Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons
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Institution: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Location: River Falls, Wisconsin
School founded: 1874
Enrollment: 5,725
Colors: Red and White
Home Arena: W.H. Hunt Arena
Capacity: 1,400
Men's Team
Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Coach: Steve Freeman
Conf. Championships: (WIAC) 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015
(NCHA) 1988, 1996, 2007
NCAA Championships: 1983 (NAIA), 1988, 1994

The Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons are a Men's Division III team in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference that previously played in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

Men's program[edit | edit source]

The men's program dates back to 1964.

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
NAIA/Independent Overall Record
1964-65 5 2 3 0
1965-66 8 1 7 0
1966-67 14 8 6 0
1967-68 10 9 1 0
1968-69 13 10 2 1
1969-70 18 12 6 0
1970-71 17 8 9 0
1971-72 19 6 13 0
1972-73 12 2 9 1
1973-74 19 12 7 0
1974-75 27 13 14 0
1975-76 29 14 15 0
1976-77 26 18 8 0
1977-78 24 18 6 0
1978-79 30 17 12 1
1979-80 29 3 16 0
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Overall Record
1980-81 12 3 9 0 41 61 .250 6th No Tournament 30 11 19 0 127 151
1981-82 20 11 9 0 89 95 .550 3rd No Tournament 34 21 3 0 184 152
1982-83 20 14 5 1 102 79 29 T-2nd No Tournament 31 24 6 1 117 114
1983-84 16 11 5 0 89 50 22 T-2nd No Tournament 32 21 10 1 203 127
1984-85 18 8 10 0 77 86 16 T-4th No Tournament 27 15 11 1 136 116
1985-86 16 11 5 0 85 67 22 4th L, SF 8 goals to 7 (Bemidji St) 30 15 12 3 143 126
1986-87 20 15 5 0 111 162 30 1st L, SF 2 games to 1 (St. Cloud St) 30 21 8 1 180 93
1987-88 24 20 4 0 138 82 40 1st W, SF 3 points to 1 (Mankato St) W, F 2 games to none (Bemidji St) 38 31 6 1 230 125
1988-89 24 11 10 3 110 90 25 4th Did not qualify 28 13 12 3 127 105
1989-90 24 11 10 3 114 89 25 5th L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 29 13 13 3 134 114
1990-91 24 6 15 3 69 102 15 6th Did not qualify 27 6 18 3 73 115
1991-92 20 2 17 1 69 104 5 6th Did not qualify 24 6 17 1 86 111
1992-93 20 10 9 1 88 87 21 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) L, SF 2 games to none (Bemidji St) 33 19 13 1 149 127
1993-94 20 10 6 4 89 72 24 4th W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) L, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Superior) 33 21 8 4 149 110
1994-95 20 10 6 4 76 53 24 T-5th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Eau Claire) L, SF 2 games to 1 (Bemidji St) 33 19 10 4 127 94
1995-96 20 16 3 1 64 36 33 1st W, SF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) W, F 3 points to 1 (WI-Superior) 33 26 5 2 117 55
1996-97 20 13 7 0 77 55 26 5th W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) W, SF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) L, F 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 31 20 11 0 117 87
1997-98 20 14 5 1 79 50 29 2nd W, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stout) L, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 31 22 8 1 124 77
1998-99 16 12 4 0 55 33 24 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (Lake Forest) W, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) L, F 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 31 22 9 0 109 82
1999-00 14 8 4 2 46 40 18 4th W, QF 2 games to none (Lake Forest) L, SF 2 games to none (Wi-Stevens Point) 29 16 9 4 91 81
2000-01 14 10 4 0 71 38 20 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (Lake Forest) W, SF 2 games to 1 (St. Norbert) L, F 3 points to 1 (WI-Superior) 35 23 10 2 146 86
2001-02 14 7 5 2 49 30 16 4th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Eau Claire) L, SF 3-2 (2ot) (St. Norbert) 29 18 9 2 108 61
2002-03 14 11 2 1 78 26 23 T-2nd W, QF 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) L, SF 6-3 (WI-Superior) L, 3P 5-2 (WI-Stevens Point) 31 23 7 1 164 83
2003-04 14 8 3 3 54 34 19 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) W, SF 4-1 (WI-Stevens Point) L, F 2-0 (St. Norbert) 31 21 6 4 108 61
2004-05 14 9 5 0 44 34 18 3rd W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stout) L, SF 6-2 (WI-Superior) 28 17 9 2 103 69
2005-06 14 9 4 1 42 35 19 2nd L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stout) 27 17 7 3 93 62
2006-07 14 10 3 1 45 31 21 T-1st W, QF 2 games to 1 (Lake Forest) L, SF 2-1 (St. Scholastica) 29 21 6 2 110 65
2007-08 14 8 5 1 56 42 17 2nd L, QF 3 points to 1 (St. Scholastica) 27 16 7 4 118 80
2008-09 14 4 9 1 38 48 9 6th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) 27 10 15 2 69 77
2009-10 18 9 7 2 53 60 20 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) W, SF 6-3 (St. Scholastica) L, F 7-1 29 18 9 2 103 86
2010-11 18 7 10 1 45 49 15 6th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stout) L, SF 5-3 (St. Norbert) 28 12 14 2 76 70
2011-12 18 10 6 2 57 54 22 T-2nd L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) 27 16 9 2 91 68
2012-13 18 5 9 4 39 59 14 T-5th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) L, SF 7-2 (WI-Eau Claire) 28 13 11 4 79 82
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Overall Record
2013-14 12 8 4 0 39 32 16 1st L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 27 15 9 3 77 64
2014-15 12 7 5 0 37 29 14 3rd W, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Eau Claire) W, F 3-1 (WI-Stevens Point) 28 20 7 1 91 60
2015-16 8 5 2 1 22 18 11 T-1st W, SF 3 points to 1 (WI-Stout) L, F 4-3 (2ot) (WI-Stevens Point) 28 16 7 5 79 50
2016-17 8 3 4 1 15 18 7 3rd of 5 L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) 27 12 13 2 64 61
2017-18 8 1 6 1 11 26 3 5th of 5 W, 1st Round 3 points to 1 (WI-Superior) L, 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 29 8 17 4 72 85
2018-19 8 1 4 3 19 25 5 4th of 5 W, 1st Rd. 2 games to none (WI-Stout) L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 28 12 11 5 72 72
2019-20 15 7 6 2 46 42 16 3rd of 6 W, 1st Rd 2 games. to 1 (Northland) L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 29 16 10 3 87 70
2020-21 10 6 3 1 26 14 13 1st Default SF due to COVID-19 protocols 12 7 4 1 26 17

NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
NAIA
1975 N/A L, 8-0 (Gustavus Adolpus) -- -- --
1976 N/A L, 10-3 (WI-Superior) -- -- --
1977 N/A L, 6-4 (St. Scholastica) -- -- --
1978 N/A W, 3-2 (St. Scholastica) L, 10-2 (Augsburg) -- L, 7-6 (St. Thomas)
1979 N/A W, 3-2 (ot) (Gustavus Adolphus) L, SF 7-5 (Bemidji St) -- L, 4-2 (St. Scholastica)
1980 N/A W, 5-4 (Concordia (MN)) L, 5-4 (Michigan-Dearborn) -- L, 11-4 (WI-Superior)
1981 N/A L, 9-2 (Augsburg) -- -- --
1982 N/A W, 5-4 (Bethel) L, 7-0 (Bemidji St) -- L, 4-3 (Michigan-Dearborn)
1983 N/A N/A W, 7-0 (Hawthorne) W, 12-5 (Michigan-Dearborn) --
NCAA Division III
1984 N/A L, 8 goals to 6 (Union) -- -- --
1988 N/A W, 2 games to none (Wi-Stevens Point) W, 2 games to none (Bemidji St) W, 2 games to 1 (Elmira) N/A
1993 N/A W, 2 games to none (Gustavus Adolphus) W, 4-2 (Plattsburgh St) L, 4-3 (ot) (WI-Stevens Point) --
1994 N/A W, 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) W, 4-3 (Fredonia St) W, 6-4 (WI-Superior) --
1995 N/A W, 2 games to none (St. Mary's) L, 3-1 (Middlebury) -- W, 6-5 (ot) (WI-Superior)
1996 N/A W, 2 games to none (Bowdoin) L, 2-1 (RIT) -- W, 8-2 (WI-Superior)
1998 N/A L, 2 games to none (Augsburg) -- -- --
2001 N/A W, QF 2 games to none (New England College) L, 5-2 (RIT) -- L, 3-1 (WI-Superior)
2003 W, 2-0 (St. John's (MN)) L, 5-2 (St. Norbert) -- -- N/A
2004 W, 3-2 (ot) (St. Thomas) L, 3-0 (St. Norbert) -- -- N/A
2007 L, 2-1 (Bethel) -- -- -- N/A
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