Women's College Hockey in the USA
More general information and results for Women's College
hockey in the USA may also be found in the
Women's University Hockey page.
The page that you are viewing now primarily contains information about
the teams that participate in each league. The
lists the collegiate winners by year. Please see Mitzi Witchger's
and Richard Hungerford's information for lists of
which colleges have women's varsity hockey teams.
Contact information for most teams that are listed in this page is
available through Richard Hungerford's
College Hockey Directory. Richard also provides other great
college hockey information.
If anyone has information about new teams for next season,
or teams that will be in different leagues, please send it to me,
and I'll try to keep this page as up-to-date as possible.
Thanks in advance.
The USA Hockey web page also has information about
Women's College hockey teams. See the
College Sports TV web page for information about women's
college hockey TV coverage.
Hockey East (HE) Division I
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
University of Connecticut
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Providence College, Providence, RI
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I
Brown University, Providence, RI #
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY #
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH #
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA #
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ #
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Union College, Schenectady, NY
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Yale University, New Haven, CT #
Past ECAC Division I Tournament Champions:
- 2000 TBA
- 1999 Harvard
- 1998 Brown
- 1997 Northeastern
- 1996 New Hampshire
- 1995 Providence
- 1994 Providence
- 1993 Providence
- 1992 Providence
- 1991 New Hampshire
- 1990 New Hampshire
- 1989 Northeastern
- 1988 Northeastern
- 1987 New Hampshire
- 1986 New Hampshire
- 1985 Providence
- 1984 Providence
Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Division I
[April 29, 1999] In an historic vote, the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association established a new women's league at its 1999 annual meeting
in Marco Island, Florida. The unanimous vote followed a year-long
"This is indeed a significant development for the WCHA," said Darrell Smith,
Chair of the Association and Faculty Representative from Michigan Tech
University. "We are all looking forward to playing a major role in the
continuing evolution and development of women's ice hockey at all levels and the
opportunity to build on, and add to, the great history and tradition of the
Western Collegiate Hockey Association."
Inaugural members of the WCHA women's league are Minnesota State University,
University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota-Duluth; St. Cloud
State University; and University of Wisconsin. In addition, Bemidji State
University and Ohio State University have been invited to join the women's
The women's league will begin play for the 1999-2000 season and will included a
24-game conference schedule and a year-end league tournament.
Bemidji State, Bemidji, MN
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth
Minnesota State University (formerly Mankato), Mankato, MN
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
College Hockey America (CHA) Division I
Division I Independent Varsity
The following universities are varsity teams that are not
associated with a particular conference:
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Division III
Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA (ECAC DIII)
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY (ECAC DIII)
University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
New England College
Rensselaer (RPI), Troy, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
St. Michael's College, Burlington, VT
Past ECAC Alliance Champions:
- 2000 Middlebury College (defeated Colgate)
- 1999 Middlebury College
- 1998 Middlebury College
- 1997 Middlebury College
- 1996 Middlebury College (defeated RIT 5-0)
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) was started
during the 1998-99 season. The MIAC website can be found at
www.stkate.edu/miac/whockey.html. Here is an article that outlines the
new MIAC league.
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) Division III
US Clubs Teams
Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association (CCWHA)
The CCWHA is made up of club teams from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and
Wisconsin. The championship for the CCWHA took place at Michigan State
on the weekend of February 21-23, 1997. Ohio State University claimed
the 1997 CCWHA Championship.
Women's Collegiate Club Championship
The 1998 US Collegiate Club Championship was held in Lake Placid, NY.
CCHA representative (Western Michigan University) won, going
undefeated. In attendance as representatives of their respective
alliances were, Mid-West Alliance rep St. Cloud State (Minn.), NCCC
(North Country Comm College), and the ECAC club rep the Univ. of Mass.
Tim Garish, Director of the Lake Placid facility, hosted the
championship, and said he would host again in 1999.
