Laura Fridfinnson
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
133 lb (60 kg)
WCHA Team Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
Born (1988-02-02)February 2, 1988,
Arborg, MB, CA
Pro Career 2004 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
MLP Nations Cup
Silver 2009 Germany 2009 Tournament

Laura Fridfinnson (born February 2, 1988) is a women’s ice hockey player for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. With the Bulldogs, she is a two time NCAA champion (2008, 2010)

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Fridfinnson skated for Team Manitoba from 2003-05 and was team captain in her final year.

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Her freshman year was in 2007-08. From January 2008 onward, she registered 30 points. In the 2008 Frozen Four, she registered two goals and an assist. Her 44 points was sixth all time amongst Bulldog rookie scorers. Her 1.13 points per game ranked fourth in the NCAA. Her 22 goals ranked second among Bulldogs skaters, eight scored on the Power Play.

Laura Fridfinnson of Manitoba, third from left, celebrates a college championship victory with teammates Jocelyne Larocque of Manitoba, Libby Guzzo and Tara Gray of the UMD Bulldogs

On January 28 and 29, 2011, Fridfinnson recorded three goals as the Bulldogs swept Bemidji State. In the sweep, Fridfinnson earned a +3 plus/minus rating. She helped UMD hold the Beavers to just two power-play goals in 11 opportunities. On January 28, she scored back-to-back tallies 1:14 and 4:32 of the second period to help her club build a 3-1 advantage.

For a second consecutive week, she was named the WCHA's Player of the Week. Versus MSU Mankato, she had a six point performance. On February 4, she had a goal and three assists. In addition, she earned a +4 rating. The following day, she had an assist on the game-winning goal one minute into the game. Since Jan. 21, 2011, she has registered five goals and six assists in her last six games for 11 points.[1]

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

In September 2007, she participated for a second straight year in the Canadian National Team Fall Festival. In the 2007 U-22 Canada-US series in Lake Placid, NY, she netted a goal in each of the first two contests. Fridfinnson participated and won the Air Canada Cup in 2007 and the MLP Cup in 2009.

Career stats[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Milestone Opponent Date
First Game vs. St. Cloud State Oct. 5, 2007
First Goal vs. St. Cloud State Oct. 5, 2007
First Assist vs. St. Cloud State Oct. 6, 2007
Most Goals, Game 3 vs. St. Cloud State Jan, 30, 2009
Most Points, Game 5 vs. Bemidji State March 6, 2010
Highest Plus/Minus Rating, Game +4 vs. Bemidji State March 6, 2010
Longest Scoring Streak 18 games Jan. 19, 2008 to Oct. 4, 2008
100th Career Point vs. Wisconsin Dec. 6, 2009

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

Year Event Team Games played Goals Assists Points PIM
2004 Esso Women’s Nationals Manitoba 5 3 2 5 0
2005 Under 18 Nationals Manitoba 4 2 1 3 0
2007 Esso Women’s Nationals Manitoba 5 1 2 3 2
2007 Under 22 Exhibition vs. US Canada 3 2 0 2 0


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • 2008 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team
  • 2008-09 WCHA Scholar Athlete
  • 2008-09 WCHA All-Academic Team
  • 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award nominee[3]
  • 2010 Frozen Four Tournament Team
  • WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of Feb 2, 2011)[4]

Personal[edit | edit source]

A team was named after her at the 2007 Female Atom Hockey Festival presented by the Manitoba Moose on December 29, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. [5] On September 13, 2010, Fridfinnson had the opportunity to meet United States president Barack Obama.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

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