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. [1] 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

Date TeamsRinkScoreNotes
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


NCAA exhibitionEdit

Date NCAA school CIS school Score CIS goal scorers
Sept. 23North Dakota Manitoba ND, 11-0[2]None
Sept. 23Ohio State Wilfrid LaurierOhio State, 3-1 Katherine Shirriff[3]
Sept. 24 North Dakokta Manitoba ND, 10-0[4]None
Sat, Sep 24 Robert MorrisWaterloo RMU, 4-1[5] Kelly MacLean[6]
Sept. 30ColgateQueen's Golden GaelsColgate, 3-4Brittany McHaffie, Kristin Smith, Taryn Pilon[7]
Oct. 1Vermont McGill McGill, 3-2 Cathy Chartrand, Jordanna Peroff, Kelsi Moffatt[8]

Regular seasonEdit

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.[9]
  • 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.[10] 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.[11]
  • October 14: The Queen's Golden Gaels defeated the Chinese national women's ice hockey team by a 6-1 tally.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • 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.[14]
  • 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.[15] It marked the Martlets first loss to a Quebec conference opponent for the first time in 108 games.[16]

Season standingsEdit

†* Calgary 24 20 4 0 40
Alberta 24 14 3 7 35
Saskatchewan 24 16 6 2 34
Lethbridge 24 14 8 2 30
Manitoba 24 12 8 4 28
Regina 24 7 15 2 16
UBC 24 1 21 2 4
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.[17]

Awards and honorsEdit


2012 CIS Second Team All-Canadians (left to right): Hayley Wickenheiser, Melodie Daoust, Jill Morillo, Stephanie Ramsay, and Rebecca Bouwhuis.

OUA awardsEdit

  • Player of the Year: Morgan McHaffie – Queen's[18]
  • Rookie of the Year: Rebecca Bouwhuis – Waterloo
  • Marion Hillard Award Nominee: Jill Morillo – UOIT
  • Coach of the Year: Shaun Reagan – Waterloo

RSEQ AwardsEdit

Canada West awardsEdit

  • Julie Paetsch, Saskatchewan, Player of the Year[20]
  • 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[21]



See also Edit