Dave Cameron takes reins as head coach of Canadian junior hockey staff | CBC Sports activities

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Dave Cameron has been named head coach of Canada’s nationwide junior hockey staff and can information the squad via the 2022 world junior championship in Edmonton and Purple Deer, Alta.

Cameron replaces Andre Tourigny, who was lately named head coach of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

Hockey Canada’s announcement got here shortly after the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s additionally introduced Cameron would change Tourigny behind their bench.

Michael Dyck will return because the junior staff’s assistant coach and the employees will probably be rounded out by assistants Louis Robitaille, Dennis Williams and goaltending guide Olivier Michaud.

Cameron returns to Ottawa and the junior program after spending 5 seasons with the Senators as a head coach and an assistant.

Cameron watches from the bench throughout an NHL recreation towards the Arizona Coyotes. Cameron was an assistant coach on Canada’s gold-winning staff on the 2016 World Championship. (Christian Petersen/Getty Photos)

He took over the reins after Paul McLean was fired in the course of the 2014-15 season and led the Ottawa staff to a fourth-place end within the Atlantic Division. Ottawa was then defeated in six video games by Montreal within the first spherical of the playoffs.

Cameron was fired, together with assistant coaches Tourigny and Rick Wamsley, after Ottawa went 38-35-9 in 2015-16 and missed the playoffs.

He spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames (2016-18) earlier than transferring overseas and spending the final three seasons as head coach of the Vienna Capitals of the Central European-based ICE Hockey League. 

Internationally, he has gained three medals on the world junior championship, profitable silver as head coach in 2011, and gold and silver as an assistant coach in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Cameron was an assistant coach on Canada’s gold-winning staff on the 2016 world championship.

Hockey Canada additionally introduced its roster for its junior staff’s summer time improvement camp, which begins subsequent week on the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation close to Calgary.

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