COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced that Mark Bahr will serve as video coordinator for the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Calgary, Alta.
Bahr is currently in his 17th season as the director of hockey operations for the University of Minnesota's men's ice hockey team. In that role, he handles all video responsibilities associated with the Golden Gophers, as well as travel and ticketing issues. The former Gophers hockey player graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in sports management.
NOTES: Dean Blais, head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, will serve as head coach of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Scott Sandelin, head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Tom Ward, head ice hockey coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary's School's boys' prep team; and Joe Exter, assistant men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University ... Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the third consecutive year ... Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.), former U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team head coach and longtime Yale University men's ice hockey team head coach, is also serving his third straight year as Team USA's director of player personnel. ... The USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp took place Aug. 6-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y. For a full recap of the event, click here ... Players for the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in December.
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*All games in Edmonton will be played at Rexall Place. All games in Calgary will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome.