Canada names Treliving, McPhee co-GMs for World Championship

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With many NHL executives currently involved with clubs for the highly anticipated World Cup of Hockey in September, Hockey Canada has turned to a pair of veteran executives to select their squad for the upcoming IIHF World Championships in May.

Brad Treliving and George McPhee have been named co-general managers of the Canadian team, according to multiple reports, that will head to Russia and look to defend last year's gold medal win.

Treliving was named general manager of the Calgary Flames in April 2014 after spending over 10 years as an assistant general manager with the then-Phoenix Coyotes.

McPhee currently serves as a special advisor to the general manager with the New York Islanders, following a 17-year stint as the GM of the Washington Capitals that ended in 2014.

Last year's first-place performance in Prague ended a five-year absence from the podium for Canada, and a long gold medal drought dating back to 2007, the last time the tournament took place in Russia.

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