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North Dakota Fighting Hawks
North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo
Institution: University of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
School founded: 1883
Enrollment: 13,581
Colors: Kelly Green and White
Home Arena: Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,643
Dimensions: 200' x 85'
Women's Team
Conference: Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Coach: Brian Idalski

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey team was the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and competed in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. The program was cut by the University of North Dakota on March 29, 2017.

HistoryEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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).

On March 29, 2017, the University of North Dakota announced it was cutting women's hockey – along with men's and women's swimming and diving – to meet a mandated $1.3M reduction in the athletics department budget that was part of a university-wide budget cut.[4] Following the decision to drop the program, 11 ex-UND players filed a complaint claiming that dropping the program violated Title IX guidelines. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights dismissed two discrimination complaints related to the decision and on 20 June, 2019, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit against the school brought on similar grounds.[5]

ArenasEdit

Head coachesEdit

Year by Year RecordEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
NCAA Division I Independent Overall Record
2002-03 - - - - - - - - - 26 10 14 2 65 90
2003-04 - - - - - - - - - 32 16 14 2 89 94
Western Collegiate Hockey Association Overall Record
2004-05 28 6 21 1 52 125 13 7th L, QF 3-2 (ot) (Minnesota-Duluth) 34 9 23 2 74 143
2005-06 28 3 23 2 40 107 8 8th L, QF 2 games to none (Wisconsin) 36 7 27 2 60 131
2006-07 28 0 27 1 24 122 1 8th L, QF 2 games to none (Wisconsin) 36 3 31 2 39 142
2007-08 28 4 20 4 45 99 12 7th L, QF 2 games to none (Minnesota) 36 4 26 6 56 133
2008-09 28 9 16 3 62 95 21 T-5th L, QF 2 games to none (Minnesota-Duluth) 36 13 19 4 84 118
2009-10 28 7 19 2 44 71 16 8th L, QF 2 games to none (Minnesota-Duluth) 34 8 22 4 61 92
2010-11 28 16 10 2 96 79 50 4th W, QF 2 games to 1 (Bemidji St) L, SF 3-0 (Wisconsin) 36 20 13 3 116 103
2011-12 28 16 9 3 116 75 53 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (Bemidji St) L, SF 6-0 (Minnesota) 37 22 12 3 155 94
2012-13 28 18 9 1 96 64 55 T-2nd W, QF 2 games to none (Minnesota St) W, SF 2-1 (Wisconsin) L, F 2-0 (Minnesota) 39 26 12 1 144 88
2013-14 28 14 10 4 73 63 48 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (Bemidji St) W, SF 1-0 (Wisconsin) L, F 3-1 (Minnesota) 36 20 12 4 96 74
2014-15 28 16 9 3 67 43 53 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (Ohio St) L, SF 4-1 (Wisconsin) 37 22 12 3 97 59
2015-16 28 13 10 5 54 49 47 4th W, QF 2 games to none (St. Cloud St) L, SF 2-0 (Minnesota) 35 18 12 5 79 62
2016-17 28 11 12 5 62 57 41 4th W, QF 2 games to 1 (Ohio St) L, SF 2-1 (Wisconsin) 38 16 16 6 84 73

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NCAA Tournament AppearancesEdit

Season Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
2012 L, 5-1 (Minnesota) -- --
2013 L, 3-2 (3ot) (Minnesota) -- --

OlympiansEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Shelby Amsley-Benzie, 2014–15 and 2015–16 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, 2014–15 WCHA Goaltending Champion, 2014–15 All-WCHA First Team
  • Casie Hanson, 2007–08 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year
  • Michelle Karvinen, 2011–12 WCHA Rookie of the Year
  • Jocelyne Lamoureux, 2011–12 and 2012–13 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, 2011–12 WCHA Scoring Champion

ReferencesEdit

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