Hockey Canada Network |
News
Pat Quinn Named GM of 1998 Men's World Championship Team
NR.008.98
|
January 28, 1998
|
|

CALGARY, AB -- Pat Quinn has been named general manager of Canada's 1998 National Team that will compete at the World Hockey Championship in Zurich, Switzerland, Canadian Hockey senior vice-president Bob Nicholson announced Wednesday.

Nicholson also announced that Ted Nolan of Sault Ste-Marie, ON and Rich Sutter of Viking, AB will serve as scouts for the 1998 World Championship team, monitoring the play of National Hockey League players who might be available to play for Canada at the championship. The Men's Team is composed of players whose teams either don't qualify for the National Hockey League playoffs, or are eliminated after the first round.

Canada is defending World Champion, having won the 1997 tournament in Helsinki, Finland. Quinn was a key part of the management group that constructed the team that brought home a second gold medal in four years for Canada. In 1994, Canada won its first World Championship gold medal since 1961. In 1995, Canada won a bronze medal and followed that with a silver medal in 1996 before winning gold again last year.

"Pat Quinn has been a strong supporter of Canadian Hockey's programs, including its high-performance programs," said Nicholson. "Pat has made a strong contribution to the 1997 Championship team and brings extraordinary experience and expertise to this role as we attempt to defend our gold medal this spring in Zurich."

Quinn will work with Team Canada head coach Andy Murray, as well as Mike Johnston, who is general manager of Canada's full-time Men's National Team, as well as associate coach with Murray on both the National Team and the World Championship team. Both Murray and Johnston coached the 1997 World Championship team and are members of the coaching staff of Canada's 1998 Men's Olympic Hockey Team, as well.

Murray said that Nolan, a former head coach with the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, and Sutter, a longtime NHL player, will be invaluable in providing performance analysis on prospective World Championship candidates.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 WU18C: CAN 2 - RUS 3 (SO)
Apr 22, 2014
A shootout loss was still enough for Canada to clinch first in Group A.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 ESSO CUP STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 – FRA 0
Apr 21, 2014
Sabres score twice on the power play to defeat Phantom Monday night.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 5 - MON 1
Apr 21, 2014
Karli Shell scored twice and added an assist in Sudbury’s 5-1 win.
2014 TELUS Cup: CHA 3 - OKA 4
Apr 21, 2014
Special teams was key as the Rockets and Grenadiers skated to a tie.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 2 - MJ 2
Apr 21, 2014
The Generals scored twice in the third period to earn the draw.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: