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Hansen, Osaer Named to USA Hockey ADM Staff

By, 09/18/15, 2:15PM MDT


Duo Brings Extensive Background to Assist Youth Hockey Nationwide

Rich Hansen (New York, N.Y.) and Phil Osaer (Livonia, Mich.) have been named to the staff of USA Hockey's American Development Model, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Hansen will serve as an ADM regional manager with responsibility for USA Hockey's Atlantic (Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey) and New York Districts. He will work with local associations and programs in those areas as a leading resource for age-appropriate training, competition and long-term athlete development. Hansen has been a member of USA Hockey's adult hockey staff since 2011 and assisted as an on-ice instructor at both the 2014 and 2015 USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camps. In addition, he has been part of the coaching staff for the Air Academy High School boys hockey team in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 2011.

Prior to joining the USA Hockey staff, Hansen played six seasons of professional hockey after completing a four-year collegiate career (2001-05) that landed him among Mercyhurst College's all-time NCAA Division I scoring leaders. He is a Level 4-certified USA Hockey coach.

Osaer will serve as ADM manager of youth goaltending programs, a role in which he will help lead the development of netminders across the country, utilizing age-appropriate training and competition curriculum.

Osaer comes to USA Hockey after spending the 2014-15 season as director of hockey operations for the Michigan State University men's ice hockey program. He was assistant coach and goaltending coach for the United States Hockey League's Cedar Rapids Roughriders during the 2013-14 campaign, and from 2003-2012, served as goaltending director and hockey school instructor for Suburban Hockey in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Since 2004, Osaer, a Level 4-certified USA Hockey coach, has volunteered his time as an evaluator and on-ice coach at USA Hockey select festivals and elite goaltending camps. He was also part of the coaching staff for the U.S. Select Teams that played in the 2014 U17 Five Nations Tournament and the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Osaer played goaltender for Ferris State University from 1998-2001 and earned All-CCHA and team most valuable player honors in 2001. The St. Louis Blues draftee went on to play 12 seasons of professional hockey, earning call-ups with both the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. Osaer later played in Europe, winning a Norwegian championship in 2011.

NOTES: Both Hansen and Osaer will officially begin their duties on September 21 ... Hansen replaces Matt Herr, while Osaer's position, with a focus solely on youth goaltending, is an addition to the ADM staff.

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