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Tom Renney to Run Hockey Canada

Tom Renney to Run Hockey Canada

Posted by Christian Miranda on July 15, 2014

Tom Renney will be named Hockey Canada president and CEO, a source tells The Canadian Press.

Renney, who previously was an associate coach on Mike Babcock's staff with the Detroit Red Wings, will replace Bob Nicholson, who resigned earlier this year.

The announcement is expected to take place Tuesday afternoon in Calgary.

Renney is a well-respected hockey person with 17 years of coaching experience in the NHL, WHL and internationally. He spent the past two seasons with the Red Wings.

Before that, Renney was head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. The 59-year-old Cranbook, B.C., native served as head coach of Team Canada for two years, including the 1994 Olympics, after two seasons behind the bench of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers.

 

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