Dale Hunter has been selected as Canada's head coach for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday.
Hunter has spent 18 seasons as owner, president, and head coach of the OHL's London Knights, leading the team to five Memorial Cup appearances, including titles in 2005 and 2016. He captured OHL coach of the year honors in 2004, 2005, and 2010, and was named CHL coach of the year in 2004.
The 58-year-old has only coached on the international stage once, winning a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s under-18 team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Ottawa 67's head coach Andre Tourigny and Saskatoon Blades head coach Mitch Love will join Hunter as assistant coaches.
Canada finished sixth at the world juniors in 2019, the team's second sixth-place finish in four years. With just two gold medals at the event this decade, Canada is looking to get back on top of the national junior stage.