Colgate Raiders
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Institution: Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, New York
School founded: 1819
Enrollment: 2,969
Colors: Maroon and White
Home Arena: Class of 1965 Arena
Capacity: 2,222
Dimensions: 200' x 85'
Women's Team
Conference: ECAC Hockey
Coach: Greg Fargo

The Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey team represent Colgate University and play hockey in the ECAC. The Raiders formerly played their home games at Starr Rink. The Raiders have played in Division I hockey since the 2001-02 season.  The program moved into the new Class of 1965 Arena for the 2016-17 season

History[edit | edit source]

The program was established as a Division III program for the 1997-98 season and made the jump to Division I for the 2001-02 season. In 2008-09, Kimberly Sass set a school record for most wins in a season by a goaltender with 14 games. Sass finished the season as one of the top ranked goalies in the ECAC. Her .941 save percentage was first in the ECAC. Her 1.85 goals against average was sixth while her .656 win percentage was fourth. [1]

Arenas[edit | edit source]

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Year by year[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
ECAC Division III West Overall Record
1997-98 16 3 11 2 37 85 8 6th Did not qualify 23 9 12 2 72 99
1998-99 18 11 5 2 90 33 24 2nd Did not qualify 23 16 5 2 94 33
ECAC East Overall Record
1999-00 17 16 1 0 78 21 32 2nd W, QF 2-0 (Sacred Heart) W, SF ?-? (Williams) L, F 5-1 (Middlebury) 25 21 4 0 95 46
2000-01 19 11 5 3 81 33 25 7th W, QF 2-1 (3ot) (Vermont) L, SF 3-1 (Middlebury) 26 15 8 3 97 54
ECAC Division I Overall Record
2001-02 16 2 12 2 24 60 6 8th L, QF 11-1, 6-0 (Dartmouth) 34 12 21 1 83 109
2002-03 16 4 11 1 21 70 9 7th L, QF 8-0, 8-2 (Dartmouth) 34 12 21 1 70 126
2003-04 18 6 11 1 40 42 13 7th L, QF 5-1, 0-1, 7-1 (St. Lawrence) 36 16 17 3 84 90
2004-05 20 9 7 4 54 40 22 T-6th L, QF 4-0, 3-2 (Dartmouth) 35 16 15 4 82 77
2005-06 20 9 8 3 50 39 21 5th L, QF 5-4, 3-0 (Princeton) 34 12 15 7 79 77
2006-07 22 14 7 1 68 40 29 6th W, QF 1-0 (ot), 3-2 (Princeton) L, SF 4-1 (Dartmouth) 34 17 15 2 86 75
2007-08 22 9 9 4 53 51 22 6th L, QF 4-3, 4-2 (Dartmouth) 34 12 17 5 83 89
2008-09 22 12 7 3 57 48 27 5th L, QF 6-7 (ot), 2-1, 7-3 (Dartmouth) 36 19 14 3 103 100
2009-10 22 8 10 4 51 68 20 8th L, QF 2-1, 5-0 (Cornell 36 12 20 4 86 129
2010-11 22 8 12 2 39 62 18 T-8th Did not qualify 33 11 19 3 63 95
2011-12 22 5 15 2 35 69 12 10th Did not qualify 33 10 21 2 66 94
2012-13 22 6 13 3 40 70 15 8th L, QF 4-5 (ot), 2-3 (Cornell) 35 11 21 3 66 122
2013-14 22 7 15 0 41 65 14 T-9th Did not qualify 34 10 22 2 59 94
2014-15 22 4 16 2 33 72 10 10th Did not qualify 34 7 25 2 54 100
2015-16 22 12 5 5 58 49 29 4th W, QF 2 games to 1 (Harvard) L, SF 5-2 (Clarkson) 38 22 9 7 109 86
2016-17 22 13 8 1 59 47 27 5th L, QF 2 games to none (Cornell) 36 22 11 3 105 73
2017-18 22 19 3 0 80 35 38 T-1st W, QF 2 games to none (Harvard) W, SF 5-4 (Cornell) L, F 3-0 (Clarkson) 41 34 6 1 150 70
2018-19 22 15 4 3 83 49 33 2nd W, QF 2 games to 1 (Harvard) L, SF 2-0 (Clarkson) 38 23 10 5 133 96
2019-20 22 11 8 3 71 43 25 6th L, QF 2 games to none (Clarkson) 138 17 15 6 110 84
2020-21

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NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament Championship
Season Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
2018 W, QF 3-1 (Northeastern) W, 4-3 (2ot) (Wisconsin) L, F 2-1 (ot) (Clarkson)


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

January 28-29, 2011: The Raiders wore special puzzle-piece jerseys designed by OT Sports as part of its awareness campaign Autism Awareness Project

  • Cheryl Setchell, Forward, 2002 ECAC North All-Rookie Team
  • Kiira Dosdall, Defense, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC[3]
  • Rebecca Lahar ,Goalie, 2002 ECAC North All-Rookie Team[4]
  • Kimberly Sass, 2009 All-ECAC First Team (Sass was the first Raiders player to be named to the First Team)[5]
  • Kimberly Sass, 2009 ECAC Goaltender of the Year
  • Kimberly Sass, ECAC All-Rookie Team
  • Katie Stewart, ECAC Player of the Week (Week of February 15, 2010[6]

Team awards[edit | edit source]

  • Brad Houston Most Valuable Offensive Player
Year Player
2006-07 to 2008-09 Sam Hunt
2005-06 Allison Paiano
  • Most Valuable Defensive Player
Year Player
2007-08 to 2008-09 Kiira Dosdall
2006-07 Tara French and Kiira Dosdall
  • Most Improved Player
Year Player
2008-09 Amanda Kirwan
2007-08 Jacquie Colborne
2006-07 Evan Minnick
  • Rookie of the Year
Year Player
2008-09 Kimberly Sass
  • Sportsmanship Award
  • Marian Lefevre Coach’s Award
Year Player
2008-09 Elayna Hamashuk
2007-08 Mallory Johnston
  • Don Palmateer Award
Year Player
2008-09 Sam Hunt, Kiira Dosdall, Elin Brown

Players[edit | edit source]

  • During the 2008-09 season, Kimberly Sass earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors five times and the ECAC Goaltender of the Week award once. On November 8, 2009, she recorded a career and season high 46 saves as the Raiders defeated Princeton. Against the Yale Bulldogs on January 24, Sass earned a shutout. In three different games, she surpassed 40 saves and eclipsed 30 saves in ten games.

International[edit | edit source]

  • Tara French, 2005 Canada Under-22 Team
  • Sam Hunt, 2008 and 2009 Canada Under-22 Team
  • Becky Irvine, 2005 Canada Under-22 Team
  • Rebecca Lahaer, 2004 USA Under-22 Team

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