Front Office

Robyn Remick – President

robyn@marylandblackbears.com

Robyn Remick was named President of the Maryland Black Bears in October of 2018. She is the first female President of an NAHL team in the league’s 44-year history.

Remick comes to the Black Bears after an award-winning career in marketing and sales for companies including ESPN, Disney, Telecommunications Inc., and MTV Networks. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S in Journalism.

Born in Baltimore, she’s lived all over the country and recently relocated from Orlando to Reisterstown, Maryland with her husband Allan and dog, Buddy. Remick is thrilled to have joined the Black Bears, looks forward to serving Black Bear Nation and its surrounding community and partnering with sponsors to grow mutual opportunities!

 

Katie Sarich – Hockey Operations Assistant

This is Katie’s second year working with the Black Bears. In the 2019-20 season she started as an intern and this season is working as a hockey operations assistant, dealing mainly with coordinating video and statistics. She’s been playing hockey for over 10 years in the Maryland area for the Jr. Black Bears and the Washington Pride. She is going to SUNY Buffalo State next year to play on their women’s hockey team and get her bachelor’s degree.

 

Nigel Grove – Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager

nigel.grove25@gmail.com

Nigel Grove was born and raised as an expatriate in Rome, Italy. He moved to the United States for college, where he attended Hofstra and George Mason Universities.

Nigel began working with the Black Bears at the beginning of 2021. His current duties include creating and editing graphic content, as well as managing all social media platforms. Nigel also aids in sponsorship acquisitions and game day operations whenever possible.

Nigel is a hockey player himself. He started playing roller hockey in Italy where he played for the Roma Mammuth A1 team at the age of 16 and called up for the U17 Italian Roller Hockey National Team. Nigel later went on to captain the D1 Hofstra roller hockey team for two years, where he earned the “Keith Cerato” Ultimate Team-mate Award his Freshman year, and made the NCRHA All-Star team his Final year there. He most recently played for the George Mason ACHA D3 team, helping them earn their first automatic bid to Nationals in program history. Nigel is a massive Liverpool FC and Washington Capitals fan, and enjoys painting in his free time.

 

Herb Hasenpusch – Public Address Announcer/DJ

Herb Hasenpusch was introduced to ice hockey at 7 years of age when he watched his Grandmother shoot a puck through a small opening in a board as part of a Washington Capitals promotion for their 1975-1976 season. That goal resulted in Herb’s first Caps game in a sky suite at the Capital Center in Largo, MD. In high school, Herb found his way behind a microphone when he had a time slot during the “lunch hour rush” on his high school radio station,  “WJFK”. In his teens, Herb worked doing various jobs at Cabin John and Wheaton Ice Rinks in Montgomery County, MD, including producing 1980s style “mix tapes” for public skating sessions. Herb received his Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts from Salisbury University, where he was involved in college radio station “WSUR”; and where he focused his studies on mass media and the “technical side” of theater. Herb has been around Piney Orchard Ice Arena for the past 10 years where he watched his kids learn and play the great sport of ice hockey. Herb’s “day job” for the past 32 years has been serving the community as a first responder, but his Mom is happy he is finally applying what he learned in college as the Black Bears PA Announcer and arena DJ.

Herb said, “I feel very fortunate to be a member of the game day operations team for the North American Hockey League Maryland Black Bears. I love knowing the small part I play helps create a family fun and exciting ice hockey atmosphere.”
Herb has been with the Maryland Black Bears since the 2018-2019 inaugural season.