2011–12 Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey season

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The 2011–12 Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey season represented a season of play in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey. The Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey program claimed their first CIS national title.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport encourages competition with a sense of fair-play


  • On August 2, 2011, Jen Rawson left her assistant coaching position with the Toronto Lady Blues to assume the head coaching role for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.[1] In the previous year, the Thunderbirds ranked sixth in the Canada West standings with a won loss record of 7-16-1. Rawson will attempt to help the squad qualify for its first trip to the postseason since the 2008-09 season.


Carleton Ravens invitational tournament[edit]

Date Teams Rink Score Notes
Sept. 22 Queen’s vs. Ottawa Carleton Rink A Queen’s 4 – Ottawa 3 SO
Sept. 22 Calgary vs. Toronto Carleton Rink B Calgary 3 – Toronto 1
Sept. 22 Carleton vs. UBC Carleton Rink A Carleton 7 – UBC 1
Sept. 23 Toronto vs. Carleton Carleton Rink A Toronto 4 – Carleton 3
Sept. 23 Ottawa vs. UBC Carleton Rink B Ottawa 2 – UBC 0
Sept. 23 Queen’s vs. Calgary Carleton Rink A Calgary 6 – Queen’s 1
Sept. 24 UBC vs. Queen’s Carleton Rink A Queen’s 2 – UBC 0
Sept. 24 Toronto vs. Ottawa Carleton Rink B Ottawa 3 – Toronto 2 SO
Sept. 24 Calgary vs. Carleton Carleton Rink A Calgary 5 – Carleton 0
Sept. 25 Calgary vs. Ottawa Carleton Rink A Calgary 4 – Ottawa 2
Sept. 25 Toronto vs. UBC Carleton Rink B UBC 3 – Toronto 0
Sept. 25 Carleton vs. Queen’s Carleton Rink A Queen’s 5 – Carleton 2


NCAA exhibition[edit]

Date NCAA school CIS school Score CIS goal scorers
Sept. 23 North Dakota Manitoba ND, 11-0[2] None
Sept. 23 Ohio State Wilfrid Laurier Ohio State, 3-1 Katherine Shirriff[3]
Sept. 24 North Dakokta Manitoba ND, 10-0[4] None
Sat, Sep 24 Robert Morris Waterloo RMU, 4-1[5] Kelly MacLean[6]
Sept. 30 Colgate Queen's Golden Gaels Colgate, 3-4 Brittany McHaffie, Kristin Smith, Taryn Pilon[7]
Oct. 1 Vermont McGill McGill, 3-2 Cathy Chartrand, Jordanna Peroff, Kelsi Moffatt[8]

Regular season[edit]

News and notes[edit]

  • September 27, 2011: Hayley Wickenheiser was honoured as a CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadian. She became the first Calgary Dinos student-athlete to earn the top academic honour in CIS since soccer player Kelly Matheson in 2000.[9]
  • October 7: Leslie Oles scored twice, while adding a pair of assists as the McGill Martlets defeated Concordia by a 7-5 tally. It was the Martlets 106th consecutive victory over conference opponents. The win was also their 38th in a row over the Concordia Stingers.[10] Head coach Peter Smith earned his 301st career win.
  • October 13: During the weekend of October 14–16, all CIS hockey teams will use the RUBR brand puck. It is a Canadian-made hockey puck produced with rubber tapped naturally from the trees of Liberia.[11]
  • October 14: The Queen's Golden Gaels defeated the Chinese national women's ice hockey team by a 6-1 tally.[12]
  • October 14: Saskatchewan Huskies players Kelsey Tulloch and Danny Stone each logged a pair of goals to win their season opener versus the Regina Cougars by a 7-1 tally.[13]
  • October 16: Laura Jordan of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds tallied two goals in a 4-2 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns. It was Jen Rawson's first win as the UBC head coach.[14]
  • October 29: Montreal Carabins skater Ariane Barker scored with 71 seconds left to give the squad a 3-2 win at McConnell Arena. Martlets goaltender Charline Labonte took the loss for the Martlets, giving her a 69-2 overall record in her CIS career.[15] It marked the Martlets first loss to a Quebec conference opponent for the first time in 108 games.[16]

