Hockey Canada names coaches for Under-18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

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CALGARY — Hockey Canada has announced that Stéphane Julien will lead its men’s under-18 team at the upcoming Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

CALGARY — Hockey Canada has announced that Stéphane Julien will lead its men’s under-18 team at the upcoming Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Head coach and general manager of the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the past two seasons, Julien will be joined behind the bench by assistants Alan Letang (Sarnia Sting, OHL) and Kris Mallette (Kelowna Rockets, WHL).

The under-18 showcase event staff also includes goaltending coach Kelly Guard (Prince Albert Raiders, WHL) and video coach Raphael-Pier Richer (Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL).

The players will gather in Calgary for a four-day selection camp beginning July 20 ahead of the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Red Deer, Alta., which runs July 31 through August 6.

Hockey Canada also announced on Wednesday its coaching staff for the country’s under-17 program for the upcoming season.

Mark O’Leary (Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL), Bruce Richardson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, LHJMQ) and Greg Walters (Owen Sound Attack, OHL) will be the head coaches of the three teams.

These coaches will oversee 100 players during a development camp set to begin July 10 in Calgary, then lead Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White at the November 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley and Delta, British Columbia.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 15, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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