St. Lawrence Saints women's ice hockey

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St. Lawrence Saints women's ice hockey
St. Lawrence Saints women's ice hockey athletic logo
University St. Lawrence University
Conference ECAC
Head coach Chris Wells
7th year, 131–98–29
Arena Appleton Arena
Capacity: 3,200
Location Canton, New York
Colors Scarlet and Brown
           
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
Conference Tournament Champions
2012

The St. Lawrence Saints represent St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. The Saints play at Appleton Arena and are part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. In 2001, St. Lawrence participated in the inaugural NCAA Championship tournament. Their current head coach is St. Lawrence alumna Chris Wells, who is in his second season, and has a record of 131 wins, 98 losses, and 29 ties.

History[edit]

Beginning as a club team, the women's program has seen great success since entering Division I in 1997. Currently, the team has made five Frozen Four appearances in the eight years since the creation of a Women's NCAA Division I tournament. With the women's appearance in inaugural Frozen Four (2001), St. Lawrence became the first school to have both their men and women's programs in the NCAA Division I ice hockey tournament in the same year.[1] The women's team also recorded the first ever win in the history of the NCAA Women's Frozen Four.[2]

The first women's hockey game was played in 1974, as a club program. The women's team transitioned to a Division III program in 1979, and won three consecutive ECAC Division III tournaments in 1990, 1991, and 1992.[3]

Following the 2007-08 season, Head Coach Paul Flanagan left St. Lawrence to a position with Syracuse University. Flanagan was the women's program's all-time winningest coach with a nine-season record of 230–83–24. Then Men's Associate Head Coach, Chris Wells was appointed to replace him[4] and in his first season coached the team to a berth in the national championship tournament with a record of 24–11–3.

Year by year[edit]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
Year Coach Total Wins Total Losses Total Ties Conference Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Ties Finish Conf. Tournament NCAA Tournament
2014–15 Chris Wells 19 12 5 ECAC 13 5 4 5th ECAC Lost Quarterfinals vs. Cornell (1–3, 2–3) Did not qualify
2013–14 Chris Wells 13 19 3 ECAC 12 7 3 5th ECAC Lost Quarterfinals vs. Quinnipiac (0–5, 1–2) Did not qualify
2012–13 Chris Wells 19 14 5 ECAC 12 6 4 5th ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Quinnipiac (1-0 OT, 2-3 3OT, 2-0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Cornell (2-4)
Did not qualify
2011–12 Chris Wells 24 10 4 ECAC 14 6 2 5th ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Dartmouth (4-3 OT, 2-0)
Won Semifinals vs. Harvard (2-1 OT)
Won Championship vs. Cornell (3-1)
Lost First Round vs. Boston College (3-6)
2010–11 Chris Wells 16 18 2 ECAC 11 11 0 7th ECAC Lost Quarterfinals vs. Harvard (1–6, 3–8) Did not qualify
2009–10 Chris Wells 16 14 7 ECAC 11 8 3 7th ECAC Lost Quarterfinals vs. Clarkson (0–5, 2-1, 1–4) Did not qualify
2008-09 Chris Wells 24 11 3 ECAC 16 5 1 2nd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Clarkson (4-3 OT, 2-1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (2-5)
Lost First Round vs. Mercyhurst (1-3)
2007–08 Paul Flanagan 28 10 1 ECAC 18 3 1 2nd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Yale (2-1 OT, 3-2 OT)
Won Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (3-1)
Lost Championship vs. Harvard (2-3 OT)
Lost First Round vs. New Hampshire (2–3 OT)
2006–07 Paul Flanagan 29 8 3 ECAC 17 4 1 3rd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Clarkson (3-2, 3-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Harvard (4-3)
Lost Championship vs. Dartmouth (3-7)
Won First Round vs. New Hampshire (6-2)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Wisconsin (0-4)
2005–06 Paul Flanagan 31 5 2 ECAC 16 2 2 1st ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Yale (6-3, 6-2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Harvard (1-3)
Won First Round vs. Minnesota-Duluth (1-0)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Wisconsin (0-1)
2004–05 Paul Flanagan 28 8 5 ECAC 14 3 3 3rd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Brown (0-3, 3-0, 5-2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (2-4)
Won First Round vs. Minnesota-Duluth (3-2 OT)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Harvard (1-4)
2003–04 Paul Flanagan 28 10 1 ECAC 15 3 0 2nd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Colgate (5-1, 0-1, 7-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (4-2)
Lost Championship vs. Harvard (1-6)
Lost First Round vs. Harvard (1–2)
2002–03 Paul Flanagan 22 9 4 ECAC 10 4 2 4th ECAC Lost Quarterfinals vs. Brown (4–1, 1-3, 1–3) Did not qualify
2001–02 Paul Flanagan 22 10 4 ECAC 12 3 1 3rd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. Cornell (4-3, 2-1 OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Brown (1-3)
Did not qualify
2000–01 Paul Flanagan 24 8 3 ECAC 18 4 2 3rd ECAC Won Quarterfinals vs. New Hampshire (1-0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Harvard (1-7)
Won First Round vs. Dartmouth (3-1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2-4)
1999–2000 Paul Flanagan 18 15 1 ECAC 11 12 1 7th ECAC Lost Quarterfinals vs. Harvard (3–7) Did not qualify
1998–99 Ron Waske 11 17 2 ECAC 8 16 2 10th ECAC Did not qualify Did not qualify
1997–98 Ron Waske 8 16 3
1996–97 Pam Mahoney 7 19 0
1995–96 Bernie McKinnon 6 15 2
1994–95 Bernie McKinnon 9 10 0
1993–94 Bernie McKinnon 10 9 1
1992–93 Bernie McKinnon 10 8 2
1991–92 Bernie McKinnon 8 9 1
1990–91 Bernie McKinnon 5 11 3
1989–90 Bernie McKinnon 4 13 1
1988–89 Bernie McKinnon 7 16 0
1987–88 Bernie McKinnon 7 11 0
1986–87 Bernie McKinnon 14 9 0
1985–86 Bernie McKinnon 9 10 1
1984–85 Bernie McKinnon 12 7 0
1983–84 Bernie McKinnon 14 5 0
1982–83 Bernie McKinnon 12 7 1
1981–82 Bernie McKinnon 12 5 1
1980–81 Bernie McKinnon 8 10 1
1979–80 Bernie McKinnon 12 4 0
1978–79 Bernie McKinnon 11 5 0

