Crew Canada’s world juniors staff received two gold medals with Alan Letang behind the bench as an assistant. He now will get the pinnacle teaching duties for the 2023-24 match in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Hockey Canada introduced the teaching workers for the 2023-24 World Junior Championship on Friday. Letang is the pinnacle coach, whereas the assistant coaches are Gilles Bouchard, Shaun Clouston and Scott Walker. Justin Pogge takes on goaltending consulting duties, whereas James Emery is the video coach.
Three-time Stanley Cup champion Brent Seabrook joins Crew Canada’s administration group with Peter Anholt, the U-20 lead for the Program of Excellence administration group.
We've received our coaches for #WorldJuniors! 🍁
Voici nos entraîneurs pour le #MondialJunior! 🍁
HC/EC: Alan Letang
AC/EA: Gilles Bouchard
AC/EA: Shaun Clouston
AC/EA: Scott Walker
GC/EG: Justin Pogge
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) October 13, 2023
Letang, 48, is in his third season of teaching the OHL’s Sarnia Sting following components of two seasons as the pinnacle coach of the Owen Sound Assault. Final season, the Sting completed sixth within the OHL with a 41-18-5-4 file and made it to the Western Convention last earlier than dropping to the London Knights in six video games. Letang additionally led the Canadian males’s U-18 staff to gold on the 2023 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
“We’re thrilled to welcome again Alan after a profitable 12 months the place he helped Canada seize gold medals on the world juniors and Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and to have Peter (Anholt) and Brent (Seabrook)’s intensive administration and enjoying expertise main our Nationwide Junior Crew,” Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior vice chairman of hockey operations, said in a statement.
Seabrook, 38, spent final season as a improvement coach with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. Whereas he’s nonetheless below contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2023-24 season, he is on long-term injured reserve and hasn’t performed since 2019-20. Seabrook performed 1,114 regular-season video games within the NHL, recording 103 targets, 361 assists and 464 factors throughout 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. He received the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2009-10, 2012-13 and 2014-15, and he received world juniors gold in 2005.
Anholt, 62, has spent the previous 9 seasons as GM of the Lethbridge Hurricanes following a mid-season substitute in 2014-15. Lethbridge made it to the third spherical of the WHL playoffs in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Final season, Lethbridge completed ninth within the league standings however misplaced in 4 video games to the Moose Jaw Warriors in Spherical 1.
“I’m excited to work with this world-class workers as we glance to attain our collective purpose of defending gold and successful a World Junior Championship,” Anholt mentioned in a press release. “I do know each workers member is grateful for this chance and can signify our nation with satisfaction in Sweden, and we stay up for assembling a roster that may make Canadians proud as they cheer us on this vacation season.”
The world juniors happen in Gothenburg from Dec. 26, 2023, to Jan. 5, 2024. Crew Canada is scheduled to have a range camp in Oakville, Ont., from Dec. 10 to 13.
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