Scott Aldrich is serving as an equipment manager for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the fifth consecutive year. Aldrich’s international experience with U.S. national teams includes handling equipment manager duties for three gold medal-winning teams as well as a trio of bronze medal-winning squads.
Most recently, Aldrich fulfilled the same role for the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team after also handling equipment manager duties for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Aldrich has served the U.S. National Junior Team for seven straight years, including the gold medal-winning squad at the 2013 IIF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, and the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. He was also an equipment manager for Team USA’s bronze medal efforts at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., and the 2016 IIFH World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland.
Additionally, Aldrich’s four stints with the U.S. Men’s National Team has included two bronze medal-winning efforts, first at the 2013 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, and again two years later at the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic.
Employed full-time by USA Hockey since 2003, Aldrich was promoted to manager of hockey operations for the organization in December of 2014.
From 1996-2001, Aldrich was the head equipment manager for Michigan Tech University’s athletic department. He also worked for the ECHL’s Columbia Inferno from 2001-03.
Aldrich lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife, Nicole, and daughters, Makenna and Ella.