Dave Fischer, senior director of communications for USA Hockey, will hold the lead communications role for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 14th time.
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 of overseeing USA Hockey’s overall communications effort, including media and public relations and content.
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 (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022) and seven U.S. National Junior Teams (2004-2009, 2015). He also served in the same role for Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Fischer also directs communications for USA Hockey-owned events in addition to all world championships hosted by the organization.
In addition, Fischer led USA Hockey’s efforts in establishing and executing Hockey Week Across America and also guides activities – including the selection process and induction event – associated with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
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.
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 CoSIDA Board of Directors from 1999-2002 and has been a member of the organization since 1987. In addition, he is a former member of the Hancock Rotary and the Knights of Columbus.
Fischer has served on the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four staff since 1989 and was a media liaison at the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas.