COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Season’s not over just yet for Red Wings head coach.

 

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – MAY 20: Jeff Blashill, head coach of the United States looks on during the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Bronze Medal Game game between the United States and Canada at Royal Arena on May 20, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

 

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill will lead the U.S. at the men’s world hockey championship next month in Slovakia.

 

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 14: Head coach Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings smiles at linesman Steve Barton #59 during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on January 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 4-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

 

USA Hockey announced Monday that Blashill would be back to coach the team for a third straight year. The Americans finished third last year and fifth in 2017.

 

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 27: Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill gives players direction during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 27, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Red WIngs 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes, Detroit assistant and former Olympic coach Dan Bylsma and Kevin Reiter of USA Hockey will serve as assistants.

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