2011–12 Lindenwood Lady Lions ice hockey season

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2011–12 Lindenwood Lions women's ice hockey season
Conference NCAA Division I independent schools (ice hockey)
Home ice LU Ice Arena
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Not ranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Not ranked
Overall 8-21-0
Home 0-4-0
Road 8-15-0
Neutral 0–2–0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Vince O’Mara
Assistant Coaches Katie Kells
Rick Pratt
Captain(s) Brett Lobreau
Alternate captain(s) Allysson Arcibal

The Lindenwood Lady Lions represent Lindenwood University. The 2011–12 Lindenwood Lady Lions ice hockey season was the team's 9th season and their 1st season as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The team was coached by Vince O’Mara and they played their home games at Lindenwood Ice Arena. For the 2011-12 season, Lindenwood competed as an NCAA Division I independent program.


  • September 14: Lindenwood officially submitted an application to join College Hockey America (CHA) for the 2012–2013 season.[2]


  • Lindenwood announced its first NCAA recruiting class on July 6, 2011. The 2011-12 recruiting class includes 12 incoming freshman:[3]
Player Nationality Position Notes
Briar Bache  Canada Goaltender Bache played with the Aurora Panthers Intermediate A team and notched a 2.04 GAA and .930 save percentage.
Kendra Broad  Canada Forward She competed with the Southwest Wildcats in the Provincial Women's Hockey League.
Jordyn Constance  Canada Forward Constance competed with the Calgary Chaos of the Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League (AMMFHL). She was named to the AMMFHL all-star team.
Megan Cox  United States Defense Cox was part of the Shattuck-St. Mary's U19 Girls National Championship.
Taylor Fairchild  United States Goaltender Fairchild competd with the Little Caesars U19 program and registered a 1.02 GAA and .945 save percentage.
Sydney Gorzitza  Canada Defense She played for the Medicine Hat Hounds of the Albert Major Midget Female Hockey League and scored two short-handed goals
Samantha Moore  United States Forward In her senior season for Lakeville South HS, she managed 20 goals and 35 assists to lead her club. In addition, she was an Honorable Mention All-State selection.
Caitlyn Post  United States Forward She is the second recruit to have played with the Little Caesars U19 program. In 15 league games, Post accumulated eight goals while registering four assists.
Mara Post  United States Forward Post played with Samantha Moore at Lakeville South HS. Her 37 points were third overall in team scoring.
Hanna-Riika Turpeinen  Finland Defense Last season, she played in her native Finland and guided Ilves to the 2011 European Club Championship while winning a silver medal at the World University Games.
Alyssa West  United States Forward West also competed for the Little Caesars U19 program. In fifteen games played, she registered 12 points
Alison Wickenheiser  United States Forward In 66 games for the Washington Pride U19 team, she scored 42 goals and 27 assists.

Regular season[edit]

News and notes[edit]

