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UOIT RIDGEBACKS MEN'S HOCKEY

“OLD-TIME HOCKEY”


GENERAL INFORMATION QUICK FACTS University Information Location.............................................. Oshawa, Ontario Enrollment.......................................... 7,442 Founded............................................. 2002 Nickname............................................ Ridgebacks Affiliation............................................. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Conference......................................... Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Colours............................................... Blue & White University President............................ Dr. Tim McTiernan Athletic Director.................................. Ken Babcock Mascot................................................ Hunter the Ridgeback Arena.................................................. Campus Ice Centre (The Dog Pound) Capacity.............................................. 800 Athletic Department Phone #.............. (905) 721-3040 Website............................................... www.uoitridgebacks.com Mailing Address.................................. 2000 Simcoe St. North Oshawa, Ontario • L1H 7K4

Hockey Operations Head Coach........................................ Marlin Muylaert (5th Year) Associate Coach................................. Craig Fisher Assistant Coach.................................. Alex Welker Assistant Coach.................................. TJ Legge Goaltending Coach............................. Scott Webster Strength and Conditioning.................. Mark Fitzgerald Video Coach....................................... Michael Riseley Equipment Manager........................... Joe Boehmker Student Therapist............................... Shannon Mortson Student Trainer................................... Dave Copithorne Athletic Therapist................................ Alison Chasczewski Athletic Therapist................................ Jessica Salt Athletic Therapist................................ Saul Behrman Arena General Manager..................... Tim Watson Game Day Supervisor........................ Brody Coles Web Play-by-Play............................... Peter Campbell PA Announcer.................................... Nathan Foote

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome to Ridgeback Country....................... 1 Quick Facts....................................................... 2 Director’s Message........................................... 3 Schedule........................................................... 4 Roster............................................................... 5 Media Roster.................................................... 7 Player Profiles.................................................. 8 Coaching Staff................................................ 13 Athletic Facilities............................................. 16 General Information........................................ 18 OUA Award Winners...................................... 19 Team Photo.................................................... 20 2010-11 Results............................................. 22 UOIT Men’s Hockey History........................... 24 OUA League Format...................................... 29 OUA Year in Review....................................... 30 OUA History.................................................... 31 UOIT Traditions.............................................. 32 OUA Opponents............................................. 33 CREDITS The 2011-12 Media Guide was written, edited, designed and compiled by the UOIT Sports Information office.

Athletic Staff Directory Athletic Director.................................. Ken Babcock (905) 721-3047 ken.babcock@uoit.ca Head Coach........................................ Marlin Muylaert (905) 260-0372 marlin.muylaert@uoit.ca Athletic Coordinator............................ Scott Barker (905) 721-8668 Ext. 2548 scott.barker@uoit.ca Sports Information Coordinator.............. Scott Dennis (905) 721-8668 Ext. 2784 scott.dennis@uoit.ca Athletic Therapists.............................. Alison Chasczewski/Jessica Salt (905) 721-8668 Ext. 2081 athletictherapy@dc-uoit.ca

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Action Photos courtesy of Al Fournier

OUA PROVINCIAL OFFICE Jessica Barrett , Communications (905) 540-5156 jessica.barrett@oua.ca

CIS NATIONAL OFFICE Michel Belanger, Communications (613) 562-5670 belanger@universitysport.ca

CAMPUS ICE CENTRE Tim Watson, General Manager (905) 721-3230 tim.watson@dc-uoit.ca


DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE It is the fifth year of UOIT Ridgebacks hockey and we expect bigger and better things from the blue and white at the Dog Pound after back-to-back playoff seasons!!! As we move ahead, we look to continue to provide the best staff, coaches and students at our campus with the common focus of excellence for everyone. The vision includes our campus being Canada’s leader in athletics, recreation and wellness programs, combined with top flight athletic facilities. All of which will enrich the overall post secondary experience for our students. Our intentions are to deliver a top rated, first class varsity hockey program which becomes an annual contender in the OUA and CIS. This will build a sense of pride and community on campus and will support the successful recruitment of students. The OUA is an exciting brand of hockey and we think once you have witnessed a game, you will keep coming back. Head Coach Marlin Muylaert and his coaching staff are back for another season, as they look to build off the momentum generated from last years’ success. The Campus Ice Centre, aptly nicknamed the Dog Pound, is the official home of the Ridgebacks and was packed with fans of all ages last year. The twin pad arena complex, located right on campus, has a seating capacity in the main rink for 550 with standing room for another 250 and makes for an exciting atmosphere at home games! There is also an amazing restaurant on the second level (Shagwell’s on the Ridge) that overlooks the ice. Each Ridgebacks team also has it’s own specially designed change room, coaching space, laundry and equipment storage. This season, we look to continue building a winning tradition at UOIT with the high caliber of coaching staff assembled along with a highly talented roster we have in place. We can’t do it however without great fans and supporters. We hope you enjoy year five of Ridgebacks hockey! LET’S GO RIDGEBACKS! Ken Babcock Director of Athletics

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2011-12 SCHEDULE DATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Friday, September 23 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Saturday, October 1 Sunday, October 2 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 08 Friday, October 14 Saturday, October 15 Wednesday, October 19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Friday, October 28 Saturday, October 29 Friday, November 4 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 05 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Saturday, November 19 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Friday, November 25 Wednesday, November 30 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Friday, January 6 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 Saturday, January 21 FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Saturday, January 28 Friday, February 3 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 09 Saturday, February 11

OPPONENT RYERSON* QUEEN’S* @ Nipissing* LAURIER* @ Michigan* @ Bowling Green* YORK @ Queen’s @ RMC @ Guelph BROCK @ Lakehead @ Lakehead @ Waterloo YORK WINDSOR WINDSOR WESTERN @ Guelph WATERLOO @ Western @ Brock TORONTO RYERSON @ Brock LAKEHEAD LAKEHEAD GUELPH @ York LAURIER @ Waterloo @ Windsor WESTERN @ Laurier

* Exhibition Games ** OUA and CIS Playoff dates to be determined All dates & times (EST) are subject to change Home games in BOLD CAPS Complete OUA Schedules can be viewed online at www.oua.ca 2011-12 UOIT RIDGEBACKS MEN’S HOCKEY MEDIA GUIDE I WWW.UOITRIDGEBACKS.COM

TIME 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM


2011-12 ROSTER 2011-12 NUMERICAL ROSTER # 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 15 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 34 35 57 77

NAME Matt Pasztor Patrick Moran Mike Noyes Jeremy Whelan Shawn Connors Michael Montgomery Kyle Wetering Devin Roezler Aeric Annetta Brendan Wise Josh Vatri James Woodcroft Andrew Randazzo Ryan Oliver Jesse Stoughton Steve Spade Kody Musselman Kevin George Tony Rizzi Jacob Rattie Jason Guy Jeff Dawson Luke VanMoerkerke Chris Purves

POS D D D RW D C LW C D RW RW RW D LW C D RW RW RW G G G LW D

S R R L R R L L L L R R R R R L R R R R L R L L L

HT Weight YR 6’2 190 2 6’0 210 1 6’3 205 4 6’0 185 4 6’0 205 2 6’0 200 2 6’0 195 4 6’0 175 1 6’1 180 1 6’0 190 2 6’2 210 4 6’2 185 1 5’9 218 1 5’11 190 3 5’9 160 1 6’2 210 4 6’2 208 1 6’0 190 2 6’3 220 4 6’1 175 2 5’11 185 3 5’10 175 4 6’3 235 2 6’4 210 4

PROGRAM Commerce Communications Criminology & Justice Finance Criminology & Justice Criminology & Justice Commerce Communications Concurrent Education Communications Criminology & Justice Communications Business Criminology & Justice Criminology & Justice Commerce Criminology & Justice Communications Criminology & Justice Business Engineering Engineering Commerce Health Science

HOMETOWN Langton, Ont. Highland, Mi. Lucan, Ont. Pickering, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. Oshawa, Ont. Pickering, Ont. Chatham, Ont. Vaughan, Ont. Stouffville, Ont. Barrie, Ont. Milton, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Brooklin, Ont. Bobcaygeon, Ont. Rochester, N.Y. Oshawa, Ont. Uxbridge, Ont. Kingston, Ont. Niagara Falls, Ont. Whitby, Ont. Bracebridge, Ont. Tillsonburg, Ont. Scarborough, Ont.

PREVIOUS TEAM Grande Prairie AJHL Couchiching OPJHL St. Mary’s OPJHL Huntsville OPJHL Niagara Falls GOPJHL Welland GOPJHL Toronto OPJHL Chamham GOPJHL Port Hope OPJHL North York OPJHL Kingston OHL Brampton OPJHL Drummondville QMJHL Norwich University Sarina OHL Hamilton OPJHL Stoney Creek GOPJHL Lindsay OPJHL Wellington OPJHL Niagara Falls GOPJHL Newmarket OPJHL Huntsville OPJHL Brantford OPJHL Newmarket OPJHL

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HT Weight YR 6’1 180 1 6’0 205 2 5’10 175 4 6’0 190 2 5’11 185 3 6’0 200 2 6’0 210 1 6’2 208 1 6’3 205 4 5’11 190 3 6’2 190 2 6’4 210 4 5’9 218 1 6’1 175 2 6’3 220 4 6’0 175 1 6’2 210 4 5’9 160 1 6’3 235 2 6’2 210 4 6’0 195 4 6’0 185 4 6’0 190 2 6’2 185 1

PROGRAM Concurrent Education Criminology & Justice Engineering Communications Engineering Criminology & Justice Communications Criminology & Justice Criminology & Justice Criminology & Justice Commerce Health Science Business Business Criminology & Justice Communications Commerce Criminology & Justice Commerce Criminology & Justice Commerce Finance Communications Communications

HOMETOWN Vaughan, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. Bracebridge, Ont. Uxbridge, Ont. Whitby, Ont. Oshawa, Ont. Highland, Mi. Oshawa, Ont. Lucan, Ont. Brooklin, Ont. Langton, Ont. Scarborough, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Niagara Falls, Ont. Kingston, Ont. Chatham, Ont. Rochester, N.Y. Bobcaygeon, Ont. Tillsonburg, Ont. Barrie, Ont. Pickering, Ont. Pickering, Ont. Stouffville, Ont. Milton, Ont.

PREVIOUS TEAM Port Hope OPJHL Niagara Falls GOPJHL Huntsville OPJHL Lindsay OPJHL Newmarket OPJHL Welland GOPJHL Couchiching OPJHL Stoney Creek GOPJHL St. Mary’s OPJHL Norwich University Grande Prairie AJHL Newmarket OPJHL Drummondville QMJHL Niagara Falls GOPJHL Wellington OPJHL Chamham GOPJHL Hamilton OPJHL Sarina OHL Brantford OPJHL Kingston OHL Toronto OPJHL Huntsville OPJHL North York OPJHL Brampton OPJHL

2011-12 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER # 15 8 35 27 34 9 4 25 5 22 3 77 21 30 28 12 24 23 57 19 10 6 17 20

NAME Aeric Annetta Shawn Connors Jeff Dawson Kevin George Jason Guy Michael Montgomery Patrick Moran Kody Musselman Mike Noyes Ryan Oliver Matt Pasztor Chris Purves Andrew Randazzo Jacob Rattie Tony Rizzi Devin Roezler Steve Spade Jesse Stoughton Luke VanMoerkerke Josh Vatri Kyle Wetering Jeremy Whelan Brendan Wise James Woodcroft

POS D D G RW G C D RW D LW D D D G RW C D C LW RW LW RW RW RW

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CAPTAIN’S CORNER


2011-12 MEDIA ROSTER

3 - MATT PASZTOR

4 - PATRICK MORAN

5 - MIKE NOYES

6 - JEREMY WHELAN

8 - SHAWN CONNORS

9 - MIKE MONTGOMERY

Defence 6-2, 190 (2) Langton, Ont.

Defence 6-0, 210 (1) Highland, MI

Defence 6-3, 205 (4) Lucan, Ont.

Right Wing 6-0, 185 (4) Pickering, Ont.

Defence 6-0, 205 (2) Chatham, Ont.

Centre 6-0, 200 (2) Oshawa, Ont.

10 - KYLE WETERING

12 - DEVON ROEZLER

15 - AERIC ANNETTA

17 - BRENDAN WISE

19 - JOSH VATRI

20 - JAMES WOODCROFT

Left Wing 6-0, 195 (4) Pickering, Ont.

Centre 6-0, 175 (1) Chatham, Ont.

Defence 6-1, 180 (1) Vaughan, Ont.

Right Wing 6-0, 190 (2) Stouffville, Ont.

