ABOUT THE BLOG: The United States of Hockey is 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.
ABOUT THE BLOGGER: Chris Peters, a freelance 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 2010, 2011 and 2012 IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championships 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.
Peters is a regular contributor to CBSSports.com’s Eye on Hockey Blog, USA Hockey Magazine and USAHockey.com.
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