North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey
North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey athletic logo
University University of North Dakota
Conference WCHA
Head coach Brian Idalski
6th season, 67–92–20
Arena Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,643
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Grand Forks, North Dakota
Colors Kelly Green and White[1]
         
Fight song It's For You, North Dakota U
Stand Up and Cheer
NCAA Tournament appearances
2012, 2013

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey team was the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and competed in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women ice hockey.

The program was cut by the University of North Dakota on March 29, 2017.

History[edit]

On October 5, 2010, North Dakota was ranked 10th in the Uscho.com poll. It was only the second time in program history that the club was in the top 10 in either the USA Today or Uscho.com poll. The last time came during the 2008–09 season after a 7–2–1 start.[2] On October 23, 2010, Jocelyne Lamoureux had a hat trick and one assist. In addition, one of her goals was the game-winning goal. The hat trick was the first by a North Dakota player since Cami Wooster in 2005.[3] On February 25–27, North Dakota participated in its first WCHA First Round Home Playoff Series, vs. Bemidji State at Fido Purpur Arena. On February 27, the Sioux advanced to their first WCHA Final Face-off berth winning an overtime thriller 3–2 in OT with a goal by Monique Lamoureux.

In its WCHA home opener on October 21, 2011, the top line of the Fighting Sioux combined for thirteen points as they bested the Ohio State Buckeyes by an 11–1 margin.[4] Monique Lamoureux-Kolls tied a North Dakota record with a 5-point game. In the contest, 13 different Sioux skaters registered at least one point. Michelle Karvinen scored a hat trick and logged one assist for four points. In addition, Josefine Jakobsen and Jocelyne Lamoureux each had 4-point games. Several program records were broken in the game including: most goals scored in a game (11), largest margin of victory (10), and largest margin of victory over a conference opponent (10).

On March 29, 2017, the University of North Dakota announced it was cutting women's hockey – along with men's and women's swimming and diving – to meet a mandated $1.3M reduction in the athletics department budget that was part of a university-wide budget cut.[5]

Year by Year[edit]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
Season Coach W L T Conference Conf.
W
Conf.
L
Conf.
T
Finish Conference Tournament NCAA Tournament
2015–16 Brian Idalski 18 12 5 WCHA 13 10 5 4th WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (6–1, 6–1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota (0–2)
Did not qualify
2014–15 Brian Idalski 22 12 3 WCHA 16 9 3 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (5–2, 2–1 3OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (1–4)
Did not qualify
2013–14 Brian Idalski 20 12 4 WCHA 14 10 4 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (4–2, 3–2 OT)
Won Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (1–0)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (1–3)
Did not qualify
2012–13 Brian Idalski 26 12 1 WCHA 18 9 1 2nd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (6–1, 8–1)
Won Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (2–1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (0–2)
Lost First Round vs. Minnesota (2–3 3OT)
2011–12 Brian Idalski 22 12 3 WCHA 16 9 3 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (3–1, 2–0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota (0–6)
Lost First Round vs. Minnesota (1–5)
2010–11 Brian Idalski 20 13 3 WCHA 16 10 2 4th WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (3–2, 0–3, 3–2 OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (0–3)
Did not qualify
2009–10 Brian Idalski 8 22 4 WCHA 7 19 2 8th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (1–6, 1–4) Did not qualify
2008–09 Brian Idalski 13 19 4 WCHA 9 16 3 6th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (0–7, 0–4) Did not qualify
2007–08 Brian Idalski 4 26 6 WCHA 4 20 4 7th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1–3, 0–9) Did not qualify
2006–07 Shantel Rivard and Dennis Miller 3 31 2 WCHA 0 27 1 8th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (0–4, 0–3) Did not qualify
2005–06 Shantel Rivard 7 27 2 WCHA 3 23 2 8th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (1–4, 0–6) Did not qualify
2004–05 Shantel Rivard 9 23 3 WCHA 6 21 1 7th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2–3 OT) Did not qualify
2003–04 Shantel Rivard 16 14 2 Independent Did not qualify
2002–03 Shantel Rivard 10 14 2 Independent Did not qualify

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Head coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of February 21, 2012

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. Championships
2007–present Brian Idalski 5 67–90–20 .440 None
2006–2007 Dennis Miller 1 0–18–0 .000 None
2002–2007 Shantel Rivard 5 45–91–11 .344 None

Records vs. WCHA opponents[edit]

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Ridder Arena 4–32–0 2–6 L 5–1 L
St.Cloud State St. Cloud, Minnesota National Hockey Center 15–18–4 2–4 L 10–0 W
Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, Minnesota AMSOIL Arena 5–35–1 0–13 L 5–1 L
Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota All Seasons Arena 11–21–6 3–2 W 3–3 T
Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Kohl Center 2–34–1 1–5 L 4–4 T
Bemidji State Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center 24–18–3 2–2 T 2–0 W
'Ohio State Columbus, Ohio OSU Ice Arena 11–18–3 5–4 W 5–2 W

Olympians[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Shelby Amsley-Benzie, 2015 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, 2015 WCHA Goaltending Champion, 2015 All-WCHA First Team
  • Jorid Dagfinrud, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 5, 2009)[7]
  • Ryleigh Houston, WCHA Rookie of the Month (December 2016)[8]
  • Mary Loken, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of January 4, 2010)[9]
  • Jocelyne Lamoureux, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Weeks of October 27, 2010 and November 9, 2011), All-WCHA Second Team Forward 2010–2011
  • Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Weeks of January 12 and October 25, 2011), WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Weeks of January 19 and February 9, 2011)
  • Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, All-WCHA Second Team Defense 2010–2011
  • Michelle Karvinen, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Weeks of October 25 and November 9, 2011)
  • Stephanie Ney, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Weeks of October 13, November 17, 2010 and January 26, 2011)
  • Madison Kolls, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of November 24, 2010)
  • Jordan Slavin, WCHA Defensive Player of the Weeks (Weeks of October 20 and November 10, 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Identity: University of North Dakota". UND Office of University Relations. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations (2010-10-04). "Sioux ranked 10th in USCHO.com women’s hockey poll – UNDSports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics". Fightingsioux.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  3. ^ "WCHA Press Releases". WCHA.com. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  4. ^ Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations (2011-10-22). "UND's top line combines for 13 points in win – UNDSports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics". Fightingsioux.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  5. ^ http://www.undsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=211538211
  6. ^ "Statistics :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "UW's Clark, MSU's Hinze And UND's Houston Named WCHA Women's Players of the Month Players honored for outstanding efforts in December 2016". WCHA ice hockey. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  9. ^ http://www.wcha.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/010610aad.html. Retrieved January 30, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]

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