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The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's hockey team represented Wilfrid Laurier University in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The Golden Hawks play their home games at Sunlife Financial Arena and are a a member of the Ontario University Athletics conference.  The program started in 1994.

HistoryEdit

In 2009, the Golden Hawks captured the 2009 OUA title and qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey championship game. The Golden Hawks were defeated by the McGill Martlets by a 3-1 mark. For the 2009-10 season, Liz Knox was named the CIS Most Valuable Player. Knox enjoyed a record-breaking campaign in which she led the CIS in every major goaltending category. She won 24 of 25 starts during the regular season as the Golden Hawks compiled a 26-0-1 record. She ranked first in CIS in wins (24), shutouts (11), goals against average (0.89) and save percentage (.960). In addition, her 11 shutouts set an OUA single-season record

LizKnox 2010CISMVP

Laurier goaltender Liz Knox being honoured as the 2010 CIS Most Valuable Player.

During the 2010-11 season, freshman Laura Brooker finished fourth in the OUA in scoring with 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points. Of note, Brooke was ranked second in the nation in goals scored, tied with Hayley Wickenheiser of the Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey team. On March 13, 2011, the Golden Hawks qualified for the Bronze Medal game of the CIS National Championship. The squad was defeated by the Queen's Golden Gaels women's ice hockey team by a 1-0 score.[1] Of note, Liz Knox earned the first shutout of the 2011 CIS National Championship tournament. She shutout the Manitoba Bisons by a 4-0 tally in the second game of the tournament.[2]

Year by yearEdit

OUA Women'sEdit

Season League GP W L T OL GF GA Pts Finish Tournament Nationals
1995-96 OWIAA No Tournament
1996-97 OWIAA No Tournament
1997-98 OUA-Women 15 6 6 3 - 31 25 15 3rd Bronze Medal N/A
1998-99 OUA-Women 20 14 6 0 - 73 38 28 2nd Won Tournament 4th place
1999-00 OUA-Women 20 12 6 2 - 71 50 26 3rd Bronze Medal N/A
2000-01 OUA-Women 22 19 3 0 - 108 48 38 1st West Lost Final N/A
2001-02 OUA-Women 20 19 0 1 - 89 18 39 1st West Won Tournament Silver Medal
2002-03 OUA-Women 22 16 2 4 - 90 36 36 1st West Lost Final N/A
2003-04 OUA-Women 22 12 6 3 1 28 2nd West Won Tournament 5th place
2004-05 OUA-Women 22 17 2 2 1 62 18 37 1st West Won Tournament National Champions
2005-06 OUA-Women 24 20 3 1 0 41 1st Won Tournament Silver Medal
2006-07 OUA-Women 24 19 2 3 0 41 1st Won Tournament 4th place
Season League GP W OW L OL GF GA Pts Finish Tournament Nationals
2007-08 OUA-Women 27 23 - 2 0 97 24 48 1st Won Tournament Silver Medal
2008-09 OUA-Women 27 26 - 1 0 108 21 52 1st Won Tournament Silver Medal
2009-10 OUA-Women 27 24 2 0 1 98 23 77 1st Won Tournament Bronze Medal
2010-11 OUA-Women 27 23 1 2 1 103 30 49 1st Lost Semifinals 4th place
2011-12 OUA-Women 26 25 0 0 1 127 39 51 1st Won Tournament 4th place
2012-13 OUA-Women 27 17 4 2 3 99 46 45 2nd Lost Semifinals N/A
2013-14 OUA-Women 24 16 2 3 3 85 46 39 2nd Won Tournament 4th place
2014-15 OUA-Women 24 13 - 7 4 73 43 52 6th Lost Semifinals N/A
2015-16 OUA-Women 24 10 3 9 2 45 50 38 7th Lost Semifinals N/A
2016-17 OUA-Women 24 2 1 17 4 28 75 12 12th Did not qualify N/A
2017-18 OUA-Women 24 2 3 16 3 27 60 15 12th Did not qualify N/A

ExhibitionEdit

Date Opponent Score Location
9/26/2008 Ohio State[3] 2-1 Columbus, Ohio
9/28/2008 Niagara University Purple Eagles 7-3 Niagara University, Lewiston, New York
10/11/2008 Team Ontario 1-1 Sunlife Financial Arena, Waterloo Recreation Complex
10/12/2008 Team Ontario 4-3 Sunlife Financial Arena, Waterloo Recreation Complex
12/28/2008 Blue Water Jrs. 5-0 Sunlife Financial Arena, Waterloo Recreation Complex
9/24/2009 Toronto Jr. Aeros Sunlife Financial Arena Win, 2-0
9/26/2009 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Tie, 1-1 (Ohio State scores in shootout)[4]
9/27/2009 Robert Morris Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania RMU, 4-0[5]
10/4/2009 Whitby Junior Wolves Sunlife Financial Arena Win, 8-1
10/9/2009 Chinese National Women's Team Sunlife Financial Arena Tie, 2-2[6]
9/25/2010 Mercyhurst Lakers Mercyhurst Ice CenterLoss, 7-0
10/2/2010 Ohio State OSU Ice RinkLoss, 2-0
12/30/2010 London Devilettes PWHL CIF Arena Win, 5-1[7]

InternationalEdit

Player Event Result
Andrea Ironside 2009 Winter UniversiadeGold
Andrea Ironside 2011 Winter UniversiadeGold[8]
Liz Knox 2011 Winter UniversiadeGold
Andrea Martin2011 Winter UniversiadeGold
Candice Styles2011 Winter UniversiadeGold

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Andrea Ironside, 2008/2009 Women's Hockey CIS Championship Tournament All-Star
  • Andrea Ironside, Monday, November 24, 2008, Laurier Athlete of the Week [9]
  • Liz Knox, 2010 Outstanding Woman of Laurier[10]

CIS honorsEdit

  • Andrea Ironside, 2010 CIS Tournament All-Star
  • Abygail Laking, Finalist, 2010 CIS Rookie of the Year
  • Liz Knox, 2010 Brodrick Trophy, CIS MVP
  • Liz Knox, 2010 All-CIS First Team
  • Candice Styles, 2010 CIS All-Rooke Team

All-Canadian honorsEdit

  • Defence - Andrea Bevan, 2009 First Team
  • Forward - Andrea Ironside, 2009 Second Team[11]
  • Laura Brooker, 2011 CIS all-rookie team[12]
  • Alannah Wakefield, 2011 CIS all-rookie team

OUA honorsEdit

  • Laura Brooker, 2011 OUA Rookie of the Year
  • Andrea Ironside, 2008/2009 Women's Hockey OUA First Team All-Star

ReferencesEdit