Brent Sutter to coach Canadian juniors in 2014

Brent Sutter. (QMI Agency files)

Brent Sutter. (QMI Agency files)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:14 PM ET

Brent Sutter will get another chance to lead the Canadian juniors back to glory.

For the 51-year-old Sutter, it would be old hat.

The former National Hockey League coach reportedly will be named the coach of the 2014 national junior team on Wednesday at a news conference in Toronto.

Sutter, who has coached the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames, coached Canada to the gold medal at the world juniors in 2005 in Grand Forks, N.D., and in 2006 in Vancouver. Canada didn’t lose a game in either of those years, going 6-0 in both.

The 2005 championship started a five-year run of gold medals, but has not won the tournament in four consecutive years.

In Russia this past winter, Canada finished fourth, the first time since 1998 it did not win a medal.

Also on Wednesday, Canada will announce a new head scout for the Program of Excellence — expected to be Ryan Jankowski — and a new management group, aswell as Sutter’s coaching staff, and the staff for the summer under-18 team.


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