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AHL announces front-office addition

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that Emily Vance has been named Coordinator of Special Projects for the AHL.

Vance formally joins the league office following an internship with the AHL during the spring of 2016. She also has experience interning in various capacities with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons as well as the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League.

A native of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., Vance graduated cum laude from Springfield College in May with a degree in sport management.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers. In 2015-16, over 7.1 million fans attended AHL regular-season and playoff games across North America, the highest total attendance in league history.