Ohio State University hosted the 1997 Women's Collegiate Club
Championship. Their goal was to have two teams from the east coast,
two teams from the CCWHA (Central Collegiate Womens Hockey
Associtation), the Ohio State team, and two teams from the
west. The championship was organised by Jen Bradbury
Past CCWHA Champions:
- 1998 Western Michigan University (Lake Placid, NY)
- 1997 Ohio State University (Troy, NY)
The Midwestern Collegiate
Women's Hockey Alliance started in the 1996-97 season. The league
consists of teams from Minnesota (10), Wisconsin (4), Iowa (1).
Mankato State (now called Minnesota State University) won the 1998 Midwest Alliance
"The University of Minnesota hopes to pick its first varsity coach in
October. The new coach will spend this season recruiting, scheduling
and helping with the planning of the new rink. Minnesota's varsity will
play its first games in Mariucci in 1997. They hope to be in their new
"mini-Mariucci" in 1998. This season the Minnesota club team will play
in the All-American tourney and the new Midwest Alliance."
USA Today Sports, September 1996
A note from Richard Hungerford
"This season the league will have one varsity program at Augsburg while the
other teams will be club programs. The MCWHA joins the varsity ECAC League
and Alliance to make three college leagues now available to women. A post
season tournament between the ECAC Alliance and the Midwest Alliance may be
the next step as women's hockey progresses towards a national championship."
Past MCWHA Champions:
- 1998 Mankato State (now called Minnesota State University)
- 1997 Augsburg College
The Mid-Atlantic Women's Collegiate Hockey Association is a club
league. The MAWCHA features teams from: Buffalo SUNY, Penn State,
Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland, and America University.
Dave Retone, email@example.com, is the current contact for
Pittsburgh and the conference.
American College Hockey Association (ACHA)
The ACHA began as a men's collegiate club hockey league in 1992, and
quickly grew to a league of over 150 teams in three men's divisions.
The Women's Division will be initially modeled after the Men's Division
II format and will hopefully expand into multiple women's divisions as
women's hockey continues to grow.
The ACHA developed a women's division which started in the 2000-2001
season. Rules, regulations and eligibility requirements were mapped out
at the ACHA Annual Meeting in Naples FLA, April 29 & 30, 2000 during
the American Hockey Coaches Convention. The women's division will
include a national championship each year for women's club teams in the
United States. A polling system will be developed to rank each team,
which will decide the top teams to compete for the national title.
A web site has been developed to post all results, news and
information relevant to the division. The site is at:
We hope that the inclusion under a nationally recognized association
will not only allow for a national championship for women's club teams,
but will also legitimize the organization and development of women's
club ice hockey at the university level. ACHA also lends credibility to
its programs through national sponsorships, promotion and adherence to
certain eligibility standards for its student-athletes.
Standards for student-athletes is at an all time high. Many students are
excelled because of their dedication to their education as well as their sport.
It is important that no matter what, each student has a strong
in education. The accomplishments and lessons taught while playing on their teams
can be seen in their classes. By all of their hard work they would be eligible
to continue on in education or sports. When done. at the undergraduate level they
now have the option to further themselves by achieving their graduate degree in an
AACSB accredited online MBA program. The student-athlete can
choose to study in just about any field. From
to BSN online programs to Technical writing. The skills that are acquired
a sport like Hockey is so much more than just a game.
Other US Clubs Teams
The Clarkson University Women's Hockey Club hosted the
1998 AWCHA All-East Club Championship on February 27, 28, and March
1 1998 in Potsdam, NY. There wassn't a 1998 Women's Collegiate
MIT hosted the first club championship for the 1996-97 season.
Please visit the
1997 AWCHA All-East Club Championship
page for more information. Here is some older
information from Jill Depto about the
1997 championship. And here is a quote from USA Today
about the 1997 championship:
"The MIT Women's Ice Hockey Club team is organizing the 1997 AWCHA
Women's National Collegiate Club Championship. The tournament is
tentatively scheduled to take place at Johnson Rink at MIT (Cambridge,
Mass) the weekend of March 6-9, 1997. The championship will have an A and
B division to accommodate differing levels of play. Some schools will
be sending teams in both divisions which indicates the increasing level
of participation in the women's college game."
USA Today Sports, September 1996
Here is a link for the
Championship tournament that was held in Troy, NY.
