Chris Rogers – Team President
Jess Thomas – Marketing and Events Manager
Amber Radtke – Athletic Trainer
James Harding – Photographer
For inquiries regarding James Harding’s Maryland Black Bears Photography : email@example.com or reach out to @TheArtOfPicture on Twitter & @my_artofpictures on Instagram.
Jon Pitanzo – Photographer
Joining the Black Bears in 2018, Jon has a long history with photography, including trips to numerous NHL Drafts and Winter Classics. Pitonzo also has strong ties to the state, graduating from Mount St. Joseph in Baltimore and McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Westminster. On top of photography, Jon co-hosts Face Off Hockey Show; a podcast about the world of hockey. In his spare time, Jon enjoys golfing and traveling.
For inquiries regarding Jon Pitonzo’s Maryland Black Bears Photography email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to the Face Off Hockey Show (FOHSRadio) on Facebook & Instagram.
Nigel Grove – Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager
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 D1 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.
Alex Utano – Broadcaster
Bruno – The Bear