October 25, 2014

Gamblers LaLonde to head U.S. Junior Select Team

Green Bay Gamblers head coach Derek Lalonde has been named head coach for the

Derek LaLonde

Derek LaLonde

U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete in the 2013 World Junior A Challenge next month in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

The World Junior A Challenge is a six-team international tournament featuring the United States, Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland, and two teams from Canada.  The U.S. team is annually made up of USHL players and has dominated the tournament, winning it four of the last five years.

Lalonde is currently in his third season behind the bench for the Gamblers and already has the team off to a 3-1-2 start.  During his first season in the League, LaLonde led the Gamblers to a team record 47 wins on the way to capturing the Anderson Cup for best regular season finish.  The 98 points earned in the standings established a new USHL record.  LaLonde then guided the team to the Clark Cup title in the playoffs.