  • September 23: Lindenwood played its first official NCAA contest against #1 ranked and defending champions Wisconsin. Lindenwood held the Badgers to one goal in the first period before the Badgers added a goal early in the second then added six goals in the final half of the second period.[4] Wisconsin outshot Lindenwood 60 to 11. Freshman goaltender, Taylor Fairchild made 49 saves for LU.[4]
  • September 30: The Lady Lions nearly earned its first NCAA Division I win versus the MSU-Mankato 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,[5] 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.[6] Minnesota State outshot the Lady Lions 53-16, as Lady Lions goaltender Taylor Fairchild made 49 saves.
  • October 27–28: The series versus the Mercyhurst Lakers program marked the first time that the Lindenwood Lady Lions hosted an NCAA Division I opponent in their home arena.[7]
  • November 4: The program picked up its first win as an NCAA program, 7-1, over Division III opponent, Saint Benedict.[8]
  • November 10: Lindenwood lost to Bemidji State 0-11 in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Face-Off Classic, held in Eveleth, Minnesota.[9]
  • November 11: Lindenwood was admitted into College Hockey America on November 11, 2011 and will begin conference play starting in the 2012-13 season along with Penn State, bringing the CHA's membership to six members.[10]
  • November 12–13: Robert Morris (PA) sweeps Lindenwood in the programs second home series against a Division I team by the combined score of 2-12.[11]
  • December 3: The Lady Lions record their first overtime game against a Division I opponent when the team lost to Syracuse, 1-2 in the fourth minute of overtime on December 5, 2011. Freshman goaltender, Taylor Fairchild stopped 45 of 47 shots in the match.[12]
  • January 4, 2012: Lindenwood returned from winter break on January 4, 2012 and set a season high for most goals allowed in a 0-14 loss to sixth-ranked North Dakota. The Sioux outshot LU 62-15.[13]
  • January 7, 2012: Freshman forward, Alison Wickenheiser scored five goals to help LU to a 6-1 victory against Concordia (MN).[14]
  • January 14–21: Lindenwood set a season high win streak with four straight wins. The streak included Lindenwood's first win against a NCAA Division I opponent and first shutout of an NCAA Division I opponent with a 4-0 win over Sacred Heart on January 20.[15] Junior forward, Sarah Oliphant scored the game-winning goal 82 seconds into the game while freshman goaltender, Taylor Fairchild made 25 saves to record her first collegiate shutout.[15] Lindenwood held Sacred Heart scoreless on six power-play opportunities.[15] Lindenwood earned its first series sweep of the season and first sweep in program history over a NCAA Division I opponent on January 21 with a 5-2 win against Sacred Heart.[16] Freshman goaltender, Briar Bache recorded her second win of the season and first over a Division I opponent.[16]
  • January 28–30: Lindenwood played a three-game exhibition series against Robert Morris University- Chicago. The exhibition series paired the Lions up with the #3 ranked team in the ACHA Division I and former NAIA and ACHA rival of the Lady Lions.[17] Although Robert Morris scored the first goal in the series opener, Lindenwood tied the game before the end of the first period with a goal by Kelsey Talbot.[17] LU then scored two goals in the second and one goal in the third period to finish the game 4-1. Lindenwood outshot Robert Morris by a 58-19 margin in the opening game with freshman goaltender, Taylor Fairchild recording the exhibition win with 18 saves.[17] In the second game of the series, sophomore forward, Allysson Arcibal recorded two goals with freshmen Alyssa West and Alison Wickenheiser each scoring a goal while sophomore goaltender, Briar Bache made 18 saves to win the second game of the exhibition series 4-1.[17] Lindenwood outshot RMU(IL) by a 73-19 margin.[17] The game also marked senior night for the 2011-12 season, in which Lindenwood celebrated senior night for the team's lone senior, defenseman Kendra Ganchar. In the final game of the series six different players recorded goals and freshmen goaltender, Taylor Fairchild made 13 saves to help LU to a 6-0 shutout of RMU.[17]
  • February 10–11: Lindenwood concluded its inaugural NCAA season on the road at Saint Michael's College.[18] In the opening game Lindenwood jumped out to a 3-1 lead by the end of the first period.[18] Saint Mike's outscored the Lady Lions 2-1 in both the second and third periods; taking the lead in the third period. Freshman forward, Jordyn Constance, scored with eight seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game 5-5, sending the game into overtime.[18] In overtime, Alison Wickenheiser scored a power-play goal to give Lindenwood its first overtime win against an NCAA team and preserve the Lady Lions' winning streak.[18] Wickenheiser's goal was her third of the game second hat trick in two games.[18] In the final game of the season, Lindenwood scored four goals in the first period and three goals in the second to take a seven goal lead into the final period.[19] The Purple Knights broke the shutout early in the third period but Lindenwood answered held off a comeback attempt scoring two goals in the final period.[19] The Lady Lions ended the game scoring a season-high nine goals and outshooting Saint Michael's 53-12 in the 9-1 win. Lindenwood finished the season on a season high six game win streak and won eight NCAA games overall. In addition Lindenwood swept its exhibition series against rival Robert Morris Illinois.[19] Lindenwood's exhibition series against Grand Valley State scheduled for February 17 and 18 was cancelled.[19]

Lindenwood Statistics Nationally[edit]

  • Lindenwood University Statistics[20]
Name Stat Ranking Nationally
Scoring Offense 2.66 G/GM (77G) #20
Scoring Defense 6.28 G/GM (182GA) #35
Scoring Margin -105 na
Penalty Minutes 14.07 PIM/GM (408 PIM) #2
Power Play 15% #20
Penalty Kill 65.60% #35
Shorthanded Goals 9 G #1
Winning Percentage 8-21-0 38.10% na
Unbeaten Streak 6 GM, Jan 14-Feb 11, 2012 na


  • Lindenwood University Rankings
Poll Affiliation Rank
USCHO.com Coaches Poll National #
USA Today Poll National #
INCH Power Rankings National #
NCAA Pairwise Rank Post-Season #
USCHO KRACH Rank Post-Season #
NCAA Ratings Percentage Index Post-Season #


