Troy Ryan’s contract as head coach of the Canadian girls’s ice hockey staff has been prolonged till the 2026 Winter Olympic Video games in Milan.

Ryan was Canada’s head coach when the staff gained the gold medal at Beijing 2022 and likewise led Canada to a world title in 2021, having been elevated to go coach in 2020.

Ryan is presently in Denmark, the place Canada are defending their Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IHF) Girls’s World Championship title.

“I’m extremely honoured to have the chance to work with this wonderful group of high-performance athletes and employees as we construct on the success of the previous 12 months,” Ryan mentioned.

“It is an thrilling time for our programme and we now have a particular alternative to improve our method each on and off the ice.”

Previous to taking the highest job, Ryan was an assistant coach on the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, the place Canada had been runners-up, and on the 2019 IIHF Girls’s World Championship when Canada gained the bronze medal.

The 50-year-old has additionally led Canadian girls’s groups at age-group IIHF World Championships and held the function of Atlantic Canada feminine coach mentor.

Canada are the reigning world and Olympic champions ©Getty Images
Canada are the reigning world and Olympic champions ©Getty Photographs

“We’ve been lucky to have Troy as a part of our girls’s programme, since 2017 and as head coach for the previous two years,” Hockey Canada director of hockey operations Gina Kingsbury added.

“Underneath Troy’s management our staff has achieved the very best degree of success, which is a credit score to the management type he brings to our group. 

“Troy is just not solely a fantastic technical and tactical coach, he additionally has an unbelievable quantity of emotional intelligence that separates him from most. 

“He brings consistency to our complete programme and is instrumental within the tradition we’re constructing. 

“With Milan 2026 in our sights, we look ahead to the following 4 years underneath Troy’s management.”

Canada have gained the Olympic girls’s ice hockey gold medal a document 5 occasions, and reached all seven finals.

Six of the Olympic finals up to now have seen Canada tackle america.