Longtime NHL coach Peter Laviolette will lead Team USA at the IIHF World Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.
Ray Whitney scored two power-play goals in a minute in the second period, rookie goalie Justin Peters won his second game in two outings and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Saturday night.
Peter Laviolette is realistic. He knows there's only so much he can accomplish during a quick Olympic orientation camp.
Peter Laviolette on Tuesday was named head coach for the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team that will participate in the 2006 Games. Laviolette coached Team USA at the last two world championships.
Calling Peter Laviolette the next Herb Brooks might be unfair, but there is no denying he might be the start of a new lineage of successful U.S.-born coaches.
Mario Lemieux, Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin aren't playing in the world hockey championship, but the tournament still is loaded with stars thanks to the NHL lockout.
Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars will captain the U.S. team at the world hockey championship.
Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the United States men's national team at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.