The 2004-05 Harvard Crimson women’s ice hockey team played in the NCAA championship game for the third consecutive season. In addition, the Crimson won their seventh straight Beanpot and third league tournament title. Harvard was ranked No. 2 in the nation for the third consecutive season.
In the 2004 part of the campaign, the Crimson had a 7-6-1 start. After January 1, Stone led the team to an 18-0-2 finish. The Crimson qualified for their third straight Frozen Four appearance despite losing graduating Patty Kazmaier Award winners from the past two seasons.
Nicole Corriero set new NCAA record by scoring 59 goals on the season. This broke the old mark of 51. In 36 games, Corriero scored a goal in 28 of them, while scoring at least a point in 33 games. During the season, she had 19 multiple-goal games and six hat tricks. Her 91 points accounted for over 60 percent of the Crimson’s total offense, which was ranked fourth in the nation. In addition, she passed A.J. Mlezcko for third on Harvard’s all-time scoring list with 265 career points.
In the NCAA Championship game, the Crimson were facing a 4-3 deficit. With four seconds remaining, Nicole Corriero shot the puck in hopes of tying the game. The shot was blocked by Minnesota defenseman Lyndsay Wall as the Golden Gophers won the match.