COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the first 15 players of the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.
The first group of players includes two goaltenders, six defensemen and seven forwards.
*played with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program
Housley, Army, Cole to Serve as Assistant Coaches; Support Staff Also Named
Tim Army (Denver, Colo.), Danton Cole (Pontiac, Mich.) and Phil Housley (Stillwater, Minn.) will serve as assistant coaches for the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Team.
Housley is serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the second time. Previously, he was on the U.S. bench at the 2011 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia. Earlier this year, Housley was the head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team that won the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. In September 2012, Housley was one of two head coaches for the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y.
Army previously served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 1994 and 1996. He helped the U.S. Men’s National Team capture the bronze medal at the 1996 IIHF Men’s World Championship. He also served as an assistant with the U.S. World Cup Team in 2004. In addition, Army was the head coach for the U.S. Under-18 Team at the 1995 and 1996 Pacific Cup. Most recently, Army coached the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to a second-place finish, the best result by a U.S. team since 2006.
Cole is serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the first time. He recently completed his third season as a head coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, guiding the U.S. National Under-17 Team during the 2012-13 campaign. Cole served as head coach of Team USA at the 2012 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic, where he guided the squad to a perfect 6-0-0-0 record and the gold medal.
USA Hockey also announced that Scott Masters (Colorado Avalanche) will serve as the video coordinator, while Pete Rogers (Nashville Predators) and Scott Aldrich (USA Hockey) will handle equipment manager duties. Additionally, Stan Wong (USA Hockey) and Dave Zenobi (Florida Panthers) will serve as athletic trainers; Dr. Michael Stuart, chief medical officer of USA Hockey, will be the team physician; Pee Wee Willmann will serve as massage therapist; and Dave Fischer (USA Hockey) will handle communications.
Team USA 2013 IIHF Men’s World Championship Schedule
May 3-19 • Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden
Arenas: Hartwall Arena (Helsinki); Ericsson Globe (Stockholm)