Past AWCHA Champions:
- 1997 North Country Community College
- 1996 North Country Community College (in Columbus, Ohio)
- 1995 Ohio State University (in Troy, NY)
- 1994 RPI (at Rensselaer)
- 1992 Boston College
Past Club Championship Details:
- Results of 2000-2001
National Club Championship.
- TBA won the 1998 All-East Club Championship (held at Clarkson).
- North Country Community College won the 1997 All-East Club
Championship (held at MIT). They defeated Connecticut College
by a score of 11-0.
- North Country Community College won the 1997 Women's Collegiate Club
Championships hosted by the Ohio State University (in Columbus, Ohio).
They defeated Ohio State University by a score of 6-2 in the final round.
- The 1995 Collegiate Club Championship was held in Troy, New York,
and was won by Ohio State University.
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (now an ECAC Alliance Varsity program)
hosted the 1994 Collegiate Club Championship, which was won by RPI.
- Boston College won the 1992 Collegiate Club Championship, by
defeating the University of Maine.
- University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- U-Mass Lowell, Lowell, MA
- Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA
- North County Community, Saranac Lake, NY
- Norwich University, Northfield, VT
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Smith College, Northampton, MA
- William Smith College, Geneva, NY
University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO
- Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
University of Denver Club, Denver, CO
University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (white team)
see this page too)
- Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI
- Washington State University, WA
- West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (team no longer exists for 96/97)
New Club/Varsity Teams
More recent news is listed first.
Chicago based Robert Morris College, a private, independent accredited
college, is pleased to announce the formation of an ACHA Eagles women's
hockey team for the 2003-04 season.
Clarkson University has announced that they plan to establish a Division
I Women's Hockey Team. They will start competing in Division in the
North Dakota is coming into play in the 2002-2003 season.
This 2002-2003 season is seeing a lot of changes in women's hockey in the
DC / Delaware area and I thought you should know. The American University
Lady Eagles are now members of the newly formed women's division of the
DVCHC (Delaware Valley College Hockey Conference). The league is part
of the ACHA and includes American U., U. of Maryland, U. of Pennsylvania,
Drexel University and Penn State. Rutgers and UVA have expressed interest
in joining but probably won't make the cut-off for this year.
American University started a hockey team at the club level during the
2000-01 season. They moved to the Mid-Atlantic Women's Hockey League
for the 2001-02 season.
North Dakota is coming into play in the 2002 season.
UMass-Boston will start a Division III Women's Ice Hockey program in
2002-2003. The Beacons are currently seeking a head coach and look
forward to joining the ECAC in the future.
North Dakota plans to field a Division I Women's Ice Hockey team
starting in 2002-2003. UNH plans to seek membership in the WCHA league
the following year. The Fighting Sioux will hire a coach early next
year to start recruiting.
April 2001: Athletic Director Gary Strickler stated that BU will be
starting a varsity women's program in the next several years and will
support it with a full complement of scholarships. No timetable was
given, but it is likely that this will occur when the new arena is
Starting in the 2001-2002 season,
Elmira College in Elmira, New York will have a full varsity
program, competing in the ECAC. They are currently looking to
hire an assistant coach.
Utica College has added a Division III women's varsity ice hockey team
for the 2001-2002 season
The UConn Huskies will be starting a varsity DI women's ice hockey team
in 2000-2001. The University of Connecticut are currently looking for
a head coach. The new squad from Storrs will have athletic
scholarships starting this fall, and will have the full 18 scholarships
phased in by the 2002-2003 season. UConn might join the ECAC DI league
in the future, or be in a new women's DI varsity league, to be formed.
(Thanks to rhun
for this update.)
Quinnipiac University in CT will begin to play a varsity schedule,
beginning in the 2000-2001 academic year.
Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT will be starting an
independent DIII varsity program in the 2000-2001 season. Chris
Donavan will lead the Vermont-based team. The Purple Knights look
forward to joining the ECAC DIII league in the future.
