​Canadian junior hockey team names Tim Hunter as head coach

Tim Hunter has been named the head coach for the 2018-19 Canadian world junior hockey team. The Calgary native will guide Team Canada at the tournament in Vancouver and Victoria in December and January.

Hunter to coach Team Canada at tournament in Vancouver and Victoria in December and January

Moose Jaw Warriors coach Tim Hunter will be the bench boss for Team Canada at the world junior hockey championship in Vancouver and Victoria. (CBC)

Tim Hunter is moving up the coaching ranks with the Canadian national junior hockey team.

After serving as an assistant coach for the past two seasons,

Hunter has been named the head coach for the 2018-19 team. The Calgary native will guide Team Canada at the world junior championship in Vancouver and Victoria in December and January.

The head coach of the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors, Hunter was part of a Canadian staff that won gold at the world juniors in Buffalo last January.

The 57-year-old Hunter will be joined by assistant coaches Marc-Andre Dumont of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Jim Hulton of the Charlottetown Islanders and Brent Kisio of the Lethbridge Hurricanes this year.

Hunter led the Warriors to a regular-season title in his fourth year behind the bench in Moose Jaw this past season. Prior to joining the Warriors, he was an assistant coach in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals.

Hunter played 815 NHL games over 16 seasons.