Hockey Canada extends condolences to Ducharme family
Assistant coach to remain with Canada's National Junior Team
December 30, 2015
|
HELSINKI, Finland – Hockey Canada and Canada's National Junior Team extend their condolences to the family of assistant coach Dominique Ducharme whose father, Jacques, passed away on Dec. 29.

Ducharme, who learned of his father’s passing after Tuesday’s game where Team Canada won 3-2 in a shootout against Switzerland, has decided to remain with the team through the end of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.

“Our hearts go out to Dom and his family during this difficult time,” said Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations and national teams for Hockey Canada. “We fully support Dom; he is a valuable member of this team and of our coaching staff. We extend sincere condolences to the Ducharme family back in Canada.”

Canada meets Sweden in its final preliminary-round game on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. ET; the quarter-final games begin on Jan. 2.

For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit hockeycanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Videos
Photos
2016 AGM: Coming together for Congress
Coming together for Congress
2016 NWU18C - BC 5 – ON-B 3 (Bronze)
Allan had a pair of goals as B.C. won its second U18 nationals medal.
2016 NWU18C - ON-R 4 – QUE 1 (Gold)
Ontario Red won its 10th gold medal all time at the U18 nationals.
2016 NWU18C - ALB 6, SSK 4 (5th Place)
Greig scored the game-winner to secure fifth place for Alberta.
Schedule
Close
Credit