Announcement of staff members of the national men’s under -18 team and the national under -17 program of Canada

20 LCH trainers are part of the staff of the next camps and events

CALGARY, Alb. – Hockey Canada will benefit from a group of 20 Canadian Hockey League (LCH) coaches pour to guide Canada’s national under-18 men’s team to the 2022 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup and the national under-17 program years of Canada during the season 2022-2023.

For those under 18, Stéphane Julien (Shawinigan, Qc/Sherbrooke, LHJMQ) will be the head coach. He will be appointed by the deputies Alan Letang (Renfrew, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) et Kris Mallette (Kelowna, C.-B./Kelowna, WHL)as well as by the goalkeeper coach Kelly Guard (Prince Albert, Sask./Prince Albert, WHL) at the video trainer Raphaël-Pier Richer (Gatineau, Qc/Gatineau, LHJMQ).

“We are pleased to announce the members of the coaching and support staff who will lead our national men’s under-18 team at our selection camp as well as the 2022 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup,” he said. Tyler Dietrich (West Vancouver, C.-B.), primarily responsible for hockey activities à Hockey Canada. “We know that this group will take advantage of its experience within the LCH to help build and lead a team that will represent the country with pride and that will give us the best chance of winning a gold medal at Red Deer in August. . »

Julien is the head coach of Phoenix de Sherbrooke of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (LHJMQ) since 2016 and he is also the general manager of the club for two seasons. He held a joint position from 2012 to 2016. Julien was also an assistant coach of the Canadian Under -18 men’s national team or the 2017 IIHF M18 World Championships and the Team’s diver. Black Canada at the 2021 Capital Challenge.

Letang has recently finished his first season as head coach of the Sting de Sarnia of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Before joining Sting, he spent five seasons with OHL’s Attack d’Owen Sound as assistant coach (2016-2019) and head coach (2019-2020). Letang won a gold medal as an assistant coach with the Canadian junior national team or the IIHF Junior World Championship 2020.

Mallette was the head coach of the Kelowna Rockets in the last two campaigns (2020-2022). In addition, he spent six seasons (2014-2020) as the team’s assistant coach. He had been appointed assistant coach of Team Canada Black in view of the 2020 Under-17 Hockey World Challenge, which was canceled due to the COVID-19. In the 2021 Capital Challenge, he led Team Canada Rouges.

Click here for the complete list of staff of the national men’s team under 18

The Canadian national men’s under-18 team will meet in Calgary for a selection camp that will take place from July 20 to 23 at the Markin MacPhail Center of the Canadian Olympic Park, in view of the 2022 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, presented by RAM. The event will make a return to Canada from July 31 to August 6; Red Deer, in Alberta, will host the best under -18 players on the planet at Peavey Mart Centrium.

On the side of those under 17, Mark O’Leary (Owen Sound, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL), Bruce Richardson (Montreal, Qc/Blainville-Boisbriand, LHJMQ) et Greg Walters (Toronto, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) will be the head coaches of three under-17 teams-Team Canada White, Team Canada Black and Team Canada Rouges. The staff composition of the coaches will be updated in the coming months.

Pour the pans, Carl Mallette (Montréal, Qc/Victoriaville, LHJMQ), Devan Praught (Summerside, .-P.-É./Swift Current, WHL), Jordan Smith (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL), Ryan Smith (Headingley, Man./Spokane, WHL), Rick Steadman (Oil Springs, Ont./London, OHL) et Chad Wiseman (Burlington, Ont./Guelph, OHL) will occupy an assistant position. Goalkeeper coaches Steve Mongrain (Proulxville, Qc/Shawinigan, LHJMQ), Franky Palazzese (Mississauga, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) et Byron Spriggs (Winnipeg, Man./Lethbridge, WHL)as well as video trainers Nick Biamonte (Bolton, Ont./Guelph, OHL), Andrew Boucher (South Porcupine, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) et Landon Watson (Neilburg, Sask./Regina, WHL) will complement the staff of the coaches.

“The under -17 program is the first stage of the Hockey Canada Excellence Program, and we are proud to welcome 15 LCH coaches to introduce the best young players in the country to our program,” he said. Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of personnel for Hockey Canada players. “The 15 coaches have a unique baggage of skills, combining experience on the international stage and junior hockey, and we hope that this staff of coaches puts in place a world -class camp for everyone. »

O’Leary has held various positions with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL since 2012, including head coach at different times in the last three seasons (2019-2022). He once represented Canada behind the bench in a position as assistant coach of Team Canada Rouges the World Under -Hockey Challenge on the 17th of 2018.

Richardson was the head coach of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the LHJMQ during the last four seasons (2018-2022) at the Victoriaville Tigers from 2014 to 2016. He was also a coach for Blacks in the Challenge mondial de hockey des moins on 17 and on November 2014.

Walters recently ended his first season as head coach of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack after holding the same position with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals during three campaigns (2018-2021). At the international level, he won a silver medal in the role of assistant coach with Team Canada East at the 2011 Junior World Challenge and was the head coach of Team Canada East at the 2012 Junior World Challenge.

Mallette was at the helm of the Victoriaville Tigers in the last two seasons (2020-2022) and an assistant coach of the team for three campaigns (2017-2020). He was also an assistant coach for Team Canada Rouges in the 2021 Capital Challenge.

Praught a été nommé entraîneur-chef des Broncos de Swift Current de la WHL on 7 mars après avoid occupying the poste d’adjoint in 2021-2022. At the 2019 Canada Winter Games, he was an assistant coach of the Saskatchewan Team. He will make his debut internationally behind a bank.

Jordan Smith has spent the last four seasons (2018-2022) as an associate coach of the Greyhounds of Sault Ste. Marie de l’OHL, and occupied the même fonction with Wolves de Sudbury de l’OHL in 2017-2018. He was also the assistant coach of Team Canada Black in the 2021 Capital Challenge.

Ryan Smith was named interim head coach of the WHL Spokane Chiefs on Feb. 10 after being an associated coach in two previous campaigns (2020-2022). Previously, he was an assistant coach for the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL (2015-2018) and the Medicine Hat Tigers (2018-2020). In the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Junior World Challenge A, he also held a joint position, winning silver and bronze, respectively.

Steadman recently finished his sixth season as assistant coach for the OHL Knights of London, having held that position since the 2014-2015 campaign. He will make his debut as a coach on the international stage.

Wiseman was an associate coach of the OHL Storm of Guelph during the last three seasons (2019-2022) and an assistant coach of the sa 2018-2019 team. Ang named assistant coach of Team Canada White in view of the 2020 Under-17 Hockey World Challenge, which was canceled due to COVID-19. In the 2021 Capital Challenge, he was an assistant coach of the Canada White Team.

Click on the list of staff in the national program at age 17

The staff of supervising trainers and directors are 100 players at Canada’s National Under -17 Development Camp, which will be held July 10 and 16 at the Markin MacPhail Center of the Canadian Olympic Park in Calgary. These people will also lead Team Canada White, Team Canada Noirs and Team Canada Rouges or Defi mondial de hockey des minins on 17 to 2022 on 5 and 12 November in Langley et Delta, in British Columbia.

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