Hockey Canada announced earlier this week that Wayne State head coach Jim Fetter will serve as an assistant coach of Canada's National Women's Under-22 team for the 2008-09 season.
Fetter moves to the Under-22 program after spending 2007-08 as an assistant coach with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team, winning a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship.
"I'm very excited for the opportunity to work with the Under-22 program," Fetter said. "It's a privilege to represent Canada in this manner and have the chance to coach such tremendous young athletes."
Sarah Howald, head coach of the women's hockey team at the University of Regina, will serve as the head coach of the Under-22 team.
The selection camp for the Under-22 squad will take place Aug. 10-17 in Pierrefonds, Quebec. The team will also participate in a three-game series against the United States in Pierrefonds in late August and in the MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany in early January. Canada's Under-22 team has won the MLP Cup - formerly known as the European Air Canada Cup - for six consecutive seasons.