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Hockey Canada names Bill Peters as head coach for IIHF World Championship

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Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters led Canada to gold at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. (Gregg Forwerck/Carolina Hurricanes Photo)

CALGARY — Bill Peters has been named head coach of Canada’s entry at next month’s IIHF World Championship in Denmark.

It’s the second time the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes has been taken on the role.

Hockey Canada also announced Monday that St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo will serve as associate coach, while Florida Panthers bench boss Bob Boughner will be an assistant.

“Canada has always managed to bring together elite-level coaches and players and we’re again fortunate to be led by an experienced coaching staff for this year’s world championship,” Canada co-GM Sean Burke said in a statement.

Peters led Canada to gold at the 2016 worlds after helping the country also top the podium as an assistant in 2015.

Yeo was an assistant coach at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia, where he helped guide Canada to a gold medal.

Boughner coached Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, going undefeated on the way to a gold medal.

Canada, which finished second last spring, opens this year’s tournament May 4 against the United States.

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