2011–12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux women's ice hockey season

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2011–12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux women's ice hockey season
Conference WCHA
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 6
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 6
Record
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Brian Idalski
Assistant Coaches Peter Elander

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux women's ice hockey team represents the University of North Dakota in the WCHA women's ice hockey conference. The team will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time.

Offseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Player Position Nationality Notes
Shelby Amsley-Benzie Goaltender  United States Warroad High School team captain in 2009-10 and 2010-11[1]
Andrea Dalen Forward  Norway Has participated in two IIHF World Championships (Division I in 2009 and 2011)[2]
Shannon Kaiser Forward  United States Minnesota Associated Press all-state honorable mention (2010–11) [3]
Tori Williams Defense  Canada Balmoral Hall Varsity Athlete of the Year (2011)
Played with gold medal winning Team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in 2009-10 [4]
Leah Jensen Forward  United States Holds East Grand Forks High School record for most goals in a season with 53[5]
Layla Marvin Forward  United States Cousin of Olympic silver medallist Gigi Marvin
Michelle Bonapace-Potvin Goaltender  Canada Redshirt freshman
Josie Johnson Forward  United States Named Miss Hockey Wisconsin (2011) and winner of the Molly Engstrom Top Defenseman Award in 2011[6]
Josefine Jakobsen Forward  Denmark She played in three IIHF World Championships (Division II in 2008-09 and 2011)
Won Directorate Award Best Forward at 2011 World Championship (Division II)[7]

Exhibition[edit]

  • September 24: Freshman Josefine Jakobsen recorded a hat-trick as the Fighting Sioux defeated the Manitoba Bisons women's ice hockey program by a 10-0 tally. Of note, the European skaters combined for 11 points in the game.[8] Michelle Karvinen had four points, while freshman Andrea Dalen had three points.
Date CIS school Score ND goal scorers
Sept. 23 Manitoba ND, 11-0[9] Sara Dagenais, Mary Loken, Alyssa Wiebe (2), Monique Weber, Jocelyne Lamoureux (2), Andrea Dalen, Allison Parizek, Monique Weber, Ashley Holmes
Sept. 24 Manitoba ND, 10-0[10] Alyssa Wiebe, Jocelyne Lamoureux (2), Josefine Jacobsen (3), Monique Lamoureux, Monique Weber, Andrea Dalen, Michelle Karvinen

Regular season[edit]

  • October 15–16: Michelle Karvinen produced five points, and earned a +5 plus/minus rating as the Fighting Sioux swept the Vermont Catamounts. In a 9-1 win on October 15, 2011, Karvinen scored two goals and set up another for a three-point performance. She assisted on Jocelyne Lamoureux’s game-winning goal at 2:58 of the first period. The following day, she accumulated two more assists in a 4-1 triumph. For the second consecutive game, she assisted on the game-winning goal, as Monique Lamoureux scored at 15:11 of the second period.[11]
  • October 21: In its WCHA home opener, the top line of the Fighting Sioux combined for thirteen points as they bested the Ohio State Buckeyes by an 11-1 margin.[12] Monique Lamoureux-Kolls tied a North Dakota record with a 5-point game. In the contest, 13 different Sioux skaters registered at least one point. Michelle Karvinen scored a hat trick and logged one assist for four points. In addition, Josefine Jakobsen and Jocelyne Lamoureux each had 4-point games. Several program records were broken in the game including: most goals scored in a game (11), largest margin of victory (10), and largest margin of victory over a conference opponent (10).

Jocelyne Lamoureux[edit]

As a 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award finalist, Lamoureux was the NCAA scoring champion with 82 points. She also led the NCAA in two other statistical categories: points per game (2.34) and assists (48). All three benchmarks are new Fighting Sioux records. In WCHA conference play, Lamoureux led all skaters in points (64), goals (27) and assists (37). Lamoureux was named to the 2012 All-WCHA First Team, while also being recognized as the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year Award winner. In addition to being recognized as an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American First Teamselection, she was also named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Team. Lamoureux became North Dakota’s 75 Academic All-American, and the first ever from the women’s hockey program.[13]

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]

