From The Intern’s Desk: Introducing Shalene

The Tomahawks are extremely lucky. We not only have amazing and dedicated fan support along with passionate coaches, front office staff members, and players, but a tremendous wealth of young and talented interns who are an integral part of our organization. While they work hard bringing their skills to all different areas of the team – from ticketing and business to marketing and public relations – each and every one has what we consider a must-have: an unbeatable knowledge and passion for hockey.

With that said, we wanted to give a voice to our talented Communications intern, Shalene Hixon. She will be writing Tomahawks feature stories throughout the season and other content along the way!

Hello everyone! My name is Shalene Hixon and I am interning with the Tomahawks for the remainder of the season! I am currently a student at California University of Pennsylvania and will graduate in May with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Communication Studies.

I am from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (yes, where Punxsutawney Phil is from!) and went to Punxsutawney Area High School. After graduating, I started at Cal U and have been there since the fall of 2014.

I have been a huge hockey fan all my life, and my favorite team is, of course, the Pittsburgh Penguins. My entire family are huge Pittsburgh sports fans, but it was specifically my mom that got me into hockey. We’ve been to some pretty memorable games over the years, like game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators last year and the past two banner-raising home openers.

My love for the sport was a big reason why I decided to intern with the Tomahawks. I also thought it would be interesting to see how different a junior team is ran compared to a bigger team.

In my free time, I like listening to music (especially Halsey, PVRIS, Bring Me the Horizon and VISTA), going to concerts, playing video games and hanging out with family and friends. I also love Star Wars and wrestling!

I’m looking forward to working with the Tomahawks for the next few months and can’t wait to learn as much as I can while I’m here.

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