“Love the game, and the game will love you back,” someone in hockey told me a long time ago. He was right!
After spending seven seasons in sales, marketing, and media roles with multiple teams in baseball and hockey, I am now taking my career to the next level as a credentialed member of the media in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League.
Here are the teams I have been a part of over the course of my career so far:
- Sussex Skyhawks (ex-member of the Can-Am Baseball League)
- Trenton Thunder (AA-affiliate of the New York Yankees)
- Trenton Titans (former ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers)
- Binghamton Senators (AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators)
- Lakewood BlueClaws (A-affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies)
- Portland Pirates (former AHL team)
- Carolina Hurricanes (National Hockey League)
During my time as a Sport Management student at Ithaca College, I managed the Men’s Ice Hockey Team and realized my ultimate career goal of having hockey be a part of my daily life. During my time earning my master’s degree in New Media Journalism through Full Sail University, I have been lucky to also cover 15 teams in the AHL and ECHL for www.nicolesorce.com and on social media (@nicolesorce).
With a career goal of working in hockey’s media world, I am looking forward to building off my prior journalism successes, which included access to C.C. Sabathia’s charity event in New York City, a private tour of the MLB Network Studios with Heidi Watney, covering Curtis Granderson’s rehabilitation appearance in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and landing an exclusive interview with New York Yankees legends Mariano Rivera and Bernie Williams in 2014! I also ranked as one of the Top 40 Sales Representatives in the AHL during my time as the Youth Hockey and Group Sales Manager for the Portland Pirates during the 2014-15 season and also ranked as one of the league’s Top 10 Female Sellers.
I hope to continue to produce helpful articles on ticket sales, sexual harassment, and other common workplace issues in the sports industry to empower current employees to stand up for their rights and demand change along with me. I also hope to make a positive impact fan development of hockey and influence fans to make regular visits to their arenas to increase ticket sales and keep their hometown teams financially secure in their cities.