Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Former Lightning coach Boucher will lead Canada at Spengler Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: Head coach Guy Boucher of the Tampa Bay Lightning speaks to the media after their 0 to 1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 27, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Former Lightning head coach Guy Boucher has been named bench boss for Canada’s national team at the upcoming Spengler Cup, to be held Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.

Boucher is currently the head coach of Swiss team SC Bern, a job he took in January after being fired by the Lightning in March of 2013.

Canada last won the Spengler Cup in 2012, when the team was coached by Doug Shedden and loaded with locked-out NHL stars like John Tavares, Jason Spezza, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Matt Duchene.

Last year’s tournament was won by Swiss club Genève-Servette.