Tampa Bay Lightning athletic trainer Tom Mulligan and equipment manager Ray Thill were both named members of the staff for Team USA for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
USA Hockey announced its entire staff with Peter Laviolette, Todd Richards and Tony Granato as assistanc coaches.
Teeh support staff of nine men includes Mulligan and Thill.
Official release via Tampa Bay Lightning:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Peter Laviolette (Franklin, Mass./Philadelphia Flyers), Todd Richards (Crystal, Minn./Columbus Blue Jackets) and Tony Granato (Downers Grove, Ill./Pittsburgh Penguins) will serve as assistant coaches for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Laviolette has been the head coach of the
Richards has spent nearly two seasons as head coach of the
Granato has been an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins for the past four seasons, where he oversees
USA Hockey also announced the support staff for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, including video coordinator Andy Saucier (Pittsburgh, Pa./Pittsburgh Penguins); equipment managers Pete Rogers (Franklin, Tenn./Nashville Predators) and Ray Thill (Chicago, Ill./Tampa Bay Lightning); athletic trainers Tom Mulligan (New Bedford, Mass./Tampa Bay Lightning) and Stan Wong (Boca Raton, Fla.); team physician Dr. Mike Stuart (Rochester, Minn.); and massage therapist Ainar Treiguts (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Red Wings). In addition, Dave Fischer (
NOTES: The appointment of the assistant coaches and support staff of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team is subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee’s Games Preparation Division ... The 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team is under the direction of David Polie, general manager; Ray Shero, associate general manager; Brian Burke, director of player personnel; and Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey ... Dan Bylsma has been named head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams ... The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will take place Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.