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The 2009–10 Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's ice hockey season marked the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive ice hockey among Western Collegiate Hockey Association members.

PreseasonEdit

  • Sept. 24:The Badgers are the preseason pick to win the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women’s title, according to a poll of league coaches. Wisconsin went 34-2-5 last season en route to its third NCAA title in four years. The Badgers collected six first-place votes and 48 points in a poll of the eight coaches. Defending WCHA champion Minnesota, placed second with 43 points and two first-place votes. Minnesota Duluth, with 38 points, was selected to finish third. All three of those teams qualified for the NCAA Frozen Four last season.[1]

WCHA Preseason Coaches’ PollEdit

Place School First Place Votes Total Points
1 Wisconsin (6) 48
2 Minnesota (2) 43
3 Minnesota Duluth (0) 38
4 St. Cloud State (0) 29
5 Ohio State(0) 23
6 North Dakota (0) 20
7 MSU Mankato (0) 16
8 Bemidji State (0) 7
[2]

Preseason ECAC awardsEdit

  • Player of the Year voting
Player School Votes
Brooke Ammerman Wisconsin 5
Natalie Spooner Ohio State 2
Saara Tuominen Minnesota Duluth 1
  • Rookie of the Year voting
Player School Votes
Brianna Decker Wisconsin 6
Hokey Langan Ohio State 1
Jennifer Hars Minnesota Duluth 1

CIS ExhibitionEdit

Date Location NCAA school CIS team Score
Fri. Sept 25 Grand Forks, ND North Dakota ManitobaND, 3-1[3]
Sat. Sept 26 Columbus, OH Ohio State Wilfrid Laurier[4] Tie, 1-1 (Ohio State scores in shootout)[5]
Sat. Sept 26 Grand Forks, ND North Dakota ManitobaMan, 3-2[6]

US Olympic exhibition gamesEdit

Throughout the season, various NCAA schools will play the United States Olympic Hockey team.

  • On September 25, Natalie Darwitz was named the Player of the Game for Team USA.
Date Location NCAA school Score
September 25 Xcel Energy Center WCHA All-Stars 6-1, US [7]
September 26 National Hockey Center St. Cloud State[8] USA, 13-0[9]
January 5 Madison, WI Wisconsin 9-0[10]
January 12 Ridder Arena Minnesota 8-5[11]

WCHA All-Star TeamEdit

  • On September 25, a group of WCHA All-Stars will play the US Olympic Team. The head coach of the WCHA All-Stars is Jeff Giesen from St. Cloud State. Assisting him are Maria Lewis from North Dakota and Heather Farrell from Bemidji State. The Athletic Trainer is Stef Arndt from St. Cloud State. The roster is as follows:
Position Name Class School
G Alyssa Grogan Minnesota So
G Ashley Nixon Jr. St. Cloud State
G Zuzana Tomcikova So. Bemidji State
D Brittany Haverstock So. Wisconsin
D Danielle Hirsch Sr. St. Cloud State
D Kelly Lewis Jr. North Dakota
D Jaime Rasmussen Sr. Minnesota Duluth
D Shannon Reilly Jr. Ohio State
D Anne Schleper So. Minnesota
D Holly Snyder Sr. Minnesota State
F Brooke Ammerman So. Wisconsin
F Emmanuelle Blais Sr. Minnesota Duluth
F Mallory Deluce Jr. Wisconsin
F Laura Fridfinnson Jr. Minnesota Duluth
F Jasmine Giles Sr. Wisconsin
F Caitlin Hogan Sr. St. Cloud State
F Christina Lee Sr. Minnesota State
F Laura McIntosh So. Ohio State
F Holly Roberts Sr. St. Cloud State
F Natalie Spooner So. Ohio State
F Emily West Jr. Minnesota
F Alyssa Wiebe So. North Dakota
[12]

Regular seasonEdit

Players of the weekEdit

Throughout the conference regular season, WCHA officials name a player of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week
10/05/09 Chelsey Jones, Minnesota[13]
10/12/09 Sarah Erickson, Minnesota
10/19/09 Emmi Leinonen, Minnesota State
10/26/09 Emmanuelle Blais, Minnesota Duluth [14]
11/02/09 Meaghan Pezon, St. Cloud State [15]
11/09/09 Raelyn LaRocque, Ohio State [16]
11/16/09 Holly Roberts, St. Cloud State
11/23/09
11/30/09
12/7/09
12/14/09
12/21/09
12/28/08
1/4/10 Felicia Nelson, St. Cloud State[17]
1/11/10 Sarah Erickson, Minnesota [18]
1/18/10 Natalie Spooner , Ohio State [19]
1/25/10 Carolyne Prevost, Wisconsin[20]
2/1/10
2/8/10
2/15/10 Holly Roberts, St. Cloud State [21]
2/22/10
3/1/10
3/8/10