  •    Green background indicates regulation or overtime win.
  •    Red background indicates regulation or overtime loss.
  •    White background indicates tie or overtime tie.
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance WCHA Overall Notes
(EX) September 23 University of Manitoba 0-11 #7 North Dakota Ney 673 0–0–0 0–0–0
(EX) September 24 University of Manitoba 0-10 #7 North Dakota Dagfinrud 628 0–0–0 0–0–0
1† September 30 #7 North Dakota 1-4 #2 Boston University Ney 602 0–0–0 0–1–0
2† October 1 #7 North Dakota 5-1 #2 Boston University Ney 165 0–0–0 1-1-0
3 October 8 #6 North Dakota 2-5 #1 Wisconsin Ney 2,136 0–1–0-0 1–2–0
4 October 9 #6 North Dakota 2-3 #1 Wisconsin OT Ney 1,971 0–2–0-0 1–3–0
5† October 15 Vermont 1-9 #7 North Dakota Ney 2,203 0-2-0-0 2-3-0
6† October 16 Vermont 1-4 #7 North Dakota Dagfinrud 2,097 0–2–0-0 3–3–0
7 October 21 Ohio State 1-11 #7 North Dakota Ney 3,010 1–2–0-0 4-3-0
8 October 22 Ohio State 1-7 #7 North Dakota Ney 3,058 2-2-0-0 5-3-0
9 October 29 #6 North Dakota 1-6 #7 Minnesota-Duluth Ney 851 2-3-0-0 5-4-0
10 October 30 #6 North Dakota 2-2 #7 Minnesota-Duluth OT Ney 884 2-3-1-0 5-4-1
11 November 4 #7 North Dakota 6-2 St. Cloud State Ney 212 3-3-1-0 6-4-1
12 November 5 #7 North Dakota 5-1 St. Cloud State Dagfinrud 239 4-3-1-0 7-4-1
13 November 18 Minnesota State 3-5 #7 North Dakota Ney 2,228 5-3-1-0 8-4-1
14 November 19 Minnesota State 1-6 #7 North Dakota Ney 1,066 6-3-1-0 9-4-1
15 November 25 #6 North Dakota 5-2 Bemidji State Ney 1,300 7-3-1-0 10-4-1 Crookston, MN
16 November 26 #6 North Dakota 2-3 Bemidji State Dagfinrud 402 7-4-1-0 10-5-1
17 December 2 #2 Minnesota 7-2 #5 North Dakota Ney 2,484 7-5-1-0 10-6-1
18 December 3 #2 Minnesota 0-3 #5 North Dakota Dagfinrud 1,617 8-5-1-0 11-6-1
19 December 10 #10 Minnesota-Duluth 2-0 #5 North Dakota Dagfinrud 667 9-5-1-0 12-6-1
20 December 11 #10 Minnesota-Duluth 1-5 #5 North Dakota Dagfinrud 597 9-6-1-0 12-7-1
21(NC) January 4 Lindenwood 0-14 #6 North Dakota Ney 348 9-6-1-0 13-7-1
22 January 14 #1 Wisconsin 8-2 #6 North Dakota Ney 1621 9-7-1-0 13-8-1
23 January 15 #1 Wisconsin 4-4 #6 North Dakota SHO Dagfinrud 899 9-7-2-1 13-8-2 North Dakota wins shootout 2-1
24 January 20 St. Cloud State 0-10 #6 North Dakota Dagfinrud 808 10-7-2-1 14-8-2
25 January 21 St. Cloud State 0-9 #6 North Dakota Dagfinrud 939 11-7-2-1 15-8-2
26 January 27 #5 North Dakota 2-6 Ohio State Dagfinrud 324 11-8-2-1 15-9-2
27 January 28 #5 North Dakota 5-2 Ohio State Ney 391 12-8-2-1 16-9-2
28 February 3 Bemidji State 2-5 #6 North Dakota Ney 1,246 13-8-2-1 17-9-2
29 February 4 Bemidji State 1-3 #6 North Dakota Ney 1,506 14-8-2-1 18-9-2
30 February 10 #4 North Dakota 7-1 Minnesota State Ney 151 15-8-2-1 19-9-2
31 February 11 #4 North Dakota 3-3 Minnesota State OT Ney 289 15-8-3-2 19-9-3 North Dakota wins shoot out 4-3
32 February 17 #5 North Dakota 2-1 #2 Minnesota OT Ney 1,925 16-8-3-2 20-9-3
33 February 18 #5 North Dakota 2-5 #2 Minnesota Ney 2,157 16-9-3-2 20-10-3
34 February 24 Bemidji State 1-3 #5 North Dakota Ney 764 16-9-3-2 21-10-3 WCHA First Round, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
35 February 25 Bemidji State 0-2 #5 North Dakota Ney 1,060 16-9-3-2 22-10-3 WCHA First Round, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
36 March 2 #5 North Dakota 0-6 #2 Minnesota Ney 1,147 16-9-3-2 22-11-3 WCHA Final Faceoff Semi-Final #1, AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, MN
37 March 10 #6 North Dakota 1-5 #2 Minnesota Dagfinrud 1,630 16-9-3-2 22-12-3 NCAA Quarterfinals, Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, MN

Notes:

(EX) Denotes an exhibition game

† Denotes a non-conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

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