Former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Doug Lidster is coming back to the fold.
Lidster has joined Vancouver as an assistant coach under head coach Willie Desjardins, a man he worked for with the AHL Texas Stars.
Lidster has also served as the Assistant Coach for the Canadian Women’s National Hockey team from 2008 to 2010, where he helped guide Team Canada to the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal in Vancouver, as well as the 2009 4 Nations Cup Championship in Finland, the 2010 MLP Cup Championship in Germany and a silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Finland.
He was also an assistant coach for the Women’s Team in 2003-04, helping them win gold at the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Championship and silver at the 2003 4 Nations Cup.
Lidster was the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit during 2004-05 and was the coaching director for the Victory Honda AAA hockey program in Plymouth, Michigan from 2005 to 2009. In 2002-03, He was an Assistant Coach with Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League.
Lidster joins Glen Gulutzan with Desjardins behind the Canuck bench.