Hintz Becomes Controller For Iowa Stars Of AHL
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that it has hired Robert Srebro as staff accountant.
Srebro replaces Jennifer Hintz, who has been hired as controller for the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League. The Stars, affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars, will begin play in the AHL in October 2005. Former ECHL coach Dave Allison is the team’s first head coach and Scott White, who coached Columbia for its first four seasons, is director of hockey operations.
Born in Peckville, Pa., Srebro received his bachelor’s degree in finance with minors in accounting and economics from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Srebro has worked as both an intern and a part-time employee with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League for the past two seasons. In addition to working in the accounting department, Srebro also worked in the team store and later moved into game operations, including handling game night video.
The Premier “AA” Hockey League, the ECHL had affiliations with 24 of the 28 teams in the AHL in 2004-05 and provided over 78 percent of the roster additions to the 28 teams in the American Hockey League. The ECHL accounted for 355 of the 450 roster additions involving players from the four professional minor leagues in North America. The 28 teams in the ECHL provided 219 of the 267 players listed by the AHL as being added to rosters in 2004-05, the remaining 48 players coming from the remaining 39 minor professional teams. The ECHL has affiliations with 23 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League and almost 100 players in the ECHL are on NHL contracts. The ECHL welcomed its first team outside the United States in 2004-05 with the addition of Victoria, British Columbia and 2005-06 will see the addition of Stockton, California and Phoenix, Arizona.