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Brett Larson Named Head Coach of U.S. Junior Select Team Junior Hockey News

Published: Friday, 14 Sep 2012  
By: USA Hockey Communications

For World Junior A Challenge

Sioux City Head Coach and General Manager Will Guide U.S. in November Tournament

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brett Larson (Duluth, Minn.), head coach and general manager of the United States Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers, has been named head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team that will participate in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, Nov. 5-11, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Larson most recently led Sioux City to the 2012 Clark Cup Western Conference quarterfinals in his first season as a USHL head coach. Prior to joining the Musketeers, he served as assistant coach for three years at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he helped the Bulldogs to their first ever NCAA men's ice hockey championship in 2011. In his tenure (2008-11), UMD compiled a 70-40-15 record and also captured the 2008 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five championship.

Before embarking on his coaching career, Larson, who was selected by Detroit in the 1990 National Hockey League Entry Draft, played professionally for 12 years in various domestic and international leagues. As a four-year (1991-95) blueliner for Minnesota Duluth, he recorded 67 points in 133 games and captained the team his senior season.

NOTES: The U.S. Junior Select Team has captured three of the last four World Junior A Challenge titles (1st place-2008-10; 3rd place-2011) ... The 2012 World Junior A Challenge will feature two teams from Canada, and squads from the United States, Russia, Czech Republic and Switzerland ... The official site of the event can be found by clicking here.

Team USA Schedule " 2012 World Junior A Challenge
November 5-11, 2012 - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Time (Local/EST)
Mon., Nov. 5
Canada East
Mariners Centre
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 6
Mariners Centre
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 8
Mariners Centre
Fri., Nov. 9
Mariners Centre
Sat., Nov. 10
3rd/5th Place
Mariners Centre
Sun., Nov. 11
Championship Game
Mariners Centre
7:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.

Author: USA Hockey Communications

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