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Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons
Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons
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 programEdit

The men's program dates back to 1964.

ConferencesEdit

ArenasEdit

Head CoachesEdit

Year by Year RecordEdit

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

NCAA Tournament AppearancesEdit

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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