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Alan Letang named Canada’s head coach for 2024 world junior hockey championship

Letang most just lately received a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s under-18 Workforce on the 2023 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

CALGARY — Alan Letang has been named as Canada’s head coach for the 2024 world junior hockey championship.

Hockey Canada introduced its teaching employees Friday in a launch.

Assistant coaches Gilles Bouchard, Shaun Clouston and Scott Walker, goaltending guide Justin Pogge and video coach James Emery will be part of Letang in Goteborg, Sweden.

As well as, three-time Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medallist Brent Seabrook will make his debut as a part of Hockey Canada’s administration group alongside Peter Anholt.

Letang, in his third season as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting, most just lately received a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s under-18 Workforce on the 2023 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

He was additionally an assistant on Dennis Williams’s employees as Canada received gold on the 2022 world juniors.

Earlier than becoming a member of the Sting, Letang spent 5 seasons with the OHL’s Owen Sound Assault as an assistant coach (2016-19) and head coach (2019-20).

“We’re thrilled to welcome again Alan after a profitable 12 months the place he helped Canada seize gold medals on the world juniors and Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and to have Peter and Brent’s intensive administration and taking part in expertise main our nationwide junior staff,” Hockey Canada senior vice-president of hockey operations Scott Salmond mentioned in an announcement.

The 2024 world junior championship begins Dec. 26, when Canada opens towards Finland.

Canada can be taking part in for its third straight gold medal, and twenty first total.

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Bouchard has represented Canada thrice on the World Below-17 Hockey Problem (2014, 2015, 2018), profitable a silver medal as the top coach of Workforce Canada Purple in 2018 and gold as an assistant with Workforce Canada White in 2015. He’s at present in his first 12 months as head coach of the Quebec Main Junior Hockey League’s Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Clouston was on Canada’s teaching employees for Hlinka Cup victories in 2014 and 2015. He’s at present the top coach and basic supervisor of the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers,

Walker was on the employees of Canada’s 2015 world junior championship staff, and the 2012 bronze medallists. He was additionally an assistant coach on Canada’s bronze-medal-winning staff on the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Walker is at present a accomplice and president of hockey operations with the OHL’s Guelph Storm, the place he additionally served as head coach for six seasons.

Seabrook received three Stanley Cups over a 15-year NHL profession with the Chicago Blackhawks. Internationally, he helped Canada to a gold medal on the 2010 Olympics, silver and gold on the 2004 and 2005 world juniors, respectively, gold on the 2003 world U18 championship and silver on the 2001 World Below-17 Hockey Problem.

He just lately served as an assistant coach (2021-22) and growth coach (2022-23) with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants.

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