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UConn Huskies women's ice hockey
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UConn Huskies women's ice hockey athletic logo
University University of Connecticut
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Chris MacKenzie
7th season, 100–126–34
Arena Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Capacity: 2,000
Location Storrs, Connecticut
Colors National Flag Blue and White[1]
         
Fight song "UConn Husky"

The UConn Huskies women's ice hockey program represents the University of Connecticut. The Huskies compete in Hockey East.

History[]

The UConn Huskies women's ice hockey team began in 2000, under head coach Heather Linstad. In its first season, the team played as an independent team. In the 2001-2002 season, the team joined the ECAC women's league. Beginning in the 2002-2003 season, they joined the Hockey East league. The team plays in the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.

Forward Jaclyn Hawkins, who played from 2004-2007, is ranked 10th in career goals in the WHEA. She scored 51 goals with 43 assisted in 81 games.[2] In 2006, she tied an NCAA record for 3 power play goals in a game, setting the record for that feat in Hockey East.[3]

A 1-0 shutout by Connecticut on November 13, 2010, ended New Hampshire’s 17-game unbeaten streak against the Huskies. The Huskies penalty kill was a perfect 6-of-6 on the weekend. The shutout marked the first time the Wildcats were shut out at home since Nov. 28, 2004 (by Mercyhurst), a streak of 109 consecutive home games.[4]

The Huskies played an outdoor game against Providence at Rentschler Field on February 13, 2011, as part of the Whalers Hockey Fest. [5]

After thirteen seasons as head coach, Heather Linstad left in 2013. Chris MacKenzie became head coach in May 2013.

Netminder Elaine Chuli holds the Hockey East record for all time career saves, which she set in 2015-2016 season with the Huskies.[6]

The 2017-2018 season was the most dramatic in the history of women's ice hockey at UConn. The team was in last place at the end of January, but turned the season around. They upset Boston College, ranked number 3, in the semi-finals of the Hockey East tournament, and went on to play in the league championship game. They lost in a close game to Northeastern, by a score of 2-1.[7] Senior goalie, Annie Bélanger, was selected as the Hockey East goalie of the year, and named to the Hockey East All Star Team.

In the 2019-2020 season, the Huskies finished 5th in the league. They defeated Boston College in the quarterfinals, winning the third and deciding game 2-1. They went on to defeat the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 4-0 in the semi-finals to advance to the final against the Northeastern Huskies.[8] They were defeated in the championship game by a score of 9-1.[9]

Year by year[]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
Year Coach W L T Conference Conf.
W
Conf.
L
Conf.
T
Finish Conference Tournament NCAA Tournament
2020-21 Chris MacKenzie 9 10 1 Hockey East 8 9 1 7th HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Boston College 5-1
Lost Semifinals vs Northeastern 2-1
Did not qualify
2019-20 Chris MacKenzie 19 18 2 Hockey East 13 12 2 5th HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Boston College (2-4, 2-0, 2-1)
Won Semifinals vs. UNH (4-0)
Lost Championship vs. Northeastern (1-9)
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
2018–19 Chris MacKenzie 14 18 4 Hockey East 9 14 4 7th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston College (1-4 , 4-5 OT) Did not qualify
2017–18 Chris MacKenzie 16 14 9 Hockey East 7 11 6 8th HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Providence (0-4 , 3-0, 2-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Boston College (4-2)
Lost Championship vs. Northeastern (1-2)
Did not qualify
2016–17 Chris MacKenzie 14 18 4 Hockey East 9 13 2 7th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Northeastern (2-6 , 2-3 OT) Did not qualify
2015–16 Chris MacKenzie 17 16 5 Hockey East 11 10 3 4th HE Won Quarterfinals vs. New Hampshire (2-1 OT, 4-3 3OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Boston College (2-4)
Did not qualify
2014–15 Chris MacKenzie 11 18 8 Hockey East 5 11 5 5th HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Maine (3-2, 1-0 OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Boston College (1-3)
Did not qualify
2013–14 Chris MacKenzie 9 24 2 Hockey East 6 14 1 5th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Northeastern (1-2) Did not qualify
2012–13 Heather Linstad 3 29 3 Hockey East 1 19 1 8th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston University (1-5) Did not qualify
2011–12 Heather Linstad 4 23 7 Hockey East 3 15 3 7th HE Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010–11 Heather Linstad 13 19 3 Hockey East 9 9 3 4th HE Lost Quarterfinals vs. Northeastern (0-4) Did not qualify
2009–10 Heather Linstad 21 9 7 Hockey East 10 5 6 5th HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Northeastern (4-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Providence (3-2)
Lost Championship vs. Boston University (1-2 OT)
Did not qualify
2008–09 Heather Linstad 19 12 4 Hockey East 10 8 3 4th HE Lost Semifinals vs. Providence (0-3) Did not qualify
2007–08 Heather Linstad 22 8 5 Hockey East 13 5 3 2nd HE Lost Semifinals vs. Providence (1-5) Did not qualify
2006–07 Heather Linstad 17 15 3 Hockey East 12 7 2 4th HE Lost Semifinals vs. New Hampshire (0-2) Did not qualify
2005–06 Heather Linstad 12 21 1 Hockey East 10 11 0 5th HE Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004–05 Heather Linstad 16 12 8 Hockey East 11 5 4 3rd HE Won Semifinals vs. New Hampshire (5-4 OT)
Lost Championship vs. Providence (1-3)
Did not qualify
2003–04 Heather Linstad 9 19 6 Hockey East 5 11 4 5th HE Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002–03 Heather Linstad 11 20 4 Hockey East 3 9 3 4th HE Lost Semifinals vs. Providence (0-7) Did not qualify
2001–02 Heather Linstad 11 21 3 ECAC Eastern 7 12 2 6th ECAC E. Lost Quarterfinals vs. New Hampshire (1-4) Did not qualify
2000–01 Heather Linstad 3 10 0 Independent Did not qualify

