Stéphane Julien back with Team Canada
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Jérôme Gaudreau La Tribune Sherbrooke Phoenix coach Stéphane Julien will pilot one of three Canadian teams during the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is still in Hockey Canada's plans despite the cancellation of several other events due to COVID-19. Everything should be announced Wednesday by Hockey Canada according to reliable sources.
This event serving as an international showcase for the best young hockey players in the world is still scheduled for Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown and Summerside, from October 31 to November 7. Several other international events have already been canceled, such as the Under-18 Worlds.
Last year, Jody Hull led Team Canada Noir, while Martin Laperrière was head coach of Club Rouge and Sylvain Favreau of Club Blanc.
Russia then pocketed gold, the United States silver and the Czech Republic bronze.
This will be a second experience for Stéphane Julien at Hockey Canada as a coach since during the 2016-2017 season, the Sherbrookois acted as assistant coach of the Canadian under-18 squad, piloted by Darren Rumble.
Julien also wore the colors of the Unifolié during his hockey career, notably participating in the Spengler Cup twice between 2000 and 2002.
With the Sherbrooke Phoenix last season, Stéphane Julien kept a record of 51-8-3-1, which allowed the Sherbrooke organization to take pride of place at the top of the QMJHL standings and the Top 10 of the Canadian League. hockey.