The Spengler Cup is set to return for the first time since 2019 after being cancelled the last two years, including last minute in 2021, due to COVID-19.
On December 26th, six teams will begin the race to hoist the Spengler Cup, with Canada being in a group alongside the host, HC Davos and HC Sparta Prague. While the other group features HC Ambri-Piotta, Orebro HK and IFK Helsinki.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Canada has found their head coach and general manager for this year's tournament.
Former Vancouver Canucks bench boss Travis Green will be Canada's head coach, while former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan will serve as their general manager.
Green, 51, has never coached on the international stage, but has played for Canada at the 2007 Spengler Cup, which they won.
As for Shane Doan, he's been working occasionally for Hockey Canada in management roles. In February, he was Canada's general manager at the Winter Olympics in Beijing and then three months later he served in the same role at the 2022 IIHF World Hockey Championship.
Canada will look to win back-to-back titles and their 17th overall championship this year and will begin their quest to do so against HC Sparta Prague on Boxing Day at 2:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m. local.