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The St. Lawrence Saints represent St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. The Saints play at Appleton Arena and are part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. In 2001, St. Lawrence all participated in the inaugural NCAA Championship tournament. Their current head coach is St. Lawrence alumna Chris Wells, who is in his second season, and has an record of 39 wins, 23 losses and 10 ties.

HistoryEdit

Beginning as a club team, the women's program has seen great success since entering Division-I in 1997. Currently, the team has made five Frozen Four appearances in the eight years since the creation of a Women's NCAA Division-I tournament. With the women's appearance in inaugural Frozen Four (2001), St. Lawrence became the first school to have both their men and women's programs in the NCAA Division-I ice hockey tournament in the same year.[1]

The first women's hockey game was played in 1974, as a club program. The women's team transitioned to a Division-III program in 1979, and won three consecutive ECAC Division-III tournaments in 1990, 1991, and 1992.[2]

Following the 2007-08 season, Head Coach Paul Flanagan left St. Lawrence to a position with Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey program. Flanagan was the women's program's all-time winningest coach with a nine-season record of 230-83-24. Then Men's Associate Head Coach, Chris Wells was appointed to replace him[3] and in his first season coached the team to a berth in the national championship tournament with a record of 24-11-3.

Year by yearEdit

Year Wins Losses Ties Coach Postseason
2009-10 Chris Wells
2008-09 24 11 3 Chris Wells
2007-08 28 10 1 Paul Flanagan
2006-07 29 8 3 Paul Flanagan
2005-06 31 5 2 Paul Flanagan
2004-05 28 8 5 Paul Flanagan
2003-04 28 10 1 Paul Flanagan
2002-03 22 9 4 Paul Flanagan
2001-02 22 10 4 Paul Flanagan
2000-01 24 8 3 Paul Flanagan
1999-2000 18 15 1 Paul Flanagan
1998-99 11 18 2 Ron Waske
1997-98 8 16 3 Ron Waske
1996-97 7 19 0 Pam Mahoney
1995-96 6 15 2 Bernie McKinnon
1994-95 9 10 0 Bernie McKinnon
1993-94 10 9 1 Bernie McKinnon
1992-93 10 8 2 Bernie McKinnon
1991-92 8 9 1 Bernie McKinnon
1990-91 5 11 3 Bernie McKinnon
1989-90 4 13 1 Bernie McKinnon
1988-89 7 16 0 Bernie McKinnon
1987-88 7 11 0 Bernie McKinnon
1986-87 14 9 0 Bernie McKinnon
1985-86 9 10 1 Bernie McKinnon
1984-85 12 7 0 Bernie McKinnon
1983-84 14 5 0 Bernie McKinnon
1982-83 12 7 1 Bernie McKinnon
1981-82 12 5 1 Bernie McKinnon
1980-81 8 10 1 Bernie McKinnon
1979-80 12 4 0 Bernie McKinnon
1978-79 11 5 0 Bernie McKinnon
[4]

CoachesEdit

Years Coach Record
1974 Bill Coakley 1-1-1
1974-77 Tom McDonald
1978-1997 Bernie McKinnon 170-164-14
1996-97 Ron Waske/Pam Seaborn 17-19-0
1997-99 Ron Waske 19-34-5
1999-2008 Paul Flanagan 230-83-24
2008-present Chris Wells 24-11-3

OlympiansEdit

  • Isabelle Chartrand
  • Gina Kingsbury, 2006 and 2010 Olympics[5]
  • Former St. Lawrence University assistant women's hockey coach Jodi McKenna was an assistant for Team USA at the 2010 Olympics, which won the silver medal.
  • When Gina Kingsbury won her first gold medal with Canada in 2006, she became the third St. Lawrence alumnus-athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. Her jersey number for Canada is 27, the same number that she had while skating for St. Lawrence. Fellow hockey player, Isabelle Chartrand was the second St. Lawrence alumnus who won an Olympic gold medal (doing so with Canada’s women in 2002). The first St. Lawrence alum was Ed Rimkus, who won gold in 1932.[6]

Notable playersEdit

  • Isabelle Chartrand
  • Gina Kingsbury, (remains in the University's top-5 in career points (152) and goals (74)) and holds the school record with nine points in a game (4 goals, 5 assists)

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Rachel Barrie, Goalie, 2002 ECAC North First Team
  • Rachel Barrie, 2002 ECAC-North Goalie of the Year[7]
  • Rachel Barrie, 2003 Sarah Devens Award [8]
  • Brittony Chartier, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[9]
  • Alison Domenico, 2009 ECAC Best Defensive Forward [10]
  • Alison Domenico, Forward, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC
  • Jamie Goldsmith, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 12, 2009)[11]
  • Gina Kingsbury, Forward, 2002 ECAC North First Team
  • Gina Kingsbury, All-America honors (2004)
  • Gina Kingsbury, two-time ECAC All-Conference
  • Marianna Locke, 2009 Sarah Devens Award [12]
  • Meghan Maguire, Defense, 2002 ECAC North Second Team
  • Kelly Sabatine, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 19, 2009)[13]
  • Britni Smith, Defense, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC [14]
  • Britni Smith, Pre-Season 2009-10 All-ECAC Team[15]
  • Britni Smith, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
  • Kayla Sullivan, [16], ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 26, 2009)

Patty Kazmaier Award finalistsEdit

Main article: Patty Kazmaier Award
Year Player Position
2008 Sabrina Harbec Forward
2007 Sabrina Harbec Forward
2006 Sabrina Harbec

Jessica Moffat

Forward

Goalie

ReferencesEdit


ECAC Hockey League

Men: Brown | Clarkson | Colgate | Cornell | Dartmouth | Harvard | Princeton | Quinnipiac | Rensselaer | St. Lawrence | Union | Yale |
Women: Brown | Clarkson | Colgate | Cornell | Dartmouth | Harvard | Princeton | Quinnipiac | Rensselaer | St. Lawrence | Union | Yale |

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