Todd Gill Named Head Coach of National Summer U18 Team
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Tuesday that Todd Gill (Cardinal, Ont.), head coach of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs, will be the head coach of Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Team for the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled from Aug. 13-18, 2012 in Piestany, Slovakia and Breclav, Czech Republic.
Gill will be joined on the coaching staff by assistant coaches Yanick Jean (Alma, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL), and Scott Walker, (Cambridge, Ont./Guelph, OHL) for the tournament, which Canada has won in each of the last four years, and seven of the last nine.
Todd Gill, 46, will make his second appearance behind the Team Canada bench, his first as a head coach. He won a bronze medal last April as an assistant coach with Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. Gill, who just completed his first season as head coach of the Frontenacs, was a two-time head coach of Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge, finishing fourth in 2009 before winning a silver medal the following year. As a player, Gill played 1,007 NHL games over 19 seasons with Toronto, San Jose, St. Louis, Detroit, Phoenix, Colorado and Chicago, and also played for Canada at the 1992 IIHF World Championship, finishing seventh.