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Former RiverKings Coach Named Assistant Coach of Team Canada

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday that former RiverKings' Head Coach Doug Shedden will serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Stockholm and Helsinki.

Doug Shedden, 51, won gold in his first appearance as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2012 Spengler Cup, after three appearances as an assistant coach. He was head coach of Finland’s national team in 2007-08 and led Finland to a bronze medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championship. Shedden is the head coach of EV Zug in the Swiss A League, a position he has held since 2008. He has a wealth of international coaching experience and NHL playing experience, totaling 325 points over 416 games with Pittsburgh, Detroit and Toronto from 1981-91, and has previously coached in the Finnish Elite League, AHL, CHL, UHL and ECHL.

Shedden coached the RiverKings for three seasons from 1999-2003. He guided his teams to the playoffs every season in the Mid-South including back-to-back CHL championships in 2002 and 2003.

The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship runs from May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Men’s Team, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_men .

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About the Mississippi RiverKings
The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com.

Posted by David Schmoll at 11:00 AM

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