Season standings[edit]

†* Calgary 24 20 4 0 40
Alberta 24 14 3 7 35
Saskatchewan 24 16 6 2 34
Lethbridge 24 14 8 2 30
Manitoba 24 12 8 4 28
Regina 24 7 15 2 16
UBC 24 1 21 2 4
Championship: Calgary
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion


  • On February 25, 2012, Iya Gavrilova scored the game-winning goal in the deciding game of the 2012 Canada West tournament, as the Calgary Dinos claimed their first ever tournament title.[17]

Awards and honors[edit]

OUA awards[edit]

  • Player of the Year: Morgan McHaffie – Queen's[18]
  • Rookie of the Year: Rebecca Bouwhuis – Waterloo
  • Marion Hillard Award Nominee: Jill Morillo – UOIT
  • Coach of the Year: Shaun Reagan – Waterloo

RSEQ Awards[edit]

  • Ann-Sophie Bettez, McGill, RSEQ Most Outstanding Player[19]
  • Melodie Daoust, McGill, RSEQ Rookie of the Year
  • Kristen MacDonald, Carleton, RSEQ Leadership and Social Implication Award
  • Peter Smith, McGill, RSEQ Coach of the Year

Canada West awards[edit]

  • Julie Paetsch, Saskatchewan, Player of the Year[20]
  • Kelsey Tulloch, Saskatchewan, Canada West nominee, Marion Hilliard Award
  • 2012 Canada West Rookie of the Year: Sadie Lenstra
  • 2012 Canada West Coach of the Year: Chandy Kaip, Lethbridge

Atlantic University Sport[edit]

  • Atlantic University Sport Most valuable player: Alex Normore, St. Francis Xavier
  • Atlantic University Sport Rookie of the Year: Marie-Pier Arsenault, Moncton
  • Atlantic University Sport Most sportsmanlike player, Ashlyn Somers, Mount Allison Mounties
  • Atlantic University Sport Student-athlete community service award, Kayla Blackmore, St. Thomas
  • Atlantic University Sport Coach of the Year, Bruce Donaldson, UPEI[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/news/2011/8/2/WHOCKEY_0802115219.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.fightingsioux.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=6403&DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=205276861
  3. ^ http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/092311aab.html
  4. ^ http://www.fightingsioux.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=6403&DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=205277139
  5. ^ http://www.rmucolonials.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=6531&DB_OEM_ID=13900&ATCLID=205288849
  6. ^ http://www.rmucolonials.com/newLiveStats/IceHockey/index.dbml?GAME_STAT_ID=573814&db_oem_id=13900
  7. ^ http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2011/10/1/HOCKEYW_1001115944.aspx
  8. ^ http://www.mcgill.ca/athletics/newsroom/spotlight/item/?item_id=185333[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.godinos.com/news/2011/9/27/GEN_0927114720.aspx?path=whockey
  10. ^ http://www.mcgill.ca/athletics/newsroom/spotlight/item/?item_id=193538
  11. ^ http://www.varsityblues.ca/news/2011/10/13/MHOCKEY_1013113842.aspx
  12. ^ http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2011/10/14/HOCKEYW_1014112015.aspx
  13. ^ http://huskies.usask.ca/news/2011/October/2011-10-14-whoc/index.php
  14. ^ http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/news/2011/10/16/ICEW_1016114128.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.montrealgazette.com/McGill+hockey+Martlets+game+streak+comes/5628886/story.html[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ http://www.mcgill.ca/athletics/newsroom/spotlight/item/?item_id=211663[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wice/2011-12/boxscores_post/20120225_ya3f.xml
  18. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/wice/2011-12/releases/20120224-oua
  19. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/wice/2011-12/releases/20120221-rseq
  20. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/wice/2011-12/releases/20120223-cw
  21. ^ http://goxgo.ca/news/2012/3/2/WH_0302120611.aspx[permanent dead link]

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