Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey

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Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
Current season
Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey athletic logo

University Colgate University
Conference ECAC
Head coach Scott Wiley
8th year, 104–114–25
Arena Starr Arena
Location Hamilton, New York
Colors Maroon and White


The Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I ice hockey team that represents Colgate University and play in ECAC Hockey. The Raiders play their home games at Starr Arena. The Raiders have played in Division I hockey since the 2001-02 season after playing at the NCAA Division III from 1997-2001.


In 2008-09, Kimberly Sass set a school record for most wins in a season by a goaltender with 14 games. Sass finished the season as one of the top ranked goalies in the ECAC. Her .941 save percentage was first in the ECAC. Her 1.85 goals against average was sixth while her .656 win percentage was fourth.[1] From October 7–8, 2011: In a pair of victories over the Lindenwood Lions, Brittany Phillips accumulatd a total of 10 points. In the 7-2 victory on October 7, she notched two goals, while logging an assist. One of the goals was the game-winning goal.

The following day, she had seven points (two goals, five assists) in an 8-2 win. Of the four goals she scored, two were power play goals. Her seven points ranked second in program history for most points in one game. In addition, the five assists ranked second for most assists in one game.[2] In addition, Melissa Kueber registered six points in the sweep. On October 8, she led the team with four goals scored in an 8-2 triumph over the Lions. She also notched an assist. The four tallies tied for first in program history for most scores in one game.[3]

Year by year[edit]

Year Wins Losses Ties Coach Postseason
2009-10 12 20 4 Scott Wiley Lost ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals[4]
2008-09 19 14 3 Scott Wiley
2007-08 12 17 5 Scott Wiley
2006-07 17 15 2 Scott Wiley
2005-06 12 15 7 Scott Wiley
2004-05 16 15 4 Scott Wiley
2003-04 16 17 3 Scott Wiley
2002-03 12 21 1 Scott Wiley


Awards and honors[edit]

  • Cheryl Setchell, Forward, 2002 ECAC North All-Rookie Team
  • Kiira Dosdall, Defense, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC[6]
  • Melissa Kueber, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 17, 2011)
  • Rebecca Lahar ,Goalie, 2002 ECAC North All-Rookie Team[7]
  • Brittany Phillips, ECAC Player of the Week (Week of October 17, 2011)[8]
  • Kimberly Sass, 2009 All-ECAC First Team (Sass was the first Raiders player to be named to the First Team)[9]
  • Kimberly Sass, 2009 ECAC Goaltender of the Year
  • Kimberly Sass, ECAC All-Rookie Team
  • Katie Stewart, ECAC Player of the Week (Week of February 15, 2010[10]

Team awards[edit]

  • Brad Houston Most Valuable Offensive Player
Year Player
2006-07 to 2008-09 Sam Hunt
2005-06 Allison Paiano
  • Most Valuable Defensive Player
Year Player
2007-08 to 2008-09 Kiira Dosdall
2006-07 Tara French and Kiira Dosdall
  • Most Improved Player
Year Player
2008-09 Amanda Kirwan
2007-08 Jacquie Colborne
2006-07 Evan Minnick
  • Rookie of the Year
Year Player
2008-09 Kimberly Sass
  • Sportsmanship Award
  • Marian Lefevre Coach’s Award
Year Player
2008-09 Elayna Hamashuk
2007-08 Mallory Johnston
  • Don Palmateer Award
Year Player
2008-09 Sam Hunt, Kiira Dosdall, Elin Brown

Notable players[edit]

  • During the 2008-09 season, Kimberly Sass earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors five times and the ECAC Goaltender of the Week award once. On November 8, 2009, she recorded a career and season high 46 saves as the Raiders defeated Princeton. Against the Yale Bulldogs on January 24, Sass earned a shutout. In three different games, she surpassed 40 saves and eclipsed 30 saves in ten games.


  • Tara French, 2005 Canada Under-22 Team
  • Sam Hunt, 2008 and 2009 Canada Under-22 Team
  • Becky Irvine, 2005 Canada Under-22 Team
  • Rebecca Lahaer, 2004 USA Under-22 Team

Raiders in professional hockey[edit]

  • Sam Hunt, Kiira Dosdall and Evan Minnick were named to the 2011 Elite Women's Hockey League (EWHL) All-Star team.[11]
Player Team League
Kiira Dosdall EHV Vienna Sabres Elite Women's Hockey League (EWHL)
Sam Hunt EHV Vienna Sabres Elite Women's Hockey League (EWHL)
Evan Minnick ESC Planneg Elite Women's Hockey League (EWHL)

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