Written by Carleton Sports Information
Photo by Carleton Athletics. Mark Cavallin (left) and Joey Manley will join interim head coach Shaun Van Allen behind the bench in 2017-18.
OTTAWA, ON — The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has announced the hiring of Mark Cavallin and former Ravens student-athlete Joey Manley as assistant coaches for the 2017-18 season.
Cavallin, who has worked with the Ravens men’s hockey program as the team’s goaltending coach for the past two seasons, will become Carleton’s full-time assistant in the new regime under interim head coach Shaun Van Allen.
“I am very grateful to have this opportunity to work with Shaun, the rest of the staff, and the players,” said Cavallin. “Marty [Johnston] has built a great culture here at Carleton with the men’s hockey program. I believe we will continue to do so during this transition and look forward to having many successful years to come.”
Prior to his arrival at Carleton, Cavallin spent a decade playing and coaching in Europe. He was head coach of Great Britain at the IIHF World Championships from 2001-2005, before making his way to Italy where he was the head coach of HC Gardena in Italy’s Serie A2 league in 2007. During a successful playing career, Cavallin competed in the United Kingdom’s top tier Elite Ice Hockey League from 1996-2002, winning several Players Player of the Year and Supporters Player of the Year awards. He wrapped up his playing days with Regensburg Eisbaeren in Germany’s 2nd Bundesliga and was voted Supporters Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Also joining Van Allen’s coaching staff is former Carleton Ravens men’s hockey player Joey Manley, who will become an assistant coach with the team in 2017-18.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the men’s hockey coaching staff this upcoming season,” expressed Manley. “Since my days of being a Raven I have watched this program grow and I look forward to being a part of helping this team have a successful season.”
Manley, who competed for Carleton from 2009-2013, served as team captain in his final season at the Ice House. The Ottawa, ON native ranks sixth on the Ravens’ all-time modern-era scoring list with 92 points (42 G/50 A) in 83 career games. In his final year with at Carleton in 2012-13, Manley was awarded the Jack Vogan Memorial Medal as the university’s Outstanding Graduating Male Athlete.
The Carleton Department of Athletics and Recreation would like to thank Dan O’Neill (BA/74), a Bald Raven and an avid fan of Ravens men’s hockey, for his generous contribution to the “Dan O’Neill Coaching Chair” which provides financial support for the team’s full-time assistant coaching role.
“To see youth work hard, train, sacrifice and learn to prioritize is very satisfying for me,” said O’Neill.
Dan, a former president of both Molson’s and Winsport, believes in developing leadership skills for our Ravens player and, over the years, he has supported many elite athletes from a variety of sports.