Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops Blazers will have two members of their full-time staff working for Hockey Canada at the IIHF Ice Hockey Under-18 World Championship in Switzerland from April 16 to April 26.
Blazers’ athletic trainer Colin (Toledo) Robinson will be Canada’s equipment manager, while director of hockey and media administration Tim O’Donovan will be the team’s video manager.
Canada will compete in Zug and Lucerne.
Tim Hunter, head coach of the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors, will be behind Canada’s bench, with Ian Herbers of the University of Alberta and Louis Robitaille of the Drummondville Voltigeurs acting as his assistant coaches.
Robinson has plenty of experience with Hockey Canada, having worked the World Junior Championships in 1998 and 2002.
He also worked with the U18 team in 2000.
O’Donovan handled media relations for Canada at the U18 World Championships in 2014, when it won bronze in Finland.
He was also the video co-ordinator for the Canadian under-18 women’s team which won gold at the world championship in the Czech Republic in 2012 and the video coach for Team Pacific at the 2013 Men’s Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in Quebec.