Showing posts with label UND Women's Hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UND Women's Hockey. Show all posts

Monday, July 15, 2013

UND Women's SID to leave



I am saddened by the news that UND Women's Hockey Sid Derek Koenen is leaving UND, to be closer to his family, who's from Southern Minnesota. Derek is a class act and was very good about getting the players that the media wanted to interview, made available. It was a pleasure getting to know him and work with him in the press box during women's games, over the last two years. I would like to wish him good luck.




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Friday, March 08, 2013

2012-13 WCHA WOMEN’S AWARD WINNERS

The University of North Dakota landed a five players on the All-WCHA teams. Congratulations to Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Michelle Karvinen, Josefine Jakobsen and Meghan Dufault. All five players are very deserving.  Goon's World would like to congratulate these five athletes.
 WCHA Player of the Year: Amanda Kessel, Jr., F, Minnesota (Madison, WI)
 *WCHA Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year: Jocelyne Lamoureux, Sr., F, North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year: Megan Bozek, Sr., D, Minnesota (Buffalo Grove, IL)
WCHA Rookie of the Year: Hannah Brandt, Fr., F, Minnesota (Vadnais Heights, MN)
WCHA Scoring Champion: Amanda Kessel, Jr., F, Minnesota (Madison, WI)
WCHA Goaltending Champion: Noora Räty, Sr., Minnesota (Espoo, Finland)
WCHA Coach of the Year: Brad Frost, Minnesota
All-WCHA First Team
Forward - Amanda Kessel, Jr., Minnesota (Madison, WI); (25 gp, 34-41=75); Forward - Brianna Decker, Sr., Wisconsin (Dousman, WI) (28 gp, 20-18=38); Forward - Hannah Brandt, Fr., Minnesota (28 gp, 18-38=56); Defense - Megan Bozek, Sr., Minnesota (Buffalo Grove, IL) (28 gp, 14-23=37); Defense - *Monique Lamoureux, Sr., *North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) (28 gp, 17-27=44); Goaltender- Noora Räty, Sr., Minnesota (Espoo, Finland) (27 gp, 27-0-0, 1.05 GAA, .950 Sv%).
All-WCHA Second Team
Forward - Jocelyne Lamoureux, Sr., North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) (28 gp, 22-32=54); Forward - *Michelle Karvinen, Jr., North Dakota (Rodovre, Denmark) (20 gp, 14-21=35); Forward - Jenna McParland, So., Minnesota Duluth (Schreiber, ON) (27 gp, 10-15=25); Defense - Brigette Lacquette, So., Minnesota Duluth (Mallard, MB) (28 gp, 5-14=19); Defense - Jessica Wong, Sr., Minnesota Duluth (Baddeck, NS) (27 gp, 7-15=22); Goaltender - Alex Rigsby, Jr., Wisconsin (Delafield, WI) (28 gp, 17-9-2, 1.60 GAA, .940 Sv%).
All-WCHA Third Team
Forward - Lauren Smith, Sr., Minnesota State (Burnsville, MN) (28 gp, 17-9=26); Forward - Josefine *Jakobsen, So., North Dakota (Aalborg, Denmark) (26 gp, 11-15=26); Forward - Kelly Terry, Jr., Minnesota (Whitby, ON) (28 gp, 5-19=24); Defense - Mira Jalosuo, Sr., Minnesota (Lieksa, Finland) (28 gp, 6-13=19); Defense - Rachel Ramsey, So., Minnesota (Chanhassen, MN) (28 gp, 8-15=23); Goaltender - Kayla Black, Fr., Minnesota Duluth (Blyth, ON) (26 gp, 12-12-2, 2.37 GAA, .916 Sv%).
All-WCHA Rookie Team
Forward - Hannah Brandt, Fr., Minnesota (Vadnais Heights, MN) (28 gp, 18-38=56); Forward - Maryanne Menefee, Fr., Minnesota (Lansing, MI) (24 gp, 11-14=25); Forward - *Meghan Dufault, Fr., North Dakota (Winnipeg, MB) (27 gp, 12-12=24); Defense - Milica McMillen, Fr., Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) (22 gp, 8-6=14); Defense - Courtney Burke, Fr., Wisconsin (Albany, NY) (28 gp, 3-14=17); Goaltender - Kayla Black, Fr., Minnesota Duluth (Blyth, ON) (26 gp, 12-12-2, 2.37 GAA, .916 Sv%).

