Report: Mike Babcock to coach Canada's Olympic hockey team

Monday July 22nd, 2013

Mike Babcock coached Team Canada to the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. (Mike Ridewood/Getty Images) Mike Babcock coached Canada to the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. (Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has been selected to coach Canada's Olympic men's hockey team, according to a Sportsnet report.

Babcock's staff will include the St. Louis Blues’ Ken Hitchcock, the Dallas Stars' Lindy Ruff and the Boston Bruins' Claude Julien. It's the same staff -- with the exception of former Edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Krueger -- that coached Canada to the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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