2011–12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux women's ice hockey season

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux women's ice hockey team represents the University of North Dakota in the WCHA women's ice hockey conference. The team will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time.

2011–12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux women's ice hockey season
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine6
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports6
Coaches and Captains
Head CoachBrian Idalski
Assistant CoachesPeter Elander



Shelby Amsley-BenzieGoaltender United StatesWarroad High School team captain in 2009-10 and 2010-11[1]
Andrea DalenForward NorwayHas participated in two IIHF World Championships (Division I in 2009 and 2011)[2]
Shannon KaiserForward United StatesMinnesota Associated Press all-state honorable mention (2010–11) [3]
Tori WilliamsDefense CanadaBalmoral Hall Varsity Athlete of the Year (2011)
Played with gold medal winning Team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in 2009-10 [4]
Leah JensenForward United StatesHolds East Grand Forks High School record for most goals in a season with 53[5]
Layla MarvinForward United StatesCousin of Olympic silver medallist Gigi Marvin
Michelle Bonapace-PotvinGoaltender CanadaRedshirt freshman
Josie JohnsonForward United StatesNamed Miss Hockey Wisconsin (2011) and winner of the Molly Engstrom Top Defenseman Award in 2011[6]
Josefine JakobsenForward DenmarkShe played in three IIHF World Championships (Division II in 2008-09 and 2011)
Won Directorate Award Best Forward at 2011 World Championship (Division II)[7]


  • September 24: Freshman Josefine Jakobsen recorded a hat-trick as the Fighting Sioux defeated the Manitoba Bisons women's ice hockey program by a 10-0 tally. Of note, the European skaters combined for 11 points in the game.[8] Michelle Karvinen had four points, while freshman Andrea Dalen had three points.
DateCIS schoolScoreND goal scorers
Sept. 23ManitobaND, 11-0[9]Sara Dagenais, Mary Loken, Alyssa Wiebe (2), Monique Weber, Jocelyne Lamoureux (2), Andrea Dalen, Allison Parizek, Monique Weber, Ashley Holmes
Sept. 24ManitobaND, 10-0[10]Alyssa Wiebe, Jocelyne Lamoureux (2), Josefine Jacobsen (3), Monique Lamoureux, Monique Weber, Andrea Dalen, Michelle Karvinen

Regular season

  • October 15–16: Michelle Karvinen produced five points, and earned a +5 plus/minus rating as the Fighting Sioux swept the Vermont Catamounts. In a 9-1 win on October 15, 2011, Karvinen scored two goals and set up another for a three-point performance. She assisted on Jocelyne Lamoureux’s game-winning goal at 2:58 of the first period. The following day, she accumulated two more assists in a 4-1 triumph. For the second consecutive game, she assisted on the game-winning goal, as Monique Lamoureux scored at 15:11 of the second period.[11]
  • October 21: In its WCHA home opener, the top line of the Fighting Sioux combined for thirteen points as they bested the Ohio State Buckeyes by an 11-1 margin.[12] Monique Lamoureux-Kolls tied a North Dakota record with a 5-point game. In the contest, 13 different Sioux skaters registered at least one point. Michelle Karvinen scored a hat trick and logged one assist for four points. In addition, Josefine Jakobsen and Jocelyne Lamoureux each had 4-point games. Several program records were broken in the game including: most goals scored in a game (11), largest margin of victory (10), and largest margin of victory over a conference opponent (10).

Jocelyne Lamoureux

As a 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award finalist, Lamoureux was the NCAA scoring champion with 82 points. She also led the NCAA in two other statistical categories: points per game (2.34) and assists (48). All three benchmarks are new Fighting Sioux records. In WCHA conference play, Lamoureux led all skaters in points (64), goals (27) and assists (37). Lamoureux was named to the 2012 All-WCHA First Team, while also being recognized as the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year Award winner. In addition to being recognized as an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American First Teamselection, she was also named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Team. Lamoureux became North Dakota’s 75 Academic All-American, and the first ever from the women’s hockey program.[13]


Conference Overall
#1 Wisconsin 28233217211344 37314217053
#2 Minnesota 28215216611343 37305216750
#6 North Dakota 28169325311675 362211315489
#9 Minnesota-Duluth 28151211479161 362113112177
Ohio State 28131411417596 361616499115
Bemidji State 28111520357073 371717310185
Minnesota State 28324101037105 36728164133
St. Cloud State 28424001232150 36529237130
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
National rankings: Conference rankings:
Updated March 23, 2012


