Armstrong, Yzerman named to Canada men’s world hockey championship management team

By Sportsnet Staff

Hockey Canada named Doug Armstrong as general manager and Steve Yzerman as associate GM for this year’s men’s world championships entry on Thursday.

Armstrong, 58, is the general manager of the St. Louis Blues. Armstrong, who was the GM for the Dallas Stars before joining the Blues, was also in the management group for the gold medal-winning Canadian teams at the 2010, 2014 and 2022 Winter Olympics. The Sarnia, Ont., native was also part of Canada’s management team for several world championships, including gold-medal wins in 2007 and 2016.

Detroit Red Wings legend Yzerman, 57, has a wealth of international playing and management experience and is currently the team’s general manager. The Cranbrook, B.C., native was the GM of the the 2007 world championship team, as well as for the 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold-medallists.

Former NHLer Shane Doan and current Hockey Canada executive Scott Salmond will also be part of the management team.

The 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is to be co-hosted by Tampere, Finland and Riga, Latvia, from May 12-28.

Canada’s entry this year will be in Group B, joined by Czechia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Latvia, Norway, Kazakhstan and Slovenia. Canada lost in the final to host Finland last year, 4-3 in overtime.

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