We're extremely pleased to continue our relationship with CSTV. The elite brand of hockey fans will see on Friday is due to the continuing development of women's hockey at all levels.
If we were having this call 15 or 20 years ago, we wouldn't be talking about making choices among so many qualified people who are Americans.
We're extremely grateful for the broad coverage of hockey the NBC family is providing from the Olympic Winter Games. We hope that our teams will perform well and that the exposure will enhance our efforts to further grow the game in the U.S.
It was a very positive and energetic gathering that produced new ideas and shared case studies with those across the country. It is in our mission statement to grow the game, and we're very focused on both growth and retention.
We'll move forward in the months between now and June and anticipate significantly more focus at our Annual Congress on expanding the reach of hockey.
We're extremely pleased to have Paul as our general manager for the World Championship. We've been fortunate to be able to fill our management roles with elite members of the hockey community for many years and Paul no doubt continues that trend.
Ron is one of the bright young coaches in the United States. He's done an excellent job as a head coach in our National Team Development Program over the last two years and we know our National Junior Team will be in more than capable hands with Ron as head coach.
Herb Brooks is quite simply one of the greatest hockey coaches who ever lived. He is the architect of the most famous achievement in American hockey history, and we are extremely pleased to learn that he will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.