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Former Olympic head coach Tom Renney to lead Hockey Canada

Former Olympic head coach Tom Renney to lead Hockey Canada

By Callum Ng

Tom Renney will be the next to run Hockey Canada.

It was made official Tuesday and he will step into the President and CEO role made vacant by Bob Nicholson.

Renney, a 59-year-old Cranbrook native, has always had a close connection with Hockey Canada beginning as a coach, leading the Men’s National Team from 1992 to 1994. This stint included a silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

Since then, Renney has spent time as an NHL head coach (Edmonton, New York Rangers, Vancouver). In between he added Team Canada duties, winning an IIHF World Junior silver in 1999 and two IIHF World Championship medals, both as an assistant (gold 2004, silver 2005).

Tom Renney

“This is not only an honour for myself, but it is all that and more for my family,” said Renney in a Hockey Canada release. “We are thrilled to be joining this great organization. I am excited to dedicate my efforts to grassroots, development and high performance hockey with a volunteer base second to none in the world.”

TOM RENNEY

According to Hockey Canada, this is the second time Renney has held an executive role with the organization. He was vice-president of hockey operations from 1997-99.

Last season Renney was an associate coach with the Detroit Red Wings.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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