Coyotes coach Dave Tippett is expected to be named head coach for Hockey Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Belarus in May. Tippett was working through some minor details and expected the announcement to come sometime this week.
Florida Panthers head coach Peter DeBoer has been confirmed as an assistant coach for Tippett, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice and Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean are also in the mix for positions.
Coyotes assistant GM Brad Treliving was selected to serve in his same role with Hockey Canada's World Championship team last month. Rob Blake is Hockey Canada's GM.
Tippett said he will probably take some vacation time after the World Championships on his way home from Belarus -- destination to be determined.
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