After serving as an assistant coach the last two years for the Canadian World Junior team, Tim Hunter is now taking the reins.
Hockey Canada named the Moose Jaw Warriors head coach to serve as head coach for the Canadian entry at the 2019 tournament which will be played in Victoria and Vancouver.
Hunter won back-to-back medals as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Junior Team, earning gold in 2018 and silver in 2017.
He also won a bronze medal as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship.
The former Calgary Flames has been the head coach of the Warriors for four seasons and this past season led them to the best regular-season record in the league.
Hunter will be joined by Lethbridge’s Brett Kisio, Cape Breton’s Marc-Andre Dumont and Charlottetown’s Jim Hulton who will serve as assistants.
The 2019 World Juniors begin December 26 and go to January 5.