Report: Sutter to coach Canada 2014 WJC team

Tuesday, 06.25.2013 / 12:34 PM

Former New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames coach Brent Sutter reportedly will be named coach of Canada's team for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The tournament will be held starting Dec. 26, in Malmo, Sweden.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Sutter will be announced as the national junior team's coach during a press conference Wednesday, which will introduce the coaching staff for the World Junior team as well as the national under-18 team that will play in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in August.

Sutter is the coach, general manager and owner of the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.

McKenzie also reported that coaches Dale Hunter and Mark Hunter of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League are expected to head the Under-18 program this summer for the Ivan Hlinka tourney.

Sutter coached Canada to a gold medal at the World Juniors in 2005 and 2006. He guided each teams to an unbeaten record to become the first coach to lead Canada to consecutive gold medals. He declined Hockey Canada's offer to return in 2007.

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