Former Seawolf joins coaching staff of U.S. Men's hockey team

Kevin Reiter speaks with Channel 2 during a goaltending clinic in 2016 (KTUU).

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A former UAA Seawolf is joining the coaching staff of the U.S. Men's National Hockey Team for the upcoming IIHF Men's World Championship, according to the UAA Athletic Department.

Kevin Reiter, who played from 2000 to 2004 for the Green and Gold, will make his debut as an assistant coach for the team. He's the director of player personnel for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, and before that was the organization's National Goaltending coach.

After his four years in net at UAA, Reiter spent seven years playing professional hockey in the lower leagues.

He's returned to Alaska a number of times to host goalie camps.

The 2019 U.S. Men's National Team takes to the ice for the World Championships May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. The team is lead by head coach Jeff Blashill, the head coach of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. Other assistant coaches include Dan Bylsma and John Hynes.

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