Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets
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Institution: University of Wisconsin-Superior
Location: Superior, Wisconsin
School founded: 1893
Enrollment: 2,294
Colors: Black and Gold
Home Arena: Siinto S. Wessman Arena
Capacity: 1,550
Dimensions: 195' x 87'
Men's Team
Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Coach: Rich McKenna
Conf. Championships: 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006
NCAA Championships: 1976 (NAIA), 2002
Media: KUWS

The Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets are a Men's Division III team in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team was previously members of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association prior to the formation of a hockey conference by the WIAC. The team was formerly an all-sport member of the WIAC from 1913 to 2015 when they joined the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference as their all-sport home while retaining an associate membership in the WIAC for men's and women's ice hockey.

Both the men's and women's programs are based out of the Wessman Arena, which hosted its first game on November 11, 1970.

The men's program dates back to the 1927-28 season.

The team qualified for the NAIA national ice hockey championship tournament in 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984 winning the tournament in 1976

The team qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, and 2011 . The team reached the final four in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2002 . The team won the NCAA Division III tournament in 2002.

The team won the NCHA regular season championship in 1993-94, 1990-91, and 2008-09

The team won the NCHA Tournament in 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2006.

The men's program hired Rich McKenna as head coach on May 11, 2016.

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
1927-28 5 1 4 0
1928-29 6 4 2 0
1935-36 4 1 3 0
1936-37 9 6 3 0
1954-55 5 3 2 0
1955-56 8 2 6 0
1956-57 6 0 6 0
1965-66 17 6 9 2
1966-67 20 8 12 0
1967-68 22 9 13 0
1968-69 20 7 13 0
1969-70 17 5 12 0
1970-71 23 2 21 0
1971-72 26 12 14 0
1972-73 27 17 10 0
1973-74 25 18 6 1
1974-75 29 17 12 0
1975-76 29 17 12 0
1976-77 28 8 18 2
1977-78 27 9 18 0
1978-79 29 19 10 0
1979-80 31 16 14 1
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Overall Record
1980-81 12 5 5 2 64 61 .500 4th No Tournament 31 15 13 3 162 164
1981-82 18 3 14 1 48 103 .194 6th No Tournament 33 12 20 1 135 167
1982-83 20 2 17 1 61 132 5 6th No Tournament 31 9 21 1 126 175
1983-84 16 0 16 0 32 112 0 7th No Tournament 30 9 21 0 94 167
1984-85 16 5 10 1 56 85 11 6th No Tournament 30 11 17 1 129 144
1985-86 16 3 13 0 43 80 6 6th Did not qualify 27 7 20 0 78 136
1986-87 20 7 13 0 77 112 14 6th Did not qualify 27 12 15 0 120 127
1987-88 24 7 17 0 85 108 14 6th Did not qualify 30 11 19 0 133 132
1988-89 24 6 14 0 76 104 12 5th Did not qualify 30 11 16 1
1989-90 24 7 16 1 87 116 15 6th Did not qualify 28 8 19 1 103 141
1990-91 24 13 11 0 121 102 26 4th L, SF 2 games to none (Mankato St) 30 17 13 0 163 120
1991-92 20 14 5 1 112 78 29 2nd L, SF 2 games to 1 (Mankato St) 32 23 8 1 205 116
1992-93 20 9* 11* 0 94 81 18 4th W, QF 3 points to 1 (Lake Forest) L, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 30 14* 14* 2 134 111
1993-94 20 13 4 3 82 60 29 1st W, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-River Falls) W, F 2 games to 1 (Bemidji St) 33 23 6 4 154 100
1994-95 20 14 5 1 102 58 29 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (Lake Forest) L, SF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 33 23 9 1 166 93
1995-96 20 12 6 2 91 59 26 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Superior) W, SF 2 games to none (Bemidji St) L, F 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 35 20 11 4 155 113
1996-97 20 13 6 1 85 54 27 4th W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stout) W, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) W, F 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) 34 23 9 2 129 78
1997-98 20 14 6 0 91 49 28 T-3rd W, QF 2 games to  none (WI-Eau Claire) L, SF 2 game to none (St. Norbert) 29 18 10 1 125 80
1998-99 16 9 6 1 68 46 19 5th W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stout) L, Sf 2 games to 1 (St. Norbert) 33 22 8 3 149 93
1999-00 14 10 4 0 53 41 20 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) W, SF 2 games to 1 (St. Norbert) W, F 3 points to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 35 24 10 1 129 88
2000-01 14 11 3 0 63 32 22 1st W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) W, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) W, F 3 points to 1 (WI-River Falls) 35 30 4 1 163 77
2001-02 14 8 3 3 63 32 19 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (Lake Forest) W, SF 4-3 (ot) (WI-Stevens Point) W, F 4-3 (ot) St. Norbert) 34 24 5 5 172 84
2002-03 14 11 2 1 63 26 23 T-2nd W, QF 2 games to none (WI-Stout) W, SF 6-3 (WI-River Falls) L, F 5-2 (St. Nobert) 29 21 6 2 129 65
2003-04 14 7 4 3 58 41 17 3rd L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 27 15 8 4 119 72
2004-05 14 9 2 3 61 32 21 2nd W, 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) W, SF 6-2 (WI-River Falls) L, F 8-3 (St. Norbert) 29 19 3 7 135 68
2005-06 14 7 5 2 38 35 16 3rd W, QF 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) W, SF 2-1 (Lake Forest) W, F 3-2 (ot) (St. Norbert) 31 18 10 3 102 81
2006-07 14 9 4 1 48 35 19 4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (St. Scholastica) 27 20 6 1 109 63
2007-08 14 6 4 4 32 35 16 T-3rd L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Eau Claire) 27 13 6 8 78 56
2008-09 14 11 1 2 52 29 24 1st W, QF 2 games to none (Lake Forest) W, SF 3-0 (St. Norbert) L, F  4-3 (WI-Stout) 30 23 4 3 128 61
2009-10 18 3 11 4 45 63 10 7th L, QF 2 games to 1 (St. Scholastica) 27 9 11 7 88 87
2010-11 18 10 8 0 57 45 20 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) W, SF 4-2 (WI-Stevens Point) L, F 2-1 (ot) (St. Norbert) 30 16 13 1 92 75
2011-12 18 4 7 7 44 48 15 5th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 27 10 10 7 72 69
2012-13 18 6 10 2 39 59 14 5th L, QF 2 games to none (St. Scholastica) 27 11 14 2 68 85
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Overall Record
2013-14 12 3 7 2 27 40 8 T-4th W, QF 6-3 (WI-Stout) W, SF 2 games to none (WI-River Falls) L, F 3-0 (WI-Eau Claire) 29 11 15 3 70 80
2014-15 12 1 11 0 19 48 2 5th W, QF 4-3 (ot) (WI-Stout) L, SF 3 points to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) 28 9 18 1 70 89
2015-16 8 2 5 1 23 41 5 4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stout) 27 9 15 3 74 96
2016-17 8 1 6 1 12 29 3 5th W, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stout), L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) 29 8 19 2 76 105
2017-18 8 2 5 1 20 26 5 4th L, 1st Round 3 points to 1 (WI-River Falls) 27 9 15 3 69 86
2018-19 8 3 3 2 13 18 8 3rd L, SF 3 points to 2 (WI-Eau Claire) 27 10 14 3 69 77
2019-20 15 7 8 0 45 40 14 4th W, 1st Round 4 points to 2 (WI-Stout) L, SF 2 games to none (WI-Eau Claire) 29 16 10 3 97 70
2020-21

