Dave Struch named Head Coach for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Keith Hershmiller Photography

CALGARY, Alta. –  Pats assistant coach and assistant GM Dave Struch is among twelve coaches that have been selected to lead Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team and Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams throughout development and selection camps, and 2017 events. Struch will be the head coach for Team Canada Black at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Struch won a silver medal as an assistant coach with Team Canada Black at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He has served as an assistant coach and assistant GM for the WHL’s Regina Pats for the past three seasons, and previously spent seven seasons with the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades.

As a player, Struch spent four seasons with the Blades (1988-92) before a 13-year professional career that included stops in the AHL, IHL, WPHL, UHL, Austria, Italy, England and Germany.

Ryan Jankowski, Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel, will lead player selection for upcoming  camps, and camp invites will be announced next month for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp and Canada’s national under-17 development camp.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please visit or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and

More News
VIDEO: Cameron Hebig excited for playoff debut Friday in Swift Current
6 hours ago
Pats and Mosaic combine to raise $50,425 for REACH
1 day ago
Pats Josh Mahura named second team Conference All-Star
1 day ago
#WHLPlayoffs Preview: Regina Pats (3) vs. Swift Current Broncos (2)
1 day ago
Regina Pats Single Game Playoff Tickets On Sale
2 days ago
VIDEO: Pats prepared for first round battle with Swift Current
3 days ago