The Erie Otters of the Ontario
Hockey League are pleased to announce the hiring three new people to
their business and hockey staff.
Aaron Cooney will join the Erie Otters in August 2013 as Director of
Broadcasting and Media Relations. Aaron will serve as the voice of the
Otters while acting as the liaison between the media and the team. A
native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in
Broadcasting and a minor in Public Relations from Point Park University
where he was the voice for all things Pioneers. Prior to joining the
Otters, Aaron interned with the Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network for
the 2013 NHL season and also spent six months with Pittsburgh Sports
Radio 93.7 The Fan.
The Otters will also introduce Cam MacDonald as the teams full-time
Goaltending Coach. Cam has worked and coached with Ian Clark, the
goalie coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey
League. During the 2011-12 Cam worked for the Sioux Falls Stampede of
the USHL. Then in the 2012-13 season he worked with the Allen Americans
of the Central Hockey League, where he helped guide the team to the
League Championship, Presidents Cup. Cam worked as a special consultant
for the Otters last season, where the Otters were very happy with his
work ethic. Cam MacDonald says “I am really excited to be a part of the
Otters Organization! We have two great goalies in Oscar (Dansk) and
Devin (Williams). I can’t wait to get the season started.” Sherry
Bassin, Otters General Manager and Managing Partner, is quoted as
saying, “Cam will be a significant addition to the Erie Otters. He
already has a relationship with our goalies, and truly believes in their
The Erie Otters have also filled the void at the Equipment Manager
position. Kevin Putzig will be taking over those duties for the Otter.
Kevin has spent the past few seasons as the Assistant Equipment Manager
with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Kevin
comes highly recommended from the Otters former Athletic Trainer, Dave
Stickney, who worked with him in Bridgeport.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)