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Tourigny to coach Canada at 2021 World Junior Championship

Was an assistant on staff that won 2020 WJC @NHLdotcom

Andre Tourigny will coach Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The tournament will be held in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2021.

Tourigny helped Canada win the 2020 World Juniors as an assistant to Dale Hunter, and was an assistant with Canada at the 2010, 2011 and 2013 WJC.

Tourigny is in his third season as coach and vice president of hockey operations for Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League. Ottawa, which is 36-7-0 and leads the OHL with 72 points, reached the OHL finals last season and Tourigny was named the league's coach of the year.

Canada will be in Group A for the 2021 WJC, along with Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany, and will play its preliminary round games at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Group B, which will play its games at Westerner Park Centrium in Red Deer, consists of Russia, Sweden, United States, Czech Republic and Austria.

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