Bill Peters to coach Canada at IIHF World Championship


Former Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)

Carolina Hurricanes’ Bill Peters has been named the head coach of Team Canada for the 2018 IIHF World Championship scheduled for May 4-20 in Denmark.

This is the second time he will serve in the role while Mike Yeo of the St. Louis Blues will serve as associate head coach and Bob Boughner of the Florida Panthers has been named the assistant coach.

The coaching staff was selected by members of the management group announced in late March: co-general managers Sean Burke and Martin Brodeur and vice-president of hockey operations and national teams with Hockey Canada, Scott Salmond.

Peters helped Canada win the 2016 World Cup of Hockey as an assistant coach and won a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s team at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

The Carolina Hurricanes finished sixth in the Metropolitan division this season with a 36-35-11 record.

Canada opens the World Championship on May 4 against the United States in Herning, Denmark.

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