Former Bruins' Sullivan to coach national hockey team

Updated: March 26, 2007, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Former Boston Bruins coach Mike Sullivan will coach the United States in the world hockey championships in Russia.

USA Hockey also said Monday that Phoenix Coyotes associate head coach Barry Smith will serve as associate head coach, and that Boston University associate head coach David Quinn will be an assistant.

"It's always an honor and a privilege to represent your country in an international event," said Sullivan, an assistant at the Turin Olympics. "I look forward to having the opportunity to work with a great group of American players, coaches and managers."

The world championships are April 27-May 13 in Moscow.

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