The Montreal Drive has named Peter Smith the staff’s head coach for its growth season within the Premier Hockey League.
Smith, of Lachine, Que., coached the McGill College Martlets to 4 nationwide college championships throughout his 20 seasons behind their bench.
He was an assistant coach of Canadian girls’s groups that received Olympic gold in 2006 and 2010, and world championship gold in 2007.
Smith was head coach of the staff nationwide staff that took silver in 2008.
The Montreal Drive would be the PHF’s seventh staff and be a part of the Toronto Six as the 2 Canadian golf equipment on the circuit.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to educate La Drive de Montréal,” Smith mentioned Tuesday in a press release.
“Having an expert girls’s hockey staff within the metropolis and representing your entire province is thrilling for each gamers and followers alike.
“We’ve got a fantastic group of proficient gamers and a terrific group beginning with very supportive possession.”
Montreal’s Pierre Alain and Katie Clement-Heydra of St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., might be Smith’s assistant coaches.
“It is a enormous second for this staff as we put together for our first season collectively,” Drive president Kevin Raphael mentioned.
“Peter is without doubt one of the biggest hockey minds in Canadian girls’s hockey historical past, Pierre is a hardworking man who believes in our mission, and Katia is rapidly climbing the teaching ladder along with her distinctive participant’s perspective,”
The Drive at the moment has 16 gamers below contract together with ahead Ann-Sophie Bettez, who performed for Canada on the 2019 girls’s world championship.