The announcement was made by Hockey Canada in collaboration with general manager Rob Blake. New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer and Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice will serve as associate coaches. The World Championship will take place May 9-25.
"As a coaching staff, we are looking forward to the challenge of representing Canada at the World Championship," Tippett said in a statement. "Hockey Canada has had a great season this year, so we look forward to capitalizing on that momentum in Belarus. I am looking forward to working with Peter, Paul and all of our players and staff, as we assemble a team that will play a good brand of Canadian hockey and make Canadians proud."