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USA Hockey Names Three To Communications Staff

07/11/2017, 8:45am MDT
By USA Hockey

Mazzarelli, Durant, Young Hired

MAZZARELLI HIRED AS MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Andrea Mazzarelli (Revere, Mass.) has been named manager of communications.

Mazzarelli’s primary role will be in support of the U.S. Women’s National Team program where she’ll serve as the principal point of contact for media and public relations.

She has served as coordinator of communications for the United States Olympic Committee since January 2015. During her time with the USOC, Mazzarelli was involved with both marketing and strategic communications initiatives through the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. As marketing communications coordinator, she worked on the USOC’s Olympism, community outreach and goodwill communications campaigns, such as the Team USA Ambassador Program, Team for Tomorrow and #WeLoveRio campaign.

Prior to joining the USOC, Mazzarelli spent two seasons with the Boston Bruins serving in two different marketing roles – promotions and marketing activation. She planned and executed Boston Bruins fan fests and other fan-facing events, managed part-time game night staff, Ice Girls and the Boston Bruins mascot program, and supported the corporate partnerships team. 

Mazzarelli earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in May 2011 and currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

She will begin her duties with USA Hockey on July 24. 

DURANT TABBED DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Pat Durant (Norfolk, N.Y.) has been hired as digital content coordinator for USA Hockey, the organization announced today.

Durant, who spent the past year as the Brian Fishman Intern within USA Hockey's communications department, will focus on producing digital content across all USA Hockey platforms, including the USAHockey.com network and all of the organization's social media channels.

Before joining USA Hockey, Durant served as a media relations assistant in Ohio University’s athletic department and led communications for Ohio University’s ACHA Division I men’s hockey team for the 2015-16 campaign.

In addition, Durant spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals as a game day marketing assistant for the 2015 season and has also been a featured writer for the Professional Hockey Players Association.

A 2014 graduate of Le Moyne College, Durant earned his bachelor’s degree in communications before going on to earn master's degrees in business administration and sports administration at Ohio University in 2015 and 2016. 

He will begin his duties tomorrow (July 12).

YOUNG NAMED BRIAN FISHMAN INTERN

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Laurel Young (Petoskey, Mich.) has been named to serve as the Brian Fishman Intern for the 2017-18 season at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program and USA Hockey Arena, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Young, who graduated from Michigan State University in May with a bachelor's degree in journalism, spent last season as a communications intern with the NTDP and USA Hockey Arena where she created content for the NTDP and Arena websites, assisted with social media efforts and served as a media contact for NTDP and Arena-related activities.

Previously, Young served as a graphics operator for Michigan State University's Big Ten Network Student U Productions and as a beat writer covering Michigan State football and men's basketball for isportsweb.com.

Young replaces Pat Durant who was named digital content coordinator of USA Hockey.

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