Providence’s Leaman chosen as U.S. assistant coach for upcoming IIHF World Championship in Latvia


Nate Leaman accomplished his tenth season behind the Windfall bench in 2020-21 (picture: Ryan Feeney).

USA Hockey introduced on Monday that Windfall coach Nate Leaman has been named to the employees of the 2021 U.S. Males’s Nationwide Staff as an assistant coach.

Leaman joins a employees comprised of Jack Capuano (head coach), Adam Nightingale (assistant coach), Kevin Reiter (goaltending coach) and Mike King (video coach).

The U.S. Males’s Nationwide Staff will participate within the 2021 IIHF Males’s World Championship from Could 21-June 6, 2021, in Riga, Latvia. Staff USA will compete in Group B alongside Canada, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Italy and Kazakhstan and play at Enviornment Riga.

Most not too long ago, the U.S. completed seventh of 16 groups within the 83rd version of the IIHF Males’s World Championship in 2019 with wins in 5 of eight video games (4-1-0-3) and has gone 19-7 over the past three world championships.

Up to now, the U.S. has earned 12 podium finishes, together with one gold medal (1933), 4 silver medals (1950, 1939, 1934, 1931) and 7 bronze medals (2018, 2015, 2013, 2004, 1996, 1952, 1949).

Leaman has been part of three earlier staffs on the worldwide stage – all U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff teaching staffs, together with his first stint as head coach in 2021, profitable Staff USA’s fifth gold medal in event historical past. Leaman will return to the 2022 U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff employees as head coach.

He additionally served as an assistant coach for the bronze medal-winning 2007 squad that competed in Leksand and Mora, Sweden. Moreover, he served as an assistant coach for the 2009 crew that performed in Ottawa, Ontario. Leaman made his USA Hockey teaching debut as an assistant coach in 2005 on the IIHF Beneath-18 Males’s World Championship, the place the U.S. received gold in Ceske Budejorke and Plzen, Czech Republic.

The 2020-21 marketing campaign was Leaman’s tenth as head coach at Windfall, the place he has led the Friars to NCAA event berths in six of the previous eight campaigns, together with the varsity’s first-ever NCAA title in 2015.


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