St. Cloud State Huskies women's ice hockey

The St. Cloud State Huskies women's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey That represents St. Cloud State University. The Huskies are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.They play at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud Minnesota.

St. Cloud State Huskies
UniversitySt. Cloud State University
Head coachEric Rud
4th season, 4310415 (.312)[1]
Assistant coachesSteve Macdonald
Jinelle Siergiej
Captain(s)Kayla Friesen
Alternate captain(s)Hannah Potrykus
Abby Thiessen
ArenaHerb Brooks National Hockey Center
Capacity: 5,159
Surface: 200' x 100'
LocationSt. Cloud, Minnesota
ColorsCardinal and Black[2]


In 2010, Felicia Nelson became the first Huskies player to be a Top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award.[3] The club had a 15-14-8 overall record in 2009-10 and an 11-11-6 mark in the WCHA. The team finished the season in third place. This was the first time in school and league history that St. Cloud State was one of the top three schools in the standings.[4]

In the 2015-16 NCAA season, Katie Fitzgerald was the starting goaltender for the St. Cloud State University Huskies. She would lead all goaltenders in the WCHA conference in shots faced, appearing in 34 games played. Her final win on home ice at St. Cloud took place on February 12, as she made 39 saves in a win against North Dakota, besting All-America goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie.

Season-by-season results

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
FinishConference TournamentNCAA Tournament
2018-19Eric Rud10252WCHA51907th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (0-5, 0-8)Did not qualify
2017-18Eric Rud8205WCHA61446th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1-5, 1-4)Did not qualify
2016-17Eric Rud9234WCHA71836th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Duluth (1-6, 1-6)Did not qualify
2015-16Eric Rud14182WCHA101625th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota (1-6, 1-6)Did not qualify
2014-15Eric Rud8281WCHA52217th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (1-5, 1-4)Did not qualify
2013-14Jeff Giesen4275WCHA32148th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1-4, 1-7)Did not qualify
2012-13Jeff Giesen9243WCHA52127th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (0-5, 1-4)Did not qualify
2011-12Jeff Giesen5292WCHA42407th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (1-6, 0-6)Did not qualify
2010-11Jeff Giesen1331WCHA12618th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (3-9, 1-5)Did not qualify
2009-10Jeff Giesen15148WCHA111163rd WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (3-0, 1-2, 1-4)Did not qualify
2008-09Jeff Giesen15184WCHA111434th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (2-1, 1-2, 0-1)Did not qualify
2007-08Jeff Giesen18155WCHA111344th WCHAWon Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (4-2, 0-3, 5-3)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (0-9)
Did not qualify
2006-07Jeff Giesen12187WCHA71657th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (3-4, 3-1, 1-5)Did not qualify
2005-06Jason Lesteberg18181WCHA131414th WCHAWon Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (2-1 OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Wisconsin (0-9)
Did not qualify
2004-05Jason Lesteberg9224WCHA71836th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Wisconsin (1-3)Did not qualify
2003-04Jason Lesteberg7241WCHA41916th WCHADid not qualifyDid not qualify
2002-03Jason Lesteberg11230WCHA51946th WCHADid not qualifyDid not qualify
2001-02Kerry Brodt Wethington7261WCHA61716th WCHADid not qualifyDid not qualify
2000-01Kerry Brodt Wethington17162WCHA121024th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (0-5)Did not qualify
1999-2000Kerry Brodt Wethington13193WCHA61544th WCHALost Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (2-3)Did not qualify
1998-99Kerry Brodt Wethington8102WCHA



As of January 26, 2018.[6]

