Robert Morris Colonials women's ice hockey

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Robert Morris Colonials women's ice hockey
Current season
Robert Morris Colonials women's ice hockey athletic logo
University Robert Morris University
Conference CHA
Head coach Paul Colontino
6 season, 110–72–26
Arena 84 Lumber Arena at the RMU Island Sports Center
Capacity: 1,100
Location Neville Township, Pennsylvania
Colors Blue, White, and White[1]
              
Conference Tournament championships
CHA: 2012
2017

The Robert Morris Colonials women's ice hockey program represents Robert Morris University. The Colonials compete in the College Hockey America conference.

History[edit]

March 31, 2004: Robert Morris University announced that an NCAA Division I women's ice hockey team would compete, in the College Hockey America (CHA) Conference, starting with the 2005–06 season.

Kevin McGonagle was named the first head coach, but following a 1–7–0 start he was dismissed[2]. Assistant coach Jody Katz[1] was named the interim head coach for the rest of the season, and men's assistant coach Nate Handrahan was named new head coach for the 2006–07 campaign.

Nate Handrahan was head coach for five years from the 2006–07 through the 2010–11 seasons. He successfully built a stable program, bringing talented payers into the program who would excel after his tenure. and amassed a 52–111–14 record, before taking the head coaching job of the Ohio State women's hockey program.

Paul Colontino was named head coach for the 2011–12 season, and remains in the position after six years. He made the Colonials a competitive team, finishing with more wins than losses in 5 of 6 years. In his first year, Colontino led the Colonials to their first CHA Tournament championship. As the CHA had not automatic berth in the NCAA tournament at the time, their CHA win ended their season.

The most successful season for the Colonials was the 2016–17 season. Their 24–5–6 record (15–3–2 in the CHA) earned them Their first year-ending ranking, 8th, in both the USCHO and USA Today polls. They won the CHA regular season championship for the first time, and took the Tournament Championship as well, to earn their first entry to the NCAA national championship. They were defeated by top ranked Wisconsin 0–7 in the first round of the NSAA Tournament.

Year by year[edit]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
Year Coach W L T Conference Conf. W Conf. L Conf. T Finish Conference Tournament NCAA Tournament
2016–17 Paul Colontino 24 5 6 CHA 15 3 2 1st CHA Won Semifinals vs. Lindenwood (2–1)
Won Championship vs. Syracuse (2–0)
1st Appearance Lost Quarterfinal vs. #1 Wisconsin 0–7
2015–16 Paul Colontino 17 16 5 CHA 7 9 4 4th CHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Lindenwood (3–4, 3–1, 5–1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Mercyhurst (2–4)
Did not qualify
2014–15 Paul Colontino 11 19 5 CHA 8 8 4 4th CHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. RIT (1–3, 0–1) Did not qualify
2013–14 Paul Colontino 24 8 3 CHA 13 5 2 2nd CHA Lost Semifinals vs. RIT (1–4) Did not qualify
2012–13 Paul Colontino 15 15 3 CHA 9 10 1 4th CHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Lindenwood (2–1 3OT, 2–0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Mercyhurst (1–2)
Did not qualify
2011–12 Paul Colontino 19 9 4 CHA 6 3 3 2nd CHA Won Semifinals vs. Niagara (3–2)
Won Championship vs. Mercyhurst (3–2)
Did not qualify
2010–11 Nate Handrahan 6 21 7 CHA 2 9 5 4th CHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Wayne State (4–2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Mercyhurst (1–3)
Did not qualify
2009–10 Nate Handrahan 11 24 1 CHA 3 12 1 5th CHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Wayne State (3–1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Mercyhurst (1–7)
Did not qualify
2008–09 Nate Handrahan 12 20 3 CHA 5 9 2 3rd CHA Lost Semifinals vs. Wayne State (3–4) Did not qualify
2007–08 Nate Handrahan 12 22 1 CHA 2 10 0 4th CHA Lost Semifinals vs. Mercyhurst (0–4) Did not qualify
2006–07 Nate Handrahan 11 22 2 CHA 1 11 0 4th CHA Lost Semifinals vs. Marcyhurst (2–5) Did not qualify
2005–06 Kevin McGonagle 5 24 2 CHA 1 9 1 4th CHA Lost Semifinals vs. Mercyhurst (0–9) Did not qualify
2004–05 Jody Katz 4 17 2

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International[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Player Position Nationality Event Result
Brianne McLaughlin[3] Goaltender  United States 2010 Winter Olympics Silver


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Morris Athletics". Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Robert Morris Colonials Women's Hockey: Year-By-Year". USCHO.com. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Dave McMahon (December 18, 2009). "Vancouver women's hockey team announced". USA Hockey. Retrieved 21 April 2010.