CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Monday that Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) will be the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2014-15 season, including the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C., and 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden.
Tim Bothwell (Vancouver, B.C./Edge School, CSSHL) and Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg, Man.) will serve as assistant coaches.
The coaching staff was selected by Melody Davidson (Oyen, Alta.), Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs, in consultation with Scott Smith (Bathurst, N.B.), Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer, and Hockey Canada’s regional scouts.
“The 2014-15 season begins a new Olympic cycle for the women’s program, and a crucial time to build on our success in Sochi,” said Davidson. “Doug, Tim and Dwayne have all worked with our program and bring great international and club team experience to the team.”
Doug Derraugh, 45, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2011-12 season, winning a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. The native of Arnprior, Ont., has just completed his ninth season as the head coach of the Cornell University women’s hockey team, where he is the winningest coach in the program’s history.
Tim Bothwell, 59, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2005-06 season, winning gold at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. The native of Vancouver, B.C., was also an assistant coach with the team in 2004-05, and worked with the national development program in 2013-14. The former NHLer recently joined The Edge School in Calgary, where he will be coaching in 2014-15. Bothwell served as the head coach of the CWHL’s Calgary Inferno from 2012-14, after serving as head coach of the women’s hockey team at the University of Vermont from 2006-12.
Dwayne Gylywoychuk, 40, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team that won a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary. The native of Winnipeg, Man., will also serve as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for the 2014-15 season. Gylywoychuk was the head coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings for the 2012-13 season, after nine seasons as an assistant coach with the organization.
The coaches, in collaboration with Davidson, will select players for Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival in September 2014, as well as naming a group of players for the 2014 4 Nations Cup. The staff will monitor players over the course of the 2014-15 season, with the players’ respective club teams and/or national team involvement, before naming a final roster for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, to be held March 28-April 4, 2015.
Canada’s National Women’s Team 2014-15 schedule
Fall Festival - Sept. 22-28, 2014 - Calgary, Alta.
4 Nations Cup - Nov. 4-8, 2014 - Kamloops, B.C.
Winter Camp - Jan. 26-30, 2015 - Ontario
Pre-World Championship Camp - March 18-27, 2015 - Ontario
2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship - March 28-April 4, 2015 - Malmö, Sweden
2014 4 Nations Cup ticket packages
The 2014 4 Nations Cup will bring Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States, four of the five top finishers from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, to Kamloops, B.C.
Full-tournament ticket packages for the 2014 4 Nations Cup are available for $99 (plus applicable fees).
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The ticket package features all eight games at the Interior Savings Centre, including six preliminary round games, the bronze medal game and gold medal game.
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