Deanna IwanickaWomen’s hockey coach Deanna Iwanicka comes to the Lancers from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Full-time coach to lead Lancer women’s hockey

The Lancer women’s hockey program has its first full-time head coach with the appointment of Deanna Iwanicka.

Athletics director Mike Havey hailed her experience: 10 years coaching the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology women’s varsity squad, which included three Alberta college titles.

“She has done an outstanding job in building NAIT women’s hockey into a perennial championship powerhouse,” Havey said. “We look forward to her leading our Lancer women’s hockey program in the years ahead.”

Iwanicka won a U Sports championship as a student-athlete at the University of Alberta and says she sees great potential in the Lancers: “I see this as a chance to really practice what I preach, to be comfortable being uncomfortable and to be my best by being better every single time.”

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