Nate Leaman will once again be behind the bench for the American squad at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship, USA Hockey announced Wednesday.
The Providence head coach helped guide the Americans to a gold medal at the tournament last year in his first stint as the team’s bench boss. He has been a part of the coaching staff in some capacity on three occasions, previously serving as an assistant in 2007 and 2009.
“It’s always an honor to be asked to coach for my country and I’m grateful to be back behind the bench,” Leaman said. “I’m excited to see some familiar faces, and coach some of America’s best young talent, as we look to build another championship roster.”
The upcoming 2022 tournament is set to take place from Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in both Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.