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Hurricanes' Peters named Canada's head coach for world championship

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters directs the players during NHL hockey training camp at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Peters will lead Canada's coaching staff at the 2016 men's world hockey championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
April 05, 2016 - 9:34 AM

CALGARY - Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters will lead Canada's coaching staff at the 2016 men's world hockey championship.

Hockey Canada announced the coaching roster on Tuesday.

Peters will be joined by Ottawa Senators head coach Dave Cameron, former Minnestoa Wild head coach Mike Yeo, and Hockey Canada's Misha Donskov, who will support as assistant coaches. Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Andrew Brewer rounds out the staff as the team's video coach.

"This (coaching staff) brings experience and a continuity that will serve us well not only at worlds, but as we look toward the World Cup of hockey in September," Tom Renney, president and CEO of Hockey Canada, said in a statement.

"There's been a lot of work done over the last month by the management team to put this coaching staff into place, and more to come as we start pulling together our roster, but I'm confident with the direction and the staff as we look to defend our championship title in May."

Peters is in his second season as head coach of Carolina. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.

Peters coached Canada's men's summer under-18 team to gold at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka tournament, and served as an assistant coach at the 2015 world championship. Peters was also named an assistant coach for Canada at the upcoming World Cup.

Canada opens the tournament in Russia against the United States on May 6, with preliminary-round games scheduled through May 17. The bronze- and gold-medal games will be hosted in Moscow on May 22.

The Canadian team went undefeated at the 2015 world championship in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic, on its way to its first gold medal in eight years.

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