Red Wings’ Blashill named coach of U.S. men’s team

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. | Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings has been named coach of the U.S. men’s hockey team that will com­pete in the world cham­pi­onships next month in key tuneup ahead of next year’s Win­ter Olympics.

The tour­na­ment runs May 5-21 in Ger­many and France.

Blashill has coached the Red Wings the last two sea­sons and led its AHL af­fil­i­ate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, the pre­vi­ous three sea­sons. He was named the AHL’s most out­stand­ing coach in 2013-14.

Blashill was the goal­tend­ing coach for the 2009 U.S. Na­tional Ju­nior team at the IIHF World Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship and an as­sis­tant coach for the U.S. Ju­nior Select team in 2009. His in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence also in­cludes a stint as an as­sis­tant coach for the U.S. Na­tional Un­der-18 Select team in 2006.

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