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Former Stoughton resident takes on a new hockey challenge

Paul Allan spent many years working at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Paul Allan is the new director of communications for the U.S. Hockey League.

CHICAGO - A former Stoughton resident has a new job in his hockey career.

The United States Hockey League commissioner Bill Robertson has announced that Paul Allan has been named director of communications.

Allan joins the USHL from Minnesota State University (MSU), Mankato, where he has served in athletics administration since 1985.

“I am excited to bring Paul on board to the USHL,” said Robertson. “Recently retired from his role as senior deputy director of external operations at Minnesota State, I believe his expertise in the communications area will serve the USHL in the highest professional manner.

“He has developed relationships in the national/international hockey community as well as with the NHL, USAH [USA Hockey], NCAA, U.S. Olympic Committee, and college hockey. He has an extensive background in hockey working with both the Maverick men’s and women’s hockey programs amongst all the other sports during his time at MSU and he understands the changing landscape of communications with traditional, social media and video.”

Allan hails from the Stoughton area. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, he spent three years working in the athletic communications office at Northern Arizona prior to joining Minnesota State.

In addition to his work with the Mavericks, his background includes a broad base of sports event work that includes the 1992 and 2002 Winter Olympics, the Super Bowl in 2018 in Minneapolis, two NCAA Final Fours and two NCAA Division 1 Frozen Fours.

“I would like to thank Matt McGreevy, who will continue to serve in a supporting role for the remainder of the month, and Logan Murphy, who will continue to assist in our communication operations for the remainder of the USHL season. Their efforts during this transitional time have been key as we work toward elevating our USHL communication standards,” said Robertson.