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Brian Fishman Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted

By USA Hockey, 01/31/23, 10:30AM MST


Applications must be received by Friday, March 10

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Brian Fishman Fellowship.

The Brian Fishman Fellowship will be awarded to a soon-to-be (spring 2023) or very recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at age 28.

The Brian Fishman Fellowship provides a unique 24-month opportunity, with the first 12 months spent at USA Hockey's national office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, followed by a 12-month period in Plymouth, Michigan, home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program and USA Hockey Arena.

The Brian Fishman Fellow will assist with various media and public relations projects, event promotions/operations, social/digital media and publishing initiatives, including work with USA Hockey Magazine, the official publication of USA Hockey and the world's most widely circulated hockey magazine.

About the Fellowship

Applications must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, March 10, 2023. Those interested should submit a current resume, list of three references with contact information and samples of work produced. Applicants must also submit a brief essay (400-500 words) in which they detail their interest in The Brian Fishman Fellowship and relate their personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brian, including determination, integrity and a love of hockey.

The full application process can be found at

Successful candidates will have gained substantial experience working in their college or university athletic communications/sports information office or other like opportunities. Preference also will be given to those candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications, sports management or a related field. Applicants should represent the high ideals characterized by Brian in both the personal and professional aspects of his life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.

The recipient of The Brian Fishman Fellowship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of print and broadcast media, the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and collegiate athletic departments; and the Fishman family.

To make a contribution to help perpetuate the fellowship through The USA Hockey Foundation, please call 719-538-1162 or visit

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