University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks

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UOIT Ridgebacks
Logo
University University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Ontario University Athletics
Athletic director Ken Babcock
Location Oshawa, Ontario
Varsity teams 10
Arena Campus Ice Centre
Mascot Hunter the Ridgeback
Nickname Ridgebacks
Colours
     Dark Blue       White
Website www.goridgebacks.com

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks are the athletic teams that represent the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology was founded in 2002. The UOIT Ridgebacks have been competing in Ontario University Athletics since 2006 and have been a member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport since 2008.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks compete in tennis, soccer, lacrosse, curling, golf, rowing, dance, and hockey.

Logo & Mascot[edit]

UOIT's athletic team colours are blue and white.

The university's mascot and logo is based on a Rhodesian Ridgeback breed of dog. The idea of relating the infamous Ridgeback to the university's athletic program is that the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large and well muscled hunting dog that is legendary for its ability and use in hunting down lions. Strong and extremely competitive by nature, the Ridgeback is also lightning quick and deftly alert while constantly paying attention to its surroundings. Known as a dominant dog with aggressive instincts, the Ridgeback moves, not only like a hunting dog, but like a dog of prey. It is strong willed and confident and thrives on vigorous exercise and athletic activities. It is equally as tough in the water as it is on land.[1]

Men's Ice Hockey[edit]

Ridgebacks' goalie lining up for face-off (September 2013).
Ridgebacks' warming up the goalie (September 2013).

The current Head Coach of the team is Craig Fisher, joining his staff for the 2014-15 season will be; former Interim Head Coach Justin Caruana in the role of Associate Head Coach, Brad Gauld and former Ridgeback player Luke VanMoerkerke as assistant coaches, Mark Fitzgerald returning as strength and conditioning coach, and former Ridgeback Scott Baker in the role of head scout.

The UOIT Ridgeback Men's Ice Hockey program began with Head Coach Marlin Muylaert, the first head coach of the program to be hired for the inaugural season. Muylaert ended his seventh season behind the bench early and was let go mid way through the '13-14 campaign. Assistant Coach Justin Caruana would be given the Interim Head Coach tag and complete the season with the rest of Muylaert's coaching staff, composed of Assistant Coaches; Rob Whistle, and David Brown, Goaltending Coach Ian Young, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Fitzgerald. The University announced two weeks before the start of 13-14 OUA playoffs that Craig Fisher had been hired as the new Head Coach for the 2014-15 season.


UOIT Ridgeback's OUA Regular Seasons[edit]

Season League Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Pct GF GA Coach Result
2007-08 CIS OUA Mid West 28 6 19 3 0 15 0.214 60 128 Marlin Muylaert 4th Division, 17th League
2008-09 CIS OUA Mid West 28 7 16 5 0 19 0.250 83 130 Marlin Muylaert 4th Division, 16th League
2009-10 CIS OUA West 28 11 15 2 0 24 0.393 90 119 Marlin Muylaert 8th Division, 15th League
2010-11 CIS OUA West 28 12 12 4 0 28 0.429 82 100 Marlin Muylaert 7th Division, 12th League
2011-12 CIS OUA West 28 6 21 1 0 13 0.214 86 138 Marlin Muylaert 9th Division, 18th League
2012-13 CIS OUA West 28 11 16 1 0 23 0.393 92 112 Marlin Muylaert 8th Division, 16th League
2013-14 CIS OUA East 28 8 16 4 0 20 0.286 64 11 Marlin Muylaert/Justin Caruana 8th Division, 17th League
2014-15 CIS OUA East 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 Craig Fisher Yet to Begin


UOIT Ridgeback Skaters All-Time/Career Stat Leaders[edit]

Player Name Games Played Goals Assists Points PTS/GP
Josh Vatri 104 56 49 105 1.01
Tony Rizzi 138 49 54 103 0.75
Nathan Spaling 112 30 61 91 0.81
Luke VanMoerkerke 105 27 43 70 0.67
Mike Noyes 112 20 47 67 0.60
Kyle Wetering 97 27 34 61 0.63
Brendan Wise* 101 30 23 53 0.52
Derrick Bagshaw 74 26 25 51 0.69
Scott Baker 78 20 31 51 0.65
Brent Varty 84 13 31 44 0.52
Jesse Stoughton* 46 28 15 43 0.93

*Denotes Active Player

UOIT Ridgeback Goalies All-Time/Career Stat Leaders[edit]

Player Name Games Played Minutes Played Wins Win % Shutouts Goals Against Saves Goals Against Average Save %
Colin Dzijacky* 26 1338 7 0.269 1 78 716 3.50 0.902
Jason Guy 67 3595 21 0.313 2 234 2003 3.91 0.895
Josh Evans 8 154 0 0.00 0 12 97 4.68 0.890
Bryce O'Hagan 25 1419 10 0.400 1 88 702 3.72 0.889
Josh Sturrock 6 143 0 0.00 0 10 74 4.20 0.881
Jacob Rattie* 18 721 3 0.167 0 56 410 4.66 0.880
Matt Mateja 43 2155 9 0.209 1 168 1211 4.68 0.878
Jeff Dawson 44 1913 8 0.182 0 140 939 4.39 0.870
Jesse Raymond* 2 102 0 0.00 0 8 45 4.71 0.849

*Denotes Active Player

Women's Ice Hockey[edit]

Men's Soccer[edit]

Women's Soccer[edit]

Women's Lacrosse[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Rowing[edit]

The Ridgebacks rowing team was first established in 2005 and currently operate out of Durham Rowing Club in Port Perry, Ontario. Currently the team competes in Ontario level Regetta's during the months of September and October. Complete with Men's and Women's rowing Novice and Varsity levels.[2]

Curling[edit]

Golf[edit]

Dance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UOIT Tradition". University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "UOIT Rowing". 

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