May 24, 2013, 6:05 PM EST
There were some big shakeups at Hockey Canada on Friday, as the organization announced it had parted ways with head scout Kevin Prendergast and goaltending coach Ron Tugnutt.
Prendergast, 62, was the assistant GM in Edmonton prior to taking the Hockey Canada gig. He was in charge of all player evaluation and recruitment at the U-17, U-18 and National Junior level — and it’s widely presumed his lack of success at the latter was the reason for his dismissal.
Since Prendergast took the job, Canada has failed to win gold at the World Juniors, posting a pair of second-place finishes, along with a third and a fourth (in 2013). The most recent finish was Canada’s lowest at the tournament since 1998.
As for Tugnutt, he had been the full-time goalie coach for Canada’s national men’s teams since 2011.
Dec 13, 2013, 2:02 AM EST
All three San Jose goals came on the power play.
Dec 13, 2013, 1:30 AM EST
But they snapped that 10-game losing streak the other day.
Dec 13, 2013, 1:03 AM EST
His inconsistent season continues.
Dec 13, 2013, 12:36 AM EST
Quite the funk they’re in when it comes to this aspect.
Dec 13, 2013, 12:17 AM EST
Bet these guys were tired after.
Dec 12, 2013, 11:57 PM EST
What a day in Calgary. More Brian Burke!
Dec 12, 2013, 11:34 PM EST
Yeah, these are tough times.
Dec 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EST
Didn’t think too highly of it.
Dec 12, 2013, 10:45 PM EST
But two points eluded them.
Dec 12, 2013, 10:23 PM EST
Dec 12, 2013, 10:06 PM EST
And it’s getting worse in New York.
Dec 12, 2013, 9:17 PM EST
Nice moment in Philly.
Dec 12, 2013, 9:04 PM EST
Montreal defenseman’s night ends early.
Dec 12, 2013, 8:52 PM EST
Jonathan Bernier takes over.
Dec 12, 2013, 8:15 PM EST
Tough time to be a Columbus goalie.
Dec 12, 2013, 7:39 PM EST
Cam Talbot was cheered upon entering the game.
Dec 12, 2013, 7:10 PM EST
No word on the severity of TT’s injury.
Dec 12, 2013, 6:27 PM EST
He’s been out with a lower-body injury.
Dec 12, 2013, 5:17 PM EST
Oilers coach wants to use “speed” and “smarts” tonight.
Dec 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EST
Oh, and Anders Nilsson sent back to AHL.
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