Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey
|Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey|
|Head coach||Erin Hamlen|
2nd season, 5–26–3
|Arena||J. Thom Lawler Rink|
|Location||North Andover, Massachusetts|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
The Merrimack Warriors women's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women's college ice hockey program. The Warriors are a new member of Hockey East. They play at the 2,549-seat J. Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Massachusetts, which underwent a major renovation in 2010.
The women's ice hockey program began play in the 2013-14 academic year. The team initially played a club schedule before transitioning to the NCAA in 2015-16 and joining Hockey East. The college added women's ice hockey, swimming, and water polo as part of its six-sport expansion plans following a settlement with U.S. Department of Education related to a Title IX gender-discrimination complaint.
Year by year
|Won Championship||Lost Championship||Conference Champions||League Leader|
|Finish||Conference Tournament||NCAA Tournament|
|2018–19||Erin Hamlen||16||13||7||Hockey East||12||10||5||5th HE||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Providence (0-2, 1-2)||Did not qualify|
|2017–18||Erin Hamlen||11||20||3||Hockey East||6||16||2||9th HE||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2016–17||Erin Hamlen||11||22||3||Hockey East||7||17||0||8th HE||Lost Quarterfinal vs. Boston College (0-4, 0-1)||Did not qualify|
|2015–16||Erin Hamlen||5||26||3||Hockey East||3||18||3||9th HE||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
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- Mytelka, Andrew (October 1, 2012). "Merrimack College Will Create 6 Women's Teams to Settle Title IX Complaint". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
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