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Norwich Cadets
University Norwich University
Conference NEHC
Head coach Sophie Leclerc
2nd year, 23–4–2
Arena Kreitzberg Arena
Capacity: 2000
Location Northfield, Vermont
Colors Maroon and Gold

             

NCAA Tournament Champions
2011, 2018
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2010, 1011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Conference Tournament Champions
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Conference Regular Season Champions
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The Norwich Cadets women's ice hockey team represents Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The school's women's team competes in the Division III ECAC East conference. The women's head coach is Mark Bolding.

Early Program HistoryEdit

The 2007-08 season marked the inaugural season of the Norwich Cadets as a varsity team. Sophie Leclerc led the club with 13 goals. Her 14 assists ranked second, while her 27 points led the squad, respectively. During the 2008-09 campagin, the Cadets enjoyed their first-ever ECAC East Conference Tournament championship. Four Cadets players named to the ECAC East All-Tournament team. In the 2010 NCAA Division III Quarterfinals, Sophie Leclerc scored the game winning goal versus Plattsburgh State with 42 seconds left. She was part of a Cadets team that lost the 2010 NCAA Final to Amherst by a 7-2 tally.[1] The Cadets were led by team captain Sophie Leclerc as the Cadets won their first Division III title in 2011. This was accomplished in only the fourth year of the program. In the Division III title game, Leclerc contributed with two goals and an assist, as the Cadets defeated the RIT Tigers by a 5-2 mark. Her 54 points led the nation in scoring. Leclerc was featured in the April 4, 2011 issue of Sports Illustrated as part of its Faces in the Crowd section.[2] During the 2010-11 season, Fortier tied a career high with 23 goals, to rank second on the Cadets and fifth overall in Division III. Her 45 total points ranked second nationally to teammate Sophie Leclerc. Her seven power play goals led the Cadets while ranking sixth nationally. Her five game-winning goals were second on the time. On January 28, 2011, she notched the 50th goal of her career with a hat trick versus New England College as the Cadets prevailed by a 3-2 tally. In a January 29th contest versus Castleton, she became the second player in program history to record 100 points in a career with a goal in the first period. On December 4, 2011, Fortier became the Cadets all-time goal-scoring leader. The record was set in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the Cadets logged a 5-0 victory over Holy Cross. Fortier contributed with two scores and a helper. With Norwich leading by a 1-0 tally, Fortier notched the 73rd goal of her career to surpass Sophie Leclerc.[3] On January 6, 2012, team captain Melissa Rundlett became just the third Norwich player in program history to reach 100 career points. She registered a goal and two assists to help the Cadets best St. Michael's by a 9-0 mark. At the 5:36 mark of the first period, she assisted on Renee Lortie’s goal for the 99th career point. She would reach the milestone by scoring her seventh goal of the season at the 17:09 mark of the first period. Said goal gave Norwich a 5-0 advantage.[4]

The team has:

  • ECAC East Regular Season Championships: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
  • NEHC Regular Season Championships 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20
  • ECAC East Tournament Championship in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • NEHC Tournament Championship in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • NCAA Tournament appearances 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Frozen Four appearances in 2010, 1011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018,
  • NCAA Division III National championship 2011, 2018

For more detailed information please see: Norwich Cadets women's ice hockey

Head CoachesEdit


Women's Year by Year RecordEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
ECAC East Overall Record
2007-08 19 9 8 2 42 49 20 6th of 12 L, QF 2-1 (ot) (Salve Regina) 25 12 11 2 55 61
2008-09 21 14 6 1 83 38 29 3rd of 13 W, QF 4-3 (MIT), W, SF 8-2 (S, Maine) W, F 4-0 (Salve Regina) 29 19 9 1 111 62
2009-10 19 13 3 3 80 38 29 3rd of 12 W, QF 5-1 (Castleton) W, SF 8-0 (Mass-Boston) W, F 3-0 (New England College) 31 20 6 5 117 65
2010-11 18 17 0 1 104 20 35 1st of 12 W, QF 8-0 (Nichols) W, SF 7-0 (S. Maine) L, F 4-2 (Manhattanville) 30 25 4 1 149 45
2011-12 18 17 0 1 129 7 35 1st of 12 W, QF 8-0 (Nichols) W, SF 5-2 (Castleton) W, F 6-3 (Manhattanville) 31 27 3 1 183 40
2012-13 18 16 2 0 101 24 32 1st of 12 W, QF 6-0 (Plymouth St) W, SF 5-0 (S. Maine) W, F 3-0 (Manhattanville) 29 22 4 3 134 41
2013-14 16 16 0 0 65 5 32 1st of 12 W, QF 8-1 (New England College) W, SF 2-1 (ot) (Mass-Boston) W, F 4-0 (Castleton) 31 27 4 0 109 44
2014-15 17 15 0 2 57 12 32 1st of 14 W, QF 6-0 (U New England) W, SF 6-1 (Mass-Boston) W, F 1-0 (Castleton) 31 22 6 3 92 44
New England Hockey Conference Overall Record
2015-16 17 16 1 0 55 9 32 1st of 14 W, QF 1-0 (New England College) W, SF 3-1 (U New England) L, F 2-0 (Mass-Boston) 28 21 7 0 76 34
2016-17 17 15 2 0 89 21 30 2nd of 14 W, QF 5-0 (Plymouth St) W, SF 4-2 (U New England) W, F 5-0 (Manhattanville) 31 23 7 1 128 48
2017-18 14 14 0 0 97 10 28 1st of 8 W, QF 10-0 New England College) W, SF 4-1 (Plymouth St, W, F 7-0 (Mass-Boston) 31 27 1 3 174 35
2018-19 16 15 0 1 93 14 31 1st of 9 W, QF 3-0 (Salem St.) W, SF 3-2 (Mass-Boston), W, F 6-0 (Castleton) 29 21 6 2 122 42
2019-20 16 16 0 0 100 8 32 1st of 9 W, QF 9-0 (Salem St) W, SF 10-0 (Plymouth St) W, F 9-2 (Suffolk) 29 23 4 2 154 32


NCAA Tournament AppearancesEdit

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
2009 N/A L, 3-2 (Elmira Soaring Eagles) -- -- --
2010 N/A W, 3-2 () W, 3-2 (Elmira Soaring Eagles) W, 7-2 (Amherst Lord Jeffs) --
2011 N/A Bye W, 5-4 (Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties) W, 5-2 (RIT Tigers) --
2012 N/A W, 5-2 (Amherst Lord Jeffs) W, 4-3 (ot) (Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties) L, 4-1 (RIT Tigers) --
2013 N/A L, 3-2 (ot) (Middlebury Panthers) -- -- --
2014 N/A W, 2-1 (ot) (Elmira Soaring Eagles) -- -- --
2015 N/A W, 3-2 (Middlebury Panthers) L, 5-2 (Plattsburgh Cardinals) -- L, 4-3 (Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons)
2017 N/A W, 5-4 (2ot) (Middlebury Panthers) L, 4-0 (Plattsburgh Cardinals) -- L, 3-1 (Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties)
2018 Bye W, 8-2 (Morrisville Mustangs) W, 5-1 (Hamline Pipers) W, 2-1 (Elmira Soaring Eagles) --
2019 L, 3-1 (Williams Ephs) -- -- -- --
2020 W, 3-1 (Amherst Mammoths) Tournament cancelled after first round by NCAA due to COVID-19 pandemic

ReferencesEdit

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