Ferris alum Appert named USA U-18 head coach

Seth Appert was a four-year letterwinner while at Ferris. (Photo courtesy of Ferris State Athletics.)

COLORADO SPRINGS — Seth Appert is a busy man.

The Ferris State University men’s ice hockey alum, who finished his first season as the head coach of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, was named head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team.

The National Team will compete in the upcoming 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championships.

The IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship is a tournament that runs from April 19-29 in Chelyabinsk & Magnitogorsk, Russia. Team USA faces off against Canada at the Metallurg Ice Rink on Thursday, April 19 in Magnitogorsk.

“We’re excited to have Seth join the NTDP,” USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations  Jim Johannson told USAHockey.com.  “He brings a lot of passion and knowledge to the table and is someone we really feel like will be a terrific coach for the young players that are part of the NTDP and also a great mentor for our intern coaches.”

A goaltender at Ferris for four years (1992-1996), Appert was a four-year letterwinner. He ended his career with a 5-11-2 record  with a 4.65 goals-against average and an .850 saves percentage (482 total saves) in 28 career appearances. When his playing days were over, Appert was a student assistant coach at FSU on head coach Bob Daniels’ staff for the 1996-97 season.

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