Jody Hull named head coach of Canadian U-18 hockey team
Bench boss of OHL's Petes won gold as assistant at U-18 worlds
Jody Hull will serve as head coach of the Canadian men's summer under-18 team at next month's U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament.
The Peterborough Petes coach, who was originally named an assistant for the national side last month, replaced Derek Laxdal in the position. Laxdal was recently named head coach of the American Hockey League's Texas Stars.
Drummondville Voltigeurs head coach Martin Raymond has been added to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, Hockey Canada said Friday in a release. Baie-Comeau Drakkar head coach Eric Veilleux is the other assistant.
Hull, a native of Petrolia, Ont., won a gold medal as an assistant at last year's U18 world championship in Sochi, Russia. He also won a gold medal with Canada as a player at the 1988 world junior hockey championship.
The Hlinka tournament will be played Aug. 11-16 in Piestany, Slovakia, and Breclav, Czech Republic. Canada has won the annual summer tournament six years in a row.