Sherry Skalko, a sportswriter who has covered college hockey for the last nine seasons, has been named director of communications for the CCHA, the league announced today.
Skalko, 28, a native of Cranston, R.I., will officially take the post Sept. 10, replacing Jeff Weiss, who departed to become hockey sports information director for CCHA member Bowling Green.
“During my experience as a member of the media, I’ve always viewed the CCHA as a leader in college hockey. I look forward to working with [CCHA commissioner] Tom [Anastos] and the league members to ensure that tradition continues,” Skalko said.
Skalko, a 1991 graduate of Boston University’s school of journalism, has been a hockey writer and copy editor for the Providence Journal since 1993, during which time she has covered college hockey as well as several professional teams, including the NHL’s Boston Bruins.
Last season, Skalko served on the selection committees for both the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier awards, and is also a member of the editorial advisory board for American Hockey Magazine. Before coming to the Journal, Skalko was a communications assistant for Providence.
Said Anastos, “Sherry brings energy, progressive thinking and the passion for the game that will allow her to be a major contributor to the conference. Her background and experience make her a perfect fit for this position.”