Two qualities that make a great coach are attention to detail and a caring personality. Liane has them both. She wants to see every player who steps on the ice with Adult Hockey Skills get better and she takes an invested interest in each participant, sharing with them her vast hockey knowledge.
Liane is fluent in French and English, as well as American Sign Language. She is a graduate of Carleton University where she represented the Ravens as both a varsity hockey player and golfer. When Liane is not on the ice with Adult Hockey Skills she is Mortgage Specialist with RBC. We are proud to have such a talent individual as one of our lead instructors.
Known for his quickness and stickhandling ability on the ice as a player, Mitch Zion is just as valuable as an instructor at Ottawa Adult Hockey Skills. Mitch just finished his third and final season with the Carleton Ravens (CIS) men’s hockey team and will be looking to play at the professional level in 2016-2017. During his tenure with the Ravens, Mitch was a big part of the team’s offence recording 55 points in 74 career regular season games. But he always saved his best for the post-season, recording 12 points in 15 career playoff games.
Mitch won the OUA Bronze Medal in both 2015-2016 and 2013-2014 with the Ravens and was a part of the program’s first two appearances at the CIS National Championships.
Prior to joining the Ravens, Mitch played for the Clarkson Golden Knights in the NCAA for parts of two seasons. He played his junior hockey for the Cornwall Colts and Ottawa Jr. Senators in the CCHL and played one season for the Sioux City Muskateers in the USHL.
During his last season with the Colts, Zion helped lead his team to a victory in the Bogart-Nielsen Cup and a trip to the Fred Paige Cup. After averaging a point-a-game through the round robin, Zion was named a tournament all-star.
An expert on defending and positional play, Jason recently finished his third season with the Carleton Ravens (CIS) men’s hockey team. He has been instrumental in solidifying the Ravens blueline as a force to be reckoned with. For the past three seasons, Seed has helped the Ravens earn national recognition for their defensive play.
In 2015-2016, the Ravens finished 1st in the entire CIS for the fewest goals against. In 2014-2015, Jason and the team finished 3rd in this category. And in 2013-2014, the team grabbed 2nd for fewest goals against. The Ravens stingy play was a big part of Jason and his teammates earning the OUA Bronze Medal in the 2015-2016 and 2013-2014. This was followed by a trip to the CIS National Championship in both seasons – which are the first two in the program’s history.
Before coming to the Ravens, Jason played four years of junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Gatineau Olympiques. His time with the Sea Dogs included two trips to the Memorial Cup, which he won in 2010-2011. He also appeared in the Royal Bank Cup with Summerside Western Capitals in 2012-2013.