Josh Penn is serving on a U.S. National Junior Team for the first time.
Penn enters his 13th season as the equipment manager for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen hockey team. Named Director of Equipment Operations for all of UMass Athletics in August 2016, he is involved with all athletic equipment purchasing, reconditioning, uniform sizing, maintenance and inventory control. In addition, he oversees all game day preparations for equipment and locker room facilities for all home and away contests. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Manager (SPHEM).
Prior to UMass, Penn was the assistant equipment manager for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils from 2003 to 2005. He has been the head equipment manager for the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League (2001-03), the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League (2000-01) and the Florida Everblades of the ECHL (1998-2000).
Penn is a 1998 graduate of Union College and resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.