So, you want to be THE PR man for an NHL franchise? I recently had the chance to chat with Rich Nairn, Senior Director of Media Relations for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Rich shares how he broke into the business, changes he’d make to the NHL, his fondest hockey memory and more. Take a few minutes and meet one of the best PR guys in the business…
There are so many amazing people involved in the game of hockey. Think about some of the folks that you have crossed paths with because of your involvement in the game at some level. I bet you have gotten to know some good folks. Am I right? I know that I have.
Through a shared passion of the game, I recently met one of the most inspiring hockey players in my life. Drew Hill is the captain of the USA Warriors, and he has a great story to tell. I was fortunate enough to learn a bit more about Drew and I wanted to share.
PondRocket is honored to have the opportunity to once again partner with the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program. Details of an awareness and fundraising effort to assist the Warriors will be launched on October 11. To educate us on this inspiring organization, I was able to interview the president of the USA Warriors, Bob Banach.
Please take a few minutes to check out the interview from February, 2010 and see what this unique group of people is all about.
I recently had the opportunity to interview an old acquaintance and all around good guy, Dan MacKinnon of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dan is currently the Director of Player Personnel for the team and was kind enough to offer insights on his position, the salary cap and a good way to beef up your iPod playlist. PondRocket - Dan, can you describe your responsibilities as the Director of Player Personnel?
I am fortunate to have been involved in hockey (in one way or another) for 28 years.
And in that time I have met some great people who have made a life for themselves in the game. From time to time, I’d like to share these experiences and help make some introductions. I am hoping that these may give you a peek behind the scenes of a life in hockey or lend a little insight that might help you out along the way in your hockey life…I would like to introduce you to Adam Sheehan, Assistant Equipment Manager – Detroit Redwings of the National Hockey League…Adam, thanks for taking the time!
PondRocket is a designer and marketer of branded hockey apparel inspired by the passion and tradition of the game. The Company’s products are sold throughout the US and Canada and are worn by all levels of players with appreciation for the lifestyle that the game of hockey provides. In addition to creating superior apparel, PondRocket partners with hockey oriented 501 (c) (3) organizations to assist the introduction and growth of the sport.