Screaming Eagles General Manager and Head Coach Marc-Andre Dumont has been named as Assistant Coach for Team Canada for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship this December in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. He is joined by head coach Tim Hunter (Calgary/Moose Jaw, WHL), and assistant coaches Jim Hulton (Kingston, Ont./Charlottetown, QMJHL) and Brent Kisio (Calgary/Lethbridge, WHL).
“The QMJHL is not only a developmental platform for players but also for coaches and team staff. The chance to represent Canada on the national stage is a privilege and tremendous opportunity,” said Screaming Eagles President Gerard Shaw. “The Screaming Eagles organization are very pleased with the selection of Marc-Andre to the Hockey Canada U20 staff and we wish him the best of luck and success.”
Dumont is entering his 7th season as General Manager and Head Coach of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He previously was head coach of the Val-d’Or Foreurs, and was an assistant coach with the Gatineau Olympiques. Dumont was also head coach of Team Quebec at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
“I am excited to be part of Team Canada for the World Juniors. It is one of the most respected programs in the world of hockey therefore a privilege to be part of,” said Dumont. “I am looking forward to working with the staff and the players to help the team win a second consecutive gold medal. I am grateful to Gerard Shaw, our team president and the Screaming Eagles for allowing me the chance to be part of the program.”