Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds
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Institution: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
School founded: 1916
Enrollment: 10,737
Colors: Navy blue, Old gold          
Home Arena: Hobbs Ice Center
Capacity: 1,100
Men's Team
Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Coach: Matt Loen
Conf. Championships: 2014, 2020
NCAA Championships: 2013

The Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds are a Men's Division III team in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team previously played in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association until the WIAC added ice hockey as a varsity sport for both men and women starting with the 2013-14 season.

Men's program[edit | edit source]

The men's program was established for the 1977-78 season. They were a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics until 1984. The team was a member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association from its formation in 1980 until the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's hockey conference was formed for the 2013-14 season.

The team won the regular season championship of the NCHA in 2012-13 with a 10-2-0 record.

The team won the inaugural WIAC conference tournament in 2014 and also won the tournament in 2018 and 2020.

Conferences[edit | edit source]

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
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Independent Overall Record
1977-78 - - - - - - - - - 18 4 14 0
1978-79 - - - - - - - - - 28 6 22 0
1979-80 - - - - - - - - - 28 5 23 0
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Overall Record
1980-81 17 5 11 1 58 84 .324 5th No tournament 28 11 16 1 104 123
1981-82 20 6 13 1 57 82 .325 5th No tournament 32 12 19 1 132 128
1982-83 20 8 12 0 69 82 16 4th No tournament 28 16 12 0 119 104
1983-84 16 8 8 0 78 81 16 4th No tournament 29 17 12 0 149 127
1984-85 14 4 10 0 47 80 8 7th No tournament 29 8 17 1 106 154
1985-86 16 2 14 0 46 110 4 7th Did not qualify 26 4 22 0 73 163
1986-87 20 4 16 0 63 107 8 8th Did not qualify 28 9 19 0 113 135
1987-88 24 8 15 1 89 118 17 5th Did not qualify 30 12 17 1 130 138
1988-89 24 13 8 3 129 107 29 2nd L, SF 3 points to 1 (Bemidji St) 32 15 12 5 169 138
1989-90 24 15 8 1 89 118 31 2nd L, SF 4 points to 2 (Mankato St) 34 18 13 3 165 142
1990-91 24 7 12 5 100 121 19 5th Did not qualify 27 9 13 5 123 127
1991-92 20 5 14 1 100 121 11 5th Did not qualify 26 11 14 1 123 122
1992-93 20 3 16 1 59 113 7 6th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-River Falls) 26 6 19 1 80 134
1993-94 20 3 15 2 62 100 8 5th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 27 6 19 2 88 129
1994-95 20 12 8 0 86 84 24 T-4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-River Falls) 27 16 11 0 119 114
1995-96 20 7 12 1 60 80 15 T-5th L, QF 2 games to none (St, Norbert) 27 10 16 1 85 114
1996-97 20 7 12 1 76 98 15 6th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 28 10 16 2 111 130
1997-98 20 6 14 0 81 105 12 T-6th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 26 10 16 0 113 122
1998-99 16 4 10 6 64 73 10 7th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 27 10 15 2 112 113
1999-00 14 5 9 0 53 59 10 6th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 27 9 17 1 97 112
2000-01 14 3 11 0 34 63 6 T-7th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 27 9 18 0 88 120
2001-02 14 7 6 1 39 39 15 5th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 27 12 13 2 84 87
2002-03 14 1 12 1 33 81 3 8th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 25 1 22 2 57 153
2003-04 14 4 9 1 41 53 9 7th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 27 14 12 1 90 85
2004-05 14 1 10 3 35 68 5 8th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 27 8 15 4 90 113
2005-06 14 0 12 2 24 56 2 8th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 27 2 21 4 50 105
2006-07 14 2 9 3 30 46 7 T-6th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 27 9 14 4 74 81
2007-08 14 6 7 1 30 27 13 T-5th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Superior) L, SF 3-2 (ot) (WI-Stout) 28 11 16 1 68 77
2008-09 14 3 10 1 37 43 7 7th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stout) 27 13 13 1 85 70
2009-10 18 4 10 4 42 53 12 T-5th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 27 8 15 4 69 80
2010-11 18 8 9 1 53 53 17 T-4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 27 15 11 1 83 71
2011-12 18 5 11 2 45 55 12 6th LW QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) L, SF 2-0 (St. Norbert) 28 13 12 3 73 66
2012-13 18 14 3 1 67 38 29 1st W, SF 7-2 (WI-River Falls) L, F 3-0 (S.t Norbert) 31 24 5 2 125 68
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Overall Record
2013-14 12 6 5 1 34 27 13 3rd W, SF 4 points to 2 (WI-Stevens Point) L, F 3-0 (WI-Superior) 28 19 8 1 93 50
2014-15 12 9 3 0 46 32 18 2nd L, SF 4-3 27 18 7 2 104 65
2015-16 8 5 2 1 32 15 11 T-1st L, SF 3 points to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 27 15 6 6 103 53
2016-17 8 5 3 0 27 16 10 2nd W, SF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) L, F 3-2 (WI-Stevens Point) 28 18 7 3 103 61
2017-18 8 5 2 1 32 21 11 2nd W, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stout) W, F 3-2 (WI-Stevens Point) 28 17 10 1 95 65
2018-19 8 4 3 1 22 22 9 2nd W, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Superior) L, F 3-2 (WI-Stevens Point) 28 19 7 2 87 54
2019-20 15 11 3 1 51 28 23 1st W, SF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) W, F 4-2 (WI-Stevens Point) 28 22 4 2 103 46
2020-21

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NAIA/NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
NAIA
1982 N/A L, 7-6 (Augsburg) L, 6-2 (WI-Superior) (consolation) -- --
1984 N/A N/A W, 3-2 (Roger Williams) W, 6-1 (Michigan Dearborn --
NCAA Division III
1989 N/A L, 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) -- -- N/A
2013 W, 4-2 (St. John's) W, 3-1 (St. Norbert) W, 5-1 (Utica) W, 5-3 (Oswego St) N/A
2020 Tournament cancelled prior first round by NCAA due to COVID-19 pandemic

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