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Dineen to coach Canada’s women’s Olympic team

 

Kevin Dineen will take over Canada's women's Olympic hockey team. (USATSI)
Kevin Dineen will take over Canada’s girls’s Olympic hockey group. (USATSI)

 

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A month after being fired by the Florida Panthers, Kevin Dineen has a brand new job. No, it isn’t in the NHL. It’s with the Canadian Olympic Girls’s Hockey Workforce, Hockey Canada introduced right this moment.

The ladies’s team misplaced head coach Dan Church last week after he abruptly resigned from his place, citing a lack of religion in him proven by Hockey Canada. Canada’s women have received the last three gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games.

Dineen, who was behind the Panthers’ bench for elements of three seasons was let go after sixteen games this 12 months. He additionally was the pinnacle coach of the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates for six seasons. Dineen played greater than 1,100 NHL video games with 760 points over that span.

From Hockey Canada:

“We’re very excited that Kevin will be a part of the teaching staff of Canada’s National Ladies’s Crew and bring his distinctive perspective to the dressing room,” mentioned Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer. “Kevin has had success in both the AHL and NHL, and we’re trying ahead to him being a part of the workers for the ultimate push in the direction of Sochi.”

“This is a critical time for Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Group with the start of the Olympics less than two months away, and we really feel Kevin is a terrific match with our employees as we prepare for Sochi,” said Melody Davidson, common supervisor of feminine nationwide groups with Hockey Canada. “His experience, each on the ice and behind the bench, will be invaluable over the coming weeks.”

This is an fascinating alternative for Dineen, who was one of many hottest coaching prospect before the Panthers hired him three years ago. If nothing else, it is distinctive.

For Canada, this is a unusual course to take having misplaced the pinnacle coach who appeared to be effectively favored by his group this close to the Olympics. Now they will have an unfamiliar boss who may not be as familiar with the women’s recreation as Canada looks to defend gold as soon as again. Nevertheless, Dineen has had success as a coach and should relish an opportunity to be back on a bench and beneath the Olympic microscope.

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