Saturday, December 01, 2012

UND Women vs. RIT game 2




UND Forward lines

3 Michelle Karvinen – 63 Josefine Jakobsen – 25 Leah Jensen
19 Meghan Dufault – 17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) – 51 Becca Kohler
6 Allison Parizek – 2 Mary Loken – 15 Megan Gilbert
 No Player – 11 Shannon Kaiser –– 13 Layla Marvin

UND Defensive parings

22 Tanja Eisenschmid – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
7 Jordan Slavin – 8 Samantha Hanson
16 Tori Willaims – 9 Kayla Berg
4 Sam Lashomb 

UND goalies

1 Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

RIT Tigers Forward lines 

6 Tenecia Hiller (A) – 10 Kim Schlattman (C) – 23 Lindsay Grigg
8 Ariane Yokoyama (A) – 26 Kortney Kunichika 24 Chelste Brown
17 Carly Payerl – 20 Erin Zach – 22 Katire Hubert
27 Jess Paton – 18 Julie Hall – 19 Marissa Maugeri 

Tiger Defensive Parings 

4 Kristina Moss – 2 Danielle Read
3 Morgan Scoyne – 21 Emilee Bulleid
11 Ellesha Fortuna 28 Melissa Bromley

Tiger Goalies

39 Ali Binnington
35 Laura Chamberlain 

Officials:

Referees: Robert Ludwig, Shawn Thiele
Linesmen: Aaron Story, Josh Brown 
Game Time Keeper Erik Martinson (StatsonCrack)


Tale of two worlds



Last night, after the game, UND women’s head hockey coach head Brian Idalski looked less than pleased and even a bit agitated – his team won on the right side of a 3-2 victory against Division I newcomer RIT.

Words like lethargic and sloppy were uttered by the UND coach during the postgame press conference.

I made the comment to the women’s SID after the media scrum that it would be fun to see today’s pregame skate. I am sure it wasn’t all fun and games and there probably wasn’t any of coaching staffs vehicles parked at center ice today at the REA before the pre-game skate.

But I digress.

Idalski’s hockey team in also on an impressive six game winning streak including sweeps against conference foe’s UMD and BSU.

Yet there are grounds for concern. There are still minor things that need to be fixed going forward. I have seen some of the mistakes that the team was making earlier in the season not happen as much on the ice the past two games.

Sitting in the press box I was entertained by an exciting game of hockey that went down to the wire – with the home team coming out with the win. In the closing seconds of the game the Tigers came very close to tying the game as a shot hit flush off of the right post of the UND goal with the goaltenders moving to her left.

Listening to UND men’s head coach Dave last night during the postgame with Radio personality Tim Hennessey, I didn’t’ have to watch a video or be there in person to know that he was less than pleased with the results of last night’s game. Hakstol’s team did everything they had to do to win; except score enough goals to win.That’s not going to comfort anyone including the head coach – but it’s not time to call for the head coaches head either.

Personally, based on this team’s history, I am not all that concerned about their results so far to date. Especially with the teams that they’ve played to date – UND has played four out five series against teams that are nationally ranked and that have winning records. So far in 13 games, UND has only played against two teams that don’t have a winning record UAA and UMD and both of those teams aren’t easy draws as well.

These guys are winners and take their job very seriously – both coaches’ teams are very close to turning the corner and putting an 8-1 or 9-2 whooping on someone.

