10/14/2014 02:02 EDT | Updated 12/14/2014 05:59 EST

Tomlinson named head coach of Canada's Deutschland Cup hockey team

CALGARY - Jeff Tomlinson has been named Canada's head coach for the 2014 Deutschland Cup hockey tournament.

Tomlinson, a 44-year-old Winnipeg native, has served as a head coach in Germany's top hockey league since 2010.

Serge Aubin and Mike Stewart will join Tomlinson as assistant coaches at the tournament, which will be held in Munich. Canada opens against Slovakia on Nov. 7.

"These three coaches all bring experience at various levels of the game, and we couldn't be more excited to bring them together as a staff for the Deutschland Cup," said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada's vice-president of hockey operations and national teams. "We're looking forward to getting a roster named and getting on the ice to represent Canada next month in Munich."

Canada last participated in the Deutschland Cup in 2012, finishing fourth. Canada was won the tournament four times in 16 appearances.