Date Visitor Score Home Location Decision Attendance Overall Exhibition Box score
9/23/2011 Lindenwood 0-11 #1 Wisconsin Kohl Center Fairchild 1,417 0-1-0 0-0-0 [1]
9/25/2011 Lindenwood 0-13 #1 Wisconsin Kohl Center Fairchild 544 0-2-0 0-0-0 [2]
9/30/2011 Lindenwood 3-4 Minnesota State Mankato All Seasons Arena Fairchild 212 0-3-0 0-0-0 [3]
10/1/2011 Lindenwood 2-10 Minnesota State Mankato All Seasons Arena Fairchild 106 0-4-0 0-0-0 [4]
10/7/2011 Lindenwood 0-8 Robert Morris (PA) Island Sports Center Fairchild 132 0-5-0 0-0-0 [5]
10/8/2011 Lindenwood 2-7 Robert Morris (PA) Island Sports Center Fairchild 134 0-6-0 0-0-0 [6]
10/14/2011 Lindenwood 2-7 Colgate Starr Arena Fairchild 72 0-7-0 0-0-0 [7]
10/15/2011 Lindenwood 2-8 Colgate Starr Arena Fairchild 202 0-8-0 0-0-0 [8]
10/28/2011 #6 Mercyhurst 0-7 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Fairchild 250 0-9-0 0-0-0 [9]
10/29/2011 #6 Mercyhurst 1-14 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Fairchild 100 0-10-0 0-0-0 [10]
11/4/2011 Lindenwood 7-1 Saint Benedict St. Cloud Athletic Complex Fairchild 100 1-10-0 0-0-0 [11]
11/5/2011 Lindenwood 6-7 St. Catherine St. Cloud Athletic Complex Fairchild 100 1-11-0 0-0-0 [12]
11/10/2011 Lindenwood 0-11 #7 Bemidji State Eveleth Hippodrome Fairchild 400 1-12-0 0-0-0 [13]
11/12/2011 Robert Morris (PA) 2-6 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Fairchild 150 1-13-0 0-0-0 [14]
11/13/2011 Robert Morris (PA) 0-6 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Bache 125 1-14-0 0-0-0 [15]
12/2/2011 Lindenwood 2-6 Syracuse Tennity Ice Pavilion Fairchild 123 1-15-0 0-0-0 [16]
12/3/2011 Lindenwood 1-2 OT Syracuse Tennity Ice Pavilion Fairchild 212 1-16-0 0-0-0 [17]
12/14/2011 Lindenwood 0-9 #5 Mercyhurst Mercyhurst Ice Center Fairchild 444 1-17-0 0-0-0 [18]
12/15/2011 Lindenwood 2-7 #5 Mercyhurst Mercyhurst Ice Center Bache 515 1-18-0 0-0-0 [19]
1/4/2012 Lindenwood 0-14 #6 North Dakota Ralph Engelstad Arena Fairchild 348 1-19-0 0-0-0 [20]
1/6/2012 Lindenwood 3-4 #10(DIII poll) Concordia (MN) Moorhead Sports Center Fairchild 153 1-20-0 0-0-0 [21]
1/7/2012 Lindenwood 6-1 #10(DIII poll) Concordia (MN) Moorhead Sports Center Fairchild 172 2-20-0 0-0-0 [22]
1/13/2012 Lindenwood 3-6 Bethel (MN) Bethel University Arena Fairchild 144 2-21-0 0-0-0 [23]
1/14/2012 Lindenwood 4-3 Bethel (MN) Bethel University Arena Bache 129 3-21-0 0-0-0 [24]
1/15/2012 Lindenwood 5-2 St. Olaf Northfield Ice Arena Fairchild 198 4-21-0 0-0-0 [25]
1/20/2012 Lindenwood 4-0 Sacred Heart Wonderland of Ice Fairchild 113 5-21-0 0-0-0 [26]
1/21/2012 Lindenwood 5-2 Sacred Heart Wonderland of Ice Bache 76 6-21-0 0-0-0 [27]
1/27/2012 ^ #3(ACHA poll)Robert Morris (IL) 4-1 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Fairchild n/a 6-21-0 1-0-0 [28]
1/28/2012 ^ #3(ACHA poll) Robert Morris (IL) 4-1 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Bache n/a 6-21-0 2-0-0 [29]
1/29/2012 ^ #3(ACHA poll) Robert Morris (IL) 6-0 Lindenwood Lindenwood Ice Arena Bache n/a 6-21-0 3-0-0 [30]
2/10/2012 Lindenwood 6-5 OT Saint Michael's Cairns Arena Fairchild 207 7-21-0 3-0-0 [31]
2/11/2012 Lindenwood 9-1 Saint Michael's Cairns Arena Bache 122 8-21-0 3-0-0 [32]
  • Note: ^ Denotes an exhibition game.


