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2013 World Championship

Head Coach: Dan Church Toronto, Ont. York University (CIS)
Assistant Coach: Danielle Goyette St-Nazaire, Que. University of Calgary (CIS)
Assistant Coach: Lisa Haley Westville, N.S. Ryerson University (CIS)

Dan Church will be head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, including the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont., and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. In addition, Danielle Goyette will serve as assistant coach for both of those seasons.
Church and Goyette,  both return after helping Canada win the gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt., in April. They also claimed the silver medal at the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Nyk√∂ping, Sweden, last November and finished third at the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Invitational Tournament, held last summer in Vierum√§ki, Finland.

Church and Goyette were named to Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching staff in February 2012. “We are very excited that Dan and Danielle are returning to the Team Canada bench for the next two years, particularly after the success they had this season,” said Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer. “It will be exciting to watch them work with Canada’s top players as we prepare to host the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Ottawa in April 2013, while moving closer to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.”

“I’m truly thrilled to rejoin the coaching staff of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the next two seasons, and look forward to working with Danielle again,” Church said. “We plan to keep building on our world championship win in Burlington by becoming a faster, stronger team and achieving even more success on international ice.”

Dan Church, 39, has just completed his eighth season as head coach of the York University women’s hockey team, following eight years as an assistant coach with the University of Toronto. 

Church was head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2011-12 season, winning a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and a silver medal at the 2011 4 Nations Cup. He also won a silver medal as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship, a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2008 Air Canada Cup and a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2010 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Danielle Goyette, 46, has just completed her sixth season as head coach of the University of Calgary’s women’s hockey team, leading the Dinos to their first-ever CIS national championship in 2012. Goyette served as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2011-12 season, winning a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and a silver medal at the 2011 4 Nations Cup.

She also has served twice as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, winning silver medals at the IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship in 2008 and 2009. As a player, she was a two-time Olympic gold medallist and eight-time world champion who retired following the 2006-07 season and currently sits third all-time in goals (114), fifth in assists (105) and fourth in points (219) in Canada’s National Women’s Team history.

Lisa Haley will share coaching duties with Church and Goyette behind the bench for the 2013 world championship. She joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach last August, joining Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2012 September Camp/Fall Festival and at the 2012 4 Nations Cup in Kerava and Tikkurila, Finland, last November. She will continue in this capacity through the 2013-14 season. Haley has coached in Canada’s National Women’s Program since 2004, as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team and assistant coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team, Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team.



Head Coach 2011 World Champ.

Ryan Walters
Home town: New Westminster, BC.

Hockey Background:
Spent two seasons (2008-10) as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks … Has coached at various levels of minor hockey … Played 15 NHL seasons (1978-93) with three teams – Washington, Montreal and Vancouver … Recorded 646 points (264G, 382A) in 1,003 career games … Won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986 … Played in the 1983 NHL All-Star Game … Drafted second overall by Washington in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft

Women's Hockey:
Head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 4 Nations Cup in St. John’s, N.L., winning a gold medal … As a player, represented Canada on four occasions … Played at three IIHF World Championships (1979, 1981, 1982), recording 10 points (5G, 5A) in 20 games and winning a bronze medal in 1982 … Captained Canada to a bronze medal at the 1978 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal, Que.

Assistant Coaches:

Dan Church is in his seventh season as head coach of the women’s team at York University in Toronto, Ont., and has extensive experience coaching for Hockey Canada’s national women’s programs. Most recently, Church guided Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to its first-ever gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship, held in Chicago, Ill., in April 2010.

Lisa Jordan is in her fourteenth year as head coach of the women’s team at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, N.S., capturing four AUS championship titles (1998, 2002, 2003, and 2010) and being named the 2003 CIS women’s hockey coach of the year. In 2011/12 season she becomes head coach at Ryerson University in Toronto She too has extensive experience coaching within Hockey Canada’s national women’s programs, including her role as assistant coach under Church with the U18 team that won gold at the 2010 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship.