We decided that my family would stay behind in Edmonton and I would go the first year by myself, settle in and make sure everything worked and then bring the family out.

"Especially here because housing prices are so expensive and I was going to be on the road for so long because of the Olympics," Scott said.

"When they hired me, I kind of joked with the guys at CHED that I'm going to need an extra couple of weeks to find a place to live.

"It worked out well -- the house is still there and the family's already in it, so I've just got to bring a few suits home from Vancouver."


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