Right Wing 6-2, 210 (4) Barrie, Ont.

Right Wing 6-2, 185 (1) Milton, Ont.

21 - ANDREW RANDAZZO

22 - RYAN OLIVER

23 - JESSE STOUGHTON

24 - STEVE SPADE

25 - KODY MUSSELMAN

27 - KEVIN GEORGE

Defence 5-9, 218 (1) Hamilton, Ont.

Left Wing 5-11, 190 (3) Brooklin, Ont.

Centre 5-9, 160 (1) Bobcaygeon, Ont.

Defence 6-2, 210 (4) Rochester, NY

Right Wing 6-2, 208 (1) Oshawa, Ont.

Right Wing 6-0, 190 (2) Uxbridge, Ont.

28 - TONY RIZZI

30 - JACOB RATTIE

34 - JASON GUY

35 - JEFF DAWSON

57 - LUKE VANMOERKERKE

77 - CHRIS PURVES

Right Wing 6-3, 220 (4) Kingston, Ont.

Goalie 6-1, 175 (2) Niagara Falls, Ont.

Goalie 5-11, 185 (3) Whitby, Ont.

Goalie 5-10, 175 (4) Bracebridge, Ont.

Left Wing 6-3, 235 (2) Tillsonburg, Ont.

Defence 6-4, 210 (4) Scarborough, Ont.

MARLIN MUYLAERT

CRAIG FISHER

ALEX WELKER

TJ LEGGE

MICHAEL RISELEY

JOE BOEHMKER

Head Coach (5)

Associate Coach (2)

Assistant Coach (5)

Assistant Coach (1)

Video Coach (4)

Equipment Manager (2)

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2011-12 PLAYER PROFILES

3

Matt PASZTOR

DEFENCE 6-2 • 190 • 2 • Commerce • Langton, Ont. • Grand Prairie AJHL

Pasztor had an excellent first season with the Ridgebacks, as he was named the team’s and overall freshman athlete of the year. The commerce major finished third in OUA Western conference freshman defensive scoring and second in UOIT defensive scoring. He led the Ridgebacks in plus/minus while UOIT had the second best power play in the OUA at home. Pasztor was a workhorse for Grande Prairie of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in 2009-10, playing in all 69 games for the Storm including nine playoff games. Prior to going out west, Pasztor played one season with the Aurora Tigers of the OPJHL (2008-09) and two seasons with the St. Thomas Stars in the Western Ontario Hockey League (WOHL). Playing in the WOHL from 2006-07 to 2007-08, Pasztor played in 91 games throughout the regular season, recording 55 points, 26 of which were on the power play. Pasztor was selected by Mississauga in the 2005 Ontario Hockey League draft. Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 28 28

G 2 2

A 10 10

PTS 12 12

PIM 22 22

PPG 2 2

SHG 0 0

GWG 0 0

OTG 0 0

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.43 0.43

PIM/G 0.79 0.79

Patrick MORAN

DEFENCE 6-0 • 210 • 1 • Communications • Highland, MI • Couchiching OPJHL - Guelph OHL

4

Moran joins the Ridgebacks after a three year career in the OHL in which he played for the Guelph Storm and Windsor Spitfires. He played in over 100 games in the OHL including five in the postseason. He is a steady defensive defenceman who spent the last two seasons in the OPJHL where he had back-to-back 26 point seasons for the Georgetown Raiders and the Aurora Tigers.

5

Mike NOYES “A”

DEFENCE 6-3 • 205 • 4 • Criminology & Justice • Lucan, Ont. • St. Mary’s OPJHL

Noyes had his best overall season with the Ridgebacks in 2010-11 as he was named the team’s MVP. He led the defence in scoring with 13 points and was a consistent force in the team’s own zone. In 2009-10, Noyes led the Ridgebacks blueline in points with four goals and eight assists. In his freshman year, he emerged as the leading rookie defencemen in scoring for the OUA and second overall in the entire league with eight goals and 15 assists. Noyes earned provincial recognition with a spot on the OUA all-rookie team. Noyes is the Ridgebacks all-time leader in power play goals with 11 and leads all defencemen with 48 career points. Prior to joining UOIT, Noyes was named the Caley Cup player of the year in the Western Ontario Hockey League playing for the St. Mary’s Lincolns. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 28 28 28 84

G 8 4 5 17

A 15 8 8 31

PTS 23 12 13 48

PIM 8 4 18 30

PPG 6 3 2 11

SHG 0 0 0 0

GWG 1 0 0 1

OTG 0 0 0 0

SOG 1 1 0 2

SOA 2 3 0 5

Pt/G 0.82 0.43 0.46 0.57

PIM/G 0.29 0.14 0.64 0.36

Jeremy WHELAN

RIGHT WING 6-0 • 185 • 4 • Finance • Pickering, Ont. • Huntsville OPJHL- Mississauga OHL

6

Whelan brings an abundance of intensity going into his fourth year with the Ridgebacks. His fierce speed and quick shot have allowed him to play both on the wing and also a few shifts on the blueline for the power play. Whelan is the all-time leader in postseason scoring with three points. Whelan missed almost half of the 2009-10 season with a separated shoulder, but bounced back in 2010-11 playing in 26 games and recording 12 points. In his freshman season with the Ridgebacks, Whelan led the team in penalty minutes with 82 (a single season high), punishing opposing teams on the forecheck with his strength and speed. Whelan is second all-time in Ridgebacks penalty minutes with 161 in his career. In 2007-08, Whelan averaged over a point per game splitting time with the Hamilton Red Wings and Huntsville Otters. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 21 15 26 62

G 3 6 5 14

A 2 4 7 13

PTS 5 10 12 27

PIM 82 35 44 161

PPG 0 0 0 0

SHG 0 0 0 0

GWG 1 0 1 2

OTG 0 0 0 0

SOG 0 0 0 0

SOA 0 0 0 0

Pt/G 0.24 0.67 0.46 0.44

PIM/G 3.90 2.33 1.69 2.60

Shawn CONNORS

DEFENCE 6-0 • 205 • 2 • Criminology & Justice • Chatham, Ont. • Niagara Falls GOPJHL - Kingston OHL

8

Connors had a solid freshman season with the Ridgebacks as he played in 16 conference games. The stay at home defenceman also made two playoff appearances against Laurier in the opening round. Prior to joining UOIT, Connors had plenty of success in two seasons with the Niagara Falls Canucks. The blueliner was one of the league’s top scoring defenceman, recording 92 points in 95 games. He was also a dominant physical presence for the Canucks recording 283 penalty minutes. The Chatham native was drafted by the Kingston Frontenacs in the fourth round of the 2004 OHL draft. He played for the Frontenacs in 2005-06, where his team finished with a 37-24-4-3 record, good enough for second place in the East Division. He was plus one in 51 games.

Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 16 16

G 0 0

A 2 2

PTS 2 2

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PIM 16 16

PPG 0 0

SHG 0 0

GWG 0 0

OTG 0 0

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.13 0.13

PIM/G 1.00 1.00


2011-12 PLAYER PROFILES

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Mike MONTGOMERY

CENTRE 6-0 • 200 • 2 • Criminology & Justice • Oshawa, Ont. • Welland GOPJHL - Peterborough OHL

Montgomery suffered an injury in the first half of the season, limiting his play to the second semester. He scored his first OUA goal on a penalty shot against York University. He also excels in the classroom as he earned the men’s hockey Top GPA award. In 2003, Montgomery was drafted in the third round of the OHL draft by the Peterborough Petes. He played for his hometown Oshawa Legionaires prior to joining Peterborough, where he made his physical presence known recording 212 penalty minutes in 63 games, while scoring 42 points. He later joined Peterborough, playing in 48 games in two seasons for the Petes. In 2007-08, Montgomery scored 36 points in 35 games with the Welland Junior Canadiens. He was a key component of their power play unit scoring eight goals and five assists with the man advantage. He also netted three game winning goals while recording 134 penalty minutes. Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 10 10

G 1 1

A 0 0

PTS 1 1

PIM 10 10

PPG 0 0

SHG 0 0

GWG 0 0

OTG 0 0

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.1 0.1

PIM/G 1.00 1.00

Kyle WETERING

LEFT WING 6-0 • 195 • 4 • Commerce • Pickering, Ont. • Toronto OPJHL

10

Wetering enters his fourth season with the Ridgebacks. In 2010-11, he was third in goal scoring (9) and fourth in points (16). In the playoffs, he scored the overtime winner in game one against Laurier. In the 2009-10 season, the Pickering native had two multi-point games and recorded the team’s first ever hat-trick against the Brock Badgers.. His work ethic and ability to see the ice clocked him a tremendous amount of ice time along with 12 goals and five assists for 17 points. Wetering can be looked at to continue to be a crowd favourite, and as a player who comes through at the right time with the right play. Wetering joined UOIT after four seasons in the OPJHL with the Toronto Junior Canadiens and Wexford Raiders. In two years with the Canadiens, he averaged almost a point per game with 91 points. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 13 28 28 69

G 2 12 9 23

A 6 5 7 18

PTS 8 17 16 41

PIM 26 27 30 83

PPG 0 2 1 3

SHG 0 0 0 0

GWG 0 2 2 4

OTG 0 0 0 0

SOG 0 0 0 0

SOA 0 1 0 1

Pt/G 0.62 0.61 0.57 0.59

PIM/G 2.00 0.96 1.07 1.20

Devon ROEZLER

CENTRE 6-0 • 175 • 1 • Communications • Chatham, Ont. • Chatham GOPJHL

12

Roezler is a speedy, energetic centreman who spent the bulk of his career playing Junior with the Chatam Maroons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. His last season in Chatham, Roezler played 50 games tallying 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points. In five years with the Maroons, he recorded 135 points including 54 goals.

15

Aeric ANNETTA

DEFENCE 6-1 • 180 • 1 • Concurrent Education • Vaughan, Ont. • Port Hope OPJHL

Annetta is a steady defenceman who has junior experience playing with Orangeville of the OPJHL and Port Hope Junior C. The freshman will add plenty of depth to the Ridgebacks solid blueline this season.

17

Brendan WISE

RIGHT WING 6-0 • 190 • 2 • Communications • Stouffville, Ont. • North York OPJHL

Wise had an outstanding start to his OUA career as he led the Ridgebacks in rookie goal scoring (9) and second in points (14). The Stouffville native had six points in his first four games with UOIT, including a three point game against the Windsor Lancers. The 6’0 winger joined UOIT after a three year career with the North York Rangers of the OPJHL. Wise was no stranger to the score sheet as he tallied 145 points in 143 regular season games with the Rangers. In his final season as team captain, Wise led all scorers on the Rangers with 31 goals and 34 assists in 48 games. On the power play, he registered seven goals and 12 assists. In addition to his junior career, Wise also found success at the high school level, leading the Stouffville Spartans to an OFSAA championship in 2006-07. Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 24 24

G 9 9

A 5 5

PTS 14 14

PIM 14 14

PPG 3 3

SHG 0 0

GWG 1 1

OTG 0 0

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.58 0.58

PIM/G 0.58 0.58

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2011-12 PLAYER PROFILES

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Josh VATRI “A”

RIGHT WING 6-2 • 210 • 4 • Criminology & Justice • Barrie, Ont. • Kingston OHL - Erie OHL

Vatri is the Ridgebacks all-time leader in goals (46) and penalty minutes (187) heading into the 2011-12 season. Last year, Vatri led the team in goals (14) and was second in points (21). For two seasons prior, Vatri earned the team’s top scorer award. He scored the Ridgebacks game winning goal in their first playoff game against Western. . Other successes include the 2008-09 UOIT freshman of the year and being named to the OUA all-rookie team. Vatri continues to amaze everyone with his ability to find the net and his teammates. Vatri had an excellent junior career playing with Erie and Kingston of the OHL and Huntsville of the OPJHL. With Huntsville, Vatri scored 60 points in 35 games finishing in first place during the regular season. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 24 26 27 77

G 15 17 14 46

A 17 14 7 38

PTS 32 31 21 84

PIM 76 77 34 187

PPG 2 3 4 9

SHG 0 2 2 4

GWG 1 2 4 7

OTG 0 0 1 1

SOG 0 0 1 1

SOA 1 2 3 6

Pt/G 1.33 1.19 0.78 1.09

PIM/G 3.17 2.96 1.26 2.43

James WOODCROFT

LEFT WING 6-2 • 185 • 1 • Communications • Milton, Ont. • Brampton OPJHL - Windsor OHL

20

The addition of Woodcroft brings a fast skating left winger with good puck skills to the Ridgebacks line-up. He spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons as a member of the Memorial Cup back-to-back champion Windsor Spitfires. After his career in Windsor, he split time between the Milton Merchants and Brampton Capitals of the OPJHL where he scored 52 goals and 49 assists for 101 points in 48 games. The coaching staff expects him to become a big offensive contributor once he adjusts to CIS hockey.

