COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Miami University hockey forward Tommy Wingels was added to the U.S. National Team for this summer’s International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship on Friday.
Wingels will join former RedHawk teammate Andy Miele on USA’s roster, which begins play in the tournament in Minsk, Belarus on May 9.
A native of Evanston, Ill., Wingels suited up for 127 games over three seasons with the Red and White. He finished his career with 99 points on 43 goals and 56 assists, registering at least 28 points in all three seasons. He was a vital cog for three NCAA Tournament teams, including the first two Frozen Four appearances in school history and an appearance in the 2009 National Championship Game. He finished his collegiate career with a career-best 42 points on 17 goals and 25 assists in the 2009-10 season, helping MU qualify for its second-straight Frozen Four.
Wingels enjoyed a breakout season with the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League. He tallied 16 goals, 22 assists, 38 points and finished +11 in 77 games, all career highs. He also dished out three assists in the Sharks seven playoff games this spring.
This is the first time Wingels has played for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship.