Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey
|Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey|
|Head coach||Jim Scanlan
1st year, 21–17–1
|Colors||Green and White
The Bemidji State University intercollegiate women's ice hockey program began competition in the 1998–1999 season. The first head coach was Ruthann Cantile.
at Bemidji State University On February 27, 2010, Bemidji State ended its 14-game playoff losing streak in a 2–1 victory over St. Cloud State. The next day, the Beavers defeated St. Cloud State in Game 3, and advanced to the WCHA Final Face-Off for the first time in school history. Zuzana Tomcikova had 27 saves and the win was the Beavers 12th win of the season. It ties the school record for most wins in a season (accomplished in 2001–02). The Beavers advanced to play the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in the WCHA semi-finals but were eliminated.
On October 16, 2010, Alana McElhinney made a career-high 56 saves. In the game, Bemidji State had its first-ever win over a No. 1-ranked team as they defeated the Mercyhurst Lakers by a 5–3 mark. In addition, this was the second women's game ever played at the new Bemidji Regional Event Center.
October 29–30, 2010: Erin Cody had the biggest weekend of her collegiate career. She was involved in all seven of the Bemidji State's goals, as the Beavers swept St. Cloud State. Cody had five goals and two assists, and was a factor in both game-winning goals. Cody earned the First Star of the Game honors in both games. In the first game, Cody scored a natural hat trick (a power-play, shorthanded, and even-strength goal). All three goals were scored in the first period and set a Beavers record for most goals scored by a single player in one period. In the second game, Cody had two goals and two assists.
On January 28, 2012, the Badgers hosted a record crowd of 12,402 at the Kohl Center as Wisconsin swept the Bemidji State Beavers. Alex Rigby made 28 saves to obtain her sixth shutout of the campaign. Her rival between the pipes, Bemidji State goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova made 32 saves.
The Beavers made history on March 7, 2015 as they defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a 1–0 tally in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off. The game-winning goal was scored by Stephanie Anderson in the third period. Beavers goaltender Brittni Mowat made 37 saves, registering her seventh shutout of the season, a new program record. In addition, it marked the first time that the Beavers advanced to the championship game of the WCHA Final Face-Off.
Year by year
|Won Championship||Lost Championship||Conference Champions||League Leader|
|Conf. Mbr> L||Conf.
|Finish||Conference Tournament||NCAA Tournament|
|2014–15||Jim Scanlan||21||17||1||WCHA||13||14||1||5th WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (3–2, 0–2, 2–1 OT)
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota (1–0)
Lost Championship vs. Wisconsin (0–4)
|Did not qualify|
|2013–14||Steve Sertich||11||21||4||WCHA||8||17||3||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals to North Dakota (1–4, 2–3 OT)||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||Steve Sertich||6||26||2||WCHA||5||22||1||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals to Minnesota (0–5, 0–8)||Did not qualify|
|2011–12||Steve Sertich||17||17||3||WCHA||11||15||2||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota (1–3, 0–2)||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||Steve Sertich||14||17||4||WCHA||11||13||4||5th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota (2–3, 3–0, 2–3 OT)||Did not qualify|
|2009–10||Steve Sertich||12||19||7||WCHA||9||12||7||6th WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (0–3, 2–1, 4–1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2–7)
|Did not qualify|
|2008–09||Steve Sertich||6||25||5||WCHA||3||22||3||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1–4, 1–5)||Did not qualify|
|2007–08||Steve Sertich||4||29||3||WCHA||1||25||2||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (0–6, 1–5)||Did not qualify|
|2006–07||Steve Sertich||11||20||5||WCHA||9||15||4||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1–5, 1–4)||Did not qualify|
Interim: Jim Ingman, Sis Paulsen
|11||23||2||WCHA||10||18||0||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2–7, 0–3)||Did not qualify|
|2004–05||Bruce Olson||9||24||2||WCHA||5||22||1||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (3–6)||Did not qualify|
|2003–04||Bruce Olson||5||27||2||WCHA||3||20||1||7th WCHA||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2002–03||Bruce Olson||9||17||7||WCHA||5||13||6||5th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (3–4 OT)||Did not qualify|
|2001–02||Jason Lesteberg||12||13||8||WCHA||7||11||6||5th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (3–5)||Did not qualify|
|2000–01||Ruthann Cantile||9||24||1||WCHA||6||17||1||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (2–5)||Did not qualify|
|1999-00||Ruthann Cantile||15||18||2||WCHA||5||17||2||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (2–9)||Did not qualify|
- Nina Ziegenhals, defenseman, Germany; 2002 Winter Olympics
- Zuzana Tomcikova, goaltender, Slovak Republic; 2010 Winter Olympics
- Stephanie Anderson, forward, North St. Paul, Minn. First Beaver player to win a gold medal in a world championship on April 4, 2015 when the United States National Team defeated Canada 7–5 to capture the 2015 IIHF World Championships in Malmo, Sweden.
Beavers players in professional hockey
|Jenn Sadler||Mississauga Chiefs||CWHL|
|Caesare Stimson||Minnesota Whitecaps||WWHL|
Awards and honors
- Brittni Mowat, Goaltender, 2015 All-USCHO.com Women’s Second-Team
- Jim Scanlan, Head Coach, 2015 USCHO.com National Coach of the Year
- Alexis Joyce, Defenseman, 2015 All-WCHA Rookie Team
- Brittni Mowat, Goaltender, 2015 All-WCHA First Team
- Brittni Mowat, Goaltender, 2015 CCM Hockey Women's Division I All-Americans, First Team
- Zuzana Tomcikova, Goaltender, 2012 CCM Hockey Women’s Division I All-American: Second Team
- Zuzana Tomcikova, Goaltender, 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award nominee
- Steve Sertich, Head Coach, 2010 WCHA Coach of the Year 
- Zuzana Tomcikova, Goaltender, 2010 Co-WCHA Player of the Year
- Jill Luebke, Goaltender, 2003 WCHA All-Rookie team 
- Anik Cote, Goaltender, 2003 WCHA Student Athlete of the Year
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