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.
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.
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.