2011-12 Roster[edit]

As of September 8, 2011.[21]

# State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team
1 Ontario Briar Bache Freshman Barrie, Ontario Aurora Panthers (PWHL)
29 Alberta Kennedy Rupp Left Sophomore Champion, Alberta Medicine Hat Hounds AAA (AMMFHL)
31 Kansas Taylor Fairchild Freshman Overland Park, Kansas Little Caesars U19 AAA
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
3 Ohio Kara Goodwin Left Freshman Avon Lake, Ohio Ohio Flames U19 AAA (MWEHL)
4 Alberta Amy Stober Right Sophomore Hays, Alberta Medicine Hat Hounds AAA (AMMFHL)
8 Wisconsin Megan Cox Freshman New Richmond, Wisconsin Shattuck St. Mary's
14 Alberta Sydney Gorzitza Freshman Vulcan, Alberta Medicine Hat Hounds AAA (AMMFHL)
15 Minnesota Katie Erickson Sophomore Elk River, Minnesota Elk River High School
18 Saskatchewan Kendra Ganchar Left Senior Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Battlefords Sharks AAA (SFMHL)
23 Missouri Katherine Bogomolov Freshman St. Louis, Missouri St Louis Lady Blues U19 AAA (MWEHL)
25 Finland Hanna Turpeinen Freshman Lieksa, Finland Ilves HC U18
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
2 Ontario Kendra Broad Freshman Petrolia, Ontario Southwest Wildcats (PWHL)
5 Michigan Caitlyn Post Freshman Clarkston, Michigan Little Caesars U19 AAA
7 Alberta Kelsey Talbot (A) Left Sophomore Calgary, Alberta Calgary Chaos AAA (AMMFHL)
10 California Allysson Arcibal (A) Right Sophomore Vista, California LA Selects U19 AAA
11 Alaska Erica Wynn Right Junior Anchorage, Alaska Team Alaska U19 AAA
12 Minnesota Samantha Moore Freshman Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville South High School
17 Minnesota Mara Post Freshman Prior Lake, Minnesota Lakeville South High School
19 Saskatchewan Sarah Oliphant Junior Battleford, Saskatchewan Lethbridge (CIS)
20 Alaska Samantha Redick Left Sophomore Anchorage, Alaska Team Alaska U19 AAA
21 Michigan Alyssa West Freshman Macomb, Michigan Little Caesars U19 AAA
26 Ontario Brett Lobreau (C) Right Junior Dryden, Ontario Dryden High School
27 Maryland Alison Wickenheiser Freshman Germantown, Maryland Washington Pride (JWHL)
28 Alberta Jordyn Constance Freshman Calgary, Alberta Calgary Chaos AAA (AMMFHL)

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Women's Hockey Opens 2011-12 Season Against Defending NCAA Division I Champions". Lindenwood University. July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (September 14, 2011). "Lindenwood files application to join CHA". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Women's Hockey Announces 2011-12 Recruiting Class". Lindenwood University. July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Women's Hockey Falls To No. 1 Wisconsin In First Official NCAA Game". Lindenwood University. September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lindenwood vs Minnesota State (Sep 30, 2011)". Lindenwood University. September 30, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kendra Broad Scores Lindenwood's First NCAA Goal". Lindenwood University. September 30, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Women's Hockey Hosts First NCAA Opponent on Friday and Saturday". Lindenwood University. October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Women's Hockey Wins First Game Against A NCAA Opponent". Lindenwood University. November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Women's Hockey Falls In U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Face-Off Classic". Lindenwood University. November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ Staff (November 11, 2011). "Lindenwood formally admitted into CHA". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Women's Hockey Falls To Future Conference Rival". Lindenwood University. November 12, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Women's Hockey Takes Syracuse Into Overtime in an Eventual 2-1 Loss". Lindenwood University. December 3, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Women's Hockey Falls In Final Game Against A Ranked NCAA DI Opponent". Lindenwood University. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Alison Wickenheiser Scores Five Goals In Lindenwood's Victory Over Concordia". Lindenwood University. January 7, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c "Women's Hockey Earns First Win Over A NCAA Division I Opponent". Lindenwood University. January 20, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Women's Hockey Earns First Series Sweep Of The Season". Lindenwood University. January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f "Women's Hockey Sweeps Series Versus Robert Morris". Lindenwood University. January 30, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Women's Hockey Wins In Overtime Over Saint Michael's". Lindenwood University. February 10, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b c d "Women's Hockey Ends 2011-12 By Scoring A Season-High Nine Goals". Lindenwood University. February 11, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Lindenwood Lions Women's Hockey 2011-2012 Team Statistics". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  21. ^ "2011-12 Women's Ice Hockey Roster". Lindenwood University Athletics. Retrieved September 8, 2011.