ABOUT THE BLOG: The United States of Hockey was a blog about hockey in America. It focuses on USA Hockey, U.S. National Teams, American hockey prospects, college and junior hockey, and the growth of the game. The blog ceased operations in July 2014, but all of its content remains archived here.
ABOUT THE BLOGGER: Chris Peters, a hockey writer and broadcaster, is a former communications coordinator at USA Hockey. Peters spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 hockey seasons with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, handling all public relations and marketing for both the U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams. He was the lead PR contact for the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team at the 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, the U.S. National Under-17 Team at the 2008 and 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team at the 2008 IPC Sled Hockey World Championships. He was USA Hockey’s 2007-08 Brian Fishman Intern.
As a broadcaster, Peters has covered a variety of international events including the IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championships from 2010-2013 for FASTHockey.com.
Prior to joining USA Hockey, Peters served in a variety of capacities for the Iowa State University Cyclone Hockey Team, a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Peters served as the play-by-play broadcaster for two years (2005-07), while also hosting the team’s weekly coach’s show on ISUtv. Peters graduated from Iowa State University in 2006, with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication.
While running United States of Hockey, Peters also served as a contributor to CBSSports.com’s NHL coverage and wrote feature stories for USA Hockey Magazine and USAHockey.com. Peters has also written three books Prior to closing down the blog, Peters was hired by CBS Interactive to write about the NHL full time for CBSSports.com and co-author’s the site’s Eye on Hockey blog.
A native of Chicago, Peters currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa, with his wife Ashlie and their son.
If you have questions or comments, email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CREDIT: The United States of Hockey’s title banner was designed by Norman Hayward. You can check out some of his awesome photography at bigmanwithacamera.com