STAIOS GETS CALL FROM HOCKEY CANADA
Steve Staios has a new gig with Hockey Canada. The Hamilton Bulldogs president and general manager has been tapped to oversee and support the national under-17 program, including this year’s World Under-17 Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. He is expected to work with Hockey Canada staff to select coaches and players, support hockey operations and provide input during camps and events throughout the year — all on top of his work with the Bulldogs. A former NHLer, Staios has previous national-level experience. In addition to playing for Team Canada, he served as director of player personnel for the 2014 IIHF World Championship squad.