University of North Dakota women's ice hockey
|North Dakota women's ice hockey|
|University||University of North Dakota|
|Head coach||Brian Idalski
6th year, 67–92–20
|Arena||Ralph Engelstad Arena
Surface: 200' x 85'
|Location||Grand Forks, North Dakota|
|Colors||Kelly Green and White
|Fight song||It's For You, North Dakota U
Stand Up and Cheer
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
The University of North Dakota women's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women ice hockey. The current women's head coach is Brian Idalski in his sixth season.
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. 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. 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. 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).
Year by Year
|2011-12||22||12||3||Brian Idalski||WCHA Tournament 3rd seed, NCAA Tournament 6th seed.|
|2010-11||20||12||3||Brian Idalski||WCHA Final Face-off 4th seed|
|2006-07||3||31||2||Shantel Rivard and Dennis Miller|
All-time coaching records
As of February 21st, 2012
Records vs. WCHA opponents
|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|
Awards and honors
- 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)
- Mary Loken, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of January 4, 2010)
- Jocelyne Lamoureux, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Weeks of October 27, 2010 and November 9th, 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), 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)
- 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.
- "WCHA Press Releases". WCHA.com. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- 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.
- "Statistics :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
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