Carleton Ravens women's ice hockey
|Conference||Quebec Student Sport Federation|
|Arena||Carleton Ice House (500)|
|Mascot||Rodney the Raven|
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.
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.
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 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.
- Robyn Belland, 2014-15 RSEQ All-Rookie Team
- Kristen Marson, 2011 RSEQ Second All-Star Team
- Kerri Palmer, 2008 QSSF First Team All-Star
|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)|
|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)|
|9||Audrey-Ann Boutour - A||Forward||5-9||Rouyn-Noranda (QC)|
|10||Jenna Mitchell||Forward||5-4||Sault Ste. Marie|
|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|
|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)|
- "Facilities - Carleton Athletics". Carleton Athletics.
- http://goravens.carleton.ca/womens-hockey-news/do-it-for-daron-at-the-ice-house-this-weekend/[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 12, 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
- http://goravens.carleton.ca/womens-hockey-news/kerri-palmer-named-first-team-qssf-womens-ice-hockey-all-star/[permanent dead link]