Teams will face off Friday and Saturday
Instate foes to face off in Bowling Green
Teams will meet Friday in Columbus, Saturday in Oxford
Teams will meet at 3:05 p.m. in Value City Arena
Brett Larson is in his first season as the associate head coach for the Buckeye hockey team. Larson spent the last two seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Sioux City Musketeers in the United States Hockey League after serving as an assistant coach at Minnesota Duluth for three seasons.
A four-time letterwinner at Minnesota Duluth, Larson was a part of the coaching staff at his alma mater for three seasons and a member of the staff that won the 2011 NCAA Championship, as well as the 2009 WCHA playoff title. With the Bulldogs, Larson coached and/or recruited five players who combined for seven All-America honors, a Hobey Baker Award winner and a current NHL defenseman.
With the Sioux City Musketeers, Larson led the team to the playoffs in 2011-12 and had two players selected to Team USA for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge, as well as a 2012 NHL draft pick and three selections in the 2013 NHL draft.
Larson served as the head coach for Team USA in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, leading the squad to a gold medal in the tournament in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was an instructor at USA Hockey Select 17 Camp in 2009 and 10 and has been a presenter for various USA Hockey Level 4 and 5 clinics.
Larson was a team captain for Minnesota Duluth as a senior in 1995. He and the Bulldogs won the 1992 WCHA title and he was a three-time WCHA All-Academic Team selection, as well as the recipient of the team's community service award as a senior. He skated in 133 games for UMD in his career, with 24 goals, 43 assists and 67 points.
A draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Larson played professional hockey in a number of leagues over parts of 12 seasons. He won three league championships during his career, including as the player/assistant coach of the San Diego Gulls (WCHL), and he was the captain of four squads. Larson was a WCHL All-Star in both 1998 and `99.
A native of Duluth, Minn., Larson and his wife, Kelly, have a 4 year old son, Lane. Larson earned a degree in criminology, with a minor in coaching, from the University of Minnesota (Duluth) in 2004.