Former Im­pact boss Biello named na­tional team as­sis­tant coach and youth di­rec­tor Gaiters Roll over Uconn in Women's Hockey Se­nior game

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Former Mon­treal Im­pact coach Mauro Biello was named as­sis­tant coach of Canada's na­tional soc­cer team and un­der-23 pro­gram di­rec­tor Mon­day.

Biello, a former na­tional team player, will over­see the de­vel­op­ment of young play­ers and as­sist head coach John Herd­man with the Cana­dian squad.

“Hav­ing rep­re­sented Canada on a num­ber of dif­fer­ent lev­els and hav­ing both played and coached with a Cana­dian pro­fes­sional team, he brings a unique per­spec­tive, in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence and a wis­dom that will greatly in­flu­ence Cana­dian soc­cer for years to come,'' Herd­man said of Biello in a state­ment.

Biello played for Canada at the 1989 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Scot­land and later played for the se­nior na­tional team.

As a pro­fes­sional player, he set team records for games with the Im­pact from 1993 to 2009. He then be­came an as­sis­tant coach be­fore re­plac­ing Frank Klopas as head coach dur­ing the 2015 cam­paign, lead­ing the Im­pact to the East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nal in 2016.

He was fired af­ter miss­ing the play­offs last sea­son and re­placed by Remi Garde.

“It means a lot to me to rep­re­sent this coun­try,'' said Biello. “I feel priv­i­leged to be part of Canada Soc­cer's men's na­tional team pro­gram and I feel that some­thing spe­cial is hap­pen­ing in Cana­dian soc­cer.''

Kayla Le­touzel (L'orig­nal, Ont./st. Mary's) tal­lied six points on seven Bishop's Univer­sity goals as the Gaiters routed the Univer­sity of Con­necti­cut Huskies 7-0 on Satur­day night in the Jane and Eric Mol­son Arena in ACHA Di­vi­sion 2 women's hockey. It was se­niors' day as Laura Un­der­hill (Kemptville, Ont./st. Michael), Ca­rina Di To­maso (Mon­treal, Que./daw­son Col­lege), Chris­tine Gau­thier (Rouyn­no­randa, Que./cham­plain-lennoxville) and Joyca Vau­tour-ouel­let were hon­oured prior to puck drop. Goalie Veron­ica Todd (Cum­ber­land, Maine) recorded the 17-save shutout.


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