Kevin Dineen led Canada's women to a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, and his next task will be coaching the men's under-18 team at April's world championships.

"I think any time you get to represent Canada in international competition it's a real honour," Dineen said in a phone interview Thursday night. "Obviously with our success in Sochi, it was a great time for me to sit back and enjoy that."

Dineen, the former coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers, will be in charge of the under-18 team for the tournament that takes place April 17-27 in Finland.

"There's some challenges that'll go along with that, but that's something I'm really excited about," Dineen said.

Trevor Letowski, coach of the OHL's Sarnia Sting, and Gord Murphy will serve as his assistants.

Canada has won this tournament three times, in 2003, 2008 and 2013.