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Niagara Purple Eagles
Niagara Purple Eagles.jpg
Institution: Niagara University
Location: Lewiston, New York
School founded: 1856
Enrollment: 2,816
Colors: Purple and White
Home Arena: Dwyer Arena
Capacity: 1,400
Dimensions: 200' x 85'
Women's Team
Conference: College Hockey America
Coach: Josh Sciba (interim for 2011-12)

The Niagara Purple Eagles women's ice hockey team was a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represented Niagara University. The Purple Eagles were a member of College Hockey America. They played at the Dwyer Arena in Niagara University's campus (Lewiston, New York).

History[]

In 2002, Niagara appeared in the Frozen Four but lost in the semi-finals to Brown by a score of 4-2. Niagara tied Minnesota 2-2 in the Consolation Game. [1]
Tania Pinelli was included in the all-tournament team.

In the 2002-03 season, the team changed athletic conference from ECAC to College Hockey America.

On March 19, 2012, the school announced that it was cancelling its women's ice hockey program.[2]

Arenas[]

Head Coaches[]

  • Margot Page (1998-2005)  110-106-20
  • Heather Reinke (2005-2006) 13-23-6
  • Margot Page (2006-2009) 23-64-13  (133-170-33 overall)
  • Chris McKenzie (2009-2011) 23-31-10
  • Josh Sciba (2011-2012) 10-16-8

Year by Year Record[]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
Conference Overall Record
ECAC Hockey Eastern Overall Record
1998-99 26 9 15 2 20 9th Did not qualify 28 11 15 2
1999-00 24 10 12 2 56 61 22 8th L, QF 5-0 (Brown) 33 17 13 3 99 74
2000-01 24 9 11 4 58 54 22 8th L, QF 3-1 (Dartmouth) 35 17 14 4 92 67
2001-02 21 19 2 0 81 28 38 1st W, QF 8-1 (Quinnipiac) L, SF 3-2 (2ot) (Providence) 36 26 8 2 118 58
College Hockey America Overall Record
2002-03 6 3 3 0 19 18 6 2nd L, SF 1-0 (Findlay) 35 14 18 3 95 103
2003-04 12 4 7 1 25 30 9 3rd W, SF 3-2 (ot) (Findlay) L, F 3-1 (Mercyhurst) 35 9 23 3 58 100
2004-05 12 6 5 1 29 29 13 2nd W, SF 3-0 (Wayne St) L, F 4-1 (Mercyhurst) 34 16 15 3 95 74
2005-06 12 3 8 1 21 28 7 3rd W, SF 4-3 (Wayne St) L, SF 6-2 (Mercyhurst) 36 11 21 4 69 115
2006-07 12 5 6 1 33 36 11 3rd L, SF 3-2 (Wayne St) 35 10 19 6 76 95
2007-08 12 3 9 0 21 44 6 3rd L, SF 4-2 (Mercyhurst) 35 9 22 4 71 126
2008-09 16 2 11 3 26 62 7 T-4th W, QF 3-2 (Syracuse) L, SF 8-2 (Mercyhurst) 36 6 25 5 69 149
2009-10 16 7 6 3 30 30 17 2nd L, SF 5-3 (Syracuse) 31 12 14 5 67 75
2010-11 16 8 6 2 31 34 18 2nd L, SF 1-0 (Syracuse) 33 11 17 5 49 77
2011-12 12 3 6 3 23 35 9 3rd L, SF 3-2 (Robert Morris) 34 10 16 8 77 96

NCAA Tournament Appearances[]

Season Semifinals Championship Consolation
2002 L, 3-2 (Minnesota-Duluth) -- T, 2-2 (Minnesota)

[3]

Awards and honors[]

  • Jenni Bauer, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (November 16, 2009)[4]
  • Jenni Bauer, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (November 30, 2009)[5]
  • Jenni Bauer, CHA Defensive Player of the Week (February 1, 2010)[6]
  • Jenni Bauer, First Team All-CHA[7]
  • Kathleen Bortuzzo, CHA Rookie of the Week (Week of February 22, 2010)[8]
  • Daniela Del Colle, CHA Player of the Week (Week of February 15, 2010)[9]
  • Val Hall, 2003 CHA Player of the Year
  • Val Hall, 2003 Student-Athlete of the Year honors
  • Val Hall led all CHA players in scoring (games played against CHA opponents only) with eight points on five goals and three assists.[10]
  • Jenna Hendrikx, CHA Rookie Of The Week Award (Oct 6, 2009)[11]
  • Jenna Hendrikx, CHA Rookie Of The Week Award (Oct 26, 2009)[12]
  • Jenna Hendrikx, 2010 CHA All-Rookie Team [13]

See also[]

References[]

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