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Former Air Force hockey standout Derrick Burnett makes Team USA inline world championships team

June 19, 2017 Updated: June 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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Former Air Force ice hockey standout Derrick Burnett, 30, was named to the U.S. national inline hockey world championships team for the third time.

He will compete for Team USA at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Inline Hockey World Championship from June 25 to July 1 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

He will be joined by Colorado College ice hockey trainer Jason Bushie, who will serve in the same capacity for Team USA.

Burnett last competed on the 2014 and 2015 national inline teams that earned bronze. No 2016 tournament was held.

The former Falcons forward recorded 118 points (85 assists) in 149 college games from 2007-11. The California native also played 23 games (four points) for the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears during the 2012-13 season.

Burnett plays defense in inline hockey. 

The U.S. has medaled in five of the last seven tournaments, including winning gold at the 2013 world championships.

“We have a great mix of solid offensive players who should provide us with the ability to be very successful in Bratislava this year,” Dan Brennan, general manager of the national inline team, said in a media release. “We also have a group of new players this year who are very excited to get started as we go overseas seeking a gold medal.”

Team USA opens play against host Slovakia at 10 a.m. Sunday at Ondrej Nepela Arena. Here is the Americans' full schedule.

A free live stream of all games is available at IIHF.com.

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