Plattsburgh State will start a women's club ice hockey program in the
2000-2001 season. They plan to upgrade to a DIII varsity team in
The UConn Huskies will be starting a varsity DI Women's Ice Hockey team
in 2000-2001. The University of Connecticut will be advertising for a
head coach soon. No decision has been made, for the new squad from
Storrs, on athletic schlarships.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be going varsity for the
2000-2001 season. They'll be starting a DIII varsity team.
The University of North Dakota plans to start a DI varsity Women's Ice
Hockey program for the 2001-2002 season. The Fighting Sioux currently
have a club side. They hope to have a full-time coach next season to
start recruiting. UND will have 18 athletic scholarships available.
Look for North Dakota to eventually join the WCHA.
Hamline is going D3 varsity in 2000-2001.
QC is going D1 varsity in 2000-2001.
Lake Forest College has announced that their women's ice hockey
team will become a varsity sport in 2000-2001. The Foresters have
competed as a club side for 12 years and will be led by new head coach
TR Bell as they move to Division III status.
Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA is going to offer Womens Hockey next
year (1999-2000). They are looking for a coach for this team.
Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY, will be adding a DIII
Independent women's ice hockey team in the fall of 1999. The Valiants
(some form of knight errant) will be coached by Rick Seeley.
Wayne State University will have a DI Independent varsity program for
the 1999-2000 season. Currently they are close to signing a head
coach. Perhaps they will beat out Michigan and Michigan State and
become the first Michigan school in the WCHA!
The State University of New York at Cortland will resume varsity
women's hockey in the 2000-01 season. SUNY-Corltand featured women's
hockey as a varsity sport from 1977-82, compiling a 44-24-3 record in
that time as an independent. The new team will, as before, compete in
NCAA Division III. Cortland hopes to find a women's ice hockey head
coach by the end of May.
Wayne State University has announced plans to add both men's and
women's hockey as part of an overall upgrade in the school's athletic
department. Under the proposal put forth by unversity president Irvin
Reid, WSU's entire sports program would move up to Division I from its
current Division II membership.
The University of Pittsburgh now has a women's ice hockey team and
because we are not yet "established" as far a falling under University
of NCAA guidelines we are using this oppotunity to allow all collegiate
women in the area to practice and scrimage with us as part of the
team. We feel that this will give other schools in the area incentive
to start thier own programs.
My name is Karianne Paolo and I have just started a new Club Women's
Ice Hockey Team at The State University of New York at Buffalo. It was
started in Feb 1998. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or see the team's
The University of Findlay plans to elevate its three-year-old men's
hockey team to Division I, and to add a D-I women's program for the
1999-2000 season, the school announced Wednesday. The women's team is
hoping for membership in the Central Collegiate Women's Hockey
Association, although that league is primarily composed of club teams.
Both hockey teams will compete in the Clauss Ice Arena, which is slated
for completion in early 1999.
St Cloud State's Women's team will be a varsity team this coming year
(1998-99) in transition to a full varsity DI program, with scholarships
in another year. For 1998-99 they will play some DI schools and some
DIII and club squads.
This is great news as women's college hockey now has 40 varsity teams.
The Midwest now has Minnesota, Bemidji State, Mankato State (now called
Minnesota State University), and St Cloud State as Division I teams.
In 1999-2000 another group of schools plan to be DI varsity sides:
Minnesota-Duluth, Ohio State, Wisconsin and probably Michigan. That
could make for a nice 8 team DI Midwest league, with an imbedded Big
Ten league no less!
Holy Cross will have varsity status, starting in the 1999-2000 hockey
Mitzi Witchger's list of which
colleges will have women's varsity hockey teams from 1997 to 2001.
Concordia College will be a club team for 1998-99 and varsity team
The MIAC league for women's
college hockey has been officially approved, and will be starting up
for the 1998-99 season.
Bemidji State in Minnesota announced that the varsity women's team
has limited play planned for the 1998-99 season and will develop a full
schedule for the 1999-2000 season.
Hamline University will be starting a women's hockey program
St Cloud State University and University of River Falls - Wisconsin
both stated that they will begin women's hockey programs in 1999.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls will upgrage it's women's
hockey club program to varsity status for the 1999-2000 hockey season.
