Mid-Atlantic Women's Hockey League

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The Mid-Atlantic Women's Hockey League (MAWHL) is the oldest continuously active women's ice hockey league in North America. This League is not a professional women's ice hockey. The MAWHL is an amateur hockey league and have three divisions allowing for different levels of women's players in United States. The MAWHL is controlled by USA Hockey. The league have a wide range of talent, some from high school and others that currently play or have played for the United States women's national ice hockey team.

History[edit]

The MAWHL was begun in 1975–76 with only three teams. The Delaware Bobcats, the Boulevard Hookers[1] and the University of Pennsylvania's club team. In the 1976–77 season, the Philadelphia Ice-Centennials joined the MAWHL.

During the summer of 1977, the increased popularity of ice hockey sparked the birth of the Mid-Atlantic Women's Ice Hockey League. It consisted of nine teams at the start of the 1977–78 season. The newcomers included: the Bergen Blades A team and B team, the Ironbound Bandits, the Pittsburgh Pennies, and the Philadelphia Ice-Centennials B team.

At the beginning of the 1978–79 season, the Budweiser Redcoats,[2] and the Green Machine Eagles from Long Island, New York joined our league. Unfortunately the Pittsburgh Pennies, and the Bergen Blades B team dropped out. With these changes MAWHL now had a nine-team league divided into North and South regional divisions. At the start of the 1979–80 season our league started with eight teams: Four in the both divisions.[3] At the start of the 1980–81 season, only six teams remained in the league. Gradually even that number diminished to four with the losses of the Bergen Blades in 1981, and the then Long Island Eagles in 1986[4]

2014–15 Teams[edit]

Senior B Division (no longer part of MAWHL)[edit]

Senior C Division[edit]

Senior D Division[edit]

Former Teams[edit]

Championship[edit]

Senior B Division Champions[edit]

Year Playoff champion Regular season champion Games record
2010–11 No playoffs held. Philadelphia Freeze 4-0-0
2009–10 No playoffs held. East Coast Raiders 2-1-1
2008–09 East Coast Raiders East Coast Raiders 6-2-0
2007–08 East Coast Raiders East Coast Raiders 6-1-1
2006–07 Philadelphia Freeze Philadelphia Freeze 3-0-1
2005–06 Philadelphia Freeze Philadelphia Freeze 9-1-2
2004–05 Bridgewater Wings Bridgewater Wings 14-2-0
2003–04 Queenston Hockey Club Queenston Hockey Club 12-1-2
2002–03 Chesapeake Bay Lightning Chesapeake Bay Lightning 11-2-2
2001–02 Bridgewater Wings Bridgewater Wings 7-2-3
2000–01 Philadelphia Freeze Long Island Hurricanes 10-1-1
1999–00 New Jersey Selects Long Island Hurricanes (North Division)+ Chesapeake Bay Lightning 7-1-0 and 9-1-0
1998–99 Long Island Hurricanes Long Island Hurricanes 16-2-0
1997–98 New Jersey Selects Long Island Hurricanes 15-2-1
1996–97 New Jersey Selects New Jersey Bandits 12-0-0
1995–96 Delaware Bobcats Delaware Bobcats 9-1-5
1994–95 Washington Wolves Washington Wolves 11-3-2
1993–94 Washington Redcoats Washington Redcoats 9-0-3
1992–93 Washington Redcoats Washington Redcoats 7-1-2
1991–92 Ironbound Bandits Ironbound Bandits 10-1-1
1990–91 Washington Redcoats Ironbound Bandits N/A
1989–90 Ironbound Bandits Washington Redcoats 9-1-2
1988–89 Ironbound Bandits Washington Redcoats 7-3-2
1987–88 Washington Redcoats Ironbound Bandits 9-1-2
1986–87 Philadelphia Roadrunners Ironbound Bandits 8-2-2
1985–86 Long Island Green Machine Eagles Long Island Green Machine Eagles N/A
1984–85 Delaware Bobcats Delaware Bobcats 13-3-0
1983–84 Long Island Green Machine Eagles Long Island Green Machine Eagles 13-0-2
1982–83 Washington Redcoats Delaware Bobcats 12-1-3
1981–82 Delaware Bobcats Delaware Bobcats 16-0-0
1980–81 Delaware Bobcats Bergen Blades 12-1-1
1979–80 Delaware Bobcats (tie) Bergen Blades Bergen Blades (North Division), Washington Redcoats (South Division) 12-0-0 and 8-2-2
1978–79 Bergen Blades Bergen Blades (North Division), Delaware Bobcats (South Division) 11-0-0 and 10-2-2
1977–78 Bergen Blades (Division I), Ironbound (Division II) Bergen Blades (Division I), Ironbound (Division II) 7-0-1 and 9-0-1
1976–77 No Playoffs Delaware Bobcats (tie) Philadelphia Ice-Centennials 5-1-0 and 5-1-0
1975–76 No Playoffs Delaware Bobcats 9-1-0

