CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Friday that
Scott Walker (Cambridge, Ont./Guelph, OHL) will join the coaching staff of Canada’s National Junior Team for
the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship from Dec. to Jan. in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.
Walker replaces Pascal Vincent (Montreal, Que.), who resigned from his position with Canada’s National
Junior Team and the QMJHL’s Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to accept the position of assistant coach with the
NHL’s Winnipeg Jets.
Scott Walker, 38, is in his first full season as head coach of the OHL’s Guelph Storm, taking the position
on Dec.. As a player, Walker appeared in 829 NHL games with Vancouver, Nashville, Carolina and
Washington. He also played for Canada at three IIHF World Championships (1999, 2001, 2005), winning a silver
medal at the 2005 tournament in Austria.
Walker joins head coach Don Hay (Kamloops, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) and assistant coaches George Burnett (Port
Perry, Ont./Belleville, OHL) and Ryan Huska (Cranbrook, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) on the coaching staff.
The Program of Excellence (POE) policy committee confirmed Walker’s appointment following a meeting of the
committee this week. The POE policy committee is comprised of Hockey Canada president and chief operating
officer Bob Nicholson, Hockey Canada chief operating officer Scott Smith, CHL president and OHL commissioner
David Branch, QMJHL commissioner Gilles Courteau and WHL commissioner Ron Robison.
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, please
visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/2012Juniors, and follow along
via social media at www.facebook.com/worldjuniors and www.twitter.com/hc_wjc.