There are some things to remember going forward. No team has ever won a national title in November, December, January and February. Seasons are a body of work and national rankings and the pairwise rankings mean nothing right now. The season is a body of work and the head coach will have this team ready to play.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fabian's "Movember" contribution



Check out this stache by former UND forward and current UND women's assistant hockey coach Erik Fabian. I think Erik should grow the Fu Manchu mustache. Everytime I see Erik Fabian standing behind the UND women's bench I think of the song "Fabian" by Red Seal Peach.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jocelyne Lamoureux WCHA Offensive Player of the Week

MADISON, Wis. – University of North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureux, who amassed seven scoring points and factored in on both game-winning goals to help her club to a two-game conference road sweep at Bemidji State last weekend, has been named the WCHA Women’s Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 20.

A senior right winger from Grand Forks, N.D., Lamoureux had a seven point weekend at Bemidji State, scoring three goals and setting up four others, firing six shots on goal and earning a +6 plus/minus rating. A finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award last season, she assisted on two goals in North Dakota’s 3-1 win over the Beavers in the series opener last Saturday (Nov. 17) to earn Second Star of the Game honors, setting up teammate Michelle Karvinen’s second period game-winner. Lamoureux then had a five-point outing and earned First Star of the Game accolades on Sunday (Nov. 18), notching a three-goal hat trick that included the game-winner and adding two assists as UND won 7-3. Through 12 games played this season, Lamoureux is tied for fourth in scoring overall among WCHA players with 20 points (14g, 6a) while over her 122 game collegiate career, she has 224 points (104g, 120a).

Also nominated: Amanda Kessel, F, UM; Jenna McParland, F, UMD; Taylor Kuehl, F, OSU; Alev Kelter, F, UW.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Michelle Karvinen makes her return against the Beavers...

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The UND women’s hockey fans got some much needed good news today, Michelle Karvinen their injured all-world forward will be making her season debut as she returns to the lineup this weekend when UND travels to Bemidji to take on the Bemidji State University Beavers in a Saturday and Sunday series at the Sanford Center.

Karvinen (24g-37a—61pts) has missed all 10 games that UND has played in this season because of an injury.

The UND Women’s Hockey team is ranked 10th nationally and is currently sitting in 4th place of the WCHA standings; has had trouble scoring goals this season, so Karvinen’s return to the lineup is a much needed boost for their lethargic offense; to date the UND Women have been outscored by their opponents 22-24.

Getting Karvinen back in the UND lineup is like getting a coveted player at the NHL trade deadline, her being in the lineup could be the spark that UND needs to make run in the second half of the season.

UND Women's head coach Brian Idalski had this to say, when asked about the status of his all-world junior forward Michelle Karvinen.

“Karvinen was cleared this morning,” Idalski said. “She practiced – she looks good – she will play this week.”

On getting Michelle Karvinen back in the lineup this weekend…

“Huge… I mean, she is definitely a threat not only with her skill but with her foot speed,” Idalski said. She’s kind of a kid who can slash in from the exterior and really get in the middle of the ice and push defensemen back. I think we have been lacking a little with that where people on their heels – keep them long and wide and she should open up the ice for more team mates here this weekend I believe.” 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday UND Women’s Hockey press conference



This week the UND Woman’s hockey team plays against the top ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Ralph Englestad Arena. Game times for Saturday and Sunday is 2:07 PM CT. On Saturday it's "Fill the Bowl and tickets to the game are $1.00 and if you have  a UND Champions Card you can get a free ticket to get into the game.

UND Women's Hockey head coach Brian Idalski on playing the top rated Minnesota Gophers.  

“They’re [Minnesota] averaging just under seven goals per game,” Idalski said. “Their power play has scored 17 goals and clicking at 40 percent, so I would say that things are going really well for them. Defensively they’re just as solid if not better. [Noora] Ratty has four shutout in seven starts and her save percentage is close to 98%, so there is no weakness, their d-corps is really strong they have given up three goals all season long. It will be fun.”

UND Women’s head coach Brian Idalski on the status of his star forward Michelle Karvinen who has missed all six games that UND has played in this season with an injury.

“She looks good, Idalski said. "She skated well and she is progressing well and she will be a game time decision.”

