The National Collegiate Hockey Conference league office continues to settle in under new commissioner Josh Fenton, who attended an informal press conference announcing the Colorado College-KRDO radio broadcast contract Monday afternoon.
The league continues to look for a media/public relations director, adjusting the job requirements after the changes in leadership after former USOC head Jim Scherr left to help run the 2015 European Games.
The original job description emphasized marketing and revenue generation, areas Fenton said he feels the commissioner should take the lead. He emphasized a team-approach to those duties along with the usual press releases, including weekly league honors, etc.
“We’re looking at developing a job description that is complementary of skill sets of people already in the office and then finding the gaps that need to be filled,” Fenton said. “We’re doing our due diligence.”
Expect a hire in the next few weeks with the inaugural season starting this October.
Fenton also continues to meet with Twin Cities business and civic leaders to help the postseason championship tournament at the Target Center in March 2014 be as successful as possible. He reported that ticket package sales are going well and that single-game tickets will be available at a later date.
The NCHC continues to work to line up corporate sponsors but he stressed that ticket sales will provide the bulk of the revenue to pay for the tournament and support the league office.
In addition to the shootouts decision, the league also developed its 2014 fiscal budget and set up the referees clinic for Sept. 12-15 in Colorado Springs.