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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fetter back with Canada Under-22 team

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Wayne State head coach Jim Fetter has been selected as an assistant coach for Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team, as announced last week by Hockey Canada.

This position is in addition to his main responsibilities at WSU.

The squad will play a three-game series versus Canada's National Women's Team in Calgary in late August and the 2010 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany in early January.

Fetter will serve as an assistant to Margot Page, the former head coach at Niagara University.

The 2009-10 season marks the second in a row for Fetter with the National Women's Under-22 Team, having served as an assistant coach in 2008-09, winning a silver medal at the 2009 MLP Cup in Ravensburg. He was also an assistant coach with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team during the 2007-08 season, winning a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship in Calgary.

Fetter just completed his sixth season at Wayne State, and was named College Hockey America women's hockey coach of the year for three consecutive seasons (2006, 2007, 2008). He shared the 2007 award with Page.

The coaches, along with Canada's scouting staff, will work together to choose Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team for the 2009-10 season. The U22 hopefuls will gather in Calgary for the National Women's Under-22 Team selection camp from August 7-16 before 22 players are chosen to face Canada's National Women's Team in a three-game series in Calgary from August 17-20.

The roster for the selection camp will be announced in mid July.

"Hockey Canada is very excited to be able to have such an experienced group of coaches agree to lead our under-22 program this season," said Julie Healy, Hockey Canada's director of female hockey. "Although most of the athletes who will take part in our camp in August have been part of our under-22 and under-18 programs in the past, this will be the first year we begin to focus on our preparation for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This staff will be responsible for laying the groundwork that develops Canada's next generation of national team players."

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