Senior forward Captain Jocelyn Lamoureux was asked about playing the Minnesota Gophers and if there is a little extra incentive playing against the Gophers. 

“It’s exciting to always play them especially with my history, but you have to approach it like any other series, Lamoureux said. “We have to stay even keel and not let our emotions get the best of us the last series and we get to play them here and we’re excited.” 

The past few seasons the amount of penalties that UND takes has been a something that UND has been concerned about. Senior Jocelyn Lamoureux was also asked about her if her team is focused on eliminating penalties this week.

“I don’t know if it’s the topic this week in the practice, Lamoureux said. “But we know we need to that we need to stay out of the penalty box more and we can’t take as many penalties as we have been and that seem to be a common theme the last couple of years the amount of penalties our team takes its starts with Monique [Lamoureux]  and I and the seniors down... “

Senior defenseman Jordan Slavin was injured last season and only was able to play in 14 games. Last season, Slavin missed both series against the Minnesota Gophers. 

“It’s been fun; it’s been a lot of fun just being back out there with the girls and being able to play,” Slavin said. “Once you like... don’t have something and then you get it back it’s been an unbelievable experience.” 

Slavin was asked if she feels like is back to full strength. 

Yeah I do, I feel really good, my edges feel great and my knees aren’t giving men any problems this time around.

Slavin also had this to say about getting a chance to play against the top ranked Minnesota Gophers after not playing in any of the series last year against the Gophers because of injury. 

"I didn’t get to play them at all last year, Slavin said. "It’s more fun than any series that I think we play during the year. Just the intensity is up, the speed is up, everything is sharp, the atmosphere is fun, I am excited."  

Saturday, October 06, 2012

UND Women’s Hockey the day after

From Sioux Sports this morning on the UND Women’s Hockey team losing a two goal lead and the game against the MSUM Mavericks… @pucknut9 on last night’s loss, “looks like the women have been reading too many headlines as they lose 3-2 to MSU.” Mea Culpa.  
Also, another good point from @pucknut9 “hell of a comeback for sure, I mean give credit where credit is due instead of some of these posters blaming the refs.”
Good words of advice from a guy that I have a lot of respect for – winners will look answers and not excuses… In this case the UND women will regroup and make the proper adjustments and you didn't hear any excuses last night for their performance.
I am not going to kid anyone – I have to admit that I thought the officiating was questionable at times myself, someone from my twitter account might have tweeted something along those lines as well last night.
But I digress.
I don’t think the officiating is the reason the UND women lost the game last night… I blame a plethora of things… I saw young players try to force pucks in instances where later in the season they wouldn’t make that pass. There also many opportunities in the blue paint and in the slot that weren’t capitalized on.
When the refs are calling the game tight last night – what’s new?  It’s the player’s responsibility to make adjustments to how the game is called – that didn’t happened last night.
Also, the MSUM defenders were relentless and this was actually the first time that I have ever seen the “trap” played at a women’s game – the Mavericks were miserable team to play against.
Let’s give credit where credit is due the Mavericks got into the shooting zones – pressured the defenseman and their goaltender Danielle Butters was very good and made the big saves and stopping 18 out of 20 shots and she was big late in the game when she had to be… Luck was also on her side and one of the twins had her beat glove side late in the game only to see it puck clank off of the iron.
I can tell you based on the head coaches’ body language and by his comments last night during the postgame conference that Brian Idalski was “less” than pleased about his team’s play during their game.
“I thought we were a little sloppy and I thought we were way too cute and down the stretch we made some poor decision defensively that ending up costing us pretty big,”
I don’t think that any of us are worried though because Brian Idalski is a good hockey coach and he will make adjustments and I expect the team to be much better this afternoon against the Mavericks.
There were some positive points to take out of last night’s game.
Freshman forward Becca Kohler from St. Thomas Ontario is going to be a big time forward and she showed glimpses of greatness.
Freshman goalie Shelby Amsley-Benzie was very good in her debut and I predict that we will see her again between the pipes very soon.
Freshman Leah Jensen didn’t look out of place and seemed to do well in the pressure position playing on the wing with Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Idalski lands 2-year contract extension

Good news for UND Women’s hockey, head women's hockey coach Brian Idalski has been re-upped for another two years. Since taking over the Women’s hockey program from former UND women’s head coach Shantel Rivard, Brian Idalski has taken a program from the ashes and turned UND into a national power. Apparently, Idalaski’s base salary is $116,777. Goon’s World would like to congratulate Idalski on his new deal.