Concordia College in Moorhead, MN announced that it will add women's
hockey as a varsity sport for 1999-2000. Concordia is a member of the
University of Wisconsin - Madison will add a varsity team, starting
in the 1999-2000 season.
The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, has decided to
start a women's hockey program in the fall of 1998. Tom Osiecki has
been selected as head coach. He has coached at Burnsville High
School, from 1966-90 with the boy's program, and from 1995-97 he
coached the girl's hockey program.
Hockey is a club sport at Washington State University, and we
are looking forward to starting a womens varsity team soon.
They won't be a starting a team for the 1998-99 season.
Division III Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, will start
playing in the 1999-2000 season. They want to get a coach in place
this year. The coach will recruit a team for the following season.
Union College just declared Division Varsity for the fall of 1998, or
the 1999-2000 season at the latest. Their coach is to be hired by July
As far as women's teams going varsity, there is a 95% chance that
women's hockey, along with men's soccer, will be going varsity at the
Unviersity of Michigan for the 1999-2000 season. This was
discussed at an athletic department meeting a couple months ago, and
they voted to go ahead with it, but it's pending the approval of
another committee. Apparantly, though, the second committe is little
more than a rubber stamp, and it's almost definately going to happen.
"Women's ice hockey will achieve varsity status at the University of
Minnesota-Duluth by the fall of 1999, chancellor Kathryn A. Martin
announced Wednesday (Sept. 10). The program, to be placed in NCAA
Division I, will compete at the club level for the next two seasons. A
head coach is expected to be hired within a year. According to the
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Martin said, "Adding women's hockey will give
women athletes at UMD an opportunity to compete at the varsity level in
the fastest growing sport in Minnesota." A women's team at Minnesota's
Twin Cities campus begins varsity play this year." -
Minnesota-Duluth Adds Women's Ice Hockey, Sept 11, 97
Candidates for the
UMD coaching job
have been narrow down to Julie Healy and Shannon Miller.
University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is a solid club team that
will be a fine addition to the MCWHA league next year (1998-99 season)
as a full-time member.
Bemidji State (Bemidji, Minnesota)
just declared varsity status for the 1999-2000 season as a
Division II School.
UW-Superior (Northern Wisconsin) has declared Varsity status for the
1998-99 season and are inches away from hiring a new coach. Division III
school. Update: They have just hired Tracy Majeske has head
coach! They have a web page for the team
(Purchase, NY) just announced in the NCAA On-Line that they are going
in 1998-99 at the Division III level and are looking for a coach.
In June 1997, Mankato State (now called Minnesota State University)
announced that the women's hockey team will have varsity status
beginning in the 1998-99 season.
The University of Vermont has applied for varsity status and hopes
for the same success as the University of Maine-Orono which has
been granted varsity status for the 1997-98 season. The University
of Southern Maine will go varsity in 1998-99. Ohio State University
has announced that their women's ice hockey team will be varsity in
the 1999-2000 season.
Beginning in the fall of 1997,
Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, MN
(a member of the MCWHA) will become a varsity sport.
This brings the total number of teams in Minnesota with a
varsity status to 3. The other two are Augsburg College and the
University of Minnesota. St. Mary's University in Minnesota
is planning to go varsity in the 1998-99 season.
The University of Florida is starting a women's ice hockey club team
to begin play in the fall of 1997. They are looking for teams to play
against, preferably from the South, but they don't mind traveling.
Please contact Lisa Limper
to arrange a game.
In Jaunary 1997,
was granted varsity status by the university. Here is some
The University of Southern Maine (USM) has added a new Women's ice
hockey team for the 1997-98 season. The plan is to go varsity for the
1998-99 season and apply to join the ECAC Alliance the same year. A
new arena is being built on campus and will be completed in September
of 1997. Please see the college hockey directory for contact information.
The ECAC has announced three new women's programs to begin play. The
ECAC Alliance will add Connecticut College in 1997-98, followed by
Bates (ME) and Sacred Heart (CT) in 1998-99.
