Canadian juniors may turn to Quinn
When the Canadian World Juniors take to the ice in Ottawa this December for their attempt to win a fifth straight tournament, they will do so without head coach Benoit Groulx.Groulx is the second AHL head coach named this week, as the Iowa Chops hired Gord Dineen, Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen's brother, on Tuesday.
Groulx has signed on to be head coach of the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League and will not be able to coach Team Canada.
TSN is reporting that Pat Quinn and Willie Desjardins, coach of the Medicine Hat Tigers, are in the running to replace Groulx as Canadian coach.
It'd be pretty interesting to see the 65-year-old Quinn lead such a high profile group of youngsters, but he did a nice job guiding the Under-18 team to a gold medal back in April. This may be his route back to an NHL head coaching gig.