Senior C Division Champions[edit]

Year Playoff champion Regular season champion Games RECORD
2010–11 No playoffs held. Baltimore Blizzard 6-2-1
2009–10 Bridgewater Wings [5] Chesapeake Bay Lightning N/A
2008–09 Bridgewater Wings Tampa Bay Elite[6] N/A
2007–08 Concord Flames Tampa Bay Elite[7] N/A
2006–07 Concord Flames Tampa Bay Elite[8] M/A
2005–06 Concord Flames Tampa Bay Elite[9] N/A
2004–05 Delaware Phoenix Atlanta Lady Thrashers N/A
2003–04 Delaware Phoenix Prince William Wildcats[10] N/A

Senior D Division Champions[edit]

Year PLAYOFF CHAMPION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION RECORD
2014–15 Chesapeake Bay Lightning Chesapeake Bay Lightning 11-2-1
2013–14 Chesapeake Bay Lightning Chesapeake Bay Lightning 10-1-1
2012–13 Prince William Wildcats --- ---
2011–12 Baltimore Blizzard Prince William Wildcats 4-0-0
2010–11 No playoffs held. Prince William Wildcats 5-1-3
2009–10 Frederick Firestorm Frederick Firestorm 9-0-3
2008–09 Frederick Firestorm Frederick Firestorm 12-0-0
2007–08 Frederick Firestorm Richmond Raptors 9-1-1
2006–07 Frederick Firestorm Frederick Firestorm 11-2-2
2005–06 Baltimore Blizzard Baltimore Blizzard 10-0-2
2004–05 Frederick Firestorm Delaware Bobcats 5-3-4
2003–04 Frederick Firestorm Central Penn Blades 14-1-1
2002–03 Frederick Firestorm Central Penn Blades 9-3-0
2001–02 Washington Wolves Baltimore Blizzard 9-2-1
2000–01 Central Penn Blades Central Penn Blades 12-0-0

Scoring champions[edit]

Senior B Division Leading Scorer[edit]

Year Player Team Goals Assists Points
2010–11
2009–10 Amy Reich Philadelphia Freeze 4 4 8
2008–09 Amy Reich Philadelphia Freeze 15 2 17
2007–08 Lisa Cervo Philadelphia Freeze 5 8 13
2006–07 Christine Hurlock Philadelphia Freeze 6 2 8
2005–06 Jane Chamberlain Bridgewater Wings 8 7 15
2004–05 Christine Hurlock Philadelphia Freeze 12 9 21
2003–04 Sarah Smith Queenston Hockey Club 13 11 24
2002–03 Jodi Bracco Queenston Hockey Club 15 13 28
2001–02 Rachel Rochat Chesapeake Bay Lightning 15 6 21
2000–01 Rachel Rochat (tie) Wendy Peace Chesapeake Bay Lightning - Long Island Hurricanes Rachel Rochat 15, Wendy Peace 13 Rachel Rochat 6, Wendy Peace 8 Rachel Rochat 21, Wendy Peace 21
1999–00 Jodi Bard (North Division), Long Island Hurricanes - 11 6 17
1999–00 Vicki Urbas (South Division ) tie Nancy Baier (South Division ) Chesapeake Bay Lightning - Chesapeake Bay Lightning Vicki Urbas 11, Nancy Baier 10 Vicki Urbas 7, Nancy Baier 8 Vicki Urbas 18, Nancy Baier 18
1998–99 Michele Seltzer New Jersey Selects 19 14 33
1997–98 Mollie Marcoux New Jersey Selects 32 27 59
1996–97 Mary Lou Deutsch New Jersey Bandits 26 10 36
1995–96 Liz Hall Washington Wolves 29 12 41
1994–95 Mary Lou Deutsch New Jersey Bandits 33 6 39
1993–94 Mary Lou Deutsch Ironbound Bandits 29 7 36
1992–93 Mary Lou Deutsch Ironbound Bandits 20 6 26
1991–92 Karen Harty Ironbound Bandits 19 14 33
1990–91 Karen Harty Ironbound Bandits N/A N/A M/A
1989–90 Nancy Smalley (tie) Mary Lou Deutsch Washington Redcoats - Ironbound Bandits Nancy Smalley 10, M.L. Deutsch 19 Nancy Smalley 14, M.L. Deutsch 5 Nancy Smalley 24, M.L. Deutsch 24
1988–89 Mary Lou Deutsch Ironbound Bandits 18 7 25
1987–88 Karen Harty Ironbound Bandits 14 14 28
1986–87 Karen Harty Ironbound Bandits 24 14 38
1985–86 Mary Lou Deutsch (tie) Denise Smith Long Island Green Machine Eagles - Philadelphia Roadrunners M.L. Deutsch 27, Denise Smith 15 M.L. Deutsch 11, Denise Smith 23 M.L. Deutsch 38, Denise Smith 38
1984–85 Mary Lou Deutsch Long Island Green Machine Eagles 36 15 51
1983–84 Mary Lou Deutsch Long Island Green Machine Eagles 34 16 50
1982–83 BC Biesinger Delaware Bobcats 15 10 25
1981–82 Lynn Gathercole Delaware Bobcats 24 24 48
1980–81 Lynn Gathercole Delaware Bobcats 34 18 52
1979–80 Mary Lou Deutsch (North Div) (tie) Shelia Guinee (North Div) (tie) Lynn Gathercole(South Division) Long Island Green Machine Eagles - Bergen Blades - Delaware Bobcats Deutsch 23, Guinee 14, Gathercole 20 Deutsch 3, Guinee 12, Gathercole 17 Deutsch 26, Guinee 26, Gathercole 37
1978–79 Lynn Gathercole Delaware Bobcats 34 9 43
1977–78 Karen Harty (Division I) (tie) BC Biesinger (Division II) Bergen Blades - Delaware Bobcats Harty N/A, Biesinger 13 Harty N/A, Biesinger 9 Harty N/A, Biesinger 22
1976–77 Barb Horton Delaware Bobcats 13 6 19
1975–76 Sylvia Wasylyk Delaware Bobcats 21 5 26

