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AHL announces front office addition

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President & CEO David Andrews announced today that Maria Lauring has been named Coordinator of Team Business Services for the AHL.

Lauring will be responsible for providing administrative support to the league’s Team Business Services department. Launched during the 2007-08 season, the Team Business Services program provides quantitative and qualitative best-practices support to all AHL member clubs, focusing on ticket sales and corporate partnerships, data collection, analysis and league-wide reporting.

Lauring comes to the American Hockey League from Miami University (Ohio), where she worked as assistant director of game operations, assisting in the planning and the executing of all home events for 17 athletic teams. Prior to that, she interned for Auburn University from 2008-09.

A native of Worcester, Mass., Lauring holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and is presently completing her masters degree in sports management at Springfield College.

In operation since 1936 and celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010-11, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives, and broadcasters for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 80 percent of all players on the NHL’s 2010-11 season-opening rosters are American Hockey League graduates, and for the ninth year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2009-10. Through the years, the AHL has been home to more than 100 future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.