Women’s hockey announces 2021 recruitment class


OSHAWA, Ont. – Ontario Tech women’s hockey head coach Justin Caruana is pleased to announce the 2021-22 recruitment class.
From this year, the Ridgebacks women’s hockey program had four graduating seniors, including a trio from the 2019-20 season.
The Ridgebacks will open OUA conference action on November 4 at home against the Toronto Varsity Blues.
2021-22 Recruitment Class
Alyssa Denney
Hometown: Keswick, Ont.
Previous team: Toronto Aeros – PWHL
Position: Defence
Program: Criminology & Justice Studies

Player quote:
“Being born and raised in a small town, it was a priority for me to attend a school that offered a comforting and supportive atmosphere. The campus size of Ontario Tech, the warmth and reception I received from the coaches and players, combined with the excellent reputation of the criminology program, solidified that this was the right place for me. Combining my education and passion for the game of hockey I believe I will achieve excellence at Ontario Tech. I can’t wait to join the Ridgeback Family.”
Zoe McGee
Hometown: Kanata, Ont.
Previous team: Neapean Wildcats – PWHL
Position: Goalie
Program: Kinesiology

Player quote:
“I chose Ontario Tech because after being unable to visit due to COVID-19, I was able to see myself attending and calling Ontario Tech home this upcoming fall. After only a few calls it was clear to me that Ontario Tech was going to accommodate me both athletically and academically. I am super excited to get started in the fall, go Ridgebacks!”
Lauren Beaulieu
Hometown: Canfield, Ont.
Previous team: Laurentian University – OUA / Mississauga Hurricanes – PWHL
Position: Forward
Program: Legal Studies

Player quote:
“I chose Ontario Tech because of the atmosphere and dynamic of the team. The minute I got off my call with coach Justin, and hearing about the team philosophy, I knew I wanted to be a part of a truly special legacy this program is creating. I can’t wait to be a part of such a strong and dedicated group of women!”
Emilie Simmons
Hometown: London, Ont.
Previous team: Bluewater Hawks – PWHL
Position: Forward
Program: Psychology

Player quote:
“I chose Ontario Tech because of the opportunities for me to grow as a person and as a student-athlete. It has always been my dream to play hockey at the highest level and I felt Ontario Tech’s hockey program had everything I was looking for. The university had so much to offer, like a great psychology program along with lots of student-athlete support and facilities. I feel like the dynamic of the Ridgeback family is exactly what I wanted to assist me in my goals both on and off the ice. I am so excited and honored to be given the opportunity to join the Ridgeback family!”
Mackenzie Krasowski
Hometown: Keswick, Ont.
Previous team: Robert Morris University – NCAA
Position: Forward
Program: Criminology (Master’s Program)

Player quote:
“With the unforeseen termination of the Robert Morris hockey programs, I am thrilled to continue both my academic and hockey career at Ontario Tech. In addition to the aspiration for team success on the ice, I will be pursuing a master’s degree in Criminology. With the outstanding environment and culture Ontario Tech radiates, it was an effortless decision to join the Ridgebacks family. Excited to rep the blue and orange!”

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