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Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils
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Institution: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
School founded: 1891
Enrollment: 9,401
Colors: Blue and White
         
Home Arena: Fannetti Community Center
Capacity: 800
Men's Team
Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Coach: Mike MacDonald
Conf. Championships: 2009

The Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils are a Men's Division III team in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They joined the conference in 2013 when the conference was formed after playing in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association since 1996-97.

The program is based off campus at the Fannetti Community Center (formerly known as the Dunn County Ice Arena).

Program

The program was started in 1968-69. The played many JV and club teams during their first several seasons as an independent team.

The program reached the NAIA playoffs in 1975 and 1976.

Upon returning to varsity status the team joined the NCHA for the 1996-97 season.

The team qualified for the 2009 NCAA Division III tournament afteer winning the NCHA conference tournament.

The team joined the WIAC when the men's hockey league was formed for the 2013-14 season.

History

The varsity program was established for the 1968-69 season. The first season the team compiled a record of 3-6-0 using student coaches to get the team started. The team went through three coaches over the next three seasons and then hired Tom Slupe who would coach the team from 1972 to 1983 and compiled a 87-172-4 record.

The program was cancelled after the 1982-83 season. The program was resurrected in 1996.

The team hired Terry Watkins as head for the return season and he continued to be coach until the end of the 2019-20 season. Mike MacDonald was named head coach on June 10, 2020.[1]

Conferences

Arenas

Head Coaches

  • Student Coaches (1968-1969) 3-6-0
  • Arne Taylor (1969-1970) 4-12-0
  • Ken Erickson (1970-1971) 6-13-1
  • Jack McNamara (1971-1972) 9-12-0
  • Tom Slupe (1972-1973) 87-172-4
  • Terry Watkins (1996-2020) 273-340-43 was also club team coach from 1989 to 1996
  • Mike MacDonald (2020-present) first season

Year by Year

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
1968-69 9 3 6 0
1969-70 16 4 12 0
1970-71 20 6 13 1
1971-72 21 9 12 0
1972-73 20 9 10 1
1973-74 18 6 12 0
1974-75 20 13 7 0
1975-76 24 14 10 0
1976-77 25 7 18 0
1977-78 26 9 17 0
1978-79 25 8 16 1
1979-80 25 8 16 1
1980-81 26 3 23 0
1981-82 27 6 20 1
1982-83 26 4 22 0
Program cancelled after 1982-83 season
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Overall Record
1996-97 20 6 14 0 75 103 12 7th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 27 9 18 0 99 127
1997-98 20 3 16 1 68 110 7 8th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 27 7 19 1 98 141
1998-99 16 6 9 1 62 69 13 6th L, QF 3 points to 1 (WI-Superior) 27 9 16 2 95 118
1999-00 14 1 12 1 27 66 3 7th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 27 5 21 1 62 113
2000-01 14 9 5 0 52 57 18 4th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 27 15 11 1 98 102
2001-02 14 4 10 0 37 61 8 T-6th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 27 11 15 1 97 107
2002-03 14 2 12 0 33 71 4 7th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) 27 6 21 0 66 133
2003-04 14 5 7 2 27 42 12 T-5th L, QF 3 points to 1 (Lake Forest) 27 14 10 3 83 85
2004-05 14 2 9 3 34 63 7 6th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-River Falls) 27 10 13 4 92 106
2005-06 14 6 8 0 37 47 12 7th W, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) L, SF 7-2 (St. Norbert) 28 15 13 0 84 91
2006-07 14 10 3 1 49 34 21 T-1st W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) L, SF 4-2 (St. Norbert) 28 21 5 2 106 65
2007-08 14 7 5 2 46 35 16 T-3rd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) W, SF 3-2 (ot) (WI-Eau Claire L, F 4-3 (ot) (St. Norbert) 30 18 9 3 124 77
2008-09 14 10 2 2 49 35 22 2nd W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Eau Clair) W, SF 3-2 (St. Scholastica) W, F 4-3 (WI-Superior) 31 23 6 2 127 81
2009-10 18 6 8 4 47 59 16 4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 27 10 13 4 79 90
2010-11 18 10 8 0 61 62 20 T-2nd L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-River Falls) 27 16 11 0 95 85
2011-12 18 4 13 1 45 68 9 7th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) 27 8 17 2 80 98
2012-13 18 5 13 0 43 67 10 7th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Norbert) 27 10 15 2 74 89
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Overall Record
2013-14 12 4 8 0 27 46 8 T-4th L, QF 6-3 (WI-Superior) 26 8 18 0 67 95
2014-15 12 3 9 0 28 48 6 4th L, QF 4-3 (ot) (WI-Superior) 26 8 17 1 71 99
2015-16 8 1 6 1 16 37 3 5th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Superior) L, SF 3 points to 1 (WI-River Falls) 29 10 13 6 78 99
2016-17 8 3 5 0 22 33 6 4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Superior) 27 12 13 2 76 91
2017-18 8 3 4 1 18 23 7 3rd L, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Eau Claire) 26 7 16 3 64 90
2018-19 8 0 6 2 14 29 2 5th L, QF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 27 13 12 2 81 71
2019-20 15 6 9 0 43 58 12 5th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Superior) 27 8 18 1 68 102
2020-21 10 4 6 0 26 38 8 5th L, QF 2-1 (Wi-Superior) 11 4 7 0 27 40

NAIA/NCAA Tournament Appearances

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
NAIA
1975 N/A L, 9-0 (St. Scholastica) -- -- --
1976 N/A L, 4-2 (Bemidji St) -- -- --
NCAA Division III
2008 L, 4-1 (St. Thomas) -- -- -- N/A
2009 -- L, 2-1 (St. Scholastica) -- -- N/A

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