21

Andrew RANDAZZO

DEFENCE 5-9 • 218 • 1 • Business • Hamilton, Ont. • Drummondville QMJHL

This past season in Drummondville, Randazzo earned top honours as he was awarded the Kevin Lowe Trophy as the league’s best defensive defenceman. The Hamilton native registered 34 points with a plus-30 rating this year for the Voltigeurs, who finished in second place in the TELUS west division with a 45-15-5-3 record. Drummondville went on to sweep Chicoutmi in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to Gatineau four games to two in the second round. In ten playoff games, Randazzo had three goals and one assist and was a plus-5 rating. In 2008-09, Randazzo’s first year with the team, Drummondville had their best season in franchise history winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy as the QMJHL regular season champions. The Voltigeurs went on to win their first league championship beating Shawinigan four games to three in the conference finals. At the Memorial Cup, Drummondville fell 3-2 in overtime to the eventual champions, the Windsor Spitfires. In three years with the Voltigeurs, Randazzo played in 197 games and scored 23 goals and 69 assists. He also played in 43 playoff games where he registered 17 points. Prior to heading east, Randazzo spent the 2007-08 season with the Hamilton Red Wings in the OPJHL where he scored 40 points in 44 games.

22

Ryan OLIVER

LEFT WING 5-11 • 190 • 3 • Criminology & Justice • Brooklin, Ont. • Norwich USCHO

Returning to Canada after spending a year in Vermont, Oliver settled right in to the Ridgebacks lineup playing in 27 games, recording four goals and four assists. He also played significant minutes during the Ridgebacks first round of the playoffs. During the 2008-09 season playing for Norwich University, Oliver appeared in 18 games, as the team posted an 11-5-3 conference record and made it to the ECAC East quarterfinals. From 2004 to 2008, Oliver played in the OPJHL for the Wellington Dukes, Stouffville Spirit and Lindsay Muskies. Over four years, he played in 176 games racking up 118 points. In 2007-08, he averaged a point per game with the Muskies. Oliver was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 OHL draft by Sault Ste. Marie.

Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 27 27

G 4 4

A 4 4

PTS 8 8

Jesse STOUGHTON

PIM 22 22

PPG 0 0

SHG 0 0

GWG 1 1

OTG 1 1

CENTRE 5-9 • 160 • 1 • Criminology & Justice • Bobcaygeon, Ont. • Sarnia OHL

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.3 0.3

PIM/G 0.81 0.81

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After playing the 2007-08 season with the Port Hope Predators of the OPJHL, Stoughton was immediately picked up by Sarnia in the OHL. During his three seasons with the Sting, he logged a significant amount of ice-time playing in 150 games in a defensive role. Stoughton scored 19 goals and added 33 assists in the three seasons with the Sting while racking up 97 penalty minutes. Playing with the Predators was a natural stepping-stone into the OHL for the Bobcaygeon native. In Port Hope, he scored 28 points in 48 games, which included scoring five shorthanded markers. The Predators finished with a 3013-0-6 record and advanced to the divisional semi-finals. Stoughton returned to the same franchise (now known as the Trenton Golden Hawks) in 2010-11, where scored 32 points in 23 games averaging 1.4 points per game. Despite playing less than half of the season, Stoughton finished sixth in team scoring.

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Steve SPADE

DEFENCE 6-2 • 210 • 4 • Commerce • Rochester, NY • Hamilton OPJHL - Barrie OHL

After suffering a serious knee injury in 2009-10, Spade had a bounce back year playing in all 28 conference games for the Ridgebacks. In three seasons with UOIT, Spade has been able to establish himself as a tough, physical blueliner who found his home on the penalty kill unit. His ability to patrol the net area made him a real asset, especially in penalty kill situations. Spade spent four seasons in the OHL after being drafted by the Barrie Colts in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2003 priority draft. The big defender saw a lot of ice time in the league playing in a total of 227 regular season games over four seasons for the Barrie Colts, Belleville Bulls and St. Michaels Majors. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 28 17 28 73

G 1 1 0 2

A 2 3 6 11

PTS 3 4 6 13

PIM 68 8 38 114

PPG 0 0 0 0

SHG 0 0 0 0

GWG 0 0 0 0

OTG 0 0 0 0

SOG 0 0 0 0

SOA 0 0 0 0

Pt/G 0.11 0.24 0.21 0.18

PIM/G 2.43 0.47 1.36 1.56

Kody MUSSELMAN

RIGHT WING 6-2 • 208 • 1 • Criminology • Oshawa, Ont. • Stoney Creek OPJHL - Oshawa OHL

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Musselman was Sarnia’s first round selection in the 2004 OHL draft after playing 34 games with the Oshawa Legionaires in the OPJHL. The Whitby native was with the Sting for two seasons, playing in over fifty games each year. Prior to the 2006-07 season, Musselman was traded to the Oshawa Generals where he played in 42 regular season and nine playoff games. Musselman played in total 210 games in the OHL, 13 of which were in the postseason after finishing his junior career with the Brampton Battalion in 2006-07. Known for his strength and toughness, he racked up 313 penalty minutes over four seasons.

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Kevin GEORGE

RIGHT WING 6-0 • 190 • 2 • Communications • Uxbridge, Ont. • Lindsay OPJHL

George had an outstanding rookie year with UOIT, leading all freshmen in scoring with 15 points in 26 games. He had three multi-point games for the Ridgebacks and five multi-game point streaks. Fans of junior hockey in Lindsay became familiar with the hard working style of play of George, as he has spent the three seasons with the Muskies. In 2009-10, George was eighth in league scoring with 74 points in 50 games. The playmaking forward averaged 1.16 points per game in his career, scoring 36 goals in 2008-09 and 41 goals in 2009-10.

Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 26 26

G 3 3

A 12 12

PTS 15 15

PIM 14 14

PPG 0 0

SHG 0 0

GWG 0 0

OTG 0 0

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.58 0.58

PIM/G 0.54 0.54

Tony RIZZI “A”

RIGHT WING 6-3 • 220 • 4 • Criminology & Justice • Kingston, Ont. • Wellington OPJHL - Kingston OHL

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In his first three years with the Ridgebacks, Rizzi has established himself as one of the top power forwards in the OUA. He ranks third in career assists (33) and points (57) and is fourth in career goals (24). Known across the province for scoring, Rizzi is an offensive threat every time he is on the ice. He also scored the Ridgebacks first playoff goal against Western in the opening round of the 2010 playoffs. His nine power play goals ranks him fourth on the UOIT career charts. Drafted third overall in the 2003 OHL Priority draft by Kingston, the right winger played three seasons with the Frontenacs before being sent to Peterborough during his fourth and final year in the league. In total, Rizzi appeared in a total of 229 regular season games and 11 playoff games in the league. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 28 28 28 84

G 9 10 5 24

Jacob RATTIE

A 15 9 9 33

PTS 24 19 14 57

PIM 12 30 14 56

PPG 5 3 1 9

SHG 0 0 0 0

GWG 2 1 0 3

GOALIE 6-1 • 190 • 2 • Business • Niagara Falls, Ont. • Niagara Falls GOPJHL

OTG 0 0 0 0

SOG 0 2 0 2

SOA 1 4 3 8

Pt/G 0.86 0.68 0.5 0.68

PIM/G 0.43 1.07 0.5 0.67

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Prior to joining the Ridgebacks in 2009-10, Rattie played four seasons with the Niagara Falls Canucks. In 2009-10, Rattie appeared in 37 regular season games, posting an 18-9-2-3 record with a 3.41 goals against average. The team made a deep playoff run, with Rattie starting in all 12 playoff games with a 7-5 record. The 6’1 netminder had a 62 save performance in an overtime victory over Welland.

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Jason GUY

GOALIE 5-11 • 185 • 3 • Engineering • Whitby, Ont. • Newmarket OPJHL - London OHL

Guy had an impressive sophomore season with the Ridgebacks, leading the team back to the playoffs. He set team records in wins (10), save percentage (.903) and goals against average (3.21). He also became the first male athlete to be named the OUA athlete of the week. In his first season with UOIT, the league recognized his outstanding performance in his freshman season as he was named to the all-rookie team as well as being named an OUA second team all-star. With nine wins under his belt after his first season with the Ridgebacks, the Whitby Native won big on awards night be honoured as the men’s hockey freshman of the Year award, and overall freshman of the year award. Guy joined UOIT after an illustrious OHL career including stops in Guelph, Kingston and London. Appearing in 109 regular season games and seven playoff matches in the OHL, the Whitby native has plenty of big game experience between the pipes. He has a career record of 47-48-4-2 during the regular season while recording four shutouts. Year 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 24 22 46

MINS 1314 1160 2474

W 9 10 19

L 13 8 23

OTL 0 0 0

SL 2 2 4

SO 1 1 2

EN 0 0 0

GA 82 62 144

GAA 3.74 3.21 3.49

SOGP SOW 4 2 2 0 6 2

SL SOGA SOA 2 4 14 2 3 6 4 4 10

SO% 0.714 0.500 0.600

SA 776 637 1413

SVS SV% 694 0.894 575 0.903 1269 0.898

Jeff DAWSON

GOALIE 5-10 • 175 • 4 • Engineering • Bracebridge, Ont. • Huntsville OPJHL - Erie OHL

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Dawson had a breakout game in the 2010 preseason, where he stopped 51 shots in the Ridgebacks 3-2 victory over the Ferris State Bulldogs. It was the team’s first victory over an NCAA opponent. He has led the Ridgebacks to points in 13 games and has a career save percentage of .877. Dawson joined the Ridgebacks after the holiday break in the 2008-09 season and played net in every game following, helping the Ridgebacks hit the .500 plateau in their second half of the season. The Bracebridge native joined UOIT after a successful junior career with Huntsville of the OPJHL. In 2007-08, he had a 31-6 record in between the pipes with a 2.11 goals against average. He has never lost a shootout in his junior or OUA career. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 12 9 15 36

MINS 690 382 537 1609

W 4 2 2 8

L 5 2 4 11

OTL 3 0 2 5

SL 0 0 0 0

SO 0 0 0 0

EN 2 0 1 3

GA 43 34 35 112

GAA 3.74 5.33 3.91 4.18

SOGP SOW 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2

SL SOGA SOA 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 7

SO% 0.75 0.00 1.00 0.857

SA SVS 396 353 211 177 302 267 909 797

Luke VANMOERKERKE “A”

LEFT WING 6-3 • 235 • 2 • Commerce • Tillsonburg, Ont. • Brantford OPJHL - Brampton OHL

SV% 0.891 0.839 0.884 0.877

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VanMoerkerke had a solid freshman year after being named the Chris Kostka leadership award winner. He finished fourth in freshman scoring with nine points. In junior, he split time between the London Knights and Brampton Battalion playing in the OHL from 2006 to 2009. In total, he played in 102 games, racking up 131 penalty minutes. VanMoerkerke was known across the league as a gritty forward with a lot of physical presence. During the 2008-09 season, he joined Brantford of the OPJHL and had an immediate impact on the team as the Eagles went on to win the 2009 Sutherland Cup. In 2009-10, VanMoerkerke guided the Eagles back to the Sutherland Cup finals. The 6’4 forward finished his OPJHL career with 80 games played, 34 goals, 47 assists and 134 penalty minutes during the regular season. He was also selected as UOIT’s first OUA Champion for Life. Year 2010-11 Totals

GP 28 28

G 3 3

A 6 6

PTS 9 9

PIM 40 40

PPG 2 2

SHG 0 0

GWG 0 0

OTG 0 0

SOG 0 0

SOA 0 0

Pt/G 0.32 0.32

PIM/G 1.43 1.43

Chris PURVES “C”

DEFENCE 6-4 • 210 • 4 • Health Science • Scarborough, Ont. • Newmarket OPJHL - Barrie OHL

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Purves has been named top defensive player for the UOIT men’s hockey team in back-to-back years and has been named the fifth captain in the history of the team. Purves suffered an injury in his freshman year, but has had two seasons playing 25 games and making six playoff appearances. Last year, he had career highs in goals and assists. Being a strong skater, Purves remains extremely physical in the corners during each and every battle. Before joining UOIT, Purves spent time in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires and Barrie Colts. Purves was also a member of the Newmarket Hurricanes of the OPJHL who qualified for the Dudley Hewitt Cup Finals. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals

GP 15 25 25 65

G 0 0 2 2

A 1 4 8 13

PTS 1 4 10 15

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PIM 18 26 24 68

PPG 0 0 1 1

SHG 0 0 0 0

GWG 0 0 0 0

OTG 0 0 0 0

SOG 0 0 0 0

SOA 0 0 0 0

Pt/G 0.07 0.16 0.4 0.23

PIM/G 1.20 1.04 0.96 1.05


2011-12 COACHES PROFILES Marlin MUYLAERT

Head Coach (5)

Born: Richmond Hill, Ont. Education: York U (BA Honours) & Ohio U (MSPE) Family: Anne (Wife), Cam (Son) & Quinn (Daughter) Resides: Port Perry, Ont.