Defensive players of the weekEdit

Throughout the conference regular season, WCHA officials name a Defensive player of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week
10/05/09 Jorid Dagfinrud, North Dakota
10/12/09 Zuzana Tomcikova, Bemidji State
10/19/09 Noora Räty, Minnesota
10/26/09 Jaime Rasmussen, Minnesota Duluth
11/02/09 Becca Ruegsegger, Wisconsin
11/09/09 Zuzana Tomcikova, Bemidji State
11/16/09 Anne Schleper, Minnesota
12/07/09 Noora Räty, Minnesota and Jennifer Harss, Minnesota-Duluth[22]
01/04/10 Chelsea Knapp, Ohio State
01/11/10 Becca Ruegsegger, Wisconsin
01/18/10 Zuzana Tomcikova, Bemidji State and Ashley Nixon, St. Cloud State
01/25/10 Noora Raty, Minnesota
02/17/10 Alli Altmann, MSU-Mankato

Rookie of the weekEdit

Throughout the conference regular season, WCHA officials name a Defensive player of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week
10/05/09 Brianna Decker, Wisconsin
10/12/09 Katherine Wilson, Minnesota Duluth
10/19/09 Minttu Tuominen, Ohio State
10/26/09 Noora Räty, Minnesota
11/02/09 Hokey Langan, Ohio State
11/09/09 Audrey Cournoyer, Minnesota Duluth
11/16/09 Mariia Posa, Minnesota Duluth
11/23/09
11/30/09
01/04/10 Mary Loken, North Dakota
01/11/10 Erika Wheelhouse, Bemidji State
01/18/10 Jessica Wong, Minnesota Duluth
01/25/10 Hokey Langan, Ohio State
02/15/10 Hokey Langan, Ohio State

PostseasonEdit

WCHA TournamentEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Date Time Teams Score Notes
02/26/2010 7:00 PM Ohio State at Wisconsin OSU, 3-1 Natalie Spooner gets a hat trick[23]
02/27/2010 7:00 PM Ohio State at WisconsinOSU, 4-3 (OT) Buckeyes win series 2-0
Date Location Opponent Score Notes
Feb. 26 Ridder Arena Minnesota vs. MSU Mankato 5-8
Feb. 27 Ridder Arena Minnesota vs. MSU Mankato 3-4 (3 OT) Emily West gets the game winner
  • February 27: After 3 hours and 47 minutes, Emily West scored at 1:16 of triple overtime to eliminate the MSU-Mankato Mavericks.[24]
Date Opponent Location Score Notes
Feb. 26 St. Cloud State St. Cloud 0-3
Feb. 27 St. Cloud State St. Cloud 2-1 End 14 game playoff losing streak
Feb. 28 St. Cloud State 4-1 Advance to first ever WCHA Final Face-Off
  • February 27: Bemidji State ends its 14 game playoff losing streak in a 2-1 victory over St. Cloud State. [25]
Date Location Opponent Score Notes
Feb. 26 Heritage Center North Dakota 6-2 Emmanuelle Blais scores 4 goals[26]
Feb. 27 Heritage Center North Dakota 3-1 Sweep series

SemifinalsEdit

Date Location Opponent Score Notes
Ridder Arena Minnesota vs. Ohio State
Date Location Opponent Score Notes
Ridder Arena Minnesota Duluth vs. Bemidji State

FinalsEdit

  • March 7: The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-2 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis to win the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF playoff championship. It is the Bulldogs fifth WCHA playoff championship. This was their first postseason victory over the Golden Gophers since 2003. In addition, the Bulldogs lost three previous league playoff games against the Gophers at Ridder Arena. [27]
Date Location Opponent Score Notes
March 7 Ridder Arena Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth Minn Duluth, 3-2 Bulldogs fifth championship

NCAA TournamentEdit

  • March 8: Two teams from the WCHA will compete for the 10th NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The University of Minnesota will be the host school for the 2010 Frozen Four, to be held March 19 and 21 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. WCHA Tournament champion University of Minnesota Duluth, and at-large selection Minnesota will be two of eight competing teams.

