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U.S. women’s hockey team gets new head coach

U.S. women’s hockey team gets new head coach

John Wroblewski, most lately an AHL coach, has been named head mentor of the U.S. women’s hockey team for the planet championship in August and September, succeeding Joel Johnson, who coached the workforce to silver at the Olympics in February.

Usa Hockey did not give a purpose for Johnson’s departure, but in the previous it has picked out countrywide workforce coaches on a annually foundation. The final time an Olympic head mentor remained head coach for the pursuing earth championship was 2004 (Ben Smith).

Johnson is the head women’s coach at the College of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Wroblewski, a 41-12 months-outdated previous insignificant-league player, led the Ontario Reign of the AHL the previous two seasons. In March, he and the club announced in a mutual selection that he would no for a longer period be its head coach right after he took a leave of absence in December.

Wroblewski was head coach of the U.S. men’s national workforce advancement software from 2016-20 and was head mentor of the U.S. men’s U18 workforce at environment championships in 2017 and 2019.

At worlds in Denmark, the U.S. will look to maintain Canada from successful a 3rd consecutive international title (Olympics or worlds) for the very first time considering the fact that 2001, 2002 and 2004. It will be the very first women’s earth championship held in a Wintertime Olympic year.

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