  •    Green background indicates regulation or overtime win.
  •    Red background indicates regulation or overtime loss.
  •    White background indicates tie or overtime tie.
(EX)September 23University of Manitoba0-11#7 North DakotaNey6730–0–00–0–0
(EX)September 24University of Manitoba0-10#7 North DakotaDagfinrud6280–0–00–0–0
1†September 30#7 North Dakota1-4#2 Boston UniversityNey6020–0–00–1–0
2†October 1#7 North Dakota5-1#2 Boston UniversityNey1650–0–01-1-0
3October 8#6 North Dakota2-5#1 WisconsinNey2,1360–1–0-01–2–0
4October 9#6 North Dakota2-3#1 WisconsinOTNey1,9710–2–0-01–3–0
5†October 15Vermont1-9#7 North DakotaNey2,2030-2-0-02-3-0
6†October 16Vermont1-4#7 North DakotaDagfinrud2,0970–2–0-03–3–0
7October 21Ohio State1-11#7 North DakotaNey3,0101–2–0-04-3-0
8October 22Ohio State1-7#7 North DakotaNey3,0582-2-0-05-3-0
9October 29#6 North Dakota1-6#7 Minnesota-DuluthNey8512-3-0-05-4-0
10October 30#6 North Dakota2-2#7 Minnesota-DuluthOTNey8842-3-1-05-4-1
11November 4#7 North Dakota6-2St. Cloud StateNey2123-3-1-06-4-1
12November 5#7 North Dakota5-1St. Cloud StateDagfinrud2394-3-1-07-4-1
13November 18Minnesota State3-5#7 North DakotaNey2,2285-3-1-08-4-1
14November 19Minnesota State1-6#7 North DakotaNey1,0666-3-1-09-4-1
15November 25#6 North Dakota5-2Bemidji StateNey1,3007-3-1-010-4-1Crookston, MN
16November 26#6 North Dakota2-3Bemidji StateDagfinrud4027-4-1-010-5-1
17December 2#2 Minnesota7-2#5 North DakotaNey2,4847-5-1-010-6-1
18December 3#2 Minnesota0-3#5 North DakotaDagfinrud1,6178-5-1-011-6-1
19December 10#10 Minnesota-Duluth2-0#5 North DakotaDagfinrud6679-5-1-012-6-1
20December 11#10 Minnesota-Duluth1-5#5 North DakotaDagfinrud5979-6-1-012-7-1
21(NC)January 4Lindenwood0-14#6 North DakotaNey3489-6-1-013-7-1
22January 14#1 Wisconsin8-2#6 North DakotaNey16219-7-1-013-8-1
23January 15#1 Wisconsin4-4#6 North DakotaSHODagfinrud8999-7-2-113-8-2North Dakota wins shootout 2-1
24January 20St. Cloud State0-10#6 North DakotaDagfinrud80810-7-2-114-8-2
25January 21St. Cloud State0-9#6 North DakotaDagfinrud93911-7-2-115-8-2
26January 27#5 North Dakota2-6Ohio StateDagfinrud32411-8-2-115-9-2
27January 28#5 North Dakota5-2Ohio StateNey39112-8-2-116-9-2
28February 3Bemidji State2-5#6 North DakotaNey1,24613-8-2-117-9-2
29February 4Bemidji State1-3#6 North DakotaNey1,50614-8-2-118-9-2
30February 10#4 North Dakota7-1Minnesota StateNey15115-8-2-119-9-2
31February 11#4 North Dakota3-3Minnesota StateOTNey28915-8-3-219-9-3North Dakota wins shoot out 4-3
32February 17#5 North Dakota2-1#2 MinnesotaOTNey1,92516-8-3-220-9-3
33February 18#5 North Dakota2-5#2 MinnesotaNey2,15716-9-3-220-10-3
34February 24Bemidji State1-3#5 North DakotaNey76416-9-3-221-10-3WCHA First Round, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
35February 25Bemidji State0-2#5 North DakotaNey1,06016-9-3-222-10-3WCHA First Round, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
36March 2#5 North Dakota0-6#2 MinnesotaNey1,14716-9-3-222-11-3WCHA Final Faceoff Semi-Final #1, AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, MN
37March 10#6 North Dakota1-5#2 MinnesotaDagfinrud1,63016-9-3-222-12-3NCAA Quarterfinals, Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, MN


(EX) Denotes an exhibition game

† Denotes a non-conference game

Awards and honors


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