Senior C Division Leading Scorer[edit]

Year Player Team Goals Assists Points
2010–11
2009–10
2008–09 Kathryn Vaughan Concord Flames 32 10 42
2007–08 Anne Ensor Baltimore Blizzard 16 14 30
2006–07 MaryLou Deutsch Floyd Hall Arena QuarryCats 22 15 37
2005–06 Erin Moran Delaware Bobcats 35 6 41
2004–05 Erin Moran Delaware Bobcats 16 5 21
2003–04 BC Biesinger Delaware Phoenix 12 11 23
2002–03 BC Biesinger Delaware Phoenix 11 10 21
2001–02 Renee Peplowski (tie) Janelle Hinchliffe South Jersey Grizzlies - South Jersey Grizzlies Peplowski 18, Hinchliffe 13 Peplowski 9, Hinchliffe 14 Peplowski 27, Hinchliffe 27
1999–00 Nina Fleming U of MD Terrapins 22 16 38
1998–99 Arlene Zizza South Jersey Grizzlies 5 7 12
1997–98 Kim Siegfried Harrisburg Rockettes 11 9 20

Senior D Division Leading Scorer[edit]

Year Player Team Goals Assists Points
2010–11
2009–10
2008–09 Rita Grantner Frederick Firestorm 10 7 17
2007–08 Missy Ackerman Richmond Raptors 13 6 19
2006–07 Bonnie Rothen Frederick Firestorm 16 12 28
2005–06 Leigh Garbowski (tie) Sabrina Must Washington Wolves - Baltimore Blizzard Garbowski 10, Must 7 Garboswki 4, Must 7 Garboswki 14, Must 14
2004–05 Leigh Garbowski Washington Wolves 10 8 18
2003–04 Carole Galligan Frederick Firestorm N/A N/A N/A
2002–03 Carole Galligan Frederick Firestorm 16 10 26
2001–02 Lauren McFoy Delaware Bobcats 10 8 18
2000–01 Wanda Underkoffler Central Penn Blades 19 16 35

MAWHL Staff 2010–11[edit]

  • Commissioner - Stephanie Ciulla
  • President - Trish Foote
  • Vice President (division B) - Buena Guzman
  • Vice President (division C) - Denise Webster
  • Vice President (division D) - Lori Krist
  • Treasurer - Kim Buchinsky
  • Scheduler - Karen Lubberman
  • Secretary - Erin Schaffer
  • Statistician - Lisa Cervo
  • Historian - Denise M. Manahl-Priest

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Boulevard Hookers are now known as the Philadelphia Women's Ice Hockey Club aka Philadelphia Freeze, source MAWHL website.
  2. ^ the Budweiser Redcoats known as the Washington Redcoats, now Washington Wolves
  3. ^ The changes were a result of the Jersey City Recreational team joining, with the Philadelphia Ice-Centennials B team and the University of Pennsylvania team dropping out. It seemed that the increasing ice time costs and the decreasing player enrollments were taking its toll on the leagues stability. Source MAWHL Website.
  4. ^ Besides ice time costs the league had to also endure the competition for new players against the NCAA hockey clubs who have many promising women hockey players in their ranks.
  5. ^ No other teams to hold Atlantic Districts. Wings by default. source MAWHL website
  6. ^ With FWHL - Florida Women's Hockey League. Source: MAWHL Website.
  7. ^ With FWHL - Florida Women's Hockey League. Source: MAWHL Website.
  8. ^ With FWHL - Florida Women's Hockey League. Source: MAWHL Website.
  9. ^ With FWHL - Florida Women's Hockey League. Source: MAWHL Website
  10. ^ No other teams to hold Atlantic Districts. Wings by default. Souce: MAWHL Website

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