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Hurricanes' Peters to coach Canada at Worlds

Senators coach Cameron, former Wild coach Yeo on staff as assistants

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters will coach Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday.

Peters was an assistant coach with Canada when it won gold at the 2015 Worlds. He also will be part of Team Canada's coaching staff for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

"Always exciting anytime you get to represent your country," Peters told the Hurricanes website. "It's been a real good experience every time I've done it."

Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron, former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo and Misha Donskov of Hockey Canada were named assistant coaches. Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Andrew Brewer will be the video coach.

"This group brings experience and a continuity that will serve us well not only at Worlds, but as we look toward the World Cup of Hockey in September," Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney said. "There's been a lot of work done over the last month by the management team to put this coaching staff into place, and more to come as we start pulling together our roster, but I'm confident with the direction and the staff as we look to defend our championship title in May."

Former Washington Capitals GM George McPhee and Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving will serve as co-general managers for Canada. St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong is a senior advisor.

The 2016 World Championship will be held May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

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