Phone: (734) 327-9251, ext. 317
Jake Wesolek is in his fourth year with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program as its communications and marketing manager. His responsibilities include serving as the primary media contact for both the U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams, as well as handling all marketing, sponsorship, and game day operations for the NTDP.
Wesolek has served on the staff at three International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championships, most recently with the silver-medal squad that competed in Sochi, Russia in 2013. He has also been the main media contact for three World Under-17 Challenges, witnessing two second-place finishes (2011, 2012) and one third-place showing (2013).
Additionally, Wesolek was involved in the planning and execution of two international showcases in Ann Arbor, Mich., the home of the NTDP: the 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament and the 2011 Under-18 Select Five Nations Tournament.
Prior to joining the NTDP, he spent three years (2007-10) as director of operations for the Port Huron (Mich.) Icehawks of the International Hockey League, where he was responsible for the team’s marketing and sales efforts. Prior to his time with Port Huron, Wesolek spent one year (2006-07) in Omaha, Neb., as director of game day operations and community relations for the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the American Hockey League.
Additionally, Wesolek spent four years (2002-06) with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League coordinating game day activities, promotions, sales, and marketing initiatives, as well as media relations.
Wesolek graduated from Central Michigan University in 2002 with a degree in commercial recreation and facility management.