Head Coach - Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Was named Hockey Canada’s head scout of Women’s National Team Programs on July 1, 2010 … Served as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., winning gold on home ice … Named head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team through the end of the 2009-10 season on July 16, 2008 … Guided Canada to a gold medal at 2009 4 Nations Cup in Vierumaki, Finland and silver medals at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Hämeenlinna, Finland and 2008 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. … Was head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team that won a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Women’s Championship in Calgary, Alta. … Was head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Ottawa, Ont. in August 2007 … As head coach, guided Canada’s National Women’s Team to gold medal victories at the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Winnipeg, Man., 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, 2005 Torino Ice Pre-Olympic Tournament, 2005 4 Nations Cup in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 2004 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. and a silver medal at the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Linkoping, Sweden … Has been involved with Canada’s National Women’s Team in various capacities at eight 3 Nations/4 Nations Cups and three pre-Olympic tournaments … Was head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 1999-2000 season, capturing a gold medal at the 2000 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Mississauga, Ont., and was the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in 1998-99, winning the 1998 Christmas Cup in Unna, Germany … Was an assistant coach with Canada’s gold medal-winning National Women’s Team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and served as an assistant coach during the 1993-94 and 2000-01 seasons, winning IIHF World Championship gold medals both years as well as at the 2000 4 Nations Cup and 1996 Pacific Rim Championship

COACHING BACKGROUND

An assistant coach with the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League from 2006-09 … Served as head coach of Cornell University’s women’s team (NCAA Division I) from 2003-06 … Served as the head coach of the women's team at Connecticut College from 1997-2000 … Was an assistant coach with the National Women’s Hockey League’s Edmonton Chimos in 1996-97 when the squad won a gold medal at the 1997 Esso Women’s Nationals, and coached Alberta at the Canada Winter Games in 1995

PERSONAL

Graduate of the National Coaching Institute … Won a Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award in 2005, 2006, and 2007 … A National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 4 certified coach … A 1986 graduate of the University of Alberta, with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education … Was awarded the 2006 University of Alberta Alumni Association Award of Excellence … Was a recreation director in Castor, Alta. … While in Castor she spent time coaching the Calgary Northstars (Midget AAA) and the Stettler Lightning (Junior B) … Recipient of Hockey Alberta’s Centennial Award in celebration of its 100th anniversary … Won the Red Deer College Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006

Source: Hockey Canada