St. Cloud State men's hockey coach Bob Motzko was named the head coach of the U.S. World Juniors team in 2017.
This is the second time Motzko will be on the U.S. coaching staff – he served as an assistant coach during the 2014 championships.
Motzko told USA hockey.com: "It is a real honor to be asked to lead your country in what is considered one of the greatest hockey tournaments on the hockey calendar."
The World Junior championships will be held in Montreal and Toronto and runs from Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017.