Muylaert enters his fifth season behind the bench as head coach of the UOIT Ridgebacks men’s hockey team. The Port Perry native has a wealth of experience coaching University hockey, having been with the University of Guelph (1988-1999), Ohio University (1984-1986), the University of Wisconsin at Eauclaire (1999 to 2002) and the UOIT Ridgebacks (2007-present). With the University of Guelph, Muylaert coached the Gryphons to eight divisional titles and two provincial championships. His teams were constantly ranked nationally in the top 10 rankings. In 1996-97, the Gryphon men’s hockey team captured the CIAU championship title defeating the University of New Brunswick 4-3 at Maple Leaf Gardens in front of a crowd of 5,733 fans. The Gryphons went through the regular season setting a record with 21 victories and only four losses in league play. Enroute to the national title, the Gryphons captured the Queen’s Cup defeating York 3-0. Goaltender Matt Mullin was also awarded the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy for Outstanding Player in the CIAU. In 2000, Muylaert was recognized by his peers at the institution as he was voted the University of Guelph coach of the decade and his championship winning team was inducted in the Gryphons Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. On Friday, February 6, 2009, Muylaert picked up his 200th overall win coaching in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) as the Ridgebacks defeated the Brock Badgers by a final score of 3-2. Muylaert also coached at an international level during his tenure with Guelph as he was selected as the head coach for the World University Games that were held in Slovakia. The Canadian team that year beat Russia 5-1 to win the bronze medal. Prior to joining the Ridgebacks, Muylaert coached the Port Perry Mojacks in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League. Muylaert also runs the Ridgebacks/Scary Skate Hockey Camps along side Mary Giacalone, which is a skating focused hockey camp offering programs suitable to boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

Inside the Numbers Head coach in CIS: 16th season Years as head coach with University of Guelph: 1988/89 to 1998/99 (11) Years as head coach with UOIT: 2007-08 to present (5th season)

CIS CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON RECORD Team Games Record (W-L-T) PCT. Guelph 270 155-95-20 .574 UOIT 112 36-76-0 .321 TOTAL 382 191-171-20 .500 CIS CONFERENCE PLAYOFF RECORD Team Games Record (W-L-T) Guelph 45 29-16-0 UOIT 6 2-4-0 TOTAL 51 31-20-0

PCT. .644 .333 .608

CIS UNIVERSITY CUP RECORD Team Games Record (W-L-T) Guelph 7 4-3-0 UOIT - - TOTAL 7 4-3-0

PCT. .571 .571

CIS OVERALL RECORD Team Games Record (W-L-T) Guelph 322 188-114-20 UOIT 118 38-80-0 TOTAL 440 226-194-20

PCT. .583 .322 .514

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2011-12 COACHES PROFILES Craig FISHER

Associate Coach (2)

Fisher spent 12 seasons playing professional hockey in the NHL, AHL, IHL as well as overseas. He was chosen 56th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Entry Draft. Rather than jumping straight to the pros, he decided to attend the University of Miami of Ohio where he scored 108 points in 76 games over two seasons with the Redskins. In 1990, he was named to the CCHA First All-Star Team. After turning pro, he scored 43 goals for the Hershey Bears in 1990-91, then joined the Edmonton Oilers via a trade involving NHL hall of famer Jari Kurri. Fisher was a solid two-way forward for the AHL’s Cape Breton Oilers, but never made it to the parent club. Fisher signed with Chicago Black Hawks in 1994 and found instant success with their IHL farm team in Indianapolis scoring 53 goals. The next season, he joined the Orlando Solar Bears and led the IHL with an astonishing 74 goals. In 1997-98, he left for Germany to suit up for the Kolner Haie club for two seasons, before returning to the AHL to play for the Rochester Americans from 1998-2000.

Alex WELKER

Assistant Coach (5)

Welker has been an assistant coach with the Ridgebacks since the beginning of the program. He has coached at various levels in minor hockey for the last 13 years. He served as MMHA president for two years, while leading his Midget team to an OMHA Championship in 2004-05. Welker spent time as an assistant coach under Marlin Muylaert with Port Perry Mojacks Jr. C 2005-06. In 2006-07, he served as an assistant coach of the Ajax Attack in OPJHL. Prior to coaching, Welker played collegiate hockey with the Fleming College Auks of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (1984-1985) in Lindsay, Ont.

TJ LEGGE

Assistant Coach (1)

Legge joins the coaching staff after a four playing career with the Ridgebacks. The Chapleau native was a player with great quickness, agility and instincts who used those traits effectively to give him an advantage over his opponents. A forward when he arrived with the Ridgebacks after playing with Port Hope, Legge converted to defence and quickly became one of the teams most valuable contributors. Legge was one of only four players to play in every game for the Ridgebacks in the first three seasons with the team. A leader on and off the ice, Legge was named the interim captain in 2009-10, and an assistant captain for the 2010-11 season.

Michael RISELEY

Video Coach (4)

Riseley enters his fourth season with the Ridgebacks, first as the video coach. He spent the last three season as the team’s lead statistician. He has experience as an off-ice official for 10 years in the OMHA and OWHA, serving on the provincial level for two seasons. He was also the sole statistician for the DWGHA House League, dealing with stats for over 500 players for four seasons. Riseley is in his fourth year in the Business program at UOIT.

Scott WEBSTER

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2011-12 COACHES PROFILES Mark FITZGERALD

Strength & Conditioning (5)

Mark Fitzgerald, a Graduate of Bishop’s University, offers specialized training programs designed around the UOIT varsity hockey team requirements. His programs allow fitness and progress to be monitored at the beginning and the end of the program. Nutritional guidance and supplementary training programs are also provided. Each trainee is closely monitored to ensure optimal results. The training schedule can be set up around your team’s activities. Fitzgerald is also a Fitness Director & Trainer at the Train Like a Pro Fitness facility in Whitby.

Joe BOEHMKER

Equipment Manager (2)

Boehmker is in his second season with the Ridgebacks as the equipment manager. He graduated from the sports management program at Durham College and is continuing his education on campus. He worked for his local pro shop in Keswick, Ont. for three years during high school. Boehmker was also a volunteer for the Ridgebacks and Durham Lords for two seasons, as a member of the game day staff.

Shannon MORTSON

Student Therapist (1)

Mortson joins the Ridgebacks for her first season in 2011-12 as the team’s student therapist. Shannon is in his third year at Sheridan College working on his degree in bachelor of applied health science (athletic therapy).

Dave COPITHORNE

Student Trainer (1)

Copithorne joins the Ridgebacks as a student trainer for the 2011-12 season. He is a fourth year student at UOIT specializing in kinesiology.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Campus Ice Centre Thanks in part to a partnership with the City of Oshawa, the Campus Ice Centre opened in September, 2005, delivering a spectacular new skating and meeting facility to students, faculty, staff and the community. The arena features two NHL-sized ice surfaces with a seating capacity of 550 on the main rink, with additional standing room for 250. The Campus Ice Centre also houses ten change rooms, a sports retail outlet, business offices, a full-service restaurant (Shagwell’s), snack bar, and catering services. Overlooking each rink is a Community Room, which is available for meetings, workshops and conferences. Shagwell’s overlooks both ice pads and has televisions that carry the big games throughout the year. Their menu features their award winning chicken wings that come in dozens of flavours. It is a great place for the Blue Crew to meet, before and after the game. Fans at the arena have certainly created an excellent atmosphere; letting OUA opponents know that they have entered RIDGEBACK COUNTRY! CAMPUS ICE CENTRE FEATURES: • 70,000 sq. ft. • Estimated annual attendance over 500,000 visitors • Facilities to host special events, tournaments, meetings, dinners • Community room • Full bar/restaurant (Shagwell’s) • Sport retail outlet • Spectator seating • On campus of UOIT • Home of the Blue Crew fan club • Custom designed varsity change rooms

Campus Tennis Centre The Campus Tennis Centre is located on the north side of campus just across the street from the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre. The centre is the home of the UOIT Ridgebacks varsity tennis team. The Tennis Centre just recently completed construction to make the bubble a permanent fixture on the UOIT campus, which allows all players, members, and athletes to play in a climate controlled environment all year round. The Campus Tennis Centre features six Har-Tru (clay) tennis courts, a pro shop, change rooms as well as a clubhouse. UOIT staff/students also have access to the courts including student intramurals, while lessons and league opportunities also exist. Durham College and UOIT tennis summer camps take place during the summer. Full time students at Durham College and UOIT are entitled to seven day advance booking of tennis courts, which are free when showing your full time student card. The Campus Tennis Centre was home of the 2009 OUA Tennis Championship.

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CRWC The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC), which opened in 2007 is the crown jewel of athletics and health & fitness at UOIT. The centre piece of the state-of-the-art $17 million facility is the new 28,500 sq. ft. gymnasium. The gymnasium is fully equipped with a top of the line shock resistant maple hardwood floor, seating for 2,000 spectators and a curtain system to create three separate gyms. The triple gym also has three electronic scoreboards, a professional quality sound system and a complete floor covering system available for non-sporting events. The large gym is also host to an elevated, 200 metre, three-lane running track. Also part of the CRWC is an additional 13,500 sq. ft. gym. The secondary gymnasium features a curtain system to create two separate courts, two scoreboards, a media gondola and bleacher seating for 1,000 spectators. The CRWC also includes two training rooms, a boardroom and a VIP lounge. The training rooms have multiple set ups available; from classroom, to spin classes, to a training environment. The boardroom has a meeting room capacity of 24, and up to 36 for special event use. Another highlight of the CRWC is the VIP lounge that includes a great view on to main court action or other special events in the gymnasium. The CRWC also contains ten large team rooms with showers, perfect for tournament and special event use. These rooms are used to host annual tournaments such as the David Stewart Tip-Off Tournament, the Adidas Cup and the Big 8 Classic. Sharing space with the CRWC is the Campus Health Centre. This facility is home to a medical clinic as well as an on-site pharmacy. The Health Centre is also home to an alternative treatment clinic which offers acupuncture, chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy and nutritional counseling. The CRWC was the proud host of the 2008 Provincial Special Olympics Spring Games.

FLEX Centre

The FLEX Fitness Centre is one of the great new additions of the CRWC at UOIT. The FLEX Fitness Centre is 10,000-sq. ft., full of the best state-of-theart cardio and weight machines. The centre also includes two aerobic/dance studios, two training rooms used for sports training and fitness related classes. Also available to the athletes is a brand new physiotherapy room, massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic services. Having these services all under one roof will allow for quicker care, which in turn will result in quicker recovery and a return to game action.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

www.uoitridgebacks.com The UOIT Ridgebacks have an online presence with its official website at www.uoitridgebacks.com. Fans are able to get the latest updates on the hockey teams by visiting the site. The site includes enhanced navigation, graphics, and design that enable the browser to move about the site quicker and easier. Features on the site include: • New sections including the Fan Zone, download pages and the Ridgebacks photo gallery. • Updated news, stories, and statistics about all aspects of UOIT intercollegiate athletics. • Improved alumni section to allow former athletes/fans to stay up-to-date with the varsity programs. • Cannot make it out to the Dog Pound on game days? All home games will be streamed online.

Host Hotel - Quality Hotel Ideally located in Oshawa is the Quality Hotel Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre. The hotel is proud of their superior product, but it is the personal & friendly service that sets it apart from other hotels. In addition, this Oshawa Whitby hotel is home to Oshawa’s premier conference facilities specializing in hosting corporate meetings and weddings. This hotel features over 10,000 sq. ft. of function space. The Quality Hotel Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre is the place to meet. Start the day off right with breakfast at Harper’s Restaurant located in the Quality Hotel Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre. The excellent variety and selection Harper’s menu makes the hotel stand above other Oshawa hotels for memorable lunches and dinners. When it’s time to relax after a game, guests enjoy the swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna and fitness centre or enjoy a selection from the room service menu. The Quality Hotel Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre is the proud host hotel of the UOIT Ridgebacks. To make reservations, please call 905-576-5101.

