2002–03 Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey season
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|2002–03 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey season|
|NCAA Frozen Four, National Champions|
|Coaches and Captains|
|Head Coach||Shannon Miller|
- Jenny Potter set an NCAA record (since tied) for most goals in one game with 6. This was accomplished on December 18, 2002 versus St. Cloud State.
- February 22: Maria Rooth set the Bulldogs record for most points in a career. During the game against Bemidji State Rooth scored one goal and one assist to claim the record. She ended the season with 232 total points including 119 goals.
- February 23: The Bulldogs clinch the WCHA regular season title. The Bulldogs defeat Bemidji State to accomplish the milestone.
Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; GW = Game Winning Goals; PPL = Power Play Goals; SHG = Short Handed Goals
Main article: 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament
- March 8: The Bulldogs earned their third WCHA Final Five title with a win over Minnesota (5–3).
- March 23: UMD make women's hockey history as the Bulldogs win their third straight NCAA Frozen Four tournament. The Bulldogs defeat Harvard in a double overtime win 4–3. The game was held in Duluth, MN in front of the largest crowd in women's hockey NCAA history (5,167). Nora Tallus scored the game winner 4:19 into the second overtime.
Awards and honors
- November 11: Patricia Sautter was USCHO Defensive Player of the Week and WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Sautter shut out Ohio State twice (Nov. 8 & Nov. 9).
- December 3: Tricia Guest was USCHO Offensive Player of the Week tallying four points.
- December 10: Jenny Potter, USCHO Offensive Player of the Week.
- January 14: Caroline Ouellette, USCHO Offensive Player of the Week (the third Bulldog to gain the honor in the season).
- January 28: Maria Rooth becomes the fourth player to gain USCHO Offensive Player of the Week honors.
- March 6: Jenny Potter, Caroline Ouellette, and Krista McArthur were named to the All-WCHA First Team
- Maria Rooth and Erika Holst were All-WCHA Second Team selection.
- Caroline Ouellette and Krista McArthur were WCHA All-Rookie Team selections.
- Seven Bulldogs were recognized as WCHA All-Academic: Erika Holst, Satu Kiipeli, Michelle McAteer, Jenny Potter, Maria Rooth, Patricia Sautter and Juliane Vasichek.
- March 7: Jenny Potter was named a Patty Kazmaier Award Finalist for the second time in her career.
- March 8: Erika Holst, WCHA All-Tournament team.
- March 23: Jenny Potter and Hanne Sikio were named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team
- Caroline Ouellette was named the Frozen Four tournament Most Valuable Player.
- March 23: Jenny Potter, First Team All-American honors (second time in her career).
- Maria Rooth, Second Team All-American.
- The Bulldogs coaching staff was named the American Association of College Coaches' women's hockey coaching staff of the year.
- June 17: The Bulldogs were honored for the third time at the White House by President George W. Bush.
- "Memorable Moments". Minnesota Duluth Athletics. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Women's Hockey 2002–2003 Statistics: Overall". USCHO.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "NCAA 2003 Frozen Four". NCAA. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- Krista Morrissey (Media Contact) (March 14, 2007). "New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame to induct six (07/03/14)". New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 9 June 2010.