Tippett, who represented Canada at two Olympics as a player,
serving as captain in 1984 and winning a silver medal 1992, will
be assisted by fellow NHL head coaches Paul Maurice (Winnipeg
Jets) and Peter DeBoer (New Jersey Devils).
"As a coaching staff, we are looking forward to the challenge of
representing Canada at the world championship," Tippett said in
"Hockey Canada has had a great season this year, so we look
forward to capitalizing on that momentum in Belarus."
Canada will try for the golden double after taking the gold
medal at the Sochi Olympics with a win over Sweden.
The Canadian squad will be made up of players from teams that
did not make the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs and from ones that
get knocked out in the early rounds.
The May 9-25 world championship is in Minsk, Belarus.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto;
editing by Frank Pingue)
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