Hockey Canada introduced its coaching staff for the women’s nationwide workforce on Wednesday.
Troy Ryan, who just lately agreed to a four-year contract extension, stays on the helm. The extension, signed in August, makes him the longest-tenured head coach of a nationwide women’s workforce.
Ryan, 50, took over from Perry Pearn halfway by way of the 2019-2020 season and has since led the workforce to consecutive world titles and an Olympic gold medal in February.
He shall be joined by returning assistants Kori Cheverie, Caroline Ouellette, Doug Derraugh and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood.
Before becoming a member of the senior workforce, Cheverie had beforehand received gold as an assistant with the women’s under-18 workforce in 2019. For Ouellette, it’s her third stint as an assistant for the workforce having additionally received bronze on the 2019 worlds.
It is Derraugh’s fifth stint with workforce. He additionally helped lead Canada to gold on the 2012 world championships. Kirkwood has been a goaltending guide for the nationwide workforce since 2015.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 19, 2022.