The team will compete in the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship from Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. Mayotte is reunited with U.S. National Junior Team and Providence College head coach Nate Leaman in an effort to defend Team USA's gold medal.
“I am honored to be a part of the USA World Junior staff,” Mayotte said. “Any opportunity to represent our country is a special feeling, but to be able to go back with the same staff as last year brings even more excitement.”
Mayotte, who was an assistant coach at Providence for four years under Leaman, will help coach the U.S. National Junior Team for the fourth time. Mayotte helped guide Team USA to gold medals last year in 2021 and in 2017, while the team picked up a bronze medal at the 2018 World Junior Championship. He rejoins Ted Donato and Steve Miller as assistant coaches, while Theresa Feaster will serve as the team’s video coach -- the same staff that won gold last year.
A 2006 graduate of Union College, Mayotte is the first Colorado College head coach to serve on the staff of the U.S. National Junior Team. He becomes the third NCHC head coach to serve as an assistant, joining Minnesota Duluth's Scott Sandelin (2019) and St. Cloud State's Brett Larson (2020), while Sandelin (2020) and former SCSU head coach Bob Motzko (2017 & 2018) have served as head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team, as well.