Dineen to coach Canadian women at Olympics

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The surprising and curious resignation of Dan Church as head coach of the Canadian women’s hockey team less than two months before the Winter Olympics will apparently mean a trip to Sochi, Russia, for ex-Panthers coach Kevin Dineen.

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Dineen will be named the new coach of the women’s team, the move coming just over a month after he was fired by Florida.

Update: It’s official.

Canada and the United States are the co-favorites to win gold in women’s hockey. The Canadian women have won gold at the last three Olympics.