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Fighting Saints name President

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- The Dubuque Fighting Saints, the newest member of the USHL, has named Matt Strelo as Team President.

Strelo will be in charge of the day to day business operations of the team and will be the primary spokesperson.

Strelo said, "I have been impressed by the community's rich hockey tradition and the loyal fan support of the team's that have preceded us here in Dubuque. I have also been very impressed by the ownership group's commitment to building one of the premier organizations in the USHL and I look forward to leading the business side of the organization for years to come."

Strelo, 44, has spent the last three years as the Director of Operations for Simmons Sports Media, Team 1380 and FOX Sports 1490 Radio in St. Louis, MO.

Before that, Strelo held senior management positions with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, Gateway International Raceway, Las Vegas 51's / Mandalay Sports Entertainment and the International Hockey League.

Strelo, a California native, began his career working for the Oakland A's from 1982-1994.

He will relocate to Dubuque with his wife Audrea and sons Ben and Jackson.

The Fighting Saints will begin play this fall in the new Mystique Ice Center.

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