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GENERAL INFORMATION UOIT Ridgebacks shock Michigan Wolverines in 3-2 victory By Shawn Cayley - Metroland Media The UOIT Ridgebacks had beaten an NCAA opponent before. But this one was different. This one carried a different level of esteem and removed any doubts regarding the team’s readiness to take a huge step forward this season and be among the top contenders in OUA men’s hockey. A 3-2 win in front of 4,322 at Yost Ice Arena against one of the most prominent NCAA programs ever, the Michigan Wolverines, will do that for a team. “I honestly don’t believe that a bad team goes down and beats Michigan,” coach Marlin Muylaert said when asked what he took out of last weekend’s experience south of the border, where the Ridgebacks also dropped a 7-4 decision to Bowling Green. “I think we’ve got a hell of a hockey team here. We’ve been building towards this team. We’ve got veterans now. We’ve got good leadership. We’ve got depth and we’ve got some great rookies. I think we are ready to start this season properly and become legitimate contenders in the OUA.” The Wolverines roster boasts 11 National Hockey League prospects, including Pickering’s Brennan Serville, and enters the NCAA season as the sixth ranked team in the nation, coming of a Final Four appearance last campaign. “We beat Ferris State last year ... but beating a Ferris State doesn’t come with the same prestige as beating a Michigan does,” said Muylaert. As impressive a feat as the win is, if not for the efforts of Jason Guy, the outcome could have been much different. The Whitby native was stellar between the posts, stopping 54 of the 56 Michigan shots. Muylaert felt the 19-save first period Guy had allowed his club to weather the early storm and settle into their game. The Ridgebacks played much better through the second and into the third, where they took a 3-1 lead at one point, before being forced to hold on. “Jay was there and gave us some terrific goaltending,” Muylaert said. “He was our first star.” The club will need more of that out of Guy during the season, which opens up Saturday night at the Campus Ice Centre when the team hosts the York Lions. Continuing the wave of momentum built from the success in Michigan and getting off to a quick start will be key for the Ridgebacks. Over the past few seasons the team has fallen into a habit of starting slow and picking its game up after Christmas. Muylaert has had enough of that. “You look at last year’s point totals, and you give us six points on games we literally coughed up because of undisciplined play, suspect goaltending or whatever, at the start of the year, and all of the sudden we’re not a seventh-place team, we’re a second- or third-place team,” Muylaert explained. “With home ice advantage we probably win a playoff round and we’re into the conference final four. We’ve got to play all 28 games.”

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2010-11 RESULTS 2010-11 RESULTS SEPT. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 OCT. 9 OCT. 15 Oct. 16 OCT. 22 OCT. 23 Oct. 29 OCT. 30 Nov. 3 NOV. 6 NOV. 12 NOV. 13 NOV. 19 NOV. 20 Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Dec. 4 JAN. 7 JAN. 8 Jan. 14 Jan. 15 JAN. 20 Jan. 21 JAN. 28 JAN. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 FEB. 18 Feb. 20

WINDSOR* @ Waterloo* @ Ryerson* @ Nipissing* @ Ferris St.* @ Western Michigan* @ Laurier LAURIER WESTERN @ Guelph WINDSOR WINDSOR @ Guelph LAURIER @ Brock BROCK LAKEHEAD LAKEHEAD CARLETON CONCORDIA @ Ottawa @ Toronto @ Windsor GUELPH YORK @ Waterloo @ York YORK @ Waterloo WESTERN WATERLOO @ Brock @ Western @ Laurier @ Laurier** LAURIER** @ Laurier**

2010-11 LINE-UP W 7-4 W 3-2 L 3-2 L 5-0 W 3-2 L 5-2 L 8-0 L 6-4 W 5-4 (OT) L 8-1 W 6-4 L 5-4 L 6-4 W 2-1 (SO) W 3-2 (OT) L 3-2 (OT) L 3-2 (OT) L 6-3 L 5-3 W 6-4 L 3-2 (SO) L 3-2 (SO) W 2-1 W 2-1 W 4-0 L 3-2 L 5-4 W 4-1 L 4-0 L 7-3 W 4-3 W 3-1 W 3-0 L 3-2 W 2-1 (OT) L 2-1 (OT) L 2-1

*Exhibition Game **OUA Playoffs Overall Record: 16-16-3-2 Conference Record: 12-12-2-2 Playoff Record: 1-1-1 Head Coach: Marlin Muylaert Captains: Nathan Spaling Assistants: TJ Legge, Chris Purves & Josh Vatri *Records: W-L-OTL-SL

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Matt Pasztor................................D TJ Legge “A”...............................D Mike Noyes..................................D Jeremy Whelan........................RW Jeff Barletta.................................D Shawn Connors...........................D Michael Montgomery...................C Nathan Spaling “C”......................C Scott Baker............................... LW John McCullough.........................D Kyle Wetering........................... LW Brendan Wise...........................RW Josh Vatri “A”............................RW Tommy Tereshyn.....................RW Derrick Bagshaw.........................C Ryan Oliver............................... LW Steve Spade................................D Derek Gregorack...................... LW Kevin George...........................RW Tony Rizzi.................................RW Jacob Rattie................................G Jason Guy...................................G Jeff Dawson.................................G Luke VanMoerkerke................. LW Chris Purves “A”..........................D


2010-11 STATISTICS 2010-11 REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS Player Nathan Spaling Josh Vatri Scott Baker Kyle Wetering Kevin George Brendan Wise Tony Rizzi Mike Noyes Jeremy Whelan Matt Pasztor Chris Purves Luke VanMoerkerke Ryan Oliver Steve Spade Derrick Bagshaw Jeff Barletta T.J. Legge Derek Gregorack John McCullough Shawn Connors Michael Montgomery Tommy Tereshyn Jeff Dawson Jason Guy Goalie Jason Guy Jeff Dawson

GP 28 27 28 28 26 24 28 28 26 28 25 28 27 28 12 17 27 20 22 16 10 3 15 22 GP 22 15

G 10 14 5 9 3 9 5 5 5 2 2 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 MIN 1160 537

A 16 7 14 7 12 5 9 8 7 10 8 6 4 6 4 4 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

PTS 26 21 19 16 15 14 14 13 12 12 10 9 8 6 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 0 0 0

PIM 6 34 40 30 14 14 14 18 44 22 24 40 22 38 8 10 16 35 43 16 10 0 0 0

W-L-OTL-SL 10-8-0-2 2-4-2-0

SO 1 0

PPG 2 4 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GA 62 35

SHG 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GWG 1 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOA 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GAA SOW/L 3.21 0-2 3.91 1-0

SOGA 3 0

SOA 6 3

SO% 0.5 1

SA 637 302

PIM 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 0

PPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GWG 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PT/G 1 0.67 0.67 0.33 0.33 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SO 0

GA 5

GAA 1.47

SA 105

SVS 100

SV% 0.952

PT/G 0.93 0.78 0.68 0.57 0.58 0.58 0.5 0.46 0.46 0.43 0.4 0.32 0.3 0.21 0.42 0.29 0.19 0.1 0.09 0.13 0.1 0 0 0

PIM/G 0.21 1.26 1.43 1.07 0.54 0.58 0.5 0.64 1.69 0.79 0.96 1.43 0.81 1.36 0.67 0.59 0.59 1.75 1.95 1 1 0 0 0

SVS 575 267

SV% 0.903 0.884

2010-11 PLAYOFF STATISTICS Player Jeremy Whelan Kyle Wetering Chris Purves Derrick Bagshaw Scott Baker Luke VanMoerkerke John McCullough Shawn Connors Kevin George Jason Guy T.J. Legge Michael Montgomery Mike Noyes Ryan Oliver Matt Pasztor Tony Rizzi Steve Spade Nathan Spaling Josh Vatri Brendan Wise

GP 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

G 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalie Jason Guy

GP 3

MIN 204

A 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

W-L-OTL 1-1-1

PIM/G 0 0.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.67 0.67 0 0.67 0 1.33 0 0 0 1.33 0

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UOIT RIDGEBACKS HISTORY

OTTAWA* @ Western* @ York* @ Ryerson* QUEEN’S RMC @ Toronto @ Ryerson @ Brown* @ Princeton* @ York @ Brock WINDSOR WINDSOR @ Lakehead @ Lakehead @ Western

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

W 4-3 (SO) L 1-6 L 1-5 W 3-2 L 2-3 (SO) L 1-5 L 1-3 L 1-6 L 0-2 L 0-5 L 7-8 (OT) L 2-6 W 4-1 L 3-5 L 1-5 L 1-6 L 2-7

@ Waterloo LAURIER WESTERN WATERLOO @ Laurier @ Carleton @ UQTR CONCORDIA MCGILL @ Guelph GUELPH BROCK @ Ottawa BROCK YORK YORK @ Guelph

L 1-8 L 1-5 W 3-2 (SO) L 3-4 (OT) L 3-5 W 5-4 (OT) L 2-7 W 4-2 L 1-6 L 1-3 L 1-7 L 2-3 L 0-6 L 0-5 W 4-0 W 4-3 L 0-3

Overall Record: 8-23-2-1 Conference Record: 6-19-2-1 Head Coach: M. Muylaert Captain: R. Power Assistants: J. Freeland & B. Varty Records: W-L-OTL-SL *Exhibition Home Games in CAPS

W 6-5 (OT) L 6-0 L 6-4 L 6-2 L 7-6 (SO) L 7-2 W 4-2 W 3-2 L 7-0 L 3-1 L 8-2 L 5-1 L 6-3 L 5-3 L 5-4 L 3-2 (OT) L 6-4

@ Western @ Waterloo @ Laurier WESTERN CARLETON @ Concordia @ McGill OTTAWA UQTR @ Guelph GUELPH RYERSON @ York BROCK @ York GUELPH @ Brock

L 9-4 L 5-3 L 6-3 L 6-1 W 3-2 L 6-3 L 4-1 W 4-2 L 4-2 L 5-1 L 4-2 W 8-7 L 4-3 (OT) W 3-2 (SO) L 2-1 (OT) L 5-4 (OT) W 5-2

Overall Record: 8-21-4-1 Conference Record: 7-16-4-1 Head Coach: M. Muylaert Captains: R Power/D. Bagshaw Assistants: D. Bagshaw, B. Varty & N. Spaling Records: W-L-OTL-SL *Exhibition Home Games in CAPS

RYERSON* @ Carleton* @ Windsor* BROCK @ Mercyhurst* @ Guelph @ Laurier LAKEHEAD LAKEHEAD @ York WATERLOO @ Yale* @ Brown* @ Brock RMC QUEEN’S @ McGill @ UQTR

W 5-2 L 6-2 L 5-3 L 3-1 L 3-2 L 8-5 L 4-3 L 9-5 W 6-5 (SO) L 5-4 W 4-2 L 8-0 L 6-1 W 6-4 W 4-3 (OT) L 4-3 (SO) L 5-1 L 7-1

@ Windsor @ Windsor BROCK LAURIER @ York GUELPH @ Western GUELPH @ Waterloo @ Western WINDSOR YORK @ Lakehead @ Lakehead WESTERN WATERLOO @ Western** WESTERN** @ Western**

L 3-0 W 4-2 W 8-0 L 7-0 L 2-1 L 5-1 W 6-4 W 3-2 (SO) L 4-3 L 4-1 L 6-1 W 3-1 W 6-5 L 8-2 L 3-2 (SO) W 6-4 W 2-1 L 4-2 L 5-1

Overall Record: 13-22-0-2 Conference Record: 11-15-0-2 Playoff Record: 1-2-0-0 Head Coach: M. Muylaert Captains: D. Bagshaw/TJ Legge (Interim) Assistants: B. Varty & N. Spaling Records: W-L-OTL-SL *Exhibition **Playoffs Home Games in CAPS

ALL-TIME NUMBERS

2010-11

WINDSOR* W 7-4 @ Waterloo* W 3-2 @ Ryerson* L 3-2 @ Nipissing* L 5-0 @ Ferris St.* W 3-2 @ W. Michigan* L 5-2 @ Laurier L 8-0 LAURIER L 6-4 WESTERN W 5-4 (OT) @ Guelph L 8-1 WINDSOR W 6-4 WINDSOR L 5-4 @ Guelph L 6-4 LAURIER W 2-1 (SO) @ Brock W 3-2 (OT) BROCK L 3-2 (OT) LAKEHEAD L 3-2 (OT) LAKEHEAD L 6-3 CARLETON L 5-3

RYERSON* @ U of T* @ Ryerson* @ Canisius* @ RMC @ Queen’s U OF T YORK @ Brock @ Yale* @ Princeton* LAKEHEAD LAKEHEAD @ Windsor @ Windsor WATERLOO LAURIER

