2011–12 Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's ice hockey season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2011 - March, 2012
Season champions To Be Determined
  Runners-up To Be Determined
Top scorer To Be Determined

The 2011–12 WCHA women's ice hockey season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive ice hockey among Western Collegiate Hockey Association members.


Date NCAA school CIS school Score NCAA goal scorers
Sept. 23North Dakota Manitoba ND, 11-0[1]Sara Dagenais, Mary Loken, Alyssa Wiebe (2), Monique Weber, Jocelyne Lamoureux (2), Andrea Dalen, Allison Parizek, Monique Weber, Ashley Holmes
Sept. 23Ohio State Wilfrid LaurierOhio State, 3-1[2] Kayla Sullivan, Danielle Gagne, Melissa Feste
Sept. 24 North Dakokta Manitoba ND, 10-0[3]Alyssa Wiebe, Jocelyne Lamoureux (2), Josefine Jacobsen (3), Monique Lamoureux, Monique Weber, Andrea Dalen, Michelle Karvinen
  • September 24: Freshman Josefine Jakobsen recorded a hat-trick as the Fighting Sioux defeated the Manitoba Bisons women's ice hockey program by a 10-0 tally. Of note, the European freshmen that combined for 11 points in the game.[4] Michelle Karvinen had four points, while Andrea Dalen had three points.

Regular seasonEdit

WCHA 2011BreastCancerAwareness

WCHA logo for Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October 2011


  • September 24: Karley Sylvester was the first Wisconsin Badgers freshman of the campaign to net a goal.[5]
  • On September 25, 2011, Hilary Knight scored her fifth career hat trick in a 13-0 defeat of the Lindenwood Lions.[6] In addition, Briana Decker scored her third career hat trick. The 13 goals scored by the Badgers were tied for third most in the NCAA women's ice hockey all-time list for most goals scored in a game by a team.[7]


  • October 14: Laura McIntosh notched her first goal of the season to give the Ohio State Buckeyes a 2-1 lead. Said goal would stand as the game-winner. In addition, she picked up an assist on a Hokey Langan goal. The assist made McIntosh Ohio State’s all-time leader in career points against WCHA opponents. She surpassed Jana Harrigan’s 110 league points set in 2006. [8]
  • October 15-16: Michelle Karvinen produced five points, and earned a +5 plus/minus rating as the Fighting Sioux swept the Vermont Catamounts. In a 9-1 win on October 15, 2011, Karvinen scored two goals and set up another for a three point performance. She assisted on Jocelyne Lamoureux’s game-winning goal at 2:58 of the first period. The following day, she accumulated two more assists in a 4-1 win. For the second consecutive game, she assisted on the game winning goal, as Monique Lamoureux scored at 15:11 of the second period. [9]
  • October 21: In its WCHA home opener, the top line of the Fighting Sioux combined for thirteen points as they bested the Ohio State Buckeyes by an 11-1 margin.[10] 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).


  • Nov. 18-19: Carolyne Prevost became the 17th player in program history to record 100 career points. In a victory over RPI, she netted the first goal of the game for Wisconsin. She would also record an assist in the match. The following day, Prevost recorded six points in the finale against RPI. It was a team-high for any Wisconsin skater this season. [11] She scored two goals, including the game winner, and helped on four other goals to establish a new career high for most points in one game.
  • November 18: Minnesota skater Amanda Kessel registered 5 points (including four goals[12])as the Golden Gophers defeated the New Hampshire Wildcats by an 11-0 tally. New Hampshire starting goalie Jenn Gilligan made 27 saves but allowed eight goals in two periods. She was replaced by Moe Bradley in the third period. Bradley stopped 11 of 14 shots as the Wildcats suffered their worst loss in the 35 year history of the program.[13]
  • November 19: Amanda Kessel earned her second hat trick of the series as the Gophers defeated New Hampshire by a 6-1 tally. Senior Jen Schoullis factored on every goal, as she tied the Gophers record for assists in a game with five. With three points in the first period, Schoullis also set a career record for points in a period.[14]
  • November 25: In Wisconsin's fifth shutout of the season, Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight netted two goals apiece in a 5-0 victory over St. Cloud State. Brianna Decker extended her point scoring streak to 26 games, a program record[15], while Alex Rigsby earned her 10th career shutout.


Conference Overall
#1 Wisconsin 28 23 3 2 1 72 113 44 37 31 4 2 170 53
#2 Minnesota 28 21 5 2 1 66 113 43 37 30 5 2 167 50
#6 North Dakota 28 16 9 3 2 53 116 75 36 22 11 3 154 89
#9 Minnesota-Duluth 28 15 12 1 1 47 91 61 36 21 13 1 121 77
Ohio State 28 13 14 1 1 41 75 96 36 16 16 4 99 115
Bemidji State 28 11 15 2 0 35 70 73 37 17 17 3 101 85
Minnesota State 28 3 24 1 0 10 37 105 36 7 28 1 64 133
St. Cloud State 28 4 24 0 0 12 32 150 36 5 29 2 37 130
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Current rankings: Division I women's poll

In-season honorsEdit

Players of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
October 4 Kathleen Rogan, MSU[16]
October 11 Natalie Spooner, Ohio State
Amanda Kessel, Minnesota[17]
October 18 Laura MacIntosh, Ohio State[18]
October 25 Monique Lamoureux, North Dakota[19]
November 1 Katherine Wilson, Minnesota-Duluth[20]
November 8 Jocelyne Lamoureux, North Dakota[21]
November 15 Not awarded
November 22 Amanda Kessel (Minnesota)
Carolyne Prevost, Wisconsin[22]

Defensive players of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
October 4 Zuzana Tomcikova, Bemidji State
October 11 Erika Wheelhouse, Bemidji State
October 18 Alex Rigbsy, Wisconsin
October 25 Alex Rigsby, Wisconsin
November 1 Lisa Steffes, Ohio State
November 8 Noora Raty, Minnesota
November 15 Not awarded
November 22 Candice Molle, North Dakota

Rookies of the weekEdit

Week Player of the week
October 4 Blayre Turnbull, Wisconsin
October 11 Meghan Lorence, Minnesota
October 18 Michelle Karvinen, North Dakota
October 25 Michelle Karvinen, North Dakota
November 1 Rachael Kelly, Bemidji State
November 8 Michelle Karvinen, North Dakota
November 15 Not awarded
November 22 Taylor Kuehl, Ohio State

WCHA playoffsEdit

  • North Dakota - Bemidji State 3:1, 2:0
  • Minnesota-Duluth - Ohio State 4:3, 3:2 OT
  • Minnesota - St. Cloud State 6:1, 6:0
  • Wisconsin - Minnesota State 7:0, 4:0
  • Minnesota - North Dakota 6:0
  • Minnesota Duluth - Wisconsin 3:1
  • Minnesota - Minnesota Duluth 2:0

Awards and honorsEdit


  5. Badgers scorch Lindenwood in season opener - - The Official Web Site of The Wisconsin Badgers Athletics
  6. Badgers continue dominance, sweep Lindenwood 13-0 - - The Official Web Site of The Wisconsin Badgers Athletics
  7. - Top-Rated Wisconsin Wins First Two in Romp
  16. - Minnesota State's Rogan, Bemidji State's Tomcikova, Wisconsin's Turnbull Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  17. - Minnesota's Kessel and Lorence, Bemidji State's Wheelhouse, Ohio State's Spooner Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  18. - Full Slate of Conference Games Set for Oct. 20-22 … MSU at UM, SCSU at BSU, UW at UMD, League-Leading OSU at UND
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