Minnesota Wilde’s general manager, Bill Guerin, will fill the same positions for the US team that will compete in the Beijing Olympics.
The US hockey team announced it all on Tuesday.
“It’s the dream of a lifetime,” said Guerin, whose comments were quoted by Sportsnet.
Initially, Stan Bowman was chosen for this position. However, he resigned as GM in October, when he was at the center of the sexual assault scandal committed by Brad Aldrich, the former head of the Chicago Blackhawks’ video clips, in 2010.
Guerin was appointed as Bowman’s assistant. He succeeded him after seven weeks. Selon le site sportif The Athletic, USA Hockey a désirait attendre la conclusion d’une enquête dans une affaire d’agression sexuelle touchant l’ancien entraîneur-chef des Penguins de Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Clark Donatelli avant de homme denommer 51′ years. The latter was the CEO of the MLS club at the time the charges were brought against the pilot.
The investigation into this matter has not yet been completed, but the American organization could not wait, considering that the Olympics in less than two months.
In addition, from now on, Chris Drury, the general manager of Rangers of New York, will take on the duties of the American selection assistant.
As a player, Guerin represented the United States three times at the Olympic Games, namely in Nagano (1998), Salt Lake City (2002) and Turin (2006).
In Beijing, Americans will find themselves in a group also made up of Canada, Germany and China. Uncle Sam’s representatives began their match against the host on February 10.
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