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Coaches[edit]

Years Coach Record
1974 Bill Coakley 1–1–1
1974–77 Tom McDonald
1978–1997 Bernie McKinnon 170–164–14
1996–97 Ron Waske/Pam Seaborn 17–19–0
1997–99 Ron Waske 19–34–5
1999–2008 Paul Flanagan 230–83–24
2008–present Chris Wells 131–98–29

Olympians[edit]

  • Isabelle Chartrand
  • Gina Kingsbury, 2006 and 2010 Olympics[6]
  • Former St. Lawrence University assistant women's hockey coach Jodi McKenna was an assistant for Team USA at the 2010 Olympics, which won the silver medal.
  • When Gina Kingsbury won her first gold medal with Canada in 2006, she became the third St. Lawrence alumnus-athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. Her jersey number for Canada is 27, the same number that she had while skating for St. Lawrence. Fellow hockey player, Isabelle Chartrand was the second St. Lawrence alumnus who won an Olympic gold medal (doing so with Canada’s women in 2002). The first St. Lawrence alum was Ed Rimkus, who won gold in 1932.[7]

Notable players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Years played Points
Sabrina Harbec 2004–08 217
Rebecca Russell 2001–05 178
Chelsea Grills 2003–08 167
Carson Duggan 2000–04 159
Gina Kingsbury 2000-04 152

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Rachel Barrie, Goalie, 2002 ECAC North First Team
  • Rachel Barrie, 2002 ECAC-North Goalie of the Year[9]
  • Rachel Barrie, 2003 Sarah Devens Award [10]
  • Brittony Chartier, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[11]
  • Alison Domenico, 2009 ECAC Best Defensive Forward [12]
  • Alison Domenico, Forward, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC
  • Jamie Goldsmith, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 12, 2009)[13]
  • Sabrina Harbec, 2007 ECAC All-Tournament team[14]
  • Gina Kingsbury, Forward, 2002 ECAC North First Team
  • Gina Kingsbury, two-time ECAC All-Conference
  • Marianna Locke, 2009 Sarah Devens Award [15]
  • Meghan Maguire, Defense, 2002 ECAC North Second Team
  • Kelly Sabatine, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 19, 2009)[16]
  • Britni Smith, Defense, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC [17]
  • Britni Smith, Pre-Season 2009-10 All-ECAC Team[18]
  • Britni Smith, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
  • Kayla Sullivan,[19] ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 26, 2009)

All-America honors[edit]

  • Gina Kingsbury, All-America honors (2004)
  • Rebecca Russell, All-America honors (2005)[20]
  • Sabrina Harbec, First Team All-America selection (2006)[21]
  • Annie Guay, Second Team All-America selection (2006)
  • Sabrina Harbec, All-America honors (2007)
  • Annie Guay, All-America honors (2007)
  • Sabrina Harbec, All-America honors (2008)
  • Annie Guay, All-America honors (2008)[22]

Patty Kazmaier Award finalists[edit]

Main article: Patty Kazmaier Award
Year Player Position
2008 Sabrina Harbec Forward
2007 Sabrina Harbec Forward
2006 Sabrina Harbec

Jessica Moffat

Forward

Goalie

In 2006, Harbec was a top three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. She was the first St. Lawrence player to be a finalist for the award.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Lawrence University: Sesquicentennial
  2. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/history/index?dec=/printer-decorator
  3. ^ St. Lawrence University: Women's Hockey
  4. ^ St. Lawrence University: Women's Hockey
  5. ^ http://www.uscho.com/stats/teamYxY.php/st-lawrence-saints/womens-college-hockey/team,slu/gender,w.html
  6. ^ http://www.stlawu.edu/athletics/saints/women%27s+hockey/story/4089
  7. ^ http://www.stlawu.edu/graduates/amazing.html
  8. ^ http://www.stlawu.edu/athletics/sites/stlawu.edu.athletics/files/whockeynotes.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2002/march/031402.html
  10. ^ "Karen Thatcher wins prestigious Sarah Devens Award" (PDF). Hockey East. April 11, 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031010aaa.html
  12. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030309aad.html
  13. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/20091210_W_Wkly_Awards
  14. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/tournament/Women_All-Tournament_Teams.pdf
  15. ^ April 3, 2009. "Locke Named Sarah Devens Award Winner". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  16. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/20091910_W_Wkly_Awards
  17. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030309aad.html
  18. ^ http://ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/2009_Women-s_Preseaon_All-League_Team.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/20092610_W_Wkly_Awards
  20. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/history/index?dec=/printer-decorator
  21. ^ http://www.stlawu.edu/ucomm/digest/2006/digest0506review.html
  22. ^ http://www.stlawu.edu/ucomm/digest/2008/news_digest033108.html
  23. ^ http://www.stlawu.edu/students/honors.html