Yale Assistant Helps USA Reach Semis
UFA, Russia – While the Russian Red Stars were skating at Ingalls last week, a member of the Yale men's hockey staff was coaching in Russia. Bulldogs' assistant coach Dan Muse is serving as the video coordinator for the U.S. National Team at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships. His squad is coming off a 7-0 quarterfinal win over the Czech Republic on Jan. 1.
Muse, working under head coach Phil Housley, will be working with Team USA for the Thursday semifinal matchup with Canada at 4 a.m. EST. NHL Network (DirectTV 215, Dish 403) will broadcast the game live, while NHL.com will provide a live stream. The gold medal game is set for Jan. 5.
Muse, an assistant at Sacred Heart University in 2008-09, came to Yale a few weeks prior to the 2009-10 season and made an immediate impact on a team trying to grab consecutive conference regular season championships and NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in the storied history of the program.
Muse, a 2005 Stonehill College graduate, was also an assistant at Williams (Mass.) College from 2007-2008 and at Milton (Mass.) Academy from 2005-2007.
At Sacred Heart and Williams, he helped prepare and execute training and practice plans and worked primarily with forwards. He also helped develop scouting reports and break down video segments using Gamebreaker software while assisting with recruiting efforts.
Muse has also coached at the Massachusetts Hockey Satellite Training Program and at USA Hockey's Select 14 Development Camps (2006-2008) and USA Select 16 Camp (2009, 2010) as well as several other youth camps and training programs throughout the Bay State.
Muse, who earned a B.A. in criminal justice at Stonehill, served as assistant captain for the Chieftains his senior year and received the team's most improved player award in 2003. He was named to multiple ECAC Northeast/ Northeast-10 All-Academic Hockey Teams and is a recipient of the Canton (Mass.) High School Hockey Distinguished Alumni Award (2007).