|St. Lawrence Saints women's ice hockey|
|University||St. Lawrence University|
|Head coach||Chris Wells|
7th season, 131–98–29
|Location||Canton, New York|
|Colors||Scarlet and Brown|
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2017|
|Conference Tournament championships|
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 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 a record of 131 wins, 98 losses, and 29 ties.
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. The women's team also recorded the first ever win in the history of the NCAA Women's Frozen Four.
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.
Following the 2007-08 season, Head Coach Paul Flanagan left St. Lawrence to a position with Syracuse University. 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 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 year
|Won Championship||Lost Championship||Conference Champions||League Leader|
|Finish||Conference Tournament||NCAA Tournament|
|2018-19||Chris Wells||14||15||7||ECAC||9||7||6||5th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Princeton (1-4, 2-6)||Did not qualify|
|2017-18||Chris Wells||20||11||4||ECAC||14||6||2||4th ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Quinnipic (3-1, 2-1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Clarkson (2-4)
|Did not qualify|
|2016-17||Chris Wells||26||6||4||ECAC||16||3||3||2nd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Yale (4-1, 4-0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Cornell (3-1)
|Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston College (6-0)|
|2015–16||Chris Wells||17||15||6||ECAC||9||8||5||6th ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Princeton (1–0, 3–4, 4-3 OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Quinnipiac (1-2)
|Did not qualify|
|2014–15||Chris Wells||19||12||5||ECAC||13||5||4||5th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Cornell (1–3, 2–3)||Did not qualify|
|2013–14||Chris Wells||13||19||3||ECAC||12||7||3||5th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Quinnipiac (0–5, 1–2)||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||Chris Wells||19||14||5||ECAC||12||6||4||5th ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Quinnipiac (1-0 OT, 2-3 3OT, 2-0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Cornell (2-4)
|Did not qualify|
|2011–12||Chris Wells||24||10||4||ECAC||14||6||2||5th ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Dartmouth (4-3 OT, 2-0)
Won Semifinals vs. Harvard (2-1 OT)
Won Championship vs. Cornell (3-1)
|Lost First Round vs. Boston College (3-6)|
|2010–11||Chris Wells||16||18||2||ECAC||11||11||0||7th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Harvard (1–6, 3–8)||Did not qualify|
|2009–10||Chris Wells||16||14||7||ECAC||11||8||3||7th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Clarkson (0–5, 2-1, 1–4)||Did not qualify|
|2008-09||Chris Wells||24||11||3||ECAC||16||5||1||2nd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Clarkson (4-3 OT, 2-1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (2-5)
|Lost First Round vs. Mercyhurst (1-3)|
|2007–08||Paul Flanagan||28||10||1||ECAC||18||3||1||2nd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Yale (2-1 OT, 3-2 OT)
Won Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (3-1)
Lost Championship vs. Harvard (2-3 OT)
|Lost First Round vs. New Hampshire (2–3 OT)|
|2006–07||Paul Flanagan||29||8||3||ECAC||17||4||1||3rd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Clarkson (3-2, 3-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Harvard (4-3)
Lost Championship vs. Dartmouth (3-7)
|Won First Round vs. New Hampshire (6-2) |
Lost Frozen Four vs. Wisconsin (0-4)
|2005–06||Paul Flanagan||31||5||2||ECAC||16||2||2||1st ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Yale (6-3, 6-2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Harvard (1-3)
|Won First Round vs. Minnesota-Duluth (1-0) |
Lost Frozen Four vs. Wisconsin (0-1)
|2004–05||Paul Flanagan||28||8||5||ECAC||14||3||3||3rd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Brown (0-3, 3-0, 5-2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (2-4)
|Won First Round vs. Minnesota-Duluth (3-2 OT) |
Lost Frozen Four vs. Harvard (1-4)
|2003–04||Paul Flanagan||28||10||1||ECAC||15||3||0||2nd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Colgate (5-1, 0-1, 7-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Dartmouth (4-2)
Lost Championship vs. Harvard (1-6)
|Lost First Round vs. Harvard (1–2)|
|2002–03||Paul Flanagan||22||9||4||ECAC||10||4||2||4th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Brown (4–1, 1-3, 1–3)||Did not qualify|
|2001–02||Paul Flanagan||22||10||4||ECAC||12||3||1||3rd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. Cornell (4-3, 2-1 OT)
Lost Semifinals vs. Brown (1-3)
|Did not qualify|
|2000–01||Paul Flanagan||24||8||3||ECAC||18||4||2||3rd ECAC||Won Quarterfinals vs. New Hampshire (1-0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Harvard (1-7)
|Won First Round vs. Dartmouth (3-1) |
