Windfall coach Nate Leaman, who led the U.S. to the gold medal on the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, has been named head coach of the 2022 U.S. Nationwide Junior Workforce.
The U.S. Nationwide Junior Workforce will participate within the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 5, 2022, in Edmonton and Crimson Deer, Alberta.
Workforce USA is in search of its sixth medal in seven years, and first-ever back-to-back gold medals on the occasion.
“It’s at all times an honor to be requested to teach for my nation and I’m grateful to be again behind the bench,” mentioned Leaman in a information launch. “I’m excited to see some acquainted faces, and coach a few of America’s greatest younger expertise, as we glance to construct one other championship roster.”
“We’re very excited to have Nate again main our nationwide junior group,” added John Vanbiesbrouck, assistant govt director of hockey operations for USA Hockey and in addition the final supervisor of the 2022 U.S. Nationwide Junior Workforce, in an announcement. “The championship pedigree Nate brings to the bench, and the consistency a few of our returning gamers could have from final 12 months’s occasion, shall be a bonus for our group heading into this 12 months’s event.”
Leaman would be the first head coach since Bob Motzko (2017-18) to information the U.S. in back-to-back World Juniors.