Minnesota Duluth (28-8-2) is seeded Number 2 and the Bulldogs will host the New Hampshire Wildcats (19-8-5) on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 pm central standard time. The Golden Gophers (25-8-5) are the number 3 seed, and will host the Clarkson Golden Eagles (23-11-5), on March 13 at 4:00 pm central standard time. Minnesota Duluth won the Forzen Four for the first three years that the tournament was held (2001, 2002 and 2003). The Golden Gophers proceeded to win the next two Frozen Four tournaments (2004 and 2005). [28] Neither team has won since.

WCHA Awards and honorsEdit

Honor Selection
Player of the Year (Tie) Felicia Nelson, St. Cloud State and Zuzana Tomcikova, Bemidji State [29]
Coach of the Year Steve Sertich, Bemidji State
Freshman of the Year Hokey Langan, Ohio State
Student Athlete of the Year Caitlin Hogan, St. Cloud State
Defensive Player of the Year, Anne Schleper, Minnesota
Scoring Champion Hokey Langan, Ohio State
Goaltending Champion Noora Raty, Minnesota
WCHA First Team Natalie Spooner, F, Ohio State
Emmanuelle Blais, F, Minnesota Duluth
Emily West, F, Minnesota
Anne Schleper, D, Minnesota
Jaime Rasmussen, D, Minnesota Duluth
Noora Raty, G, Minnesota
WCHA Second Team Felicia Nelson, F, St. Cloud State
Hokey Langan, F, Ohio State
Holly Roberts, F, St. Cloud State
Laura Fridfinnson, F, Minnesota Duluth
Megan Bozek, D, Minnesota
Rachel Davis, D, Ohio State
Zuzana Tomcikova, G, Bemidji State
WCHA Third Team Brooke Ammerman, F, Wisconsin
Caitlin Hogan, F, St. Cloud State
Montana Vicharek, D, Bemidji State
Stefanie McKeough, D, Wisconsin
Jennifer Harss, G, Minnesota Duluth
All-Freshman Team Hokey Langan, F, Ohio State
Katherine Wilson, F, Minnesota Duluth
Brianne Decker, F, Wisconsin
Megan Bozek, D, Minnesota
Stefanie McKeough, D, Wisconsin
Noora Raty, G, Minnesota

WCHA all-academic teamEdit

National awards and honorsEdit

Patty Kazmaier Award nomineesEdit

There are 45 nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Award. Ten of the nominees are from Western Collegiate Hockey Association-member teams.

Player Position Class School Nationality
Emmanuelle Blais Forward Senior Univ. of Minnesota Duluth Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Laura Fridfinnson Forward Junior Univ. of Minnesota Duluth Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Caitlin Hogan Forward Senior St. Cloud State Univ. Flag of the United States United States
Hokey Langan Forward Freshman Ohio State Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Felicia Nelson Forward Senior St. Cloud State Univ. Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Noora Räty Goalie Freshman Minnesota Flag of Finland Finland
Anne Schleper Defense Sophomore Minnesota Flag of the United States United States
Natalie Spooner Forward Sophomore Ohio StateFlag of Canada.svg Canada
Zuzana Tomcikova Goaltender Sophomore Bemidji State Univ. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Emily West Forward Junior Minnesota Flag of the United States United States
[30]

2010 OlympicsEdit

Active playersEdit

The following active WCHA players will represent their respective countries in Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Player NCAA school Nationality Position Goals Assists Points Medal
Elin Holmlöv Minnesota-Duluth Flag of Sweden Sweden Forward 4th Place
Haley Irwin Minnesota-Duluth Flag of Canada.svg Canada Forward Gold
Jocelyne Lamoureux North Dakota Flag of the United States United States Forward Silver
Monique Lamoureux North Dakota Flag of the United States United States Forward Silver
Heidi Pelttari Minnesota State Flag of Finland Finland Forward Bronze
Mariia Posa Minnesota State Flag of Finland Finland Forward Bronze
Noora Raty Minnesota Flag of Finland Finland Goaltender Bronze
Nina Tikkinen [31] Minnesota State Flag of Finland Finland Forward Bronze
Zuzana Tomčíková ‎ Bemidji State Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Goaltender 8th
Saara Tuominen[32] Minnesota Duluth Flag of Finland Finland Forward Bronze

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