Jake Visser is serving as the equipment manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the second time in at the 2023 World Para Ice Hockey Championship after previously serving as U.S. equipment manager at the 2021 Sled Worlds.
Visser is in his 13th season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and worked as the equipment manager for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2020-21. His stint has included three gold medals (2011, 2015, 2017) and one silver medal (2013) at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship. At the signature event for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, the World Under-17 Challenge, Visser has seen one first-place finish (January 2014) and one second-place finish (2012).
The Grand Rapids, Michigan, native has also served as equipment manager for the U.S. National Junior Team (2015), the U.S. Under-17 Select Teams (2011, 2013), and the U.S. Under-18 Select Teams at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (2016-17). Additionally, Visser was the equipment manager at USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp in 2014.
Prior to his time with the NTDP, Visser worked as the assistant equipment manager for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League for three seasons (2007-10).