Jason Hodges, Head Athletic Trainer

Jason Hodges is in his 21st season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and in 2018-19 is serving as athletic trainer for the U.S. National Under-18 Team. Hodges has served on the staff of five gold-medal squads at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship (2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017). Additionally he has two silver medals in the event (2007, 2013).

The New Baltimore, Michigan, native has worked with seven World Under-17 Challenge squads, with first-place finishes in 2001, 2010, and 2014 (Jan.) and performed athletic trainer duties for four U.S. National Junior Teams (2002, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017), collecting bronze in 2011 and gold in 2013 and 2017.

Hodges is a 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in movement science from the division of kinesiology. He earned his master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1999.

Dennis MacDonald, Athletic Trainer

Dennis MacDonald enters his fourth season as athletic trainer with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and will work with the U.S. National Under-17 Team in 2018-19.

Prior to joining the NTDP, MacDonald served on the Plymouth Whalers staff for 17 seasons. His tenure in Plymouth included work as athletic trainer and equipment manager, while also handling team logistics.

A Detroit native, MacDonald graduated in 1995 from Wayne State University with a degree in exercise science.