New coach for Canadian women

Doug Derraugh takes over; Bothwell, Gylywoychuk assistants

08.07.2014
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Doug Derraugh was an assistant coach with Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images

CALGARY – Hockey Canada announced that Doug Derraugh (Cornell University) will be the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2014/2015 season, including the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, Canada, and the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Malmo, Sweden.

Tim Bothwell and Dwayne Gylywoychuk will serve as assistant coaches.

The coaching staff was selected by Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs, in consultation with Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer, and Hockey Canada’s regional scouts.

“The 2014/15 season begins a new Olympic cycle for the women’s program, and a crucial time to build on our success in Sochi,” said Davidson. “Doug, Tim and Dwayne have all worked with our program and bring great international and club team experience to the team.”

Doug Derraugh, 48, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2011/12 season, winning a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. The native of Arnprior, Ontario, has just completed his ninth season as the head coach of the Cornell University women’s hockey team, where he is the winningest coach in the program’s history.

Tim Bothwell, 59, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2005/06 season, winning gold at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. The native of Vancouver was also an assistant coach with the team in 2004/05, and worked with the national development program in 2013/14. The former NHLer recently joined The Edge School in Calgary, where he will be coaching in 2014/15. Bothwell served as the head coach of the CWHL’s Calgary Inferno from 2012-14, after serving as head coach of the women’s hockey team at the University of Vermont from 2006-12.

Dwayne Gylywoychuk, 41, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team that won a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary. The native of Winnipeg will also serve as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for the 2014/15 season. Gylywoychuk was the head coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings for the 2012/13 season, after nine seasons as an assistant coach with the organization.

The coaches, in collaboration with Davidson and regional scouts, will select players for Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival in September 2014, as well as naming a group of players for the 2014 4 Nations Cup. The staff will monitor players over the course of the 2014/15 season, with the players’ respective club teams and/or national team involvement, before naming a final roster for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, to be held March 28-April 4, 2015.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

Cassandra Turner (Campbellford, Ont./Quinnipiac University, ECAC) has been named head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, along with assistant coaches Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man./Mercyhurst University, CHA) and Jackie Friesen (Regina, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA).

Turner, 33, helped Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, as an assistant coach. The native of Campbellford, Ont., was also an assistant coach with Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, winning a silver medal. She has just completed her third season as associate head coach of the women’s hockey team at Quinnipiac University. Turner is a Team Canada alumnus, having played with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team from 1999-2003.

Collins, 37, played for Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1999-2011, capturing three gold medals (2000, 2004, 2007) and two silver medals (2005, 2008) at the IIHF Women’s World Championship. The native of Pilot Mound, Man., also played for Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in 1998-99. Collins currently serves as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst University.

Friesen, 30, played with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team from 2001-04, helping Canada win the U22 Air Canada Cup in both 2003 and 2004. The native of Regina, Sask., serves as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA).

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary from Aug. 8-17, 2014, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-18 Select Team on Aug. 21, 22 and 24. Canada will defend its world title at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s Championship from Jan. 5-12, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y.

– with files from Hockey Canada

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