|North Dakota Fighting Hawks|
|Institution:||University of North Dakota|
|Location:||Grand Forks, North Dakota|
|Colors:||Kelly Green and White|
|Home Arena:||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|Dimensions:||200' x 85'|
|Conference:||Western Collegiate Hockey Association|
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
- Ralph Engelstad Arena (2002-2017)
- Shantel Rivard (2002-2006) 45–91–11 (out as head coach mid-December 2006)
- Dennis Miller (2006-2007) (interim) 0–18–0
- Brian Idalski (2007–2017) 169–156–39
Year by Year RecordEdit
|NCAA Division I Independent||Overall Record|
|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|
NCAA Tournament AppearancesEdit
|2012||L, 5-1 (Minnesota)||--||--|
|2013||L, 3-2 (3ot) (Minnesota)||--||--|
- Michelle Karvinen
- Anna Kilponen
- Emma Nuutinen
- Vilma Tanskanen
- Susanna Tapani
- Tanja Eisenschmid
- Susanne Fellner
- Jocelyne Lamoureux
- Monique Lamoureux
- Johanna Fällman
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
- ↑ Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations (2010-10-04). Sioux ranked 10th in USCHO.com women’s hockey poll – UNDSports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics. Fightingsioux.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-11.
- ↑ WCHA Press Releases. WCHA.com (2010-10-27). Retrieved on 2013-12-11.
- ↑ Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations (2011-10-22). UND's top line combines for 13 points in win – UNDSports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics. Fightingsioux.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-11.
- ↑ http://www.undsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=211538211
- ↑ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/judge-rejects-suit-to-reinstate-north-dakota-womens-hockey
- ↑ Statistics :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-11.
|Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's ice hockey|
|Teams||Bemidji State Beavers - Minnesota Golden Gophers - Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs - Minnesota State Mavericks - Ohio State Buckeyes - St. Cloud State Huskies - Wisconsin Badgers|
|Venues||Sanford Center (Bemidji State) - Ridder Arena (Minnesota) - AMSOIL Arena (Minnesota–Duluth) - All Seasons Arena (Minnesota State) - OSU Ice Rink (Ohio State) - Herb Brooks National Hockey Center (St. Cloud State) - LaBahn Arena (Wisconsin)|
|Championships & awards||Awards & honors - Champions|
|Seasons||1999–2000 - 2000–01 - 2001–02 - 2002–03 - 2003–04 - 2004–05 - 2005–06 - 2006–07 - 2007–08 - 2008–09 - 2009–10 - 2010–11 - 2011–12 - 2012–13 - 2013–14 - 2014–15 - 2015–16 - 2016–17 - 2017–18 - 2018-19 - 2019-20|
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