CALGARY - Guelph Storm coach Scott Walker has been named an assistant coach with the Canadian junior hockey team.
Walker succeeds Pascal Vincent, who left both the national team and the QMJHL's Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to become an assistant coach with the NHL Winnipeg Jets.
Walker, 38, took over as Guelph coach in December.
As a player, Walker appeared in 829 NHL games with Vancouver, Nashville, Carolina and Washington.
He also played for Canada at three IIHF World Championships (1999, 2001, 2005), winning a silver medal in 2005.
The IIHF World Junior Championship run Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Calgary and Edmonton.
Walker joins head coach Don Hay of the Vancouver Giants and assistant coaches George Burnett (Belleville, OHL) and Ryan Huska (Kelowna, WHL) on the junior team coaching staff.