Carleton Ravens women's ice hockey

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Carleton Ravens
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University Carleton University
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Quebec Student Sport Federation
Location Ottawa
Arena Carleton Ice House (500)
Mascot Rodney the Raven
Colours          
Website www.goravens.ca

The Carleton Ravens are a collegiate women's ice hockey team based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Competing as the women's ice hockey team of Carleton University, the Ravens play in the Quebec Student Sports Federation (RSEQ), as part of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey championship. The team plays its home games at the Carleton Ice House, typically on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.[1]

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History[edit]

In a January 22, 2012 game against the No. 1-ranked McGill Martlets, the Ravens defeated McGill for the first time in program history via a 4-3 shootout victory. McGill had won 116 of its previous 117 games entering the upset.

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On February 4, 2012, the Ravens honoured the memory of the late Daron Richardson, daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach, Luke Richardson. The club held a charity drive for the Daron Richardson Fund (known as Do It For Daron), a program focused on raising awareness about youth mental health. Bruce MacDonald, Daron’s former coach and the father of Ravens player Kristen MacDonald participated in the ceremonial face off.[2]

Carleton's program slid into a noticeable decline in the final years of coach Shelley Coolidge's tenure, falling from a team-high third-place finish in 2011-12 to an abysmal 1-15-4 record in her final season (2013–14).

Longtime Hockey Canada deckhand Pierre Alain was named the new head coach of the program on May 2, 2014. The coach of multiple gold medal-winning national teams, Alain promised a full rebuild of the program from the ground up, starting with recruiting.

Alain's first season in charge, 2014–15, proved to be a difficult one, as players brought in under Coolidge tried to find chemistry with a strong batch of first-year recruits. Carleton sputtered to a 3-17 record, losing its final ten games in a row to slide out of playoff contention. However, an encouraging set of freshman including goaltender Katelyn Steele, defenceman Robyn Belland, and forward Sidney Weiss leave plenty of room for future optimism around the program.

Coach Alain's program began the 2015-16 campaign with a roster composed of more than 60% freshman, along with the most first-year heavy opening night lineup in Canada.

Season-by-season Record[edit]

Season W L T OTL PF PA Pts Finish
2004–05 0 14 1 0 12 83 1 4th, QSSF
2005–06 0 14 0 1 13 61 1 4th, QSSF
2006–07 5 13 0 0 26 63 10 3rd, QSSF
2007–08 7 11 0 0 27 57 14 3rd, QSSF
2008–09 7 11 0 31 61 14 3rd, QSSF
2009–10 8 12 0 39 47 16 4th, Quebec
2010–11 8 12 0 39 47 16 4th, Quebec
2011–12 9 8 3 53 75 21 3rd, Quebec
2012–13 7 12 1 46 85 15 4th, Quebec
2013–14 1 15 4 32 90 6 5th, Quebec
2014-15 3 17 0 24 96 6 5th, RSEQ

Conference awards[edit]

  • Robyn Belland, 2014-15 RSEQ All-Rookie Team
  • Kristen Marson, 2011 RSEQ Second All-Star Team[3]
  • Kerri Palmer, 2008 QSSF First Team All-Star[4]

2015-16 Season[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Hometown
1 Arden Earhart Goaltender 6- Toronto
31 Hailey Perreault Goaltender 5-6 Kinburn
33 Katelyn Steele Goaltender 5-7 Markham
2 Robyn Belland - A Defence 5-7 Barrie
3 Maude Ranger Defence 5-2 Saint-Lazare (QC)
6 Hedda Gjerde Defence 5-6 Honefoss (NOR)
11 Meghan Lowry Defence 5-9 Ottawa
14 Samantha Taylor Defence 5-4 Dollard-des-Ormeaux (QC)
20 Nicole Allison Defense 5-6 Pointe-Claire (QC)
55 Valerie Bouillon Defence 5-5 Victoriaville (QC)
66 Jennifer Semkowski Defence 5-9 London
4 Nicole Miners Forward 5-7 London
7 Kaylie Welk Forward 5-4 Killaloe
9 Audrey-Ann Boutour - A Forward 5-9 Rouyn-Noranda (QC)
10 Jenna Mitchell Forward 5-4 Sault Ste. Marie
12 Leah Scott Forward 5-2 Ottawa
16 Hannah Dinovitzer Forward 5-7 Ottawa
17 Jamie Wainman Forward 5-7 Orillia
18 Shannon Pearson Forward 5-6 Paris
19 Katie Strain Forward 5-8 Ajax
21 Meghan Edgar Forward 5-3 Paris
23 Sidney Weiss Forward 5-9 Sarnia
24 Mackenzie Coney Forward 5-4 Stittsville
25 Alexandra Zion Forward 5-3 Manotick
27 Sherry Duncan Forward 5-5 Val-des-Monts (QC)
77 Becky Davidson Forward 5-6 Delburne (AB)
91 Tawnya Guindon - C Forward 5-6 Clarence Creek

Coaching Staff[edit]

Staff Role Name Previous
Head Coach Pierre Alain Hockey Canada
Assistant Coach Lyne Landry Ottawa (CWHL), player
Assistant Coach Marie-Michelle Poirier North Dakota (NCAA), player
Goalie Coach Tom Dempsey Ottawa 67's (OHL)
Team Manager Sara Seiler German National Team, player
Equipment Manager Brittany Simpson Hockey Canada
Athletic Therapist Kelly Patchell Multiple
Assistant Equipment Manager Shannon Nix Carleton, player
Strength & Conditioning Nick Westcott Florida Everblades (ECHL)

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