USA Hockey today announced the roster for its U.S. National Inline Team that will compete at the upcoming 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Inline Hockey World Championship, July 5-11 in Tampere, Finland.
The U.S. earned bronze at last year’s world championship, and has medaled in five of the last six tournaments.
“We had a great pool of players at our tryout camp, and we’re really excited about the depth of the team we put together,” said Dan Brennan, general manager of the U.S. National Inline Team. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to reclaim gold in Finland this month.”
The roster is highlighted by 12 U.S. National Inline Team veterans, including captain Greg Thompson (Bayport, N.Y.) and alternate captains Nielsson Arcibal (Vista, Calif.) and Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). In addition, seven members of the gold medal-winning 2013 U.S. National Inline Team will compete at this year’s championship.
For a complete U.S. roster, click here.
For Team USA’s schedule, click here.
Notes: Join the conversation on social media by using #USInline ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for in-game updates ... Former U.S. National Inline Team member Joe Cook (Mission Viejo, Calif.) is the head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Inline Team, marking the sixth time he has served as head coach of a U.S. National Inline Team … The U.S. has medaled in all but four of the 18 IIHF Inline World Championships previously staged, including six gold medals (1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013), four silver medals (1998, 2001, 2009, 2011) and four bronze medals (2000, 2003, 2005, 2014). There was no tournament held in 1999.