No.NamePositionShootsHeightClassHometownPrevious TeamCaptain
Alternate Captain
1Janine AlderGL5-5SophomoreZurich, SwitzerlandEHC Winterthur (Elite Jr. B)
2Julia TylkeFR5-5JuniorDelafield, WisconsinChicago Young Americans (HPHL)
4Dana RasmussenFR5-2R-SophomoreKasson, MinnesotaOhio State University (WCHA)
5Janna HaegFL5-6SophomoreLakeville, MinnesotaLakeville South H.S. (MN)
6Allie CorneliusFL5-4FreshmanSt. Cloud, MinnesotaSt. Cloud Icebreakers
8Brooke KudirkaFL5-11SophomoreOmaha, NebraskaSt. Louis Blues AAA 19U (HPHL)
9Megan RoeFR5-10FreshmanWoodhaven, MichiganBelle Tire 19U (MAHA)
10Tatum CoatsDR5-3SophomoreLakewood, CaliforniaCalifornia Wave 19AAA (CAHA)
12Taylor WempleDR6-0FreshmanLino Lakes, MinnesotaHill-Murray School (MN)
13Katie DetertFR5-6SophomoreRhinelander, WisconsinNorthern Edge (WI)
15Rachel HerzogDR5-7SophomoreOakdale, MinnesotaHill-Murray School (MN)
16Taytum GeierDL5-9FreshmanVerona WisconsinMadison Capitols
17Laura KlugeFL5-10FreshmanBerlin, GermanyLinköping HC (SDHL)
18Ivy DynekFL5-8JuniorNorthfield, IllinoisChicago Young Americans (HPHL)
19Kenzie WylieDL5-5FreshmanHam Lake, MinnesotaBlaine H.S. (MN)
20Suvi OllikainenFL5-3JuniorKlaukkala, FinlandKJT Hockey (SM-sarja)
21Emma BighamFL5-5FreshmanMinnetonka, MinnesotaMinnetonka H.S. (MN)
22Kayla FriesenFL5-7SophomoreWinnipeg, ManitobaSt. Mary's Academy (CAHS)Captain
23Hannah PotrykusFR5-6JuniorBrighton, MichiganUSA Hockey Club of MichiganAlternate Captain
24Hannah BatesDR5-4FreshmanTrenton, MichiganBelle Tire 19U (MAHA)
25Jordan StewartFL5-5JuniorMachesney Park, IllinoisChicago Young Americans (HPHL)
26Hallie TheodosopoulosF/DL5-6SophomoreBrookings, South DakotaUniversity of North Dakota (WCHA)
28Abby ThiessenDR5-9SophomoreRed Deer, AlbertaUniversity of North Dakota (WCHA)Alternate Captain
30Karlie RiesGL5-6FreshmanSleepy Eye, MinnesotaHTI Stars
32Emma PolusnyGL5-9FreshmanMound, MinnesotaMound-Westonka H.S. (MN)
44Olivia HansonDL5-7FreshmanMinot, North DakotaNotre Dame Hounds
81Jenniina NylundFL5-8FreshmanPietarsaari, FinlandTeam Kuortane
RSMcKenna WeslohFL5-8SophomoreZimmeman, MinnesotaOhio State/ Minnesota Revolution

Awards and honors

  • Kayla Friesen, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of January 24, 2017)[7]
  • Caitlin Hogan, 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award nominee
  • Caitlin Hogan, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[8]
  • Molli Mott, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of February 16, 2011)[9]
  • Felicia Nelson, 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award nominee[10]
  • Felicia Nelson, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Second Team [11]
  • Ashley Nixon, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of December 7, 2010) [12]
  • Holly Roberts, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 17, 2010)[13]

Statistical leaders

  • Felicia Nelson, NCAA leader, 2009-10 season, Goals per game, 0.91

See also


  1. "Eric Rud Year-by-Year Coaching Record". U.S. College Hockey Online. 2014–2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. "SCSU Colors and Logo usage rules". Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "The Official Athletics Site of the St. Cloud State Huskies" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  5. "Statistics :: :: U.S. College Hockey Online". Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  6. "2017–18 Women's Ice Hockey Roster". St. Cloud State Huskies. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  7. "UMD'S STALDER, BSU'S JOYCE AND SCSU'S FRIESEN NAMED WCHA WOMEN'S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - Players honored for games of January 20 - 22, 2017". WCHA ice hockey. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  8. Retrieved March 16, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. "Wisconsin's Duggan, Minnesota Duluth's Larocque, St. Cloud State's Mott Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week" (PDF) (Press release). WCHA. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  10. Retrieved February 19, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. "Cornell University - Women's Hockey Trio Garners All-American Honors". 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  12. "WCHA Press Releases". 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  13. Retrieved February 19, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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