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2-4)
|1999–2000||Paul Flanagan||18||15||1||ECAC||11||12||1||7th ECAC||Lost Quarterfinals vs. Harvard (3–7)||Did not qualify|
|1998–99||Ron Waske||11||17||2||ECAC||8||16||2||10th ECAC||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|1996–97||Ron Waske/Pam Seaborn||17–19–0|
|1||Brooke Wolejko||Sophomore||G||5' 8" (1.73 m)||1996-06-18||South Windsor, Connecticut||Westminster School (USHS–CT)|
|3||Nadine Edney||Freshman||F||5' 3" (1.6 m)||1996-10-03||Mississauga, Ontario||Mississauga Chiefs (PWHL)|
|4||Jenna Marks (A)||Senior||F||5' 4" (1.63 m)||1994-02-20||Madison, Wisconsin||Shattuck-Saint Mary's (T1EHL)|
|5||Kirsten Padalis||Junior||D||5' 7" (1.7 m)||1995-02-01||Farmington, Michigan||HoneyBaked Hockey Club (HPHL)|
|6||Michelle Alonardo||Sophomore||F||5' 6" (1.68 m)||1995-12-25||Wilmington, Massachusetts||The Governor's Academy (USHS–MA)|
|7||Alex Moore||Junior||D||5' 11" (1.8 m)||1995-09-15||Napanee, Ontario||Whitby Wolves (PWHL)|
|8||Amanda Boulier (C)||Senior||D||5' 1" (1.55 m)||1993-03-30||Watertown, Connecticut||Westminster School (USHS–CT)|
|9||Abbey McRae||Senior||F||5' 7" (1.7 m)||1993-11-22||London, Ontario||London Devilettes (LDGHA)|
|10||Hannah Miller||Sophomore||F||5' 9" (1.75 m)||1996-02-16||North Vancouver, British Columbia||Okanagan Hockey Academy (CSSHL)|
|11||Justine Reyes||Freshman||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||1997-03-14||Chino Hills, California||Anaheim Lady Ducks (AAHA)|
|12||Dominique Korakianitis (A)||Senior||D||5' 5" (1.65 m)||1994-02-07||London, Ontario||Bluewater Hawks (LLFHL)|
|14||Sydney Bell||Senior||F||5' 7" (1.7 m)||1994-01-30||Cincinnati, Ohio||Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (T1EHL)|
|16||Kennedy Marchment||Sophomore||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||1996-12-06||Courtice, Ontario||Durham West Jr. Lightning (PWHL)|
|17||Lydia Grauer||Freshman||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||1997-08-02||Mukilteo, Washington||Anaheim Lady Ducks (AAHA)|
|18||Megan Armstrong (A)||Senior||D||5' 7" (1.7 m)||1994-01-24||Edina, Minnesota||University of New Hampshire Wildcats (Hockey East)|
|20||Kayla Nielsen||Freshman||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||1996-11-07||Laguna Hills, California||Anaheim Lady Ducks (AAHA)|
|21||Amanda McClure||Sophomore||D||5' 7" (1.7 m)||1996-03-07||Stratford, Ontario||Cambridge Rivulettes (PWHL)|
|22||Kailee Heidersbach||Senior||F||5' 5" (1.65 m)||1993-06-04||Park Ridge, Illinois||Chicago Mission (HPHL)|
|25||Victoria Leimgardt||Senior||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||1994-05-04||Stayner, Ontario||Mississauga Chiefs (PWHL)|
|26||Brooke Webster||Junior||F||5' 5" (1.65 m)||1995-04-25||Aurora, Ontario||Toronto Aeros (PWHL)|
|28||Allison Compeau||Freshman||G||5' 5" (1.65 m)||Potsdam, New York||North Country Ice Storm (NYSAHA)|
|29||Grace Harrison||Freshman||G||5' 9" (1.75 m)||1997-05-11||Auckland, New Zealand||Ontario Hockey Academy (ODWHA)|
|31||Sonjia Shelly||Freshman||G||5' 6" (1.68 m)||1997-04-14||Braceville, Illinois||Chicago Fury (T1EHL)|
|33||Mikaela Thompson||Senior||G||5' 3" (1.6 m)||1994-03-23||Webster, New York||Rochester Edge (RYHL)|
- Isabelle Chartrand
- Gina Kingsbury, 2006 and 2010 Olympics
- Former St. Lawrence University women's hockey assistant 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.
- Isabelle Chartrand
- Sabrina Harbec
- 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 honors
- Rachel Barrie, Goalie, 2002 ECAC North First Team
- Rachel Barrie, 2002 ECAC-North Goalie of the Year
- Rachel Barrie, 2003 Sarah Devens Award 
- Brittony Chartier, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
- Alison Domenico, 2009 ECAC Best Defensive Forward 
- Alison Domenico, Forward, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC
- Jamie Goldsmith, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 12, 2009)
- Sabrina Harbec, 2007 ECAC All-Tournament team
- Gina Kingsbury, Forward, 2002 ECAC North First Team
- Gina Kingsbury, two-time ECAC All-Conference
- Marianna Locke, 2009 Sarah Devens Award 
- Meghan Maguire, Defense, 2002 ECAC North Second Team
- Kelly Sabatine, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 19, 2009)
- Britni Smith, Defense, 2009 Second Team All-ECAC 
- Britni Smith, Pre-Season 2009-10 All-ECAC Team
- Britni Smith, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
- Kayla Sullivan, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 26, 2009)
- Gina Kingsbury, All-America honors (2004)
- Rebecca Russell, All-America honors (2005)
- Sabrina Harbec, First Team All-America selection (2006)
- Annie Guay, Second Team All-America selection (2006)
- Sabrina Harbec, All-America honors (2007, 2008)
- Annie Guay, All-America honors (2007, 2008)
Patty Kazmaier Award finalists
In 2006, Harbec was a top three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. She was the first St. Lawrence player to be a finalist for the award.
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