Two men from Saskatchewan are part of the management team put together by Hockey Canada for the 2018 Winter Olympic team that will compete in Pyongchang, South Korea.
Climax’s Willie Desjardins was named as the team’s head coach Tuesday with one of his assistants being Saskatoon’s Dave King.
The pair are no strangers, as their relationship dates back nearly four decades to when King coached Desjardins at the University of Saskatchewan between 1979 and 1984. During their time in Saskatoon, the tandem helped the Huskies to the 1983 national championship in Moncton, where Desjardins was named tournament MVP.
Desjardins, who has coached the Vancouver Canucks and the Dallas Stars, has also won two WHL championships behind the bench of the Medicine Hat Tigers and took the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League to a title.
Canada will be trying to win its 3rd straight gold at the Winter Olympics, but they will have to do it this time without the services of NHL players as the league will not be sending players to the Olympics this time around/