12 Days of World Juniors: 10 wins by the man who coached Canada to their first gold medal

Hockey Now

By Ian Esplen

December 24, 2013 (ISN) – The man has been coaching and mentoring young players for ages and he was at the helm when Canada started its world dominance in junior hockey.

Dave King would coach Canada’s very first junior “dream team” to a gold medal in 1982. Prior to 1982, Canada usually sent the Memorial Cup champions.

This team’s success laid the groundwork to what the Canadian junior team has become.

King would lead Canada to six wins in ’82 and another four in ’83.

In 2013 he would be awarded the Order of Hockey in Canada for his lifelong commitment to hockey in Canada.

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