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International[]

The following players represented their country in international tournaments.

  • Cristin Allen, member of Canada's Under-22 Team at the 2008 European Air Canada Cup
  • Dominique Thibault, member of Canada's Under-22 Team at the 2008 European Air Canada Cup [11]

Awards and honors[]

  • Annie Bélanger, 2018-2019 Hockey East Goaltender of the Year[12][13]
  • Cristin Allen, 2010 Hockey East Best Defenseman Award[14]
  • Cristin Allen, Runner up, 2010 Hockey East Player of the Year
  • Cristin Allen, New England Hockey Writers 2010 All-Star Team [15]
  • Jennifer Chaisson - 2010 Hockey East Best Defensive Forward[16]
  • Alexandra Garcia, Bauer Goaltender of the Month, January 2010[17]
  • Alexandra Garcia, Runner Up, Hockey East 2010 Goaltending Champion[14]
  • Jaclyn Hawkins, 2004-05 Hockey East ITECH Rookie of the Year

All Hockey East Team[]

  • Natalie Snodgrass, 2019 -2020 WHEA Second Team All-Star[18]
  • Annie Belanger, 2017-2018 WHEA First Team All-Star[19]
  • Elaine Chuli, 2015-2016 WHEA First Team All-Star[20]
  • Cristin Allen,[21] 2010 WHEA First-Team All-Star[22]
  • Alexandra Garcia, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Jody Sydor, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Monique Weber, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star


Hockey East All Tournament team[]

  • Cristin Allen, D: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Michelle Binning, F: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Amy Hollstein, F: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Natalie Vibert, D:, 2005 Hockey East All-Tournament team
  • Tiffany Owens, F:, 2005 Hockey East All-Tournament team

USCHO honors[]

  • Jaclyn Hawkins, 2004-05 All USCHO.com Rookie Team[23]

See also[]

References[]

  1. University of Connecticut Brand Colors. Retrieved on March 3, 2020.
  2. Scoring Records.
  3. NCAA PPG Record Lifts Women's Hockey Past Maine, 8-2 (en).
  4. Weekly Release: Connecticut Sweeps Unh; Maine, Nu Skate To Pair Of Ties. HockeyEastOnline.com (2010-11-15). Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved on 2013-05-07.
  5. Husky Hockey To Play Doubleheader At Rentschler Field - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies (2010-06-02). Retrieved on September 6, 2020.
  6. Hockey East Association - Press Release Archive (en).
  7. Chris MacKenzie - Women's Ice Hockey Coach (en).
  8. Princiotti, Nora (March 7, 2020). Northeastern set to play UConn in women’s Hockey East final - The Boston Globe (en-US).
  9. Princiotti, Nora (March 8, 2020). Northeastern women romp to third straight Hockey East championship - The Boston Globe (en-US).
  10. Connecticut Huskies Women's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2009. Retrieved on 20 April 2010.
  11. McGill's Ward picked for Canadian U-22 hockey team. Sport Research Intelligence Sportif. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  12. Annie Belanger - Women's Ice Hockey (en).
  13. Altavilla, John. Annie Belanger And UConn One Win From Hockey East Finals.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Hockey East Online. Hockey East Online (2010-03-03). Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved on 2013-05-07.
  15. Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team. ECAC Hockey (30 March 2010). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  16. Hockey East Press Releases. HockeyEastOnline.com (2010-03-05). Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved on 2013-05-07.
  17. Hockey East Monthly Honors. HockeyEastOnline.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved on 2013-05-07.
  18. Hockey East Names 2019-20 Women's All-Star Teams - Hockey East Association (en).
  19. Hockey East Association - Press Release Archive (en).
  20. Hockey East Association - Press Release Archive (en).
  21. In Hockey Women Life, Archived copy. Archived from the original on 2010-09-03. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  22. Hockey East Press Releases. HockeyEastOnline.com (2010-03-05). Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved on 2013-05-07.
  23. USCHO.com's 2004-05 D-I Women's Year-End Honors :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online. USCHO.com (2005-03-22). Retrieved on 2013-05-07.

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