Iowa State University started a club in the 1995-1996 season. They are
looking to schedule games with anyone who can travel to Ames, IA. They
will travel within 5 to 6 hours at the most at this time. Due to it
being a new club, travel funds are very hard to come by this year, so
if you can come to Ames to play them it would be great. Contact
Christine Birney at email@example.com.
Chatham College in Pittsburgh, who
started a club hockey team in the 1996-97 season, will be going varsity
(Div III) in the 1997-98 season. More information can be obtained from
assistant coach Susan Helene
Gottfried. - new for the 1996-97 season.
Clarkson University - new club team for the 1995-96 season.
Mount Holyoke College - new for the 1996-97 season.
Niagara University - new for the 1996-97 season.
Here is some information about Niagara University
that was provided by Don Page
on June 5, 1996:
"A new program is to commence at Niagara University for women's ice
hockey. The plan is for a club team to start up in the fall of 1997 and
for the team to join the NCAA Division 1 ranks in 1998 (becoming a
varsity sport in the fall of 1998). The university
has given signs of making a very legitimate move to developing a
quality program. A new twin ice surface facility has just been
completed. The men's program has just started up and the women's
program is to follow immediately behind. It seems unusual for the
facility to be completed prior to the teams being established but they
have constructed a very nice facility with two Olympic size ice
surfaces right on campus. The administration is hoping to finalize the
coaching position by the end of June 1996."
Union College - new for the 1995-96 season.
1995-96 ECAC Season
Here is some information that was provided by Richard Hungerford
(Sept 95) about the ECAC league organisation for the 1995-96 season:
In the 1995-96 season, in the ECAC League 12 teams will not be playing
each other twice, but "one and a half times". Meaning 16 games will
count in the league. The result is the league is broken into two pods:
(Brown, PC, UNH, Colby, Princeton, Yale) and (Northeastern, Harvard,
Dartmouth, BC, Cornell St. Lawrence). I know which pod I'd prefer to
have the extra game against! The problem of playing home and home
games (22 games count) is that many ECAC teams already have commitments
to tournaments. So they plan to phase in the 22 games counting over
the next couple of years. I thought they might come to that as the
schools were going to have to come up with several more weekends of ice
- April 29, 1999
In an historic vote, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association
established a new women's league at its 1999 annual meeting in
Marco Island, Florida. The unanimous vote followed a year-long
- September 29, 1997
Rick Filighera was introduced today as the coach of UMaine's new
varsity women's ice hockey team. He has been the head coach of the
women's ice hockey team at Rochester Institute of Technology for the
last two years. The team begins its first season as a varsity program
on Nov. 1 with a 1 p.m. game against Sacred Heart at Alfond Arena.
- September 11, 1997
U.S. College Hockey Online
Women's ice hockey will achieve varsity status at the University of
Minnesota-Duluth by fall 1999, chancellor Kathryn A. Martin announced
Wednesday (Sept. 10). The program, to be placed in NCAA Division I, will
compete at the club level for the next two seasons. A head coach is
expected to be hired within a year. According to the Minneapolis Star
Tribune, Martin said, "Adding women's hockey will give women athletes at
UMD an opportunity to compete at the varsity level in the fastest growing
sport in Minnesota." A women's team at Minnesota's Twin Cities campus
begins varsity play this year.
Will there be an NCAA for women's hockey soon?
This information was provided by Richard Hungerford
(firstname.lastname@example.org) on May 1st, 1998:
It appears that women's ice hockey has reached 40 varsity teams today.
Vermont upgraded its ECAC Alliance club side to a varsity squad today with
Dennis Miller continuing as coach.
In recent weeks, Bemidji State became an independent DI varsity side and
St. Thomas became a DIII varsity in the new MIAC league.
The result is:
ECAC League: 14 DI varsity sides
ECAC Alliance: 15 DIII varsity sides (only Bates will be a club)
Minnesota Intercollegiate: 6 DIII varsity sides
Independent DI varsities: 3 - Minnesota, Mankato State, Bemidji State
Independent DIII varsities: 2 - Chatham, Wisconsin-Superior
Add that all up and you have the 40 varsity teams we need for an NC$$
Get the red flags ready as May Day is upon us!!!
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