CALGARY, ALBERTA - Wayne Fleming, the Canadian Hockey Association's Vice-president, Hockey since August, 2000, will leave the organization to accept the position of Assistant coach with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, the Canadian Hockey Association and Philadelphia Flyers announced on Wednesday.
Fleming, along with his duties as Vice-president, Hockey, was an associate coach with Canada's gold medal winning Men's Olympic Team at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the head coach of Canada's National Men's Team the past two seasons, and coached Team Canada at the 20 World Hockey Championships.
As the CHA's Vice-president, Hockey, Fleming was responsible for managing the activities of the association's development programs, providing direction and supervision of educational programs for coaches, officials, trainers, players and parents involved in the game. His responsibilities also included overseeing the operations of Canada's High Performance male and female programs at the international, national and regional levels.
Prior to joining the CHA as Vice-president in 2000, the native of Snow Lake, MB, was an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 1999-2000 season and with the New York Islanders from 19. In 1990, Fleming was the assistant coach/GM of the Canadian National Olympic Program. During his tenure, he helped guide the Canadian Team to a silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
Over the course of the next few weeks, CHA president Bob Nicholson will be reviewing the structure of the Hockey operations at the Canadian Hockey Association before filling the Vice-president, Hockey position.
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