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Guy Gosselin Named Assistant Coach of U.S. National Sled Hockey Team

By USA Hockey, 08/17/11, 1:15PM MDT

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Guy Gosselin will serve as the assistant coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, it was announced today by USA Hockey. He will work alongside newly appointed head coach Jeff Sauer throughout the 2011-12 season.

The two-time U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team member (1988, 1992) and three-time U.S. Men's National Team member (1986, 1990, 1991) is currently a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model.

Prior to joining USA Hockey, Gosselin served 14 years as general manager of the Ozaukee Ice Center in Mequon, Wis. He helped found the NCAA Division III Concordia University Wisconsin men’s and women’s ice hockey teams, and implemented on- and off-ice youth programs.

Gosselin played professionally for parts of six seasons, including a five-game stint with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets following the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. In North America, Gosselin skated two seasons (1988-90) with the Moncton Hawks of the American Hockey League and finished his career with the International Hockey League’s Kansas City Blades in 1993-94. He also skated in Sweden for two seasons (1990-91, 1992-93) with Skellftea AIK.

The University of Minnesota Duluth graduate played parts of five seasons (1982-87) with the Bulldogs’ men’s ice hockey team and helped lead them to back-to-back (1984, 1985) Western Collegiate Hockey Association championships and Frozen Four appearances.

NOTES: The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster was announced last month... Team USA will compete in three international events during the course of the 2011-12 season, including the Hockey Canada Cup in Calgary, Alta, in November and December; an exhibition series against Canada in Montreal and Ottawa in February; and the International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in March and April. Exact game dates and times will be announced at a later date ... For more on USA Hockey's American Development Model, visit ADMKids.com.

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