York Lions women's ice hockey

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York Lions women's ice hockey
University York University
Conference OUA
Head coach Dan Church
7 year, 0–0–0
Arena Canlan Ice Sports - York
Capacity:
Location North York, Ontario
Colors Red and Black and White

                     

The York Lions women's ice hockey team represents York University and competes in the Ontario University Athletics conference.

History[edit]

On February 11, 2000, the Ontario University Athletics women's ice hockey program saw its longest game take place. The University of Toronto's Rhonda Mitchell scored on a 35-foot slap shot. It was the 5:07 mark of the eighth period and the Varsity Blues defeated York University. Although the victory allowed the U of T to advance to the OUA gold medal game, it was the longest in the history of Canadian women's hockey (since broken).[1] The game lasted over five hours and ten minutes. York's player of the game was goaltender Debra Ferguson,[2] as she valiantly made 63 saves over 125 minutes.

On February 5, 2011, two Lions players, forward Courtney Unruh and defender Kelsey Webster (and assistant coach Stacey Colarossi) were part of the Team Canada roster that captured gold at the 2011 Winter Universiade title as Canada defeated Finland 4-1 in the gold-medal final.[3] Autumn Mills was the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) nominee for the 2011 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Marion Hillard Award.[4]

Year by year[edit]

Year GP W L T OTL PTS
2004-05 22 1 19 2 0 4
2005-06 24 6 10 8 0 20
2006-07 24 9 14 1 0 19
2007-08 27 11 11 4 1 27
2008-09 27 15 12 0 0 30
2009-10 27 17 9 0 1 35
2010-11 27 11 16 0 0 22

International contests[edit]

Season Date Opponent Score
2009-10 October 3, 2009 Chinese Olympic hockey team 1-4
2009-10 October 4, 2009 Chinese Olympic hockey team 2-6[5]

Lions in pro hockey[edit]

Player Position Team League Accomplishments
Mandy Cole[6] Forward Brampton Thunder CWHL
Allyson Fox[7] Forward Brampton Thunder CWHL Participated in the 2010 Clarkson Cup
Kerri Palmer[8] Defense Brampton Thunder CWHL
Kelsey Webster Defense Strathmore Rockies (2009-10) WWHL

Lions selected in the CWHL Draft[edit]

The following were selected in the 2010 CWHL Draft.[9]

Player Position Team Selection
Courtney Unruh Forward Brampton Thunder #29
Allyson Fox Forward Brampton Thunder #38
Michelle Daniels Defense Brampton Thunder #47
Kelsey Webster Defense Brampton Thunder #53
Mandy Cole Forward Brampton Thunder #59
Kerri Palmer Defense Brampton Thunder #77

Awards and honors[edit]

School honors[edit]

  • Autumn Mills, York University female athlete of the week for the period ending Jan. 30, 2011.[10]

CIS honors[edit]

  • Kelsey Webster, 2010 All-CIS Second Team[11]
  • Kristin Barbara, CIS All-Rookie Team (2011–12)[12]

OUA in-season[edit]

  • Autumn Mills, Pioneer Petroleums Ontario University Athletics (OUA) female athlete of the week for the period ending Jan. 30, 2011.[13]

OUA All-Stars[edit]

  • Marnie Barow, First Team (1990–91)
  • Marnie Barow, Second Team (1991–92)
  • Marnie Barow, First Team (1992–93)
  • Heather Balbraith, Second Team (1996–97)
  • Michelle Campbell, Second Team (1989–90)
  • Michelle Clayton, First Team (1993–94)
  • Michelle Clayton, Second Team (1994–95)
  • Michelle Clayton, First Team (1995–96)
  • Allyson Fox, Second Team (1995–96)
  • Allyson Fox, First Team (1996–97)
  • Allyson Fox, Second Team (1997–98)
  • Debra Ferguson, First Team (1996–97)
  • Collette Good, Second Team (1997–98)
  • Karent Kett, Second Team (1998–99)
  • Sari Krooks, First Team (1996–97)
  • Sari Krooks, First Team (1999–2000)
  • Katie Quinn, Second Team (1993–94)
  • Katie Quinn, Second Team (1994–95)
  • Katie Quinn, First Team (1995–96)
  • Melanie Roach, First Team (1998–99)
  • Melanie Roach, First Team (1999–2000)
  • Kelsey Webster, 2010 All-OUA First Team[14]
  • Shanley White, Second Team (1997–98)[15]

Postseason awards[edit]

  • Debra Ferguson, Player of the Game, OWIAA Final (February 25, 1997) [16]
  • Debra Ferguson, Player of the Game, OUA Semifinal (February 11, 2000)
  • Collette Good, Player of the Game, OWIAA Semi-final (February 24, 1997)

International[edit]

  • In April 2011, Lions player Kiri Langford was a member of the New Zealand national team that won the gold medal at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division IV competition in Reykjavik, Iceland.[17]
  • During the month of August 2011, it was announced that Lions head coach Dan Church would also serve as the head coach during the 2011–12 Canada women's national ice hockey team.[18]
Player Event Result
Courtney Unruh 2011 Winter Universiade Gold
Kelsey Webster 2009 Winter Universiade Gold
Kelsey Webster 2011 Winter Universiade Gold

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References[edit]