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Tim Hunter named Team Canada Junior Head Coach

By HockeyNow on July 05, 2018

Tim Hunter has been named head coach of Team Canada’s Junior squad for the 2018-19 season. (Team Canada photo)

With Team Canada on the hunt for gold, it only makes sense to go out and get a Hunter.

With that in mind, Hockey Canada got their man in Tim Hunter, who’s been named head coach of Canada’s National Junior squad.

He returns to the team for his third-straight year behind the Team Canada Junior bench, serving the last two seasons as an assistant coach.

Joining Hunter for the 2018-19 Team Canada Junior campaign are assistants Marc-André Dumont (Cape Breton, QMJHL), Jim Hulton (Charlottetown, QMJHL) and Brent Kisio (Lethbridge, WHL).

Hunter won back-to-back medals as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Junior team, earning gold in 2018 and silver in 2017. He also won a bronze medal as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 team at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World Championship. 

He’s coming off his fourth season as head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors, guiding the franchise to its first regular-season championship, earning the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy. 

Prior to joining the Warriors, he was an NHL assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals. 

As a player, Hunter suited up in 815 games over 16 seasons with the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose and Vancouver Canucks, capturing the Stanley Cup in 1989 with Calgary.

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By HockeyNow| July 05, 2018
Categories:  Events
Keywords:  World Juniors

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