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The United States Hockey League announced today that Kevin Meyers has been named Communications Coordinator, effective immediately. Meyers will work in the USHL’s Chicago headquarters and report to Aaron Westendorf, the League’s Director of Communications.
“Kevin has played a key role in the USHL Communications department over the past year,” said Westendorf. “His work at the NHL Draft and USHL events, in addition to his forward-thinking approach to digital media has helped grow the league’s media offerings. We look forward to him working in an expanded role in the League office.”
In his new role, Meyers will be responsible for creating content for the League’s social media platforms, publishing weekly articles for USHL.com, hosting The U-Show podcast and USHLTV, as well as supporting the Director of Communications at league events such as the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, Clark Cup Playoffs, Fall Classic, USHL Draft and NHL Draft.
The 24-year-old Meyers was named to the position after serving at the USHL office since September 2015 first as a media intern, then as a communications assistant. In addition to writing articles for USHL.com, he was also responsible for a variety of research and statistical projects. Meyers began producing and hosting The U-Show, a weekly podcast that features League headlines, interviews and previews, earlier this season. In just three months, the podcast already has over 3,000 listens and more than 600 subscribers on iTunes.
Meyers also worked the 2016 Clark Cup Playoffs and was on-air talent for USHLTV throughout the entirety of playoffs, in addition to the 2016 USHL Draft and USHL Combines. Meyers has also been instrumental in the recovery of USHL historical information including boxscores, records and player information dating back to the USHL-MJHL merger in 1979.
A 2014 graduate of Bowling Green State University, Meyers’ previous experience includes various roles in hockey broadcasting. He served as a play-by-play broadcaster and color analyst for Bowling Green during his time at the school. He has also spent time as a fill-in broadcaster for Boston College hockey as well as the USHL’s Chicago Steel. Prior to joining the USHL staff in 2015, Meyers worked for STATS, LLC. and the Chicago Sky (WNBA).
Meyers is a native of Roselle, Illinois and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Sport Management.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.