Bob Webster, whose extensive involvement with USA Hockey spans five decades, returns as team leader of the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 13th straight year. This past February he was tabbed a team leader for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
The 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team marks Webster’s 28th time serving on a U.S. Men’s National Team. Prior to becoming a team leader in 2006, Webster was an equipment manager for the U.S. on 15 occasions (1979, 1982, 1986-87, 1989-96, 2002-04, 2006-18). He also fulfilled equipment manager duties for the 1998 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, the gold medal-winning 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, the U.S. men’s team that captured the inaugural World Cup of Hockey championship in 1996 and the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1997-2002.
Webster first served as an apprentice equipment manager with the Omaha Knights of the Central Hockey League before moving on to the Roanoke Valley Rebels of the Southern Hockey League in 1975. In 1976, he joined the Colorado Rockies, serving as the team’s equipment manager until 1981.
Currently, Webster works in sales in the construction industry. The Omaha, Neb., native and his wife, Jane, reside in Littleton, Colo. The couple has two children, Ryan and Shannon.