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The University of Alberta Pandas women’s ice hockey team represent the University of Alberta. Since joining the CIS in 1997, their only head coach has been Howie Draper. On January 25, 2011, it was announced that the 1999-2000 University of Alberta Pandas hockey team would be inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame.[1]

Early yearsEdit

In the era of the First World War, the University of Alberta formed men’s ice hockey and women’s ice hockey teams. The women’s team played many community based teams. The University of Alberta played the Edmonton Monarchs in the Monarchs first ever game in 1918. [2] The city of Edmonton would organize women’s ice hockey into three divisions in 1930: junior, intermediate and senior. The Edmonton Monarchs and the University of Alberta were the only teams that comprised the senior division. [3] In that same year, the University of Alberta would challenge the Edmonton Monarchs for the Alpine Cup. The Monarchs prevailed by a 1-0 score. By 1934, the University of Alberta was demoted to the intermediate division. In 1937, the University of Alberta competed for the Alpine Cup, contested at the Banff Winter Carnival. The club lost to the Calgary Avenue Grills team. [4]

CISEdit

On November 7, 2009, the Pandas defeated the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds by a score of 3-2. With the victory, the Pandas became the first women’s hockey team in Canada West to hit double digits in the win column this season. The 2008-09 Canada West Rookie of the Year, and first star of the game, Stephanie Ramsay, scored the first goal of the game. She received the feed from sophomore forward Sarah Hilworth (the game’s third star) at the 7:16 mark of the first. Having five assists through her first six games, Tamara Pickford scored 30 seconds into the second period. [5]

On March 14, 2010, the Pandas won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey championship. In the championship, they defeated the McGill Martlets by a score of 2-0[6]

AlbertaPandas 2007champs

The Pandas celebrate as they are 2007 CIS champions

Year by yearEdit

Team League GP W L T OL GF GA Pts Finish Tournament Nationals
1997-98 CWUAA-Women 2 0 0 2 - 1 1 2 2nd Won Championship 5th Place
1998-99 CWUAA-Women 6 4 1 1 - 25 9 9 2nd Won Championship Silver Medal
1999-00 CWUAA-Women 12 11 1 0 - 81 12 22 1st Won Championship National Champions
2000-01 CWUAA-Women 16 13 1 2 - 74 10 28 2nd Lost Final N/A
2001-02 CWUAA-Women 16 16 0 0 - 105 11 32 1st Won Championship National Champions
2002-03 CWUAA-Women 20 19 0 1 - 109 23 39 1st Won Championship National Champions
2003-04 CWUAA-Women 20 20 0 0 - 126 11 40 1st Won Championship National Champions
2004-05 CWUAA-Women 20 20 0 0 - 121 16 40 1st Won Championship Silver Medal
2005-06 CWUAA-Women 20 16 1 3 - 71 20 35 1st Won Championship National Champions
2006-07 CWUAA-Women 24 21 3 - 3 130 27 42 1st Won Championship National Champions
2007-08 CWUAA-Women 24 21 2 - 1 111 43 43 1st Won Championship 4th Place
2008-09 CWUAA-Women 24 22 2 - 2 138 25 44 1st Lost Final N/A
2009-10 CWUAA-Women 24 23 1 - 0 94 21 46 1st Won Championship National Champions
2010-11 CWUAA-Women 24 17 4 - 3 80 31 37 1st Lost Final 5th Place
2011-12 CWUAA-Women 24 20 4 - 0 96 40 40 1st Lost Final 5th Place
2012-13 CWUAA-Women 28 16 9 - 3 68 50 35 4th Lost Semifinals N/A
2013-14 CWUAA-Women 28 20 5 - 3 77 31 43 1st Lost Semifinals N/A
Team League GP RW OW OL RL GF GA Pts Finish Tournament Nationals
2014-15 CWUAA-Women 28 19 1 1 7 86 35 60 1st Won Championship T-7th Place
2015-16 CWUAA-Women 28 15 1 3 9 62 40 50 1st Lost Semifinals N/A
2016-17 CWUAA-Women 28 17 4 3 4 74 39 62 2nd Lost Quarterfinals National Champions
2017-18 CWUAA-Women 28 13 6 4 5 67 43 55 4th Lost Semifinals N/A

CaptainsEdit

Season Coach
1997-98Trish Semeniuk
1998-99Marlow Kulak
1999-00Sue Huculak
2000-01Krysty Lorenz
2001-02Krysty Lorenz
2002-03Judy Diduck
2003-04Judy Diduck
2004-05Danielle Bourgeois
2005-06Kristen Haag
2006-07Kaye London
2007-08Jennifer Newton
2008-09Jennifer Newton
2009-10Tarin Podloski

OlympiansEdit

Player Event Result
Judy Diduck [7] Ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Andrea Boras, Gold medallist with Team Canada at the 2011 Winter Universiade
  • Danielle Bourgeois, 2004 Brodrick Trophy (CIS Most Valuable Player)[8]
  • Howie Draper, 2004 CIS Coach of the Year
  • Nicole Pratt, 2010 All-CIS Second Team selection
  • Tarin Podloski, 2010 All-CIS Second Team selection[9]

Team PhotosEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.canadawest.org/news/2011/1/25/WHOCKEY_0125110546.aspx
  2. Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women's Hockey in Western Canada, Wayne Norton, p.136, Ronsdale Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-55380-073-6
  3. Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women's Hockey in Western Canada, Wayne Norton, p.140, Ronsdale Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-55380-073-6
  4. Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women's Hockey in Western Canada, Wayne Norton, p.140, Ronsdale Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-55380-073-6
  5. Pandas get a perfect 10. University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Retrieved on 20 April 2010.
  6. FINAL: CIS championship: Pandas put an end to Martlets 86-game winning streak with a 2-0 win. Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved on 20 April 2010.
  7. Judy Diduck Player Profile. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved on 21 April 2010.
  8. http://www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail0401.cfm?id=2314
  9. http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wice/2009-10/releases/20100310-awards