Hockey: Coolidge crosses canal from Ottawa to Carleton

As if the rivalry between CU and the U of O needed more spice. Veteran coach Shelley Coolidge is now the Carleton Ravens' skipper, after being fairly successful with the rival Ottawa Gee-Gees.
"I am looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of coaching the Carleton Ravens and remaining in the QSSF. I am also happy that with my new position I can continue to work with the youth of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec and watch the growth of Girls Hockey in our region." press release
It's a good move for Carleton, which is really stepping it up as a sports school. The women's hockey Ravens have had good battles in the playoffs with Ottawa for the past three years (their best-of-3 series last season was a five-gamer, thanks to multiple overtimes).

Coolidge guided the Gee-Gees to four CIS championship appearances in six seasons, including a silver-medal showing in 2003-04.
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  1. Say it ain't so Shelley.

  2. This is only the beginning as coaches realize the wide difference in ability, social skills and production between the 2 athletic directors and commitment to sport at the 2 universities.

  3. According to Anon above me there will be influx of Ottawa HCs transfering to Carleton.

    If I were a current Carleton coach I would start sending out resumes now as the writing is on the wall. I wonder if anyone will want to hire Dave Smart?

    Then, it is obviously a conspiracy by Ottawa alumna, former Gee-Gee, and former Ottawa athletics Associate Director Jennifer Brenning.
    Shw wants to replace the current Raven coaches with her former colleagues at Ottawa. (He said tongue in cheek!)