(September 27, 2016) Just over one year ago, Zack Fisch was a broadcaster in the United States Hockey League. 13 months and two jobs later, he is now one step away from the NHL. An STAA member, Fisch is the new voice of the AHL’s Hershey Bears.
“I am very excited to join one of the best franchises in all of hockey. It’s as close to the NHL as I can get without being in the NHL,” Fisch says excitedly. He moves to Hershey after one season with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays.
“The Bears are a prestigious organization that are second to none in championships and attendance in the club’s storied 78-year history,” says Fisch. “The organization has an amazing fan base and a wonderful affiliation with the Washington Capitals that I got to experience in my time in South Carolina. I cannot wait to get started.”
Fisch joined South Carolin in August 2015 after three years with the Dubuque (IA) Fighting Saints of the USHL. With Dubuque, Fisch was twice selected to host the USHL’s ‘Draft Show,’ and was named the main play-by-play broadcaster for the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. With the Fighting Saints, Fisch broadcast a Clark Cup Championship and Bronze Medal win at the 2013 Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia.
Fisch joined STAA in 2011 during his senior year at St. Cloud State University.
“Throughout my job progression over the last five years, [STAA’s] advice and assistance has played a large role in my success. [STAA] has taught me many things that I have used in applying, and ultimately accepting multiple positions.
“I’d recommend that all broadcasters getting into the industry utilize STAA and Jon Chelesnik’s expertise to help them achieve their goals,” Fisch says.
Fisch’s position with South Carolina has already been filled by another STAA member. An announcement from the team is pending.
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