Former Cedar Rapids RoughRider Stu Wilson named to USHL front-office position

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Cedar Rapids RoughRider Stu Wilson has been named Manager of Hockey Operations for the United States Hockey League, the league announced Monday.

Wilson played for the Riders for three seasons, from 2009 through 2012, and was team captain for the 2011-12 team. He then played four years at Yale, winning the NCAA championship with the Bulldogs in 2013.

“One of our goals was to attract interest from individuals who played in the league and were pursuing a career in the hockey business,” said Bob Fallen, USHL President and Commissioner. “Stu’s familiarity with the league, its coaching personnel and his understanding of the business made him a perfect fit.”

Wilson will work at the USHL’s headquarters in Chicago. His duties include overseeing roster transactions and official scoring reports, supporting the USHL’s Department of Player Safety and helping with planning of the league’s developmental events, regional showcases and the USHL Draft.

“Stu was a team first player and led with his work ethic, by example,” said RoughRiders Coach/GM Mark Carlson. “He will work for the USHL team as he has for his hockey teams, putting the team first. The lesson players can learn from him is that at all levels you are always working for the future, always interviewing in a sense.”

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