Groulx to be named junior coach

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:29 AM ET

Benoit Groulx is going to get a chance to take on the world, the Sun has learned.

Sources told Sun Media last night that Hockey Canada will name the Olympiques coach as the bench boss for Canada's entry at this year's world junior championship in December in Ottawa.

Groulx, an assistant coach on Brent Sutter's staff during last summer's Super Series, took Gatineau to the Memorial Cup last month.

"Groulx did a great job with the Olympiques last year and there's a lot of people who feel he deserves this chance," a CHL executive said last night.

While Peter DeBoer was the favourite to replace Craig Hartsburg -- the Senators' new coach -- as the world junior coach, he took himself out of the running when he took Florida's coaching job.

Mississauga Majors coach Dave Cameron and Medicine Hat coach and GM Willie Desjardins will be named Groulx's assistants.

Cameron, a former coach of the Binghamton Senators, is working for the junior club -- also owned by Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk.


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