Renney to be named next Hockey Canada president

Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney talks to the media after practice at Rexall Place on February...

Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney talks to the media after practice at Rexall Place on February 3, 2012. (TOM BRAID/EDMONTON SUN /QMI AGENCY)

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Twenty years removed from guiding his country to a silver medal at the Olympics, it appears Tom Renney will be back in the Hockey Canada fold.

According to TSN, on the national organization is set to announce that Renney is its next president as early as Tuesday.

The 59-year-old from Cranbrook, B.C. is expected to fill Bob Nicholson’s shoes. Nicholson, who left Hockey Canada on May 31 after 15 years at the helm, is now a vice-chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group.

Renney is a respected coach within the hockey community, with eight NHL seasons as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers.

At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, a Renney-led Team Canada lost to Sweden in the gold medal game.

For the last two NHL seasons, Renney has been an associate coach with the Detroit Red Wings, working closely with head coach Mike Babcock.


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