COLORADO SPRINGS, CO: USA Hockey has hired Dave Fischer as director of media and PR.
Fischer replaces Chuck Menke, who left the organization on September 14 to join NHL team, St. Louis Blues, as director of communications. He will report directly to Mike Bertsch, USA Hockey's senior director of corporate affairs and fundraising.
Fischer will be charged with handling media outreach, internal and external communications, as well as strengthening marketing and sponsorship relationships. The USA Hockey Association has over 600,000 members.
"Dave has an excellent background in the hockey world, and has a great overall knowledge of [and] passion for the game," Bertsch said.
Fischer was most recently Michigan Tech's assistant athletic director of communications and marketing and worked as a media liaison for the 1993 Olympic Festival in San Antonio.