North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey team was the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and competed in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women ice hockey.
|North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey|
|University||University of North Dakota|
|Head coach||Brian Idalski|
6th season, 67–92–20
|Arena||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
Surface: 200' x 85'
|Location||Grand Forks, North Dakota|
|Colors||Kelly Green and White|
|Fight song||It's For You, North Dakota U|
Stand Up and Cheer
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
The program was cut by the University of North Dakota on March 29, 2017.
On October 5, 2010, North Dakota was ranked 10th in the Uscho.com poll. It was only the second time in program history that the club was in the top 10 in either the USA Today or Uscho.com poll. The last time came during the 2008–09 season after a 7–2–1 start. On October 23, 2010, Jocelyne Lamoureux had a hat trick and one assist. In addition, one of her goals was the game-winning goal. The hat trick was the first by a North Dakota player since Cami Wooster in 2005. On February 25–27, North Dakota participated in its first WCHA First Round Home Playoff Series, vs. Bemidji State at Fido Purpur Arena. On February 27, the Sioux advanced to their first WCHA Final Face-off berth winning an overtime thriller 3–2 in OT with a goal by Monique Lamoureux.
In its WCHA home opener on October 21, 2011, the top line of the Fighting Sioux combined for thirteen points as they bested the Ohio State Buckeyes by an 11–1 margin. 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).
On March 29, 2017, the University of North Dakota announced it was cutting women's hockey – along with men's and women's swimming and diving – to meet a mandated $1.3M reduction in the athletics department budget that was part of a university-wide budget cut. Following the decision to drop the program, 11 ex-UND players filed a complaint claiming that dropping the program violated Title IX guidelines. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights dismissed two discrimination complaints related to the decision and on 20 June, 2019, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit against the school brought on similar grounds.
Year by Year
|Won Championship||Lost Championship||Conference Champions||League Leader|
|Finish||Conference Tournament||NCAA Tournament|
|2002–03||Shantel Rivard||10||14||2||Independent||Did not qualify|
|2003–04||Shantel Rivard||16||14||2||Independent||Did not qualify|
|2004–05||Shantel Rivard||9||23||3||WCHA||6||21||1||7th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2–3 OT)||Did not qualify|
|2005–06||Shantel Rivard||7||27||2||WCHA||3||23||2||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (1–4, 0–6)||Did not qualify|
|2006–07||Shantel Rivard (18 games)|
Dennis Miller (18 games)
|3||31||2||WCHA||0||27||1||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (0–4, 0–3)||Did not qualify|
|2007–08||Brian Idalski||4||26||6||WCHA||4||20||4||7th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1–3, 0–9)||Did not qualify|
|2008–09||Brian Idalski||13||19||4||WCHA||9||16||3||6th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (0–7, 0–4)||Did not qualify|
|2009–10||Brian Idalski||8||22||4||WCHA||7||19||2||8th WCHA||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (1–6, 1–4)||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||Brian Idalski||20||13||3||WCHA||16||10||2||4th WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (3–2, 0–3, 3–2 OT) |
Lost Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (0–3)
|Did not qualify|
|2011–12||Brian Idalski||22||12||3||WCHA||16||9||3||3rd WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (3–1, 2–0) |
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota (0–6)
|Lost First Round vs. Minnesota (1–5)|
|2012–13||Brian Idalski||26||12||1||WCHA||18||9||1||2nd WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (6–1, 8–1) |
Won Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (2–1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (0–2)
|Lost First Round vs. Minnesota (2–3 3OT)|
|2013–14||Brian Idalski||20||12||4||WCHA||14||10||4||3rd WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (4–2, 3–2 OT) |
Won Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (1–0)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (1–3)
|Did not qualify|
|2014–15||Brian Idalski||22||12||3||WCHA||16||9||3||3rd WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (5–2, 2–1 3OT) |
Lost Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (1–4)
|Did not qualify|
|2015–16||Brian Idalski||18||12||5||WCHA||13||10||5||4th WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (6–1, 6–1) |
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota (0–2)
|Did not qualify|
|2016–17||Brian Idalski||16||16||6||WCHA||11||12||5||4th WCHA||Won Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (2–3 OT, 4–1, 2–1 OT) |
Lost Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (1–2)
|Did not qualify|
Records vs. WCHA opponents
|Team||City, State||Arena||Record||First Meeting||Recent Meeting|
|Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Ridder Arena||4–32–0||2–6 L||5–1 L|
|St. Cloud State||St. Cloud, Minnesota||National Hockey Center||15–18–4||2–4 L||10–0 W|
|Minnesota-Duluth||Duluth, Minnesota||AMSOIL Arena||5–35–1||0–13 L||5–1 L|
|Minnesota State||Mankato, Minnesota||All Seasons Arena||11–21–6||3–2 W||3–3 T|
|Wisconsin||Madison, Wisconsin||Kohl Center||2–34–1||1–5 L||4–4 T|
|Bemidji State||Bemidji, Minnesota||Sanford Center||24–18–3||2–2 T||2–0 W|
|Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||OSU Ice Arena||11–18–3||5–4 W||5–2 W|
Awards and honors
- Shelby Amsley-Benzie, 2014–15 and 2015–16 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, 2014–15 WCHA Goaltending Champion, 2014–15 All-WCHA First Team
- Casie Hanson, 2007–08 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year
- Michelle Karvinen, 2011–12 WCHA Rookie of the Year
- Jocelyne Lamoureux, 2011–12 and 2012–13 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, 2011–12 WCHA Scoring Champion
- "Color Identity: University of North Dakota". October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations (October 4, 2010). "Sioux ranked 10th in USCHO.com women's hockey poll – UNDSports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics". Fightingsioux.com. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- "WCHA Press Releases". WCHA.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations (October 22, 2011). "UND's top line combines for 13 points in win – UNDSports.com: Official Web Site of University of North Dakota Athletics". Fightingsioux.com. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- "Statistics :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online". USCHO.com. Retrieved December 11, 2013.