CALGARY, Alta. – Nine coaches, including Niagara IceDogs Associate Coach Jody Hull, have been selected to lead Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams, set to come together at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask., in November.
Jody Hull (Petrolia, Ont./Niagara, OHL) will serve as head coach of Team Canada Black. He will be assisted by Steve Hartley (Hawkesbury, Ont./Drummondville, QMJHL) and Dylan Hunter (London, Ont./London, OHL).
“We are very excited for the group of coaches that has been selected,” said Shawn Bullock, Hockey Canada’s director of national men’s teams. “The coaches we’ve chosen have some incredible experience at all levels of the sport. The decision is never easy, but we’re confident that each of these coaches brings something different to the table, and we’re excited for them to guide the development of the top young players in Canada.”
Hull was last with the Program of Excellence as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship. He also won gold as head coach at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, as an assistant at the 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship and as video coach at the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. Hull, who just finished his first season as an associate coach with the Niagara IceDogs, spent six years as head coach of the Peterborough Petes (OHL) from 2012-18, and another five as an assistant from 2005-08 and 2010-12, winning the OHL championship in 2006. A veteran of 831 NHL games with Hartford, Ottawa, the New York Rangers, Florida, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia, he won a gold medal with Canada at the 1988 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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