Don Hay to Lead Team Canada at the World U-18’s

Photo Credit: Canadian Press, Nathan Denette

The Vancouver Giants would like to congratulate Head Coach Don Hay on being named Team Canada’s Head Coach for the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship taking place April 18-28 in Sochi, Russia.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity” says Hay in regards to donning Canadian colours once again. “I’ve had good experiences working for Team Canada, so when this came up I was really eager and excited to accept it.”

Hay, who has coached three Memorial Cup winning teams (1994 & 1995 Kamloops, 2007 Vancouver), has also led Team Canada to a gold medal at the 1995 U-20 Championships and a bronze at the 2012 U-20 Championships.

The Kamloops native just finished his 9th season behind the Giants bench and coached his 1,000th regular season WHL game in the season finale against the Kelowna Rockets.

LISTEN to Don Hay chat with Brook Ward (full interview)


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