Hockey Canada announces coaching staff for women’s hockey team for upcoming season

Hockey Canada announced its coaching staff for the Women’s National Team on Wednesday. Troy Ryan, who recently agreed to a four-year contract extension, remains at the helm.

Hockey Canada announced its coaching staff for the Women’s National Team on Wednesday.

Troy Ryan, who recently agreed to a four-year contract extension, remains at the helm. The extension, signed in August, makes him the longest-serving head coach of a women’s national team.

Ryan, 50, took over from Perry Pearn midway through the 2019-20 season and has since led the team to back-to-back world titles and an Olympic gold medal in February.

He will be joined by returning assistants Kori Cheverie, Caroline Ouellette, Doug Derraugh and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood.

Before joining the senior team, Cheverie had already won gold as an assistant with the women’s under-18 team in 2019. For Ouellette, this is her third stint as an assistant for the team having also won bronze at the 2019 Worlds.

This is Derraugh’s fifth stint with the team. He also helped Canada win gold at the 2012 world championships. Kirkwood has been a national team goaltending consultant since 2015.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 19, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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