Born in Lieksa, Finland, Hanna is the current Head Hockey Instructor and Senior Player Development Specialist for the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs; responsible for planning and leading ice sessions for thousands of players from beginner to elite and for training and developing OSHP instructional staff.
Hanna has been with the Senators organization for three years in both part-time and full-time positions coaching and instructing our athletes. She is one of the top instructors in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Prior to beginning her career as a professional coach and instructor, she played in the National Women’s League in Finland and represented her country internationally at the World U18 Women’s Championships in 2008 and as a member of Team Finland in 2010 and 2011.
As a Head Coach and Senior Player Development Specialist for SSHD AAA, she is responsible for player recruitment and evaluation, delivering weekly elite skill development for all players, and she will serve personally as the Team Head Coach for multiple teams.
Highlights and Additional Qualifications:
Head Hockey Instructor & Senior Player Development Specialist, OSHP
Former Finnish National Women’s League Player & Champion
Team Finland International Player (U18)
Four years as professional skills instructor
Current assistant coach with Ottawa Lady Sens Midget AA
Power Edge Pro (PEP) Certified Instructor