by Earl Zukerman
MONTREAL -- Another McGill University graduate has been appointed by Hockey Canada as part of the national team support staff. Lucas Madill, who skated for the McGill Redmen from 2003 to 2007, will join the national under-17 program as a mental performance consultant. The team will hold a development camp and participate at the 2017 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C.
Madill, a native of Kirkland, Que., is the second McGill product named this week to join a Hockey Canada support staff, along with Dan Jacob, who was announced Thursday as an assistant coach with the Canadian U-18 squad. The duo are part of a long line of McGillians who went on to coach with a Hockey Canada developmental program, a lofty list that includes McGill grads Mike Babcock, George Burnett, Real Paiement, Martin Raymond, Guy Boucher and Kelly Nobes.
Madill, a 2007 education grad who majored in kinesiology, played four seasons as a defensive forward with the Redmen. He then transferred to UNB, where he played one season and also coached with the V-Reds while earning a master's degree in sport and exercise psychology. Madill currently teaches English and social science at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ont., where he also coaches the school's U-16 team.
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