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CANADIAN WOMEN'S COACH WON'T BE COMING BACK

Canada's Olympic women's ice hockey coach Shannon Miller is being fired a month after guiding her country to a silver medal at the Winter Olympics.

Miller's contract won't be renewed when it expires at the end of April, Canadian Hockey vice president Bob Nicholson said. A new coach will be named over the summer for Canada's entry in next year's world championships.

Under Miller, who has been on sabbatical from the Calgary Police Force, Canada advanced to the gold-medal game at Nagano before losing, 3-1, to the U.S.

In other hockey news:

David Poile, general manager of the NHL's expansion franchise Nashville Predators, was named general manager of the U.S. national team by USA Hockey.

The team will be coached by USA Hockey national coach Jeff Jackson of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Poile will oversee selection of the 23-man roster for the national team that will compete in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship May 1-17 in Switzerland.

Neal Broten has received the NHL's Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey.

Broten retired last season after 17 seasons and 1,099 games in the NHL. He was the first U.S.-born player to score more than 100 points in a season when he recorded 105 points for the Minnesota North Stars in 1985-86.

He also was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal at Lake Placid. Broten was a member of the 1995 New Jersey Devils team that won the Stanley Cup.

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