Glen Hanlon is a retired Canadian hockey player. He played for the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the NHL, as well as the WCHL, Central Hockey League, AHL and IHL. As the head coach he worked for the Portland Pirates, Jokerit (Finland), Washington Capitals of the NHL and Slovak national ice hockey team.
In 2013 Glen Hanlon replaced Aleksey Skabelka as the coach of Belarusian National Hockey Team, however that position is not new for Glen Hanlon. This year he took the helm as the head coach of our national team for the third time. For the first time Glen Hanlon was assigned for the position of the head couch in 2005. Under his supervision Belarusian National Team took the 10th place at the World Championship in 2005 and the 6th place at the World Championship in 2006 which is so far the best result for the whole history of the Belarusian hockey. For that accomplishment Glen was called the person of the year of Belarusian sport (according to Pressball Newspaper). Glen Hanlon left the team after the owners of Washington Capitals demanded him to quit holding more than one office.
The season of 2009 - 2010 Hanlon started as the head coach of Dinamo Minsk playing in KHL, however on November 20 he had to retire because of the team's unsatisfactory play results. And two weeks after the coach left his position in the National Team at his own request.
In the season of 2010 - 2011 Glen Hanlon was the head coach of Slovak National Team.
And now, after in July Glen Hanlon replaced Aleksey Skabelka, our National Hockey Team is again in his reliable hands.
Having "returned home", Glen Hanlon said, that he dreams to see his players at the quarterfinal of 2014 World Hockey Championship. Glen Hanlon is very optimistic. To make the dream come true he places the stake on our team spirit and fans' devotion. His plans are to work out a reliable playing scheme, to inspire and encourage the players and so to make a united, strong and confident team.
Though Glen Hanlon is busy not only with the main team of the state but he also takes part in preparing a strategy of development the national hockey on juvenile and youth levels.
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