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Dineen named head coach of Canada's women's hockey team

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According to the Canadian Press on Tuesday, Kevin Dineen has been named the head coach of the Canadian women's hockey team.

Dineen takes over from Dan Church who mysteriously resigned on Thursday. The Canadian management team led by president Bob Nicholson and head scout Melody Davidson deserve high praise for bringing in a person such as Dineen, who has a strong resume, very quickly.

Dineen spent the last three seasons coaching the Florida Panthers. He was fired on November 8 and replaced by Peter Horachek.

Dineen also spent 19 seasons as a player in the National Hockey League from 1984-2003 with the Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets. He recorded 355 goals and 405 assists for 760 points in 1188 games.

Dineen's father Bill also spent two years coaching the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kevin Dineen is also no stranger to the Canadian Olympic team. He played for Canada in men's ice hockey at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo and for Canada four times at the World Hockey Championships.

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