Dubuque Fighting Saints Associate Head Coach Named To Team USA World Junior A Coaching Staff
According to a press release from the Dubuque Fighting Saints; Associate Head Coach Evan Dixon has been named to the Team USA World Junior A challenge coaching staff by USA Hockey.
Dixon is in his fourth year with the Fighting Saints and will join Team USA as an assistant coach for this December's World Junior A Challenge. It will be Dixon’s first time representing his home country on the international stage.
“This is a well-earned opportunity for Evan Dixon and a testament to his caliber as a coach. Representing the United States on the international stage is an honor, and we are proud of him being named to this coaching staff.”
-Kalle Larsson; Fighting Saints General Manager & President of Hockey Operations.
The World Junior A Challenge is similar to the World Junior Championships but is represented by a different pool of players. There are a total of five teams and four countries represented at the World Junior A Challenge each year with Canada, who features two teams(East and West) and the United States. Both teams are tournament mainstays. The American teams are primarily comprised of USHL players, while the Canadian teams are composed of Junior A players (AJHL, MJHL, SJHL, CCHL, etc.).
Prior to joining the Fighting Saints, Dixon spent two years as an assistant at his alma-mater, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he was a one-time alternate captain and two-time captain. He also played professionally for one year with the Fayetteville Fire Antz of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). This years World Junior A Challenge is held in Cornwall, Ontario and takes place from December 11th to the 18th. For more information on the Dubuque Fighting Saints visit dubuquefightingsaints.com.
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