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