Curtis Hunt, coach

 

Curtis Hunt helped Canada win the bronze medal in sledge hockey at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi.  Hunt completed his second season as an assistant coach with Team Canada, but he is no stranger to international hockey. Hunt has won a pair of gold medals as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior Championship, in 2007 in Leksand, Sweden, and 2008 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. He won a silver medal as assistant coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Plzen, Czech Republic, and won a bronze medal as Canada’s co-coach at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games last February in Innsbruck, Austria. Hunt has nine years of head coaching experience in the WHL with Moose Jaw and Regina and in the AHL with Binghamton.

He was also an assistant coach with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators during the 2008-09 season.

As a player he played nine professional seasons, splitting time between the AHL and IHL. Hunt was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the ninth round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders from 1984-87, winning the Memorial Cup in 1985.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Team Canada assistant coach at 2014 Paralympic Games and 2013 World Championships… Coached IIHF World Junior champions in 2007 and 2008… As a player, won the Memorial Cup in 1985.

PERSONAL

FAMILY:  Married to Kim … Has two children.

GETTING INTO THE SPORT: Joined national sledge hockey team for the 2012-13 season.

ODDS AND ENDS: In addition to his involvement with the national team, Hunt also helps out with a local sledge program for youngsters in Regina.

GETTING INTO THE SPORT: Joined national sledge hockey team for the 2012-13 season.

ODDS AND ENDS: In addition to his involvement with the national team, Hunt also helps out with a local sledge program for youngsters in Regina.