USA Hockey has tabbed Northern Michigan's Walt Kyle to serve as head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship. The tournament, scheduled for Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops, B.C., marks the World Junior Championship head coaching assignment for Kyle. He piloted the U.S. to a bronze medal in 1992, and led the Americans to a fourth-place finish the following year. "It's a great honor anytime you get to represent your country in a game you love," said Kyle in a prepared statement. "The World Junior Championship is a great event with the best players in the world competing, and the team that goes in the most prepared and focused will ultimately succeed." http://insidecollegehockey.com/7Archives/News/usjuniors_0337.htm Hopefully the assistant from the last U.S. WJC team David Quinn is kept far away and Jack Johnson is on the team.