Ottawa Gee Gees women's ice hockey

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The Ottawa Gee Gees represent the University of Ottawa in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s ice hockey. Home games are contested at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex, and the Gee Gees are members of the Quebec Student Sports Federation.



Date Opponent Score Notes
November 30, 2008 Syracuse Orange 4-3 (OT) [1] Game winning goal scored by Cass Breukelman


Date Opponent Score Notes
February 7, 2009 St. Thomas 3-1 Goals scored by Fannie Desforges (shorthanded), Michelle Snowden (power play), Cass Breukelman


Shelley Coolidge became head coach of the program in the spring of 2003. During the 2003-04 campaign, she guided the Gee-Gees to the CIS national championship game where they were defeated by the Alberta Pandas. In 2006-07 she guided the Gee-Gees to a 12-6-0 record, the best in program history.

On January 16, 2008, the Gee Gees hosted a game at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, as the Gee-Gees played the Carleton Ravens.[2] In 2008, the Gee-Gees hosted the CIS national tournament and finished with a 1-2 record in the tourney. Their only win came in a shoot-out victory over St. Francis Xavier, where the Gee-Gees prevailed by a 7-6 tally. Heading into the 2008-09 season, goaltender Jessika Audet was the oldest varsity student-athlete at uOttawa.

In her first appearance for the Ottawa Gee-Gees, Fannie Desforges scored a goal versus the York Lions in an exhibition game on September 20, 2008 as she scored a goal in a 4-0 shutout victory. In her first ever regular season game (contested on October 18, 2008), she scored her first CIS goal in a victory over the Concordia Stingers.[3]

Year by year[edit]

Season Wins Losses Ties Division rank
2008-09 8 8 2 2nd
2007-08 12 14 3
2006-07 12 6 0


Player Event Result
Kayla Hottot 2009 Winter Universiade Gold medal

At the 2011 Street and Ball Hockey World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, Fannie Desforges and Danika Smith participated for Team Canada. They would claim a silver in the tournament.[4]


In February 2010, Kayla Hottot was one of the female qualifiers for a Red Bull Crashed Ice competition.[5] She would advance to the 2010 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship finals in Québec City in March 2010.[6] Other Gee Gees women's ice hockey players that have competed in the Red Bull Crashed Ice include Fannie Desforges and Dominique Lefebvre.[7]

Having competed in the Red Bull Crashed Ice competitions from 2012 to 2015, Gee Gees forward Alicia Blomberg achieved a podium finish in 2014, capturing the bronze medal in the world championships. Salla Kyhala of Finland captured the gold medal while fellow Canadian Jacqueline Legere grabbed the silver medal.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Christine Allen, Second-team all-star QSSF 2006-2007
  • Christine Allen, Second-team all-star QSSF 2007-2008
  • Jessika Audet, 2008-09 second-team QSSF all-star
  • Shelley Coolidge, 2003-04 Quebec Student Sport Federation (QSSF) Coach of the Year
  • Fannie Desforges, 2008-2009 Second-team QSSF All-Star
  • Fannie Desforges, Player of the Game, Game 2 of 2010 Theresa Humes Tournament[9]
  • Fannie Desforges, Ottawa Gee Gees MVP (2011)[10]
  • Fannie Desforges, RSEQ 2012 Second Team All-Star[11]
  • Kelsey DeWit, 2008-09 second-team QSSF all-star
  • Kayla Hottot, 2008 CIS tournament all-star team
  • Joelle Levac, 2007-2008 CIS academic all-Canadian
  • Érika Pouliot, 2008-2009 second-team QSSF all-star
  • Érika Pouliot, 2012 University of Ottawa Presidents Award for Female Athletics[12]
  • Danika Smith, 2005-2006 QSSF second-team all-star
  • Danika Smith, 2006-2007 QSSF first-team all-star
  • Danika Smith, 2008-2009 QSSF Marion-Hilliard Award for best combining sport, academic and community service

Team captains[edit]

  • 2006-07, Danika Smith & Sarah McLeish
  • 2007-08, Danika Smith
  • 2008-2009, Danika Smith
  • 2010-11, Erika Pouliot
  • 2011-12, Erika Pouliot
  • 2012-13, Fannie Desforges