The UOIT Ridgebacks women's ice hockey team represents the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in the Ontario University Athletics conference. Former Winter Games silver medalist Karen Nystrom is the Ridgebacks head coach.


The Ridgebacks joined the CIS in 2006-07. By winning the 2012 Marion Hilliard Award, Jill Morillo became the first UOIT ice hockey player to receive a CIS award. During the 2011-12 campaign, she was the Ridgebacks team captain. In 26 OUA conference games, she accumulated 32 points (17 goals and 15 assists, all new program highs)[1] to rank third in conference scoring. By being named an OUA first team all-star in 2012, Morillo became the first Ridgebacks women’s hockey player to earn first team all-star status.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Jill Morillo, CIS Academic All-Canadian in 2010-11
  • Jill Morillo, 2011 James-Baun Cup (presented to a student who shows commitment, dedication, and perseverance, in the pursuit of excellence)
  • Jill Morillo, 2012 Marion Hilliard Award[2]
  • Jill Morillo, CIS Second Team All-Star (2011-12)
  • Jill Morillo, OUA First-team All-Star (2011-12)[3]


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