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Eric Rud, contingent of USHL coaches to lead U.S. Junior Select Team

Rud will be joined by other USHL coaches Evan Dixon (associate head coach of Dubuque Fighting Saints), Mike Leone (head coach of Green Bay Gamblers), and Matt Smaby (head coach of Waterloo Black Hawks).

Eric-Rud
"It's great to have Eric leading our team and the vast experience he brings," said Marc Boxer, general manager of the 2023 U.S. Junior Select Team and director of junior hockey at USA Hockey. Eric Rud has coached at St. Cloud State, Colorado College and Miami as well as in the USHL with Green Bay and currently at Sioux Falls.
Contributed / St. Cloud State University

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls Stampede head coach Eric Rud has been named the head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team, that will be competing at the 2022 World Junior A Challenege in Cornwall, Ontario from Dec. 11-18. The team will be made up of players from the USHL, and the roster is expected to be announced late November.

Rud will be joined by Dubuque Fighting Saints associate head coach Evan Dixon, Green Bay Gamblers head coach Mike Leone, and Waterloo Black Hawks head coach Matt Smaby who will serve as assistant coaches for the tournament.

"It's great to have Eric leading our team and the vast experience he brings," said Marc Boxer, general manager of the 2023 U.S. Junior Select Team and director of junior hockey at USA Hockey. "And we're also fortunate to have a terrific group of assistant coaches and support staff in place. We're excited about the prospects for our team and look forward to competing for a championship."

Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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