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2022 MWC | Dave Fischer

Dave Fischer is leading media relations and communications for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the fifteenth time in 2023.

Fischer, who joined USA Hockey’s national office as the director of communications in November 2004, was elevated to the newly created position of senior director of communications in December 2009. He is responsible on a day-to-day basis for overseeing USA Hockey’s overall communications effort, including media and public relations and content. He also directs communications for USA Hockey-owned events in addition to all world championships hosted by the organization.

In his role at USA Hockey, Fischer has led communications for multiple U.S. squads, including five U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Teams (2022, 2018, 2014, 2010, 2006), including in 2010 when Team USA won silver; fourteen prior U.S. Men’s National Teams (2022, 2019, 2015-17, 2005-13), including 2015 and 2013 when the U.S. won bronze; seven U.S. National Junior Teams, and Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Additionally, Fischer served as the event PR lead for the IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championships in 2009, 2016 and 2021, as well as the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2005, 2011 and 2018.

Fischer spent 17 years at Michigan Tech University (1987-2004), where he served as assistant athletic director for communications and marketing. During his tenure, more than 40 MTU athletic publications earned citations of excellence from the College Sports Information Directors Association of America and revenue from advertising and sponsorship more than quadrupled. In 2009, he was inducted into the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

While at Michigan Tech, Fischer simultaneously spent five years (1989-94) as the information director for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

He served on the College Sports Information Directors of America Board of Directors from 1999-2002 and has been a member of the organization since 1987.

Fischer has served on the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four staff since 1987 and was a media liaison at the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas.