2014–15 WCHA women's ice hockey season

The 2014–15 WCHA women's ice hockey season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive ice hockey among Western Collegiate Hockey Association members.

2014–15 Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's ice hockey season
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2014 - March, 2015
Number of teams8
Regular season
Reg. season champsMinnesota Golden Gophers
TournamentWisconsin Badgers

Regular season

News and notes

October

  • October 3: In her NCAA debut, Emily Clark registered three points (two goals, one assist) in a 4-1 victory against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.[1]

November

  • November 1: Bemidji State defeated the top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers by a 1-0 tally, handing them their first loss of the season.[2] The game-winning goal was scored by Ivana Bilic.
  • November 24: The Minnesota Golden Gophers and St. Cloud State Huskies faced off in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Women’s Face-Off Classic. Golden Gophers freshman Kelly Pannek registered her first NCAA career hat trick as Minnesota prevailed by a 5-0 tally. Goaltender Amanda Leveille earned the shutout in a 19-save effort. [3]

Postseason

  • March 7: The Bemidji State Beavers defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a 1-0 tally in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off. The game-winning goal was scored by Stephanie Anderson in the third period.[4] Beavers goaltender Brittni Mowat made 37 saves, registering her seventh shutout of the season, a new program record. In addition, it marked the first time that the Beavers advanced to the championship game of the WCHA Final Face-Off.

In-season honors

Players of the week

Week Player of the week
October 1 Karley Sylvester, Wisconsin[5]
October 7 Claudia Kepler, Ohio State[6]
October 14 Becca Kohler, North Dakota[7]
October 21 Dani Cameranesi, Minnesota[8]
October 28 Hannah Brandt, Minnesota[9]
November 4 Ashleigh Brykaliuk, Minnesota-Duluth[10]
November 11 Molly Illikainen, St. Cloud State[11]
November 18 Meghan Lorence, Minnesota[12]
November 25 Dani Cameranesi, Minnesota[13]
December 2 Becca Kohler, North Dakota[14]
February 2 Emily Clark, Wisconsin[15]
February 10 Blayre Turnbull, Wisconsin [16]
February 17 Dani Cameranesi, Minnesota[17]
February 24 Dani Cameranesi, Minnesota [18]

Defensive players of the week

Week Player of the week
October 1 Ivana Bilic, Bemidji State
October 7 Lee Stecklein, Minnesota
October 14 Ann-Renee Desbiens, Wisconsin
October 21 Audrey Hanmer, St. Cloud State
Amanda Leveille, Minnesota
October 28 Milica McMillen, Minnesota
November 4 Brittini Mowat, Bemidji State
November 11 Stacy Danczak, Ohio State
November 18 Brittini Mowat, Bemidji State
November 25 Ann-Renee Desbiens, Wisconsin
December 2 Ann-Renee Desbiens, Wisconsin
Kayla Black, Minnesota-Duluth
February 2 Shelby Amsley-Benzie, North Dakota
February 10 Ann-Renee Desbiens, Wisconsin
February 17 Shelby Amsley-Benzie, North Dakota
February 24 Shelby Amsley-Benzie, North Dakota
Julie Friend, St. Cloud State

Rookies of the week

Week Player of the week
October 1 Annie Pankowski, Wisconsin
October 7 Emily Clark, Wisconsin
October 14 Michelle Lowenhielm, Minnesota-Duluth
October 21 Kassidy Sauve, Ohio State
October 28 Baylee Wellhausen, Wisconsin
November 4 Kassidy Sauve, Ohio State
November 11 None awarded
November 18 Annie Pankowski, Wisconsin
November 25 Kelly Pannek, Minnesota
December 2 Alexis Joyce, Bemidji State
February 2 Nicole Schammel, Minnesota-State
February 10 Lauren Spring, Ohio State
February 17 Alexis Joyce, Bemidji State
February 24 Jessica Healey, UMD Bulldogs

Awards and honors

  • WCHA Player of the Year: Hannah Brandt, Minnesota
  • WCHA Rookie of the Year: Annie Pankowski, Wisconsin
  • WCHA Coach of the Year: Jim Scanlan, Bemidji State
  • WCHA Defensive Player of the Year: Rachel Ramsey, Minnesota
  • WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year: Shelby Amsley-Benzie, North Dakota
  • WCHA Scoring Champion - Hannah Brandt, Minnesota
  • WCHA Goaltending Champion - Shelby Amsley-Benzie, North Dakota

ALL-WCHA First Team

PlayerPositionSchool
Shelby Amsley-BenzieGoaltenderNorth Dakota
Hannah BrandtForwardMinnesota
Dani CameranesiForwardMinnesota
Brittni MowatGoaltenderBemidji State
Rachel RamseyDefenseMinnesota
Lee SteckleinDefenseMinnesota
Blayre TurnbullForwardWisconsin

ALL-WCHA Second Team

PlayerPositionSchool
Brittany AmmermanForwardWisconsin
Zoe HickelForwardMinnesota Duluth
Milica McMillenDefenseMinnesota
Brigette LacquetteDefenseMinnesota Duluth
Annie PankowskiForwardWisconsin

ALL-WCHA Third Team

PlayerPositionSchool
Rachel BonaForwardMinnesota
Courtney BurkeDefenseWisconsin
Ann-Renee DesbiensGoaltenderWisconsin
Becca KohlerForwardNorth Dakota
Halli KrzyzaniakDefenseNorth Dakota
Karley SylvesterForwardWisconsin

WCHA All-Rookie Team

PlayerPositionSchool
Sydney BaldwinDefenseWisconsin
Emily ClarkForwardWisconsin
Alexis JoyceDefenseBemidji State
Annie PankowskiForwardWisconsin
Kelly PannekForwardWisconsin
Kassidy SauveGoaltenderOhio State

References

See also

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