Nightingale Named To U.S. National Junior Team Coaching Staff
April 9, 2014
EAST LANSING - Michigan State director of hockey operations Adam Nightingale has been named video coordinator for the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team, it was announced by USA Hockey on Wednesday, April 9.
Nightingale will join head coach Mark Osiecki and assistant coaches Don Granato, Kevin Patrick and Mike Ayers on the U.S. staff for the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will take place Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015 in Montreal and Toronto.
Nightingale, a 2005 Spartan graduate, just completed his fourth year on the MSU coaching staff. The native of Cheboygan played at Michigan State for two seasons (2003-05) after transferring from Lake Superior State. Nightingale served as an alternate captain during both seasons for the Green and White, appearing in 67 games with a 12-10-22 scoring line.
He went on to a three-year professional career, playing for both the Greenville Grrrowl and Charlotte Checkers.
The U.S. is seeking its fourth medal in six years, having won gold in 2010 and 2013, and the bronze medal in 2011. Team USA will play its preliminary-round games in Montreal. Quarterfinals will be split between Montreal and Toronto. The semifinals, medal games and relegation games will be played in Toronto.
The U.S. team will be selected in August when approximately 45 players will attend the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. Invitees to the camp and a complete schedule will be announced later this spring.
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