2011–12 Minnesota State–Mankato Mavericks women's ice hockey season

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2011–12 Minnesota State University, Mankato women's ice hockey season
Conference WCHA
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Not ranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Not ranked
Record
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Eric Means
Assistant Coaches Jon Austin
Shari Dickerman
Dean Williamson

The Minnesota State Mavericks women's ice hockey team represents Minnesota State University, Mankato in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season and attempt to qualify for the NCAA Frozen Four.

Offseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Player Position Nationality Notes
Erin Krichiver Goaltender  United States Played at Shattuck St. Mary's
Shelby Moteyunas Defense  United States From Cicero, New York
Natalie Stoltz Forward  United States From St. Paul, Minnesota
Kara Power Forward  Canada From New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Transfers[edit]

Player Position Nationality Year Former school
Lauren Barnes Forward  United States Sophomore Mercyhurst

Regular season[edit]

News and notes[edit]

  • September 30: The Minnesota State Mavericks nearly gave the Lindenwood Lady Lions its first NCAA Division I win versus the Minnesota State Mavericks. The Lady Lions fought back from a two goal deficit with two third-period goals. A late goal by Kathleen Rogan gave Minnesota State a 4-3 lead,[1] which they would not relinquish. At 5:24 in the second period. Less than a minute later, Kendra Broad scored the first goal in Lindenwood's NCAA history unassisted.[2] Minnesota State outshot the Lady Lions 53-16, as Lady Lions goaltender Taylor Fairchild made 49 saves.
  • October 7: Minnesota State senior Emmi Leinonen scored the first two goals in the game versus Mercyhurst. In overtime, Nicole Germaine scored her first goal of the year as the Mavericks upset the nationally ranked Mercyhurst Lakers by a 3-2 tally.[3]
  • October 8: Minnesota State was unable to extend its three-game winning streak as #8 nationally ranked Mercyhurst (2-2-0) scored in the third period to win by a 5-4 score. Lakers forward Christine Bestland scored the game-winning goal as Mavericks goaltender Danielle Butters suffered her first loss of the season.[4]

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Wisconsin 28 23 3 2 1 72 113 44 37 31 4 2 170 53
#2 Minnesota 28 21 5 2 1 66 113 43 37 30 5 2 167 50
#6 North Dakota 28 16 9 3 2 53 116 75 36 22 11 3 154 89
#9 Minnesota-Duluth 28 15 12 1 1 47 91 61 36 21 13 1 121 77
Ohio State 28 13 14 1 1 41 75 96 36 16 16 4 99 115
Bemidji State 28 11 15 2 0 35 70 73 37 17 17 3 101 85
Minnesota State 28 3 24 1 0 10 37 105 36 7 28 1 64 133
St. Cloud State 28 4 24 0 0 12 32 150 36 5 29 2 37 130
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
National rankings:[1] Conference rankings:[2]
Updated March 23, 2012

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Score Record
9/30/2011 Lindenwood University Mankato, Minn. W 4-3 1-0-0
10/1/2011 Lindenwood University Mankato, Minn. W 10-2 2-0-0
10/7/2011 Mercyhurst Mankato, Minn. W 3-2
10/8/2011 Mercyhurst Mankato, Minn. L 4-5
10/14/2011 Robert Morris University Pittsburgh, Pa.
10/15/2011 Robert Morris University Pittsburgh, Pa.
10/20/2011 University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
10/21/2011 University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
10/28/2011 Ohio State Mankato, Minn.
10/29/2011 Ohio State Mankato, Minn.
11/4/2011 Bemidji State University Mankato, Minn.
11/5/2011 Bemidji State University Mankato, Minn.
11/18/2011 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D.
11/19/2011 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D.
12/2/2011 University of Wisconsin Mankato, Minn.
12/3/2011 University of Wisconsin Mankato, Minn.
12/9/2011 St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minn.
12/10/2011 St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minn.
12/16/2011 University of Minnesota Duluth Mankato, Minn.
12/17/2011 University of Minnesota Duluth Mankato, Minn.
1/6/2012 Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minn.
1/7/2012 Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minn.
1/13/2012 St. Cloud State University Mankato, Minn.
1/14/2012 St. Cloud State University Mankato, Minn.
1/20/2012 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
1/21/2012 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
1/27/2012 University of Minnesota Mankato, Minn.
1/28/2012 University of Minnesota Mankato, Minn.
2/3/2012 University of Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
2/5/2012 University of Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
2/10/2012 University of North Dakota Mankato, Minn.
2/11/2012 University of North Dakota Mankato, Minn.
2/17/2012 University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn.
2/18/2012 University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Alli Altmann, Minnesota State, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of December 14, 2011)[5]
  • Kathleen Rogan, WCHA Player of the Week (Week of October 5, 2011)[6]

References[edit]