Laylin representing Team USA during summer abroad

Laylin has guided Hamline to the MIAC Playoffs each of the last three seasons. (Photo: Hamline Sports Information)
Laylin has guided Hamline to the MIAC Playoffs each of the last three seasons. (Photo: Hamline Sports Information)

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Hamline head men's hockey coach Cory Laylin has taken a break from his summer vacation to spend a little extra time on the ice.

After guiding the Pipers to the MIAC playoffs in all three years of his tenure as head coach, Laylin is now spending time in Hungary and the Czech Republic working as an assistant with the United States Under-18 Men's Select Team that will be competing in the Hlinka Cup Tournament this week. Team USA is poised to take on Sweden, Switzerland and the Czech Republic in preliminary round games.

This will be Laylin's third consecutive summer coaching with the Red, White and Blue. He served as the head coach for the USA Under-17 team that won the Five Nations Cup Tournament a year ago and was an assistant with the same squad in 2015.

Laylin himself played on the Team USA Select 17 team in 1987 and led the squad with four goals in a memorable three-game series against Canada.