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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Fighting Saints announced today the voice behind their broadcasts will be moving on.

Zack Fisch has been the team's Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the past three years.  He will be joining the South Carolina Stingrays, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals.  He'll be the team's Director of Communications and Broadcasting.

"This is a very bittersweet day for me," said Fisch. "These past three years in Dubuque have been an absolute blessing for me both personally and professionally. When I took this job in 2012, I never could have foreseen how much this organization and the city of Dubuque would mean to me. It's been an absolute pleasure to be the 'Voice of the Fighting Saints' and I cannot thank the Fighting Saints organization, Northern Lights Hockey, LLC and the community of Dubuque enough. I met my wife here, I won a championship here and this city and organization will always be special to me. I'll miss so much about Dubuque, but I am beyond excited to advance my career into professional hockey with the South Carolina Stingrays, an organization that like the Fighting Saints, has a proven track record of success on and off the ice."

In South Carolina, Fisch succeeds Joseph Zakrzewski as the Stingrays' Director of Communications and Broadcasting after Zakrzewski accepted an identical position with the Ontario Reign, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.
"As proven by this summer, the USHL is a development league for not only players, but staff as well,” said Fisch. “The advancement of talented staff members is a really a testament to the Dubuque organization and the reputation the team has built over the last five years. While myself, and several of our coaches and staff have taken a position outside of Dubuque this summer, we will all be 'Saints For Life' and Dubuque will always hold a special place in our hearts."

The search for Fisch's replacement is underway, and the team says a new broadcaster will be named in the near future.

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