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World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships

In addition to the Deaflympics, our more experienced players ages 16 through adult can also compete on the International stage in the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships (WDIHC) which are sanctioned by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).  Players must meet the ICSD and USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) requirement of a 55 DB loss in the better ear to qualify for the US Deaf Ice Hockey team. All participants must be members of USA Hockey and USADSF. 

The team representing the United States has won two medals in the WDIHC since 2009, one gold and one bronze medal. The WDIHC take place in different locations throughout the world every four years.  Open try-outs are held the summer prior to the scheduled games. Many of the participants in AHIHA’s program strive to be a member of this team.  It’s a great opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing hockey players to represent their country.

Below are the rosters for the US teams participating in the WDIHC with the location and the medal placement of the teams.

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2017 
Amherst, New York – Gold Medal

Roster:
ANDERSON Taylor
BENSON Troy
BINGHAM Joey
BUCZEK Christian
CURRAN Allison
DEVORE Tyler
FINLEY Max
FUSCO Henry
GATES Miles
GINTOLI Garrett
GINTOLI Peter
HOLZRICHTER Sam
HUMES Scott
ISENBARGER Grant
KRUEGER Ryne
KURCHENA Dan
LINGLE Joe
MANSFIELD Jeff
MCGARVEY Aaron
ORICCHIO T. J.
RUEF Bo
STRUWING Derek
WONOSKI Mike

2013 
Vantaa, Finland – Did not Medal

Roster:
BENSON Troy  
DEVORE Tyler  
EASTMAN Michael  
FINLEY Max  
GATES Miles  
GENTZKE Ken  
GINTOLI Garrett  
GINTOLI Peter  
GRABANSKI Nick  
HEPPERLEY Garrett  
ISENBARGER Grant
JANASEK Tate  
KITCHIN Jason  
KRAJEWSKI Ryan  
LINGLE Joe  
MALANEY Paul  
MANSFIELD Jeff  
MCGAUGHEY Tony  
NEVILLE Brandon  
RIFFLE Casey  
RUEF Bo  
WILSON Trey  
WONOSKI Michael

2009
Winnipeg, Canada – Bronze Medal

Roster:
CRANE III Jameson  
DICKSON Jon  
DREW Michael  
FENN Christopher  
GATES Miles C.  
GINTOLI Peter  
HEPPERLY Garrett 
HOWARD Andy  
HYDE Douglas J.  
JANASEK Tate  
JOHNSON Ben  
KITCHIN Jason  
LADD Oscar  
LINGLE Joseph  
MCGAUGHEY Tony  
RANCOURT David  
REID David  
RIFFLE Casey  
RUEF Robert  
VAN VLYMEN Brian  
WEINTRAUB Jon  
WONOSKI Michael