Quinnipiac Bobcats women's ice hockey

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Quinnipiac Bobcats women's ice hockey
Current season
Quinnipiac Bobcats women's ice hockey athletic logo
University Quinnipiac University
Conference ECAC
Head coach Rick Seeley
7th year, 131–80–34
Arena TD Bank Sports Center
Capacity: 3,386
Location Hamden, Connecticut
Colors Blue and Gold[1][2]
NCAA Tournament Appearances

The Quinnipiac Bobcats women's ice hockey program represents Quinnipiac University. The Bobcats compete in ECAC Hockey.

Year by year[edit]

In their inaugural season (2001-02), the Quinnipiac Braves were in the ECAC Eastern Conference. Effective 2002-03, the team's nickname was changed to the Bobcats. They played as a Division I independent that season and 2003-04. In 2004-05, the team played in the College Hockey America Conference . The following season, the Bobcats joined the ECAC where they still compete.

Year Wins Losses Ties Coach Postseason
2014-15 26 9 3 Rick Seeley Lost 0-5 to Harvard in 2015 NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Quarterfinals
2013-14 22 6 9 Rick Seeley
2012-13 20 12 4 Rick Seeley
2011-12 19 6 2 Rick Seeley
2010-11 22 12 3 Rick Seeley
2009-10 19 10 8 Rick Seeley
2008-09 3 26 5 Rick Seeley
2007-08 5 25 5 Michael Barrett
2006-07 8 24 2 Michael Barrett
2005-06 10 18 6 Michael Barrett
2004-05 5 25 2 Michael Barrett
2003-04 11 21 2 Michael Barrett
2002-03 5 25 2 Michael Barrett
2001-02 3 27 2 Amanda Adams



On February 28, 2010, Quinnipiac made NCAA history. Against the Rensselaer Engineers, the Bobcats lost by a score of 2-1, but it took five overtimes. It is now the longest college hockey game in NCAA history. Senior defenseman Laura Gersten had the game-winning goal. She registered it at 4:32 of the fifth overtime session to not only clinch the win, but the series victory.[4] RPI advanced to the ECAC Hockey Women's Semifinals for the second consecutive season. The Engineers will face top ranked Cornell University.

On November 12 and 13, 2010, Kelly Babstock made Quinnipiac hockey history as she accounted for six of the seven goals scored over the weekend. Babstock registered back to back hat tricks against ECAC opponents (No. 10 ranked Harvard and Dartmouth). In addition, she is the first skater in Quinnipiac history to record two hat tricks in one season. As of November 14, Babstock led the team and the entire NCAA in goals (13) and points (27).[5]

Versus the Brown Bears on Friday, December 3, 2010, Kelly Babstock became Quinnipiac's all-time leader in goals scored in a season by netting her 16th goal of the season. Babstock's nation leading sixth game-winning goal against Yale on Saturday, Dec. 4 was part of a Bobcats 3-1 win.[6]

With a second period goal versus the Colgate Raiders on November 19, 2011, Kelly Babstock of the Quinnipiac Bobcats became the program's all-time leading scorer.[7] In just her second season, Babstock surpassed Vicki Graham, who finished with 73 career points, after the 2006-07 season. Babstock reached the milestone in her 50th career game.[8]

Kelly Babstock led all skaters in points at the 2011 Nutmeg Classic with four (one goal, three assists). With the two assists in the championship game, Babstock earned the 39 and 40 assists of her career, surpassing Caitlin Peters as the all-time assist leader in Bobcats history.[9] Breann Frykas scored the game-winning goal as the Bobcats bested the Robert Morris Colonials by a 3-2 tally. The victory in the Nutmeg Classic was also the 200th career victory of head coach Rick Seeley.


The following players represented their country in international tournaments.

  • Hayley McMeekin, member of Canada's Under-22 Team at the 2008 European Air Canada Cup


Awards and honors[edit]

  • Kelly Babstock, 2010-11 New England Women's Division I All-Star[11]
  • Heather Hughes, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of November 9, 2009)[12]
  • Heather Hughes, 2009-10 ECAC All-Rookie Team[13]
  • Rick Seeley, 2009-10 ECAC Coach of the Year
  • Rick Seeley, 2009-10 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team (Coach)
  • Victoria Vigilanti, ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 19, 2009)[14]
  • Victoria Vigilanti, ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 22, 2010)[15]
  • Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 ECAC Leader, Save percentage (.957)
  • Victoria Vigilanti, Ranked second in 2009-10 ECAC season, Goals against average (1.15)
  • Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 ECAC All-Rookie Team
  • Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 All-ECAC First Team
  • Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 ECAC Goaltender of the Year
  • Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team[16]
  • Hughes and Vigilanti made school history. It marks the first time in women's hockey history at the school that two players both received postseason honours in the same year. In addition, it marked the first time since the 2006-07 season that a player from the Bobcats received a postseason honour.[17]

Team Awards[edit]

  • Kelly Babstock, 2010-11 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey Rookie of the Year [18]
  • Kelly Babstock, 2010-11 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey Most Valuable Player
  • Kallie Flor, 2010 Most Valuable Player
  • Kelsey Britton, 2010 Coaches Award
  • Jordan Elkins, 2010 Top Defensive Player
  • Victoria Vigilanti, 2010 Rookie of the Year[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Quinnipiac University Graphic Standards Manual 2014" (PDF). Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "PMS Color Chart". Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Quinnipiac Bobcats Women's Hockey Media Guide (2013-14)". Quinnipiac Athletics. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/3/1/WICE_0301103857.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2010-11/Weekly_Awards/20101611_W_Wkly_Awards
  6. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2010-11/Weekly_Awards/Womens_Weekly_Awards_12_07.pdf
  7. ^ http://ecachockey.com/women/2011-12/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Weekly_Awards_112211.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/sports/wice/2011-12/releases/WHOKKellyBabstockNamedECACHockeyPlayeroftheWeek-11-22-11
  9. ^ http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/sports/wice/2011-12/releases/20111126hkc3im
  10. ^ "McGill's Ward picked for Canadian U-22 hockey team". Sport Research Intelligence Sportif. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  11. ^ http://bceagles.cstv.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/033011aac.html
  12. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Wkly_Award_Winners_11_02.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/20102402_W_All_League_All_Rookie
  14. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/20091910_W_Wkly_Awards
  15. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Wkly_Award_Winners_02_22.pdf
  16. ^ "Seeley, Vigilanti Earn New England Postseason Awards". ECAC Hockey. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  17. ^ http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=87927&SPID=10457&DB_OEM_ID=17500&ATCLID=204894733
  18. ^ http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17500&ATCLID=205138861
  19. ^ "Flor Named Quinnipiac MVP". ECAC Hockey. April 27, 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

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