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Guelph Storm coach to assist with Team Canada at u-18 worlds

Tournament takes place next month in North Dakota
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Guelph Storm coach Jarrod Skalde yells at the referee Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Sleeman Centre. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

Guelph Storm coach Jarrod Skalde has been named to the coaching staff for Team Canada at the under-18 World Championships.

Skalde will be an assistant to head coach Shaun Clouston at the tournament, which takes place in North Dakota from April 14 to April 24.

Skalde took over as head coach of the Storm in December. Previously he was coach of the Amercian Hockey League's Norfolk Admirals for one season and spent three seasons as head coach and director of hockey operations of the East Coast Hockey League's Cincinnati Cyclones.

Canada opens the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship on April 15 against Denmark; it will also play the Czech Republic, Finland, and Slovakia in preliminary-round action. Canada has won seven medals at the under-18 World Championship, including three gold medals (2003, 2008 and 2013).

Head coach Clouston has been the coach of the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers for the past five years. The team's other assistant will be Serge Lajoie, head coach of the University of Alberta.

Clouston was an assistant with the team the past two years.