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2013 U.S. Men’s National Team Announced

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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.
Name, Position
Most Recent Team
Hometown
Team USA Experience
Ben Bishop, G
Tampa Bay Lightning
Denver, Colo.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2010)
Nick Bjugstad*, F
Florida Panthers
Minneapolis, Minn.
U.S. National Junior Team (2011-12)
Bobby Butler, F
Nashville Predators
Marlboro, Mass.
Debut
Chris Butler, D
Calgary Flames
St. Louis, Mo.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2012)
U.S. National Junior Team (2006)
Matt Carle*, D
Tampa Bay Lightning
Anchorage, Alaska
U.S. National Junior Team (2004)
U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team (2003)
Justin Faulk*, D
Carolina Hurricanes
South St. Paul, Minn.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2012)
U.S. National Junior Team (2011)
U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team (2010)
Cal Heeter, G
Adirondack Phantoms
St. Louis, Mo.
Debut
Matt Hunwick*, D
Colorado Avalanche
Warren, Mich.
U.S. National Junior Team (2004-05)
U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team (2003)
Danny Kristo*, F
Hamilton Bulldogs
Eden Prairie, Minn.
U.S. National Junior Team (2008-09)
U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team (2008)
Jamie McBain*, D
Carolina Hurricanes
Edina, Minn.
U.S. National Junior Team (2007-08)
U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team (2006)
Jeff Petry, D
Edmonton Oilers
Ann Arbor, Mich.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2012)
Craig Smith, F
Nashville Predators
Madison, Wis.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2011-12)
Tim Stapleton, F
HC Dinamo Minsk
La Grange, Ill.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2011)
Paul Stastny, F
Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis, Mo.
U.S. Men’s National Team (2007, 2012)
U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team (2010)
Nate Thompson, F
Tampa Bay Lightning
Anchorage, Alaska
U.S. Men’s National Team (2012)
*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
Date Opponent Location Time (Local/EDT)
Sat., May 4 Austria Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m.
Sun., May 5 Latvia Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.
Tues., May 7 Russia Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.
Wed., May 8 Finland Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.
Sat., May 11 France Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m.
Sun., May 12 Germany Helsinki 4:15 p.m./9:15 a.m.
Tues., May 14 Slovakia Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m.
Thurs., May 16 Quarterfinals Helsinki 1:00 p.m./6:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sat., May 18 Semifinals Stockholm 3:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.
Sun., May 19 Bronze-Medal Game Stockholm 4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game Stockholm 8:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.

Arenas: Hartwall Arena (Helsinki); Ericsson Globe (Stockholm)

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