Wilson's experience 'a tremendous plus'

Updated: February 12, 2004, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- San Jose Sharks coach Ron Wilson was chosen Friday to lead Team USA in this summer's World Cup of Hockey.

Wilson, no stranger to international competition, will be the coach of the American team for the second time in the World Cup. The eight-nation tournament will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in North America and Europe.

The 45-year-old Wilson, who also coached Anaheim and Washington in the NHL, was selected by Team USA general manager Larry Pleau and assistant ...

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