Maccabi USA Selects Two U-M Skaters To Coach
Nov. 28, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, November 28 - Phil Pulley and Devra Schorr, Co-Chairs, Maccabi USA Open Men's Ice Hockey, have selected NHL Network analyst William (Billy) Jaffe and NHL Dallas Stars player Eric Nystrom as Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the USA Team at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in July 2013 in Israel.
Billy Jaffe participated in the 15th Maccabiah Games as the Captain of the Open Men's Ice Hockey team, leading them to a silver medal. He also played hockey for the University of Michigan from 1987 to 1989. After many years as the color analyst for the New York Islanders, Versus Network, MSG Network, NESN and Rogers Sportsnet, he currently works as an analyst for the NHL Network.
"Going to Israel in 1997 as the team captain was a fun learning and cultural experience that I wouldn't have had if it wasn't for Ice Hockey," Jaffe said. "My expectations are to help the players understand what a wonderful opportunity it is to experience something unique and special like the Maccabiah Games. It will be an incredible athletic and life experience."
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