Bowman, Chiarelli named co-managers of Team North America for World Cup

Jerry Lai / Reuters

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli will serve as co-managers of Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Bowman and Chiarelli will choose the roster and appoint the coaching and support staff, among other duties involved in preparation for the tournament.

The team will be made up of players from Canada and the United States who are 23 years old or under as of Oct. 1, 2016.

Chiarelli was part of the management team for Canada's gold medal-winning squad at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and guided the Boston Bruins to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011.

Bowman has served as GM of the Blackhawks for the last six seasons, overseeing Cup victories in 2010, 2013, and 2015 after joining the franchise in 2000.

Hockey Canada named St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong head of its management team for the World Cup in June. USA Hockey appointed Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi to the same role with Team USA last month.

The World Cup of Hockey will take place in Toronto in September 2016.

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