Brock Bradley enters the 2018-19 season, his 18th season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, as equipment manager for the U.S. National Under-17 Team. He completed his 1,000th game with the NTDP on March 12, 2017.
His extensive service has included five gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014), two silver (2004, 2018) and two bronze (2008, 2016) at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship while with Team USA. With the U.S. at the World Under-17 Challenge, Bradley has seen two second-place finishes (2011, 2014) and two third-place showings (2009, 2013).
The West Stockholm, New York, native’s experience with USA Hockey also includes four stints with the U.S. National Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior championship (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017), including the gold medal-winning 2010 squad. Additionally, Bradley served as an equipment manager for USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp seven times (2006-11, 2013, 2017).
Prior to joining the NTDP, Bradley was a student equipment manager for Clarkson University’s men’s ice hockey team for four seasons. He earned a civil engineering degree from Clarkson in 2001.
Jake Visser is in his ninth season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and will work as the equipment manager for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2018-19. His stint has included three gold medals (2011, 2015, 2017) and one silver medal (2013) at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship. At the signature event for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, the World Under-17 Challenge, Visser has seen one first-place finish (January 2014) and one second-place finish (2012).
The Grand Rapids, Michigan, native has also served as equipment manager for the U.S. National Junior Team (2015), the U.S. Under-17 Select Teams (2011, 2013), and the U.S. Under-18 Select Teams at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (2016-17). Additionally, Visser was the equipment manager at USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp in 2014.
Prior to his time with the NTDP, Visser worked as the assistant equipment manager for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League for three seasons (2007-10).