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Index – Sports – One of the strongest national teams in the world comes to Budapest with a world champion coach

Index – Sports – One of the strongest national teams in the world comes to Budapest with a world champion coach

Tourigny will coach the North American national team for the second year in a row, which he led to the 2023 World Cup title (Canada won 5-2 over Germany in last year's final). The routine instructor is an experienced motorcyclist in the field, and has been an integral part of the professional staff employed by the Canadian Association for years.

Dean Evason, Steve Ott and Jay Woodcroft will be his assistants, along with goalkeeping coach Justin Page and video analyst James Emery who travel to Hungary and the Czech Republic.

“Andre has been a regular on the bench over the last few years and we are excited to have him back to lead the team alongside Dean, Jay and Steve. They are all highly experienced professionals with excellent leadership skills that can help us defend our title in the Czech Republic. This team is from “Professionals is the guarantee that will make them proud of the national team's performance in the coming months.” editing Rick Nash, general manager of the Canadian national team.

Turrini won the world junior title with the Canadian national team four years ago, so he knows well the young men who have joined the senior national team in the meantime.

The Federal captain recently completed his third season as head coach of the Arizona Coyotes overseas, in previous years he worked in the OHL, but between 2013 and 2016 he was also an assistant coach of the Colorado Avalanche for two years and then the Ottawa Senators for one season in the NHL.

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As we wrote a few days ago, Canada will come to the Hungarian capital with a strong squad, including the No. 1 pick from last year's NHL draft, Connor Bedard He will also be present at the training camp in Budapest before the World Cup and at the warm-up match between Hungary and Canada on May 7 at the MVM Dome.

Rick Nashes is said to have called three-time Stanley Cup winner Sidney Crosby, who missed the playoffs with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who did not immediately say yes, but instead asked for a few days to think. According to Canadian journalists, a 1/1 prospect for this year's draft, MacLean Celebrini, who celebrates his 18th birthday in June, may also step onto the ice in Hungary.

Canada has yet to provide official information on its lineup for this week's World Cup, so who Hungarian fans can see in Budapest will be revealed on Monday at the earliest.

A week and a half ago, the Hungarian national team played preparatory matches in Poland, this time against the host of Group A, and was defeated 5-2 and 6-2.

Last weekend, the national team performed at the opening ceremony of the impressive new facility in Szekesfehirvár, the Elba Stadium, and their opponents on Friday and Saturday were World Cup participant Norway, whom they first defeated 2-1 and then 3-2 against us. On April 23, the Hungarians won 6-5 over the host Italian team in Merano in the warm-up match for the teams preparing for the Bolzano Division I/A World Championship starting on Sunday.

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For the national team, the season ends with a celebratory match against Canada, as the two teams played against each other last year in a great and memorable match at the MVM Dome, although our team may also be preparing for Group A at that time. Tickets are available starting from 7,990 HUF For the May 7 meeting.