RIT Tigers
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Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Henrietta, New York
School founded: 1829
Enrollment: 19,047
Colors: Orange and Black
Home Arena: Gene Polisseni Center
Capacity: 4,300
Dimensions: 200' x 85'
Women's Team
Conference: College Hockey America
Coach: Chad Davis
Conf. Championships: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
NCAA Championships: 2012

The RIT Tigers women's ice hockey team is one of two hockey teams representing Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, New York in suburban Rochester, New York. The school's women's team competes in Division I as a member of College Hockey America. The team formerly competed at the Division III level ECAC West conference. The team won the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament in their last season at the D-III level.

History[edit | edit source]

RIT added women's varsity hockey for the 1975-76 season. After many years in the ECAC East, RIT moved to the ECAC West league for the 2007–2008 season. The team has made two NCAA tournament appearances, in 2007 and in 2011; they lost their lone game in the 2007 campaign to Amherst College. In their 2011 campaign, the lady tigers lost in the frozen four final to Norwich College. The team has not had a losing season since 1994–95.

Arenas[edit | edit source]

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Year by Year Record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
ECAC Hockey Overall Record
1975-76 2 0 2 0
1976-77 11 0 10 1
1977-78 9 1 8 0
1978-79 10 6 4 0
1979-80 11 4 7 0
1980-81 13 6 5 2
1981-82 16 8 8 0
1982-83 13 3 9 1
1983-84 13 5 8 0
1984-85 10 8 2 0
1985-86 17 9 7 1
1986-87 18 8 9 1
1987-88 18 9 8 1
1988-89 17 8 7 2 18 9 7 2
1989-90 12 1 9 2 14 2 10 2
1990-91 16 6 10 0
1991-92 16 6 9 1
1992-93 11 2 7 2 11th 13 4 7 2
1993-94 11 2 9 0 10th 12 3 9 0
1994-95 14 5 9 0 T-10th 16 6 11 0
1995-96 18 13 4 1
1996-97 17 11 5 1
ECAC Division III Overall Record
1997-98 16 9 4 3 68 33 21 2nd of 5 West ? 19 11 5 3 83 40
1998-99 18 12 3 3 72 25 27 1st of 4 West ? 20 12 5 3 73 32
ECAC East Overall Record
1999-00 17 9 3 5 55 15 23 7th of 18 L, QF 5-0 (Middlebury) 22 12 5 5 77 25
2000-01 18 9 6 3 51 27 21 9th of 19 Did not qualify 23 14 6 3 91 28
2001-02 18 14 2 2 126 15 30 2nd of 10 W, QF 15-0 (MIT) W, SF 2-1 (ot) (S. Maine) L, F 4-3 (Manhattanville) 27 21 4 2 174 24
2002-03 20 12 7 1 98 37 25 5th of 11 W, QF 4-2 (Union) L, SF 4-0 (Manhattanville) 27 18 8 1 124 47
2003-04 17 11 5 1 81 30 23 2nd of 9 L, QF 6-4 (Mass-Boston) 27 19 5 3 92 43
2004-05 19 15 4 0 76 27 30 3rd of 12 L, SF 5-2 (RPI) 27 18 8 1 98 57
2005-06 19 15 4 0 89 36 30 3rd of 11 L, SF 4-3 (ot) (New England College) 25 15 10 0 99 61
2006-07 19 16 1 2 92 24 34 2nd of 11 W, SF 5-3 (Mass-Boston) L, F 3-2 (Manhattanville) 28 22 4 2 127 43
ECAC West Overall Record
2007-08 16 13 3 0 69 25 26 2nd of 9 L, SF 3-2 (Elmira) 26 19 7 0 97 48
2008-09 18 15 2 1 86 28 31 2nd of 10 L, SF 7-3 (Plattsburgh) 26 21 3 2 125 51
2009-10 18 13 3 2 98 36 28 3rd of 10 W, QF 5-0 (Potsdam) L, SF 2-1 (ot) (Elmira) 27 19 5 3 129 49
2010-11 18 15 1 2 94 17 32 1st of 10 W, SF 2-0 (Utica) W, F 2-1 (Plattsburgh) 30 26 2 2 152 31
2011-12 18 16 1 1 103 16 33 1st of 10 W, SF 6-1 (Potsdam) W, F 2-1 (Plattsburgh) 30 28 1 1 147 30
College Hockey America Overall Record
2012-13 20 7 8 5 3rd W QF 2-0 (Penn State) L, SF 1-2 (ot) (Syracuse) 37 16 16 5
2013-14 20 11 7 2 3rd of 6 W QF 2-0 (Penn State) W, SF 4-1 (Mercyhurst) W, F 2-1 (2ot) (Syracuse) 38 20 15 3
2014-15 20 5 12 3 6th of 6 W, QF 2-0 (Robert Morris) W, SF 4-1 (Mercyhurst) W, F 2-1 (2ot) (Syracuse) 39 15 19 5
2015-16 4 15 1 6th of 6 L, QF 0-2 (Penn State) 36 8 27 1
2016-17 20 4 14 2 31 39 10 5th of 6 W, QF 2-1 (Penn State) L, SF 4-0 (Syracuse) 36 7 27 2 49 116
2017-18 20 1 19 0 19 95 2 6th of 6 L, QF 5-1 (Syracuse) 35 4 28 3 42 141
2018-19 20 8 11 1 36 43 17 5th of 6 L, QF 1-4 (Penn State) 35 12 18 5 67 84
2019-20 20 5 13 2 39 72 12 5th of 6 L, QF 1-4 (Penn State) 35 12 19 4 77 107

NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
2007 N/A L, 2-1 (Amherst Lord Jeffs) N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A W, 10-1 Adrian Bulldogs W, 5-2 (Middlebury Panthers) L, 5-2 (Norwich Cadets) N/A
2012 N/A W, 5-2 (Concordia Cobbers) W, 2-1 (ot) (Plattsburgh Cardinals) W, 4-1 (Norwich Cadets) N/A
2015 N/A L, 6-2 (Minnesota) -- -- N/A

Award winners[edit | edit source]

National[edit | edit source]

Laura Hurd Award winners[edit | edit source]

All-Americans[edit | edit source]

Olympians[edit | edit source]

Coach of the Year[edit | edit source]

Tournament MVP[edit | edit source]

ECAC West[edit | edit source]

Coach of the Year[edit | edit source]

  • 2011: Scott McDonald
  • 2009: Scott McDonald (tie)

Player of the Year[edit | edit source]

Tournament MVP[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]


College Hockey America

Lindenwood | Mercyhurst | Penn State | RIT | Robert Morris | Syracuse

Former Teams

Findlay | Niagara | Quinnipiac | Wayne


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