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Hunter to coach Canada at Hlinka tournament

Wednesday, 06.26.2013 / 10:41 AM / News

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Hunter to coach Canada at Hlinka tournament
Dale Hunter to lead Canada at 2013 Hlinka tournament.

Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that London Knights coach Dale Hunter will coach Canada at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.

The elite summer under-18 tournament will take place Aug. 5-10 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia.

Halifax Mooseheads coach Dominique Ducharme and Oshawa Generals coach D.J. Smith will serve as assistant coaches.

Canada has won the tournament five straight years and 15 of the past 17.

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