Lisa Haley

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Lisa Haley
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Women's Ice hockey at the Winter Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Ice hockey
IIHF World Women's Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2008 Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2011 Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2013 Tournament
IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2016 Tournament
Four Nations Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Tournament

Lisa Haley (born Lisa Jordan) is a women’s ice hockey coach from Westville, Nova Scotia in Pictou County[1] Among her achievements as a coach, she was part of the coaching staff for the Canadian national women’s team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. During the 2015-16 season, she served as the head coach for the Canada women's national under-18 ice hockey team.,[2] capturing a silver medal at the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds. Prior to the appointment, she captured gold as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup.

Coaching career[edit]


With Canada’s national women’s ice hockey team, she has served as an assistant coach in 2007, winning gold at the Four Nations Cup, along with stints in 2008 and from 2011-14.[3] Haley has also worked with Canada’s Under-18 national women’s team and its Under-22/Development Program. Her first assignment with Hockey Canada involved the U22/Development Team. Serving as the head coach during the 2005-06 season, she led the team to a gold medal in the Air Canada Cup (now known as the Nations Cup). With the U18 team, she served as an assistant coach for Canada’s gold medal entry at the 2010 IIHF U18 Worlds, the first gold in the history of the Canadian U18 program. She would return to the program in 2016 as the head coach, which included Gina Kingsbury on her coaching staff.

In July 2016, Haley was one of 26 Canadians (players, instructors and coaches) that participated at the 2016 IIHF High Performance Women’s Hockey Camp in Verumaki, Finland.[4] Serving as the head coach of Team White, Mackenna Parker was the only Canadian-born player on the roster. Four-time Winter Games participant Jenny Potter served as the athlete ambassador while Emelie Berggren and Cindy Debuquet were among members of Haley’s coaching staff.[5]


In 1997, Haley was appointed as the head coach at Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia. During her time as coach, Haley recorded 118 wins, compared to 52 losses and 11 ties, posting a .682 winning percentage. The Huskies made eight appearances in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) finals with Haley as head coach, winning on four separate occasions (1998, 2003, 2004 and 2010). Of note, Haley and the Huskies qualified four times for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championship tournament. Honored as the CIS coach of the year in 2003, she would also capture the AUS coach of the year award twice.

Currently the head coach of the Ryerson Rams women ice hockey program, which competes in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, she was appointed to the position on April 1, 2011.[6] Under Haley’s tutelage, the Rams would capture their first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference victory on October 15, 2011, in a 1-0 final against the Waterloo Warriors.[7] The first head coach in program history, she has held the position in every season since the inaugural puck drop, except in 2013-14, when she was in a full-time capacity with the Canadian national women’s team competing at the Sochi Winter Games. During that season, Pierre Alain, who has also served in coaching capacities with Hockey Canada, served as the Rams head coach. Returning to the Rams in 2014 (Alain would become head coach with the Carleton Ravens), Haley would lead the club to its first postseason appearance in the spring of 2015.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2003 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Coach of the Year


  1. ^ "Chasing a dream: Former Huskies coach Lisa Haley focused on leading Team Canada to Olympic gold". 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  2. ^ "New Coach Lisa Haley". IIHF. n.d. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  3. ^ "Coaching staffs named for Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team and Canada's National Women's Development Team". Hockey Canada. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  4. ^ "Hockey Canada sends eight under-18 women to IIHF High Performance Camp in Vierumäki, Finland 18 staff among Canadian contingent at camp". Hockey Canada. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  5. ^ "2016 IIHF High Performance Camp, Verumaki, Finland: Team White" (PDF). IIHF. n.d. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  6. ^ "Lisa Haley Head Coach (Profile)". Ryerson Rams. n.d. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  7. ^ "Rams shutout Warriors, record first OUA win". Ryerson Rams. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2016-07-27.