CONCORDIA @ Ottawa @ Toronto @ Windsor GUELPH YORK @ Waterloo @ York YORK @ Waterloo WESTERN WATERLOO @ Brock @ Western @ Laurier @ Laurier** LAURIER** @ Laurier**

Overall Record: 16-16-3-2 Conference Record: 12-12-2-2 Playoff Record: 1-1-1 Head Coach: Marlin Muylaert Captains: N. Spaling Assistants: TJ Legge, C. Purves & J. Vatri Records: W-L-OTL-SL *Exhibition **Playoffs Home Games in CAPS

W 6-4 L 3-2 (SO) L 3-2 (SO) W 2-1 W 2-1 W 4-0 L 3-2 L 5-4 W 4-1 L 4-0 L 7-3 W 4-3 W 3-1 W 3-0 L 3-2 W 2-1 (OT) L 2-1 (OT) L 2-1

1............Josh Evans (07/08) Nick Fontana (08/09) 3............Matt Pasztor (10/11) 4............TJ Legge (07/08 - 10/11) 5............Mike Noyes (08/09 - 10/11) 6............Jeremy Whelan (08/09 - 10/11) 7............Richard Power (07/08 - 08/09) Jeff Barletta (10/11) 8............Chris Lowe (07/08 - 08/09) Mike Ball (09/10) Shawn Connors (10/11) 9............Dustin Turner (07/08 - 09/10) Michael Montgomery (10/11) 10..........Jon Koch-Butterworth (07/08 - 09/10) 11..........Nathan Spaling (07/08 - 10/11) 12..........Colin Kauffeldt (07/08) Scott Baker (09/10 - 10/11) 14..........Jason Fransky (07/08 - 08/09) 15..........John McCullough (09/10 - 10/11) 16..........Kevin Taylor (07/08) Kyle Wetering (08/09 - 10/11) 17..........Shane Nolan (07/08 - 08/09) Brendan Wise (10/11) 18..........Ryan Spencer (07/08 - 09/10) 19..........Brett Connolly (07/08) Josh Vatri (08/09 - 10/11) 20..........Ian Brunt (07/08) Tommy Tereshyn (08/09 - 10/11)

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21..........Derrick Bagshaw (07/08 - 10/11) 22..........Chris Chimienti (07/08) Tony Rizzi (08/09) Ryan Oliver (10/11) 23..........Dustin Curran (09/10) 24..........Justin Allen (07/08) Steve Spade (08/09 - 10/11) 25..........Paul Pascuzzi (07/08 - 08/09) Derek Gregorack (10/11) 26..........Chris McGuffin (09/10) 27..........Matt Mateja (07/08) Ryan Mills (09/10) Kevin George (10/11) 28..........Tony Rizzi (09/10 - 10/11) 30..........Matt Mateja (08/09 - 09/10) Jacob Rattie (10/11) 34..........Jason Guy (09/10 - 10/11) 35..........Josh Sturrock (07/08 - 08/09) Jeff Dawson (08/09 - 10/11) 57..........Brent Varty (07/08 - 09/10) Luke VanMoerkerke (10/11) 77..........Jordan Freeland (07/08) Chris Purves (08/09 - 10/11) 84..........Tyler Gubler (07/08 - 08/09)


UOIT RIDGEBACKS HISTORY ALL-TIME RECORDS

PENALTY SHOT ALL-TIME HISTORY

Overall Record: 45-82-9-6 Home Record: 30-23-6-3 Away Record: 15-59-3-3

Date Nov. 24/07 Nov. 30/07 Oct. 10/08 Jan. 8/11

Conference Record: 36-62-8-6 Home Record: 26-22-5-3 Away Record: 10-40-3-3

Shooter Craig Voakes (Laurier) Sal Peralta (Western) Paul Bradley (RMC) Mike Montgomery (UOIT)

Goalie Matt Mateja (UOIT) Matt Mateja (UOIT) Josh Sturrock (UOIT) David Blair (York)

Result No Goal No Goal No Goal Goal

Playoff Record: 2-3-1 Home Record: 0-1-1 Away Record: 2-2-0 Overtime/Shootout Overall Record: 12-15 Overtime/Shootout Conference Record: 9-14 Shootout Overall Record: 6-6 Shootout Conference Record: 5-6

UOIT OVERALL AWARDS

MEN’S HOCKEY AWARDS

CIS AWARDS

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

CIS ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS

2006/07............................................... Ryan Coppola (TEN) 2007/08......................................Michael Bissionette (ROW) 2008/09.............................................Derrick Bagshaw (MH) 2009/10............................................... Nathan Spaling (MH) 2010/11............................................... Nathan Spaling (MH)

2007/08......................................................Derrick Bagshaw 2008/09......................................................Derrick Bagshaw 2009/10........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2010/11.............................................................. Mike Noyes

MALE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

2008/09.................................................................Josh Vatri 2009/10................................................................Jason Guy 2010/11.............................................................Matt Pasztor

2008/09........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2008/09........................................................... Dustin Turner 2008/09...............................................................Brent Varty 2009/10..................................................... John McCullough 2009/10........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2009/10........................................................... Dustin Turner 2010/11..............................................................Jeff Barletta 2010/11........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2010/11............................................... Michael Montgomery

2008/09........................................................Josh Vatri (MH) 2009/10.......................................................Jason Guy (MH) 2010/11....................................................Matt Pasztor (MH) UOIT SCHOLASTIC AWARD (TOP GPA) 2007/08.................................................. Eric Andres (ROW) 2008/09............................................... Nathan Spaling (MH) 2009/10............... Nathan Spaling & John McCullough (MH) 2010/11........................................... Ian Ngaira (ROW/DAN) DR. GARY POLONSKY LEADERSHIP AWARD 2007/08................................................ Richard Power (MH) 2008/09......................................................Brent Varty (MH) 2009/10................................ Anirudh Thommandram (TEN) 2010/11..........................................Andrew Thompson (MS) TEAM OF THE YEAR 2007/08.......................................................... Men’s Rowing 2008/09.......................................................... Men’s Hockey 2009/10.......................................................... Men’s Hockey 2010/11.....................................................Women’s Rowing

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

TOP SCORER AWARD 2007/08......................................Nathan Spaling (16 Points) 2008/09.............................................. Josh Vatri (32 Points) 2009/10.............................................. Josh Vatri (31 Points) 2010/11......................................Nathan Spaling (26 Points) TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2007/08........................................................... Dustin Turner 2008/09..................................................................TJ Legge 2009/10............................................................ Chris Purves 2010/11............................................................ Chris Purves LEADERSHIP AWARD 2007/08......................................................... Richard Power 2008/09...............................................................Brent Varty 2009/10........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2010/11........................................................ Nathan Spaling TOP GPA AWARD

OUA AWARDS OUA WEST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2008/09.................................................................Josh Vatri OUA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM 2008/09.................................................................Josh Vatri 2008/09.............................................................. Mike Noyes 2009/10................................................................Jason Guy OUA ALL-STAR (SECOND TEAM) 2009/10................................................................Jason Guy OUA WEST RANDY GREGG AWARD NOMINEE 2010/11........................................................ Nathan Spaling OUA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 2010/11................................................................Jason Guy

OTHER AWARDS

2007/08............................................................ Shane Nolan 2008/09........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2009/10........................... Nathan Spaling/John McCullough 2010/11............................................... Michael Montgomery

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

CHRIS KOSTKA LEADERSHIP AWARD

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA (SECOND TEAM)

2010/11.................................................Luke VanMoerkerke

2010/11........................................................ Nathan Spaling

2010/11........................................................ Nathan Spaling

JAMES-BAUN CUP 2009/10........................................................ Nathan Spaling 2010/11........................................................ Nathan Spaling

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UOIT ALL-TIME RECORDS PLAYER STATS GAMES PLAYED Nathan Spaling....................................... 112 TJ Legge................................................. 111 Mike Noyes............................................... 84 Tony Rizzi................................................. 84 Brent Varty................................................ 84 Ryan Spencer........................................... 81 Dustin Turner............................................ 79 Josh Vatri.................................................. 77 Derrick Bagshaw...................................... 74 Steve Spade............................................. 73

PENALTY MINUTES Josh Vatri................................................ 187 Jeremy Whelan....................................... 161 TJ Legge................................................. 126 Steve Spade........................................... 114 Derrick Bagshaw.................................... 110 John McCullough...................................... 99 Kyle Wetering........................................... 83 Brent Varty................................................ 77 Ryan Spencer........................................... 77 Scott Baker............................................... 72

GOALS Josh Vatri.................................................. 46 Nathan Spaling......................................... 30 Derrick Bagshaw...................................... 26 Tony Rizzi................................................. 24 Kyle Wetering........................................... 23 Mike Noyes............................................... 17 Dustin Turner............................................ 15 Shane Nolan............................................. 15 Jeremy Whelan......................................... 14 Scott Baker............................................... 14

POWER PLAY GOALS Mike Noyes............................................... 11 Nathan Spaling......................................... 10 Josh Vatri.................................................... 9 Tony Rizzi................................................... 9 Derrick Bagshaw........................................ 8 Brent Varty.................................................. 6 Dustin Turner.............................................. 6 Jordan Freeland......................................... 4 Shane Nolan............................................... 4 Kyle Wetering............................................. 3 Brendan Wise............................................. 3

ASSISTS Nathan Spaling......................................... 61 Josh Vatri.................................................. 38 Tony Rizzi................................................. 33 Mike Noyes............................................... 31 Brent Varty................................................ 31 TJ Legge................................................... 30 Dustin Turner............................................ 27 Derrick Bagshaw...................................... 25 Scott Baker............................................... 25 Kyle Wetering........................................... 18 POINTS Nathan Spaling......................................... 91 Josh Vatri.................................................. 84 Tony Rizzi................................................. 57 Derrick Bagshaw...................................... 51 Mike Noyes............................................... 48 Brent Varty................................................ 44 Dustin Turner............................................ 42 Kyle Wetering........................................... 41 Scott Baker............................................... 39 TJ Legge................................................... 32

POINTS PER GAME (MIN 10 GP) Josh Vatri............................................... 1.09 Nathan Spaling...................................... 0.81 Scott Baker............................................ 0.77 Mike Noyes............................................ 0.73 Derrick Bagshaw................................... 0.69 Tony Rizzi.............................................. 0.68 Kyle Wetering........................................ 0.59 Brendan Wise........................................ 0.58 Kevin George......................................... 0.58 Dustin Turner......................................... 0.53

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GOALIE STATS APPEARANCES Jason Guy................................................ 46 Matt Mateja............................................... 43 Jeff Dawson.............................................. 36 Josh Evans................................................. 8 Nick Fontana.............................................. 7 Josh Sturrock.............................................. 6 MINUTES Jason Guy............................................ 2474 Matt Mateja........................................... 2155 Jeff Dawson.......................................... 1609 Nick Fontana.......................................... 240 Josh Evans............................................. 154 Josh Sturrock.......................................... 143 WINS Jason Guy................................................ 19 Matt Mateja................................................. 9 Jeff Dawson................................................ 8 SAVES Jason Guy............................................ 1269 Matt Mateja........................................... 1211 Jeff Dawson............................................ 767 Nick Fontana.......................................... 126 Josh Evans............................................... 97 Josh Sturrock............................................ 74 SAVE % Jason Guy............................................. .898 Josh Evans............................................ .889 Josh Sturrock......................................... .880 Matt Mateja............................................ .878 Jeff Dawson........................................... .877 Nick Fontana......................................... .875

GOALS AGAINST AVG (MIN 10 GP) Jason Guy............................................. 3.49 Jeff Dawson........................................... 4.18 Josh Sturrock......................................... 4.20 Nick Fontana......................................... 4.50 Josh Evans............................................ 4.68 Matt Mateja............................................ 4.68 SHUTOUTS Jason Guy.................................................. 2 Matt Mateja................................................. 1


