August 9, 2010

Allain Finishes Evaluation Camp

Team USA Wins 3 of 4

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey, just finished a week of work with the 2010 USA National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., as he prepares to serve as head coach for the upcoming world championships.

Allain, who had 42 players auditioning for roster spots, coached three intra-squad scrimmages before leading the U.S. to wins in three of the four games against international competition.

The U.S. National Junior Team, which will not have any Yale players, takes part in the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship this winter from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y. The U.S. is aiming for its second consecutive title, having won the gold medal last year at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.

Allain owns a 9-3-2 overall record as a head coach in the event, giving him the top winning percentage (.714) of any U.S. head coach to have served on multiple teams.

Former Yale mentor Tim Taylor, who coached Allain in New Haven and brought him back as an assistant coach, will join his protégé as Team USA's director of player personnel.