Note the team was required to forfeit the first three games of the 1992-93 season (all wins and 2 of them conference games) due to the use of an ineligble player.

NAIA/NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
NAIA
1972 N/A N/A L, 8-3 (St. Thomas) -- --
1974 N/A L, 10-2 (Gustavus Adolphus) -- -- --
1975 N/A L, 9-5 (Augsburg) -- -- --
1976 N/A W, 10-3 (WI-River Falls) W, SF 4-3 (Bemidji St) W, 8-5 (St. Scholastica) --
1977 N/A L, 4-3 (ot) (Augsburg) -- -- --
1979 N/A L, 6-4 (St. Scholastica) -- -- --
1980 N/A W, 13-8 (St. Thomas) L, 8-3 (Bemidji St) -- W, 11-4 (WI-Rover Falls)
1981 N/A W, 7-6 (St. Thomas) W, 6-4 (Bemidji St) L, 8-3 (Augsburg) --
1982 N/A L, 11-4 (Michigan-Dearborn) W, 6-2 (WI-Eau Claire (Consolation bracket) -- L, 2-1 (Bethel) (Fifth place game)
1983 N/A N/A L, 4-3 (3ot) (Michigan-Dearborn) -- W, 9-6 (Hawthorne)
1984 N/A N/A L, 6-2 (Michigan-Dearborn) -- W, 3-2 (Roger Williams)
NCAA Division III
1992 N/A W, 2 games to none (Mankato St) L, 8-5 (Plattsburgh St) -- L, 7-6 (ot) (Salem St)
1993 N/A L, QF 2 games to 1 (WI-Stevens Point) -- -- --
1994 N/A W, 3 points to 1 (St. Thomas) W, 3-2 (ot) (Salem St) L, 6-4 (WI-River Falls) --
1995 N/A W, 2 games to none (WI-Stevens Point) L, 4-3 (Fredonia St) -- L, 6-5 (ot) (WI-River Falls)
1996 N/A W, 2 games to none (St. John's (MN)) L, 4-3 (Middlebury) -- L, 8-2 (WI-River Falls)
1997 N/A W, 2 games to 1 (St. Norbert) W, 2-1 (2ot) (Norwich) L, 3-2 (Middlebury) --
1999 N/A W, 3 points to 1 (St. Thomas) W, SF 4-2 (Norwich) L, 5-0 (Middlebury) --
2000 N/A W, 2 games to none (Concordia (MN)) L, 5-4 (ot) (Norwich) -- L, 2-0 (Plattsburgh St)
2001 N/A W, 2 games to none (St. John's (MN)) L, 5-3 (Plattsburgh St) -- W, 3-1 (WI-River Falls)
2002 W, 2-1 (St. Thomas) W, 3 points to 1 (St. Norbert) W, 5-0 (Plattsburgh St) W, 3-2 (ot) (Norwich) N/A
2006 W, 2-1 (St. Olaf) L, 8-2 (St. Norbert) -- -- N/A
2009 Bye L, 2-0 (Gustavus Adolphus) -- -- N/A
2011 L, 3-2 (ot) (Hamline) -- -- -- N/A


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