UOIT SINGLE SEASON RECORDS PLAYER STATS GOALS Josh Vatri (09/10)..................................... 17 Josh Vatri (08/09)..................................... 15 Josh Vatri (10/11)..................................... 14 Kyle Wetering (09/10)............................... 12 Derrick Bagshaw (08/09).......................... 12 Nathan Spaling (10/11)............................. 10 Tony Rizzi (09/10).................................... 10 Jordan Freeland (07/08)........................... 10 Kyle Wetering (10/11)................................. 9 Brendan Wise (10/11)................................. 9 Scott Baker (09/10)..................................... 9 Tony Rizzi (08/09)...................................... 9 ASSISTS Nathan Spaling (09/10)............................. 20 Josh Vatri (08/09)..................................... 17 Nathan Spaling (10/11)............................. 16 Tony Rizzi (08/09).................................... 15 Mike Noyes (08/09).................................. 15 Scott Baker (10/11)................................... 14 Josh Vatri (09/10)..................................... 14 Nathan Spaling (08/09)............................. 13 Kevin George (10/11)............................... 12 Brent Varty (09/10)................................... 12 Dustin Turner (09/10)............................... 12 Nathan Spaling (07/08)............................. 12 POINTS Josh Vatri (08/09)..................................... 32 Josh Vatri (09/10)..................................... 31 Nathan Spaling (10/11)............................. 26 Nathan Spaling (09/10)............................. 25 Tony Rizzi (08/09).................................... 24 Mike Noyes (08/09).................................. 23 Josh Vatri (10/11)..................................... 21 Nathan Spaling (08/09)............................. 21 Derrick Bagshaw (08/09).......................... 21 Scott Baker (09/10)................................... 20 Scott Baker (10/11)................................... 19 Tony Rizzi (09/10).................................... 19 Brent Varty (09/10)................................... 19

GOALIE STATS

PENALTY MINUTES Jeremy Whelan (08/09)............................ 82 Josh Vatri (09/10)..................................... 77 Josh Vatri (08/09)..................................... 76 Steve Spade (08/09)................................. 68 John McCullough (09/10)......................... 56 TJ Legge (07/08)...................................... 50 Jeremy Whelan (10/11)............................ 44 John McCullough (10/11)......................... 43 Richard Power (07/08).............................. 43 Ian Brunt (07/08)....................................... 43 POWER PLAY GOALS Mike Noyes (08/09).................................... 6 Tony Rizzi (08/09)...................................... 5 Josh Vatri (10/11)....................................... 4 Brent Varty (08/09)..................................... 4 Jordan Freeland (07/08)............................. 4 Brendan Wise (10/11)................................. 3 Josh Vatri (09/10)....................................... 3 Derrick Bagshaw (09/10)............................ 3 Nathan Spaling (09/10)............................... 3 Tony Rizzi (09/10)...................................... 3 Dustin Turner (07/08)................................. 3 POINTS PER GAME (MIN 10 GP) Josh Vatri (08/09).................................. 1.33 Josh Vatri (09/10).................................. 1.19 Derrick Bagshaw (08/09)....................... 1.11 Nathan Spaling (09/10).......................... 1.00 Nathan Spaling (10/11).......................... 0.93 Tony Rizzi (08/09)................................. 0.86 Mike Noyes (08/09)............................... 0.82 Josh Vatri (10/11).................................. 0.78 Scott Baker (09/10)................................ 0.77 Nathan Spaling (08/09).......................... 0.75

APPEARANCES IN A SEASON Matt Mateja (07/08).................................. 27 Jason Guy (09/10).................................... 24 Jason Guy (10/11).................................... 22 Matt Mateja (08/09).................................. 16 Jeff Dawson (10/11)................................. 15 MINUTES Matt Mateja (07/08).............................. 1430 Jason Guy (09/10)................................ 1314 Jason Guy (10/11)................................ 1160 Matt Mateja (08/09)................................ 725 Jeff Dawson (08/09)............................... 690 WINS Jason Guy (10/11).................................... 10 Jason Guy (09/10)...................................... 9 Matt Mateja (07/08).................................... 6 Jeff Dawson (08/09)................................... 4 Matt Mateja (08/09).................................... 3 SAVES Matt Mateja (07/08)................................ 807 Jason Guy (09/10).................................. 694 Jason Guy (10/11).................................. 637 Matt Mateja (08/09)................................ 404 Jeff Dawson (08/09)............................... 353 GOALS AGAINST AVG (MIN 10 GP) Jason Guy (09/10)................................. 3.21 Jason Guy (09/10)................................. 3.74 Jeff Dawson (08/09).............................. 3.74 Jeff Dawson (10/11).............................. 3.91 Matt Mateja (07/08)............................... 4.41 SHUTOUTS Jason Guy (10/11)...................................... 1 Jason Guy (09/10)...................................... 1 Matt Mateja (07/08).................................... 1

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UOIT SINGLE GAME RECORDS TEAM SCORING HIGHS

TEAM STREAKS

Most Goals Scored – Game

8 - vs. Ryerson.................................Jan. 28/09 8 - vs. Brock...................................... Dec. 1/09

Longest Winning Streak 3

Most Goals Scored – Period

6 - vs. Ryerson.................................Jan. 28/09

Longest Losing Streak

Most Goals Allowed – Game

9 - @ Western ............................... Nov. 27/08 9 - vs. Lakehead..............................Oct. 16/09

Most Goal Allowed – Period

7 - @ Western ............................... Nov. 27/08

Largest Margin of Victory

7 - vs. Brock...................................... Dec. 1/09

Largest Margin of Defeat

8 - @ Laurier......................................Oct. 7/10

Most Power-Play Goals – Game

3 - vs. York........................................ Feb. 2/08 3 - vs. Ottawa...................................Jan. 16/09 3 - @ Brock....................................... Nov. 4/09

Most Power-Play Opportunities- Game

13 - vs. Brock.................................... Dec. 1/09

Most Power-Play Goals Against - Game

6 - vs. Guelph..................................Jan. 18/08

Most Power-Play Opps. Against – Game

15 - vs. Waterloo............................... Dec. 4/09

TEAM SHOOTING Most Shots Taken - Game

46 - vs. Windsor...............................Oct. 23/10

Most Shots Taken – Period

20 - @ Lakehead............................ Nov. 16/07 20 - @ Ryerson...............................Oct. 20/07 20 - vs. Concordia........................... Nov. 20/10

Fewest Shots Taken – Game

13 - vs. McGill..................................Jan. 12/08

Most Shots Allowed – Game

56 - @ Western.............................. Nov. 22/07

Most Shots Allowed – Period

23 - vs. McGill..................................Jan. 12/08 23 - @ Windsor............................... Nov. 28/09

Fewest Shots Allowed – Game

19 - vs. Brock.................................... Feb. 6/09

Fewest Shots Allowed – Period

3 - vs. RMC..................................... Nov. 13/09 3 - vs. Brock...................................... Dec. 1/09 3 - vs. York.......................................Jan. 30/10

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Most Goals

3 - Kyle Wetering 3 - Tony Rizzi 3 - Josh Vatri

@ Brock............................. Nov. 4/09 @ Lakehead........................ Feb 5/10 vs. York.............................Jan. 20/11

Most Assists

3 - Nathan Spaling 3 - Jason Fransky 3 - Dustin Turner 3 - Nathan Spaling 3 - Tony Rizzi

vs. York.............................. Feb. 8/08 @ Western....................... Nov. 27/08 vs. Carleton.........................Jan. 3/09 @ Windsor....................... Nov. 27/09 vs. Brock............................ Dec. 1/09

Most Points

4 - Josh Vatri 4 - Dustin Turner 4 - Nathan Spaling 4 - Tony Rizzi 4 - Tony Rizzi

vs. Ryerson.......................Jan. 28/09 vs. Brock............................ Dec. 1/09 @ Brock............................. Nov. 4/09 @ Lakehead....................... Feb. 5/10 vs. Brock............................ Dec. 1/09

Most Goals by Opponent

4 - Michael Soros 4 - Thomas Kiriakou

vs. RMC............................Oct. 13/07 @ Guelph............................Oct. 8/09.

Most Assists by Opponent

4 - Happened Six Times

Most Points by Opponent

5 - Thomas Kiriakou 5 - Clinton Pettapiece

@ Guelph............................Oct. 8/09. vs. UOIT............................. Dec. 4/09.

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Dec. 4/10 to Jan. 8/11 Jan. 29/11 to Feb. 5/11

11 Oct. 24/08 to Dec. 4/08


OUA LEAGUE FORMAT OUA DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENT WEST REGION Brock Guelph Lakehead Laurier UOIT

EAST REGION Waterloo Western Windsor York

Carleton Concordia McGill Nipissing Ottawa

UQTR Toronto Queen’s RMC Ryerson

2011-12 PLAYOFF FORMAT Top eight (8) teams in region advance to the playoffs based on regular season standings. FIRST ROUND (BEST OF THREE SERIES) 1st Place vs. 8th Place 2nd Place vs. 7th Place 3rd Place vs. 6th Place 4th Place vs. 5th Place SECOND ROUND • OUA QUARTERFINALS (BEST OF THREE SERIES) Teams re-seed and play a best of three quarter-finals series (i.e. if all top seeded teams win the match up’s will be # 4 vs. # 1 and # 3 vs. # 2) THIRD ROUND • OUA SEMI-FINALS (BEST OF THREE SERIES) Winners of the quarter-finals play for the Conference title *The higher-seeded team will have home ice advantage for two of the three games (including Game Three) 2012 QUEEN’S CUP Host: Highest Ranked Semi-Final Winner Single Game for the Championship CIS UNIVERSITY CUP Date: March 22-25, 2012 University of New Brunswick • Fredericton, New Brunswick

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2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW 2010-11 OUA PLAYOFF RESULTS

2010-11 REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS WEST Western Laurier Lakehead Guelph Brock Waterloo UOIT Windsor York

GP 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28

W 20 15 16 15 13 15 12 12 10

L 3 7 9 10 9 12 12 12 16

OT 5 6 3 3 6 1 4 4 2

PTS 45 36 35 33 32 31 28 28 22

PCT 0.804 0.643 0.625 0.589 0.571 0.554 0.500 0.500 0.393

GF 120 93 118 93 81 86 82 75 74

GA 74 77 83 85 84 91 100 77 108

PIM 481 550 458 523 444 709 502 578 647

EAST McGill UQTR Carleton Nipissing Queen’s Toronto Concordia Ottawa Ryerson RMC

GP 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28

W 24 19 18 17 14 10 12 11 8 5

L 2 8 8 8 11 11 14 14 18 22

OT 2 1 2 3 3 7 2 3 2 1

PTS 50 39 38 37 31 27 26 25 18 11

PCT 0.893 0.696 0.679 0.661 0.554 0.482 0.464 0.446 0.321 0.196

GF 141 106 108 99 99 85 107 94 77 71

GA 66 90 67 89 110 100 127 124 118 139

PIM 555 585 583 560 480 458 685 498 631 658

2010-11 UNIVERSITY CUP RESULTS ROUND ROBIN RESULTS Thursday, March 24 Pool B #1: McGill 2, StFX 1 Pool A #1: UNB 2, Calgary 1 Friday, March 25 Pool B #2: StFX 3, Alberta 1 Pool A #2: Western 3, Calgary 2 Saturday, March 26 Pool B #3: McGill 6, Alberta 3 Pool A #3: UNB 4, Western 0 Sunday, March 27 University Cup Final: UNB 4, McGill 0 2011 UNIVERSITY CUP SCORING LEADERS 1. Luke Gallant, UNB - 7 points 2. Derek Ryan, Alberta - 3 points 2. M. Langelier-Parent, McGill - 3 points 2. Kyle Bailey, UNB - 3 points 2. Chris Culligan, UNB - 3 points 2. Guillaume Doucet, McGill - 3 points 2. Hunter Tremblay, UNB - 3 points

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FIRST ROUND Waterloo defeated Lakehead 2-0 UQTR defeated Concordia 2-1 Carleton defeated Toronto 2-1 Nipissing defeated Queen’s 2-0 McGill defeated Ottawa 2-0 Western defeated Windsor 2-0 Laurier defeated UOIT 2-1 Guelph defeated Brock 2-1 SECOND ROUND (QUARTER-FINALS) McGill defeated Nipissing 2-0 UQTR defeated Carleton 2-1 Western defeated Waterloo 2-1 Guelph defeated Laurier 2-1 THIRD ROUND (SEMI-FINALS) Western defeated Guelph 2-0 McGill defeated UQTR 2-1 2011 QUEEN’S CUP McGill defeated Western Final Score: 6-2


