CALGARY, Alta. –
On the eve of its opening game at the Karjala Cup, Hockey Canada has
announced that Canada’s National Men’s Team has added new resources and
expertise to its staff.
Adam Foote (Whitby, Ont.)
has joined the National Men’s Team staff as a player development
consultant. Foote, who retired as a player in 2011, held a
similar role with the Colorado Avalanche over the last four seasons. As a
player, the Stanley Cup champion represented Canada in short-term,
international competition at three Olympic Games, winning gold in 2002, and
two World Cups.
Morey Gare (Nelson, B.C.), who provided input into the player selections for the Karjala Cup,
officially joins the team as scout. Gare, who has held coaching and general
manager positions with NCAA, CJHL and AHL teams, spent 13 seasons in
scouting roles with the Edmonton Oilers.
Dr. Stephen Norris (Cochrane, Alta.)
has been added to the staff roster as the team’s physical performance
consultant. Norris, a renowned sport scientist, is no stranger to Hockey
Canada, having consulted with the organization on all aspects of the game –
from the grassroots level through athlete development and the national team
programs. He played a key role as consultant to Own the Podium in the five
years prior to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and was the
director of sport physiology and strategic planning at the Canadian Sport
Institute Calgary from 1995 to 2010.
In late July, Hockey Canada
unveiled its plan for Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2017-18 season, including its full
management and coaching staff, as well as an extended
schedule that allows for multiple opportunities for team staff to bring together
Olympic hopefuls as part of the evaluation process.
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