After Canada men’s hockey team coach Claude Julien suffered an injury that prevented him from traveling to Beijing for the upcoming Olympics, assistant coach Jeremy Colliton will take over the bench, Hockey Canada announced. on Sunday.
Colliton, a former Chicago Blackhawks coach, has been promoted to the new role after Julien broke a rib during a team-building operation in Switzerland, according to Canadian Hockey officials.
“Although it is difficult to find a coach with the same family background as Claude Julien, I am honored to be considered to lead the Canadian men’s Olympic team as head coach,” said Colliton. Colliton said in a statement.
According to Sportsnet, Tyler Dietrich and Nolan Baumgartner will serve as assistant coaches on the staff of Colliton.
Colliton took over as head coach of the Blackhawks following the firing of Joel Quenneville in 2018. In 205 games, Colliton hit a record 87-92-26, and was fired after starting 1-9-2 for the season. tournament 2021-22. .
Colliton has appeared in three tournaments as a player for the Canadian team, including the 2005 World Youth Championship, where he won a gold medal.
Canada will begin their Olympic tournament on February 10 when they meet Germany, the defending silver medalist in men’s hockey.
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