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Road to PyeongChang: Haley Irwin

A closer look at the forward from Thunder Bay, Ont., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
December 31, 2017

Position: Forward
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Club Team: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
2001-02: Thunder Bay Kings (Peewee AAA)
2002-03: Norwest (Bantam AA)
2003-04: Unknown
2004-07: Toronto Aeros (PWHL)
2007-09: University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
2009-10: Centralized for Olympics
2010-12: University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
2012-13: Montreal Stars (CWHL)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-17: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 16, 2005 vs. Finland
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2007-17): 102GP 36G 41A 77P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2005-09): 18GP 9G 10A 19P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 2A 2P (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 2GP 0G 1A 1P (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 2G 4A 6P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 1GP 0G 0A 0P (gold medal)
2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 2G 2A 4P (silver medal)
2010 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 4G 1A 5P (gold medal)
2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 2G 3A 5P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“My family has always played a major role in helping me reach my goals and this centralization is no different. I would also say that a lot of medical staff (physio, osteo, doctors) played a big part in helping me get healthy. I am grateful for the positive people I have in my life.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“The first time I watched Canada’s National Women’s Team was in 1998. Soon after that, I started to dream of one day playing for Canada.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me a lot. I think the most important thing it has taught me is to never give up and to always push yourself to be a better athlete and person.”

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
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