Scott Aldrich, who works full-time for USA Hockey as manager of hockey operations, is serving as equipment manager for the U.S. National Junior Team in 2024.
Aldrich is also serving as an equipment manager for the U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Hockey Team for the first time in 2024.
He has a long history of involvement with U.S. teams on the international stage, including as equipment manager for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, his second Olympic appearance after serving in a similar capacity for the 2018 team.
Aldrich served as equipment manager for 10 U.S Men’s National Teams from 2013-19 and 2021-22, with bronze medals in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2021. He has also been the equipment manager for eight U.S. National Junior Teams, including gold-medal squads in 2021, 2017 and 2013; bronze-medal teams in 2016 and 2011, and for the 2022, 2020 and 2015 teams.
Aldrich was also part of the staff of the U.S. Women's National Team during the 2019 Rivalry Series against Canada; for the U.S. Women's National Team's pre-tournament training camp ahead of the 2018 Four Nations Cup; and for the 2018 U.S. Women's National Team Evaluation Camp.
Aldrich has been with USA Hockey since 2003, and was promoted to manager of hockey operations for the organization in December of 2014.
From 1996-2001, Aldrich was the head equipment manager for Michigan Tech University's athletic department. He also worked for the East Coast Hockey League's Columbia Inferno from 2001-03.