Treliving, McPhee to lead Canada’s world championship staff

Canada’s Sidney Crosby, right, presents his teammates with a trophy after winning the title at the world championship. (Petr David Josek/AP)

CALGARY — George McPhee and Brad Treliving will oversee Team Canada at the world hockey championship in Russia this spring.

McPhee, a special adviser with the New York Islanders, and Treliving, the Calgary Flames general manager, were named Team Canada’s co-GMs. Also on the management team are Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues and Hockey Canada’s Scott Salmond.

Armstrong is also the GM for the Canadian World Cup team.

“Our management group brings together a breadth of NHL and international experience that will benefit us at both men’s worlds and the upcoming World Cup of Hockey,” said Tom Renney, Hockey Canada’s president and chief executive officer. “It was important for us to be able to have a strong management group focused on men’s worlds who could also support the crossover needs we have with the members of our World Cup group.”

Canada was undefeated en route to the gold medal at last year's worlds in the Czech Republic.

Canada opens this year's tournament May 6 against the United States.