MONTREAL (AP) -Team Canada is officially in Mike Babcock's hands.
Babcock has been one of the NHL's most successful coaches in recent years. He helped the Detroit Red Wings to back-to-back Stanley Cup finals - winning in 2008 - and posted at least 50 wins in four consecutive seasons.
Canada is coming off its worst showing at the games, finishing seventh at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Hitchcock is the lone holdover from that coaching staff. He was also an assistant on the 2002 team that won gold in Salt Lake City.