Sydney Wolf joined The Rink Live staff and Forum Communications as a youth hockey reporter.

Wolf is a graduate student at St. Cloud State University, but has worked for the campus TV station (UTVS), radio station (KVSC-FM) and its newspaper (University Chronicle) as a producer and writer. Her undergraduate degree is in mass communications and she is pursuing a masters degree in English.

With The Rink Live, she will focus on doing video stories of the people, atmosphere, community and important topics in youth hockey.

"We're excited to have Sydney join the team at The Rink Live," said Steve Wagner, director of digital content development for Forum Communications Co., which launched the hockey website in January 2019. "Sydney has terrific journalism instincts, has shown herself to be digitally savvy and is passionate about hockey.

"She will be instrumental in expanding The Rink Live's focus on all levels of the game, especially youth players and teams, as we look to provide terrific content for hockey fans of all ages."

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Wolf grew up in St. Cloud, Minn., and is a graduate of Cathedral High School. She graduated with a bachelor's degree (Summa Cum Laude) from SCSU earlier this year, and obtained a minor in writing and rhetoric. Wolf is pursuing a master's degree in teaching English as a second language.

Earlier this fall, The Rink Live announced that Pierre-Paul Lamoureux joined the squad as a consultant to help the website expand its content offerings.

Last month, five players -- Maddie Rooney of Team USA, Jake Sanderson of the University of North Dakota, Brock Faber of the University of Minnesota, Blake Biondi of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Jack Peart of SCSU -- were announced as The Rink Live athletes.

Several new initiatives, including the addition of Wolf as youth hockey reporter, are in the works for The Rink Live, and a new website is planned for early next year, Wagner said.

Much of Wolf's work will be published on The Rink Live's recently launched YouTube channel and other social media platforms, along with the website. The YouTube channel will feature unique content, including videos, podcasts, player and team features, and original programming. The Rink Live also will be providing unique programming from major events such as Hockey Day Minnesota and the 2022 Minnesota state high school tournaments.