U.S. world junior team brings back coach David Carle to defend gold

Denver NCAA college hockey head coach David Carle speaks to the media after landing at Denver International Airport, April 10, 2022, in Denver. The Mile High City is now home to the Stanley Cup, NCAA and national high school hockey champions. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

The good news keeps rolling in for David Carle.

USA Hockey announced Tuesday that the native of Anchorage, Alaska, will return to coach the 2025 world junior team after guiding the squad to a gold medal this year.

Carle, 34, recently coached the University of Denver to its second national title in the past three seasons.

USA Hockey also announced that Carle’s entire coaching staff will return, including assistant coaches Brett Larson, Steve Miller and Garrett Raboin, goaltending coach David Lassonde and video coach Travis Culhane.

The world juniors run Dec. 26, 2024, to Jan. 5, 2005, in Ottawa.

“We are excited to have our whole coaching staff return, led by David Carle, who is among the most accomplished and highly regarded coaches in our country,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the U.S. junior team, in a statement. “With so many great teams from around the world, it is never easy to win gold, but it’s a challenge we look forward to and one I know our coaching staff embraces.”

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