[Official Press Release]

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - University of North Dakota Athletics Director Brian Faison announced today that head women's hockey coach Brian Idalski has received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm of his program through the 2016-17 season.

Idalski guided his team to the most successful season in program history in 2011-12, his fifth year behind the UND bench. UND went 22-13-3 to set a program record for victories while securing its first NCAA postseason berth. Junior forwards Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux became UND's first women's hockey All-Americans, while Jocelyne Lamoureux became the school's first top-3 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's hockey.

"Coach Idalski has a great understanding of the game of hockey and what it takes to be successful," said Faison. "That success is evident in all facets of his program, from assembling a top-notch staff to recruiting to community service to a strong emphasis upon academics to on-ice results. Coach Idalski has positioned our program to be amongst college women's ice hockey elite."

Idalski, who inherited a program that had gone 0-27-1 in 2006-07, has led UND to 20-win seasons in each of the last two years. UND finished the 2011-12 season ranked sixth in the final USCHO.com poll and was named the 2011-12 North Dakota women's college team of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA).

Jocelyne Lamoureux, who set a program record for points (82), goals (34) and assists (48), was named the NDAPSSA Female College Athlete of the Year, the WCHA Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, and a Capital One Academic All-American.

Both Lamoureuxs were named to the All-USCHO First Team, while freshman forward Michelle Karvinen was named to USCHO's All-Rookie Team.

UND's milestone season was also reflected in the stands at Ralph Engelstad Arena, as the program ranked second nationally in average (1,485) and total (28,218) home attendance.
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Monday, February 06, 2012

The Stretch run is upon us.


Coming down the stretch you can see that both UND hockey teams are close to making the NCAA tourney “if” they take of business and string some more wins together.  After their win on Saturday night, the UND Women’s team moved from 6th place to 4th in the PairWIse Rankings.

Friday, February 03, 2012

No UND Mens Hockey, time to head to the Ralph for UND Women's hockey

Since there is no Men’s UND hockey this weekend, if you live in Grand Forks, ND you can watch the UND women live at the Ralph Englestad Arena this weekend and record these collee hockey games on your DVR and get your of college hockey. This is the last regular season home game for the UND women of the season as well.

Starting in 2013-14 CBS Sports network will become the home to NCHC Hockey I thought I would include this press release that they sent me in my email.
Number 18-ranked Miami at Number 7-ranked Michigan highlights college hockey action on CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network airs a slate of three college hockey games this weekend, highlighted by *No. 18-ranked Miami at No. 7-ranked Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 4 (7:30 PM, ET). Ben Holden and Dave Starman handle the call, along with Shireen Saski reporting rink side from Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The puck drops with a doubleheader on Friday, Feb. 3 beginning with Providence at New Hampshire (7:30 PM, ET). Eric Frede, Dave Starman and Shireen Saski announce. RIT at Air Force (10:00 PM, ET) follows from Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Matt McConnell and Jim Paradise call the action.

For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to CBS Sports Network.
EDIT: Game Information - Friday's game on FCS and Midco.net
Friday (7:07 p.m.) and Saturday (7:07 p.m.) Ralph Engelstad Arena - Grand Forks, N.D.

TELEVISION (Friday): UND Sports Network and Midco Sports Net3 (ch. 323), Fox College Sports Central

WEBCAST: www.UNDSports.com

Radio/Audio - : The Fan 1440 AM (Saturday and Sunday)/WDAY 970 AM (Sunday)
www.UNDSports.com

LIVE STATS: www.UNDSports.com