HEAD COACH - Stacey Colarossi
Stacey Colarossi joins the Voyageurs as Head Coach of the Women’s hockey team from York University, where she has been the lead associate coach of the women’s Lions hockey team for nine seasons. Colarossi brings an array of experience to the new Voyageurs program with over 15 years of coaching and instructional experience.
She served as an assistant coach for the U18 Ontario Team at the National Championships in 2009, 2010 and at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax in 2011. Colarossi was selected as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the FISU World Games in 2011 where the team went on to win Gold.
Colarossi is a fully-certified NCCP Level 3 coach and has successfully completed Hockey Canada's Development Level 1 & 2 and High Performance Level 1 & 2 coaching certifications. Growing up she played her junior hockey in Brampton, ON where her success on the ice saw her selected for the U18 National Championships with Team Ontario. Concussions cut her playing career short, but she soon joined the coaching ranks and has enjoyed success in a new role. Colarossi is extremely highly regarded in the elite hockey community and is seen as a tremendous hire by Laurentian around which to build the program.
Val Charbonneau – Assistant Coach
Val Charbonneau joins the staff of the Women's Hockey Program for 2013 as the team's defensive and goaltending coach. Charbonneau is bilingual Sudbury native who had an outstanding goaltending career with the Carleton Ravens Hockey Team from 2005-2010. Charbonneau was a 3 time Conference All Star, RESQ Conference Rookie of the Year and was selected as a CIS All Canadian during her tenure in net. She also posted the second best save percentage in the country behind Olympian Charlene Labonte. Graduating from Carleton University as their female athlete of the year in 2010, she subsequently returned the following year to start her Masters in Neuroscience. Charbonneau continued her playing career with the Montreal Stars of the CWHL where they won the Clarkson Cup in 2011. During this time she was named an assistant coach at Carleton, where she focused on the team's goaltenders and was responsible for the creation and implementation of the team's annual off ice training program. Charbonneau has been designated as one of Hockey Canada's Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the Women's Program.
Willy Montpellier – Assistant Coach
The Women's Hockey Program is pleased to have Willy Montpellier join the staff for the upcoming 2013 season as an assistant coach and skills instructor. A bilingual native of Sudbury, ON Willy brings over 15 years of experience in coaching and skills training to the Voyageurs team. Willy will be the team's lead skills instructor and offensive coach.
A certified Level 2 coach, Willy has been coaching at various levels in minor hockey from A to AAA. He has 3 years of experience with the U17 Ontario Men's program and10 years as an Instructor and Program Director for Mitron Hockey Performance Systems. He also spent 2 years as a scout for the Men's Hockey Program at Lakehead University. He currently is a Head Instructor for private and program coaching with the RHP Training Centre in Sudbury.
Jerry Harrigan - Head Scout
Laurentian is pleased to add Jerry Harrigan to the Voyageurs staff as the Head Scout for Southwestern Ontario. Jerry has an impressive resume with over 40 years of hockey coaching and recruiting. He spent 7 years in Switzerland coaching their 1st team in the Junior loop before returning back to Canada where he coached the Waterloo Juniors to back to back Ontario Men's Championships. Jerry then went on to coach in the OHL with Owen Sound and the U17 Ontario program. As an assistant coach with the Laurier Golden Hawks in 2003-2004 the team went on to win the OUA Championships. He was most recently a part of the University of Waterloo Women's coaching staff from 2006-2011.
Barbara Ravel – Mental Preparation
Barbara Ravel, Ph.D., is a bilingual assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics where she notably teaches courses in Sport Psychology. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Human Kinetics from Université de Montréal after a Masters’ and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from France. As a former player for France’s national ice hockey team, Barbara is particularly interested in how mental skills affect an athlete’s performance.