HISTORY OF THE QUEEN’S CUP The history of the Queen’s Cup is rooted in Canada’s rich hockey tradition. McGill University formed the world’s first organized hockey team in 1877. By 1886, Queen’s University had also formed a team and played their cross-town rivals from Royal Military College in exhibition games. In 1891, a challenge from the McGill team to The University of Toronto resulted in the formation of the Varsity Blues hockey team. Repeated attempts to form an intercollegiate league were unsuccessful because of the expense and distance of travel. It took 10 years of debate and occasional exhibition games, until officials from Queen’s, McGill, Toronto, Osgoode Hall, RMC, Ottawa College and Trinity University met in 1901 and agreed to form a union for the following year. A new era in the hockey world opened with the 1902-03 season, as the world’s first university hockey league was born. As university hockey teams were still relatively new, the Canadian Intercollegiate Hockey Union (CIHU) officials devised two schedules, one was for more experienced teams and other for intermediate-level teams. The “Senior Series”, as it was known, consisted of McGill, Queen’s and the University of Toronto. The schedule in that inaugural season consisted of only two contests (i.e. a one-game series versus each team). The first league game was played in Kingston on Jan. 16, 1903, resulting in a 7-1 victory for Toronto over Queen’s. At that game, the Queen’s hockey club offered a silver trophy, known as the Queen’s Cup, to be presented to the eventual league champion. McGill opened their season at home on Jan. 23, 1903 with a resounding 7-0 loss to the upstart Golden Gaels. The following week, a wild 9-7 McGill victory over the Varsity Blues, resulted in a first-place finish for McGill. Since there was no playoff format in place (that would come about some six decades later), McGill was declared the inaugural Queen’s Cup champions. The trophy has been contested since the 1902-03 season, interrupted only by the two World Wars. After World War II the league expanded and the OUA now includes 16 institutions (after reaching a high of 17 teams in the mid-1980’s). Twelve different schools have hoisted the Queen’s Cup. Toronto has claimed ownership 41 times, including 10 straight championships in the 1920’s and 12 of 14 championships from 1964-1975. McGill is second with 14 titles, followed by UQTR (eight), Queens (six), Guelph and Montreal (five each) and Waterloo twice. Brock, McMaster, Western and Windsor have each hoisted the Cup once. (Source: OUA Central Office)

PAST CHAMPIONS 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89 1987-88 1986-87 1985-86

McGill McGill Western McGill UQTR Lakehead Western York UQTR* UQTR UQTR* UQTR UQTR Windsor Guelph* Waterloo Western Guelph Toronto UQTR UQTR* Laurier Laurier York* York York

* Won CIS University Cup 1984-85 1983-84 1982-83 1981-82 1980-81 1979-80 1978-79 1977-78 1976-77 1975-76 1974-75 1973-74 1972-73 1971-72 1970-71 1969-70 1968-69 1967-68 1966-67 1965-66 1964-65 1963-64 1962-63 1961-62 1960-61 1959-60

York* Toronto* Laurier Toronto Queen’s Guelph Guelph Toronto Toronto* Guelph Toronto Waterloo* Toronto Toronto* Toronto* Toronto* Toronto* Toronto Toronto* Toronto* Montreal Toronto McMaster* Toronto Laval Laval

1958-59 1957-58 1956-57 1955-56 1954-55 1953-54 1952-53 1951-52 1950-51 1949-50 1948-49 1947-48 1946-47 1945-46 1940-45 1939-40 1938-39 1937-38 1936-37 1935-36 1934-35 1933-34 1932-33 1931-32 1930-31

Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Laval Montreal Montreal Toronto Montreal Montreal Toronto Toronto McGill N/A Toronto McGill McGill McGill McGill McGill McGill McGill Toronto McGill

1929-30 1928-29 1927-28 1926-27 1925-26 1924-25 1923-24 1922-23 1921-22 1920-21 1919-20 1915-19 1914-15 1913-14 1912-13 1911-12 1910-09 1909-10 1908-09 1907-08 1906-07 1905-06 1904-05 1903-04 1902-03

McGill Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto N/A Toronto Queen’s Toronto McGill Toronto Queen’s Queen’s Toronto Toronto Queen’s McGill Queen’s McGill

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UOIT TRADITIONS

Ridgebacks Nickname The Ridgeback nickname represents both the athletes and the location of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. A Ridgeback is a large and well-muscled hunting dog that is legendary for its ability and use in hunting down lions. Strong and extremely competitive by nature, the Ridgeback is also lightning quick and deftly alert while constantly paying attention to its surroundings. Known as a dominant dog with aggressive instincts, the Ridgeback moves, not only like a hunting dog, but like a dog of prey. It is strong willed and confident that thrives on vigorous exercise and athletic activities. Native to Africa, the Ridgeback is well-known for its ability to hunt large game including lions. In addition to describing the skills and traits of UOIT athletes, the Ridgeback nickname aptly describes the majestic Oak Ridges Moraine just north of campus. Glenn Coady (pictured) submitted the name Ridgebacks, which was selected from over 300 submissions to become the official nickname of UOIT.

Hunter the Ridgeback Hunter the Ridgeback was born in February 2006. Needing an identity for the Ridgebacks varsity teams, the athletic department found this dog and asked the student body to name him. After a variety of names were considered Hunter was chosen. The name Hunter represents the breed’s instincts and reputation as a hunting dog in Africa. Hunter can be found at UOIT varsity hockey games cheering on the teams and dancing up a storm, as well as at events throughout the community. Hunter can also be seen taking part in the UOIT ‘School is Cool’ youth programs at elementary schools across the Durham Region.

The BLUE CREW The Blue Crew has been a tradition since the first time the UOIT Ridgebacks hockey team set foot on the ice. Some of the loudest and most rowdy fans in the OUA, members of the Blue Crew can be seen on game days sporting their distinctive Blue Crew t-shirts and hard helmets. Anyone one can be a member of the Blue Crew, all that is required is the spirit to support the Ridgebacks and an appetite to enjoy the pregame specials available to all Blue Crew members at Shagwell’s on the Ridge.

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OUA OPPONENTS BROCK UNIVERSITY Badgers

Head Coach: Murray Nystrom 2010-11 Record: 13-9-6 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 2-0-1 (6-5-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 2-0-1 (6-5-1)

Enrollment:............................................................. 16,356 Colours:................................................Red, Blue & White Location:..................................................... St. Catharines Arena:............................Seymour-Hannah Centre (1,400) Web Page:...........................................www.gobadgers.ca

CARLETON UNIVERSITY Ravens

Head Coach: Marty Johnston 2010-11 Record: 18-8-2 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-1-0 (2-1-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-0-0 (2-2-0)

Enrollment:............................................................. 16,900 Colours:..........................................Scarlet, White & Black Location:.................................................................Ottawa Arena:.......................................................Ice House (500) Web Page:.............................................www.goravens.ca

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY Stingers

Head Coach: Kevin Figsby 2010-11 Record: 12-14-2 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 1-0-0 (2-1-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 1-0-0 (2-1-0)

Enrollment:............................................................. 32,000 Colours:..................................................Burgundy & Gold Location:.............................................................. Montreal Arena:......................................Ed Meagher Arena (1,000) Web Page:............................................... www.stingers.ca

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH Gryphons

Head Coach: Shawn Camp 2010-11 Record: 15-10-3 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 1-2-0 (2-9-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 1-2-0 (2-9-1)

Enrollment:............................................................. 18,125 Colours:................................................Red, Gold & Black Location:.................................................................Guelph Arena:................................Gryphon Centre Arena (1,400) Web Page:.............................................www.gryphons.ca

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY Thunderwolves

Head Coach: Joel Scherban 2010-11 Record: 16-9-3 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-1-1 (2-7-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-1-1 (2-7-1)

Enrollment:............................................................... 6,585 Colours:............................................Blue, White & Yellow Location:........................................................Thunder Bay Arena:.................................. Fort William Gardens (3,710) Web Page:...................... www.thunderwolveshockey.com

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY Golden Hawks

Head Coach: Greg Puhalski 2010-11 Record: 15-7-6 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 1-3-0 (1-9-0) UOIT vs. Playoffs: 1-1-1 (1-1-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 2-4-1 (2-10-1)

Enrollment:............................................................. 14,877 Colours:.......................................................Purple & Gold Location:..............................................................Waterloo Arena:....................Waterloo Recreation Complex (3,400) Web Page:................................. www.laurierathletics.com

MCGILL UNIVERSITY Redmen

Head Coach: Kelly Nobes 2010-11 Record: 24-2-2 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-0 (0-3-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 0--0-0 (0-3-0)

Enrollment:............................................................. 33,258 Colours:......................................................... Red & White Location:.............................................................. Montreal Arena:........................................... McConnell Arena (950) Web Page:.................................... www.athletics.mcgill.ca

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OUA OPPONENTS NIPISSING UNIVERSITY Lakers

Head Coach: Mike McParland 2010-11 Record: 17-8-3 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-0 (0-0-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-1-0 (0-1-0)

Enrollment:............................................................... 3,717 Colours:............................................ Blue, Green & White Location:............................................................ North Bay Arena:...................................... Memorial Gardens (4,000) Web Page:............................. www.nipissingu.ca/athletics

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA Gee-Gees

Head Coach: Real Paiement 2010-11 Record: 11-14-3 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-1 (1-1-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-0-1 (2-1-1)

Enrollment:............................................................. 30,000 Colours:...................................................... Garnet & Grey Location:.................................................................Ottawa Arena:............................................. Sports Complex (850) Web Page:..............................................www.geegees.ca

UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A TROIS-RIVIERES Patriotes

Head Coach: Jacques Laporte 2010-11 Record: 19-8-1 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-0 (0-3-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-0-0 (0-3-0)

Enrollment:............................................................. 10,000 Colours:...................................................Green & Orange Location:...................................................... Trois-Rivieres Arena:............................................... Trois-Rivieres Arena Web Page:...................................... www.uqtr.ca/Patriotes

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY Gaels

Head Coach: Brett Gibson 2010-11 Record: 14-11-3 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-0 (0-1-2) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-0-0 (0-1-2)

Enrollment:............................................................. 16,843 Colours:................................................. Gold, Blue & Red Location:.............................................................. Kingston Arena:.......................... Kingston Memorial Centre (3,300) Web Page:........................................ www.gogaelsgo.com

ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA Paladins

Head Coach: Adam Shell 2010-11 Record: 5-22-1 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-0 (1-1-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-0-0 (1-1-1)

Enrollment:.................................................................. 960 Colours:......................................................... Red & White Location:.............................................................. Kingston Arena:.................................... Constantaine Arena (1,500) Web Page:....................................... www.rmc.ca/athletics

RYERSON UNIVERSITY Rams

Head Coach: Graham Wise 2010-11 Record: 8-18-2 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-0 (1-1-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-1-0 (4-3-0)

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Enrollment:............................................................. 25,000 Colours:.......................................................... Blue & Gold Location:................................................................Toronto Arena:......................................... George Bell Arena (800) Web Page:..........................www.ryerson.ca/sportsandrec

PANTONE 294 PANTONE COOL GRAY 3 WHITE

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Varsity Blues

Head Coach: Darren Lowe 2010-11 Record: 10-11-7 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 0-0-1 (0-0-1) UOIT vs. Overall: 0-0-1 (1-2-1)

Enrollment:............................................................. 63,109 Colours:............................................... Navy Blue & White Location:................................................................Toronto Arena:.............................................. Varsity Arena (4,100) Web Page:.........................................www.varsityblues.ca

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OUA OPPONENTS UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Warriors

Head Coach: Brian Bourque 2010-11 Record: 15-12-1 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 1-2-0 (3-5-2) UOIT vs. Overall: 2-2-0 (2-5-2)

Enrollment:............................................................. 22,000 Colours:............................................. Gold, Black & White Location:..............................................................Waterloo Arena:...................................... Columbia Ice Field (1,000) Web Page:.......................................www.gowarriorsgo.ca

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO Mustangs

Head Coach: Clarke Singer 2010-11 Record: 20-3-5 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 2-1-0 (4-5-1) UOIT vs. Playoffs: 0-0-0 (1-2-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 2-1-0 (5-8-1)

Enrollment:............................................................. 30,000 Colours:..................................................... Purple & White Location:................................................................ London Arena:..................................... John Labatt Centre (9,000) Web Page:............................... www.westernmustangs.ca

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR Lancers

Head Coach: Kevin Hamlin 2010-11 Record: 12-12-4 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 2-1-0 (4-6-0) UOIT vs. Overall: 3-1-0 (5-7-0)

Enrollment:............................................................. 14,290 Colours:.......................................................... Blue & Gold Location:............................................................... Windsor Arena:............................................ Windsor Arena (4,600) Web Page:............................................ www.golancers.ca

YORK UNIVERSITY Lions

Head Coach: Jim Wells 2010-11 Record: 10-16-2 UOIT vs. Regular Season: 2-1-0 (6-3-3) UOIT vs. Overall: 2-1-0 (6-4-3)

Enrollment:............................................................. 50,000 Colours:......................................................... Red & White Location:................................................................Toronto Arena:....................................... Canlan Ice Sports (1,500) Web Page:........................................... www.yorkulions.ca

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