The 2011-12 CIS women's ice hockey season represented a season of competition in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The Calgary Dinos claimed the gold medal in the CIS postseason tournament.
- 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.  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 tournamentEdit
|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|
|Date||NCAA school||CIS school||Score||CIS goal scorers|
|Sept. 23||North Dakota||Manitoba||ND, 11-0||None|
|Sept. 23||Ohio State||Wilfrid Laurier||Ohio State, 3-1||Katherine Shirriff|
|Sept. 24||North Dakokta||Manitoba||ND, 10-0||None|
|Sat, Sep 24||Robert Morris||Waterloo||RMU, 4-1||Kelly MacLean|
|Sept. 30||Colgate||Queen's Golden Gaels||Colgate, 3-4||Brittany McHaffie, Kristin Smith, Taryn Pilon|
|Oct. 1||Vermont||McGill||McGill, 3-2||Cathy Chartrand, Jordanna Peroff, Kelsi Moffatt|
News and notesEdit
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- October 14: The Queen's Golden Gaels defeated the Chinese national women's ice hockey team by a 6-1 tally.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. It marked the Martlets first loss to a Quebec conference opponent for the first time in 108 games.
2011–12 Canada West standings
|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.
Awards and honorsEdit
- Player of the Year: Morgan McHaffie – Queen's
- Rookie of the Year: Rebecca Bouwhuis – Waterloo
- Marion Hillard Award Nominee: Jill Morillo – UOIT
- Coach of the Year: Shaun Reagan – Waterloo
- Ann-Sophie Bettez, McGill, RSEQ Most Outstanding Player
- 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 awardsEdit
- Julie Paetsch, Saskatchewan, Player of the Year
- 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 SportEdit
- 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
- ↑ http://www.canadawest.org/news/2011/8/2/WHOCKEY_0802115219.aspx
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