COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Garrett Raboin (Detroit Lakes, Minn.), who is in his first season as head coach of the inaugural Augustana University men’s ice hockey team, will serve as an assistant coach of the 2024 U.S National Junior Team, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Team USA will play in the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship December 26, 2023 - January 5, 2024, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The U.S. is in Group B alongside Czechia, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland, and will play its preliminary round games at Frölundaborg Arena.
Prior to arriving at Augustana, Raboin spent four seasons as an assistant men’s ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota with a trip to the NCAA Division I Men’s Frozen Four in 2023. During his time with the Gophers, he helped lead Minnesota to a Big Ten championship in 2022, and three NCAA tournament appearances (2021, 2022, 2023).
Prior to joining the Gophers, Raboin spent six seasons as an assistant men’s ice hockey coach at his alma mater, St. Cloud State University, and helped guide the Huskies to five NCAA tournament appearances, including a spot in the 2013 Frozen Four, along with three regular-season NCHC championships.
As a player, Raboin was a two-time All-WCHA selection and led St. Cloud State to three NCAA tournament berths. He went on to play professionally in Europe for two seasons.
Raboin joins the U.S. National Junior Team coaching staff that is led by head coach David Carle(Anchorage, Alaska/University of Denver) and includes assistant coaches Brett Larson (Duluth, Minn./St. Cloud State University), Steve Miller (Sun Prairie, Wis./University of Minnesota) and David Lassonde (Durham, N.H./USA Hockey), and video coach Travis Culhane (Kalamazoo, Mich./University of Denver).