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2001-2002 Concordia Women's Hockey Preview Information
Concordia Women's Hockey Home Page for 2001-02 | see also | 2000-01 Season Stats | 2000-01 Box Scores |

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College Information
School: Concordia-Moorhead
Founded : 1891
Location: Moorhead, MN
Enrollment : 2950
President : Rev. Thomas Thomsen
Athletic Director: Dr. Armin Pipho
Team Nickname:  Cobbers
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Logo: The Chicago "C"
Faculty Athletic Rep: Jim Forde
Arena: Moorhead Sports Center, Capacity 3,150
 

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Concordia Women's Hockey
First year of hockey:  1999
All-time play-off record: None
Years in post-season play: None
Last post-season appearance:  / Result: None
All-time record: 22-24-1

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Women's Hockey Staff
Head Coach
Arnie Caplan
Enters his first year as the Cobbers head coach. 

Head Coach: Arnie Caplan
Alma Mater/Year: Acadia University/1993
Record at school (years): -  (1st year)
Career record: -
Head Coach's office phone: 218-299-4728
Best time/day to reach coach: 11:00 - 2:00
E-Mail Address: caplan@cord.edu

Assistants:
Dan Buchwitz, 3rd Year
 

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Sports Information
S.I.D: Jim Cella
Office Ph.:  218-299-3194
Home Ph: 218-233-3698
Fax: 218-299-4189
E-Mail Address: cella@cord.edu
WWW Address: http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/
 

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2000-01 Game-by Game Results

H/A Date  Opponent      Result
H   11/03 St. Ben's     L 1-8
H   11/04 St. Ben's     L 5-7
  A 11/10 UW-Eau Claire W 7-4
  A 11/11 UW-Eau Claire W 9-2
  A 11/17 Gustavus      L 1-4
  A 11/18 Gustavus      L 0-3
  A 11/25 U.of Manitoba L 0-9 (Exhibition Game)
  A 11/26 U.of Manitoba L 0-10(Exhibition Game)
H   12/01 Bethel        L 0-3
H   12/02 Bethel        W 6-2
  A 12/09 St. Thomas    W 9-6
  A 12/10 St. Thomas    L 2-3
H   01/05 Hamline       W 9-1
H   01/06 Hamline       W 14-1
H   01/12 St. Olaf      W 9-1
H   01/13 St. Olaf      W 15-1
  A 01/20 St. Catherine W 5-4 OT
  A 01/21 St. Catherine L 2-3
H   01/26 UND Club Team L 2-3 (Exhibition game)
H   02/02 UW-Superior   W 3-1
H   02/03 UW-Superior   W 4-1
  A 02/09 St. Mary's    L 2-4
  A 02/10 St. Mary's    W 3-0
H   02/16 Augsburg      W 2-1
H   02/17 Augsburg      L 5-2

Overall Record: 13-9-0
MIAC Record: 9-9-0 (6th Place)

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2001-02 Cobber Women's Hockey Schedule
All  home games are at Moorhead Sports Center
324 - 24th Street South)

Date    Opponent         Site Time
Nov. 2  UND              Away 7:00
Nov. 3  UW-River Falls   Home 2:00
Nov. 9  SCSU Club        Home* 7:00
Nov. 10 SCSU Club        Home* 2:00
Nov. 16 Bethel College   Away 7:00
Nov. 17 Bethel College   Away 3:30
Nov. 30 St. Olaf         Away 7:00
Dec. 1  St. Olaf         Away TBA
Dec. 7  Hamline          Away 7:00
Dec. 8  Hamline          Away 2:00
Dec. 14 St. Thomas       Home 7:00
Dec. 15 St. Thomas       Home 2:00
Jan. 12 St. Catherine    Home 4:30
Jan. 13 St. Catherine    Home 2:00
Jan. 18 St. Benedict     Away 7:30
Jan. 19 St. Benedict     Away 2:00
Jan. 25 Augsburg         Away 7:05
Jan. 26 Augsburg         Away 2:05
Feb. 1  St. Mary's       Home 7:00
Feb. 2  St. Mary's       Home 2:00
Feb. 8  Bowdoin (ME)     Away 7:00
Feb. 9  Colby (ME)       Away 3:00
Feb. 15 Gustavus         Home* 7:00
Feb. 16 Gustavus         Home* 2:00
Mar. 1  MIAC Tournament  TBA  TBA
Mar. 2  MIAC Tournament  TBA  TBA
 

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Player & Team Information
Overall record last year: 13-9-0
Conference record/finish: 9-9-0, 6th Place
Key players returning/lost:  15/2
 

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Key Returning Players
 Lindsay Kurtis
So.
Phoenix, Ariz.
2000-01 Team Leading Scorer. Led MIAC in Points and Assists.
Shyla Wilson
Jr.
Cohasset, Minn.
All-MIAC in 2000-01.
Led MIAC in Saves and Save Percentage.

Name           Pos Yr  Ht   Hometown
Jenei Estrada    D So. 5-8  Moreno Valley, CA
Katie Jacques    W Jr. 5-9  Tempe AZ
  - 2000-01 All-MIAC
Sandra Johansson D Sr. 5-9  Jonstorp Sweden
  - 2000-01 All-MIAC, 1999-2000 Team Leading Scorer
Annie Knierim    W Jr. 5-10 Glasgow MT
Lindsay Kurtis   W So. 5-7  Phoenix, AZ
  - 2000-01 Team Leading Scorer
Shyla Wilson     G Jr. 5-6  Cohasset MN
  - 2000-01 All-MIAC, Led MIAC in Saves & Save Pct in 2000-01
 

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Key Losses (grad/transfer/injury/misc.)
 
 

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Season Outlook and Notes:
The Concordia College women's hockey team will have a new look behind the bench this year, but a familiar look on the ice. Arnie Caplan becomes the second coach in school history to lead the women's hockey team, taking over for Deb Lien who resigned last summer. Caplan will enjoy the luxury of having 15 players back from last year's team, three of whom were all-conference players. The team also returns their top seven scoring leaders from last year.

Caplan will be hoping to improve on last season's sixth-place finish in the MIAC. The team finished with a 9-9 record in conference, which is a seven game improvement from their 2-11-1 mark in 1999-00. Last season's dramatic rise to the top of the MIAC also included series splits with three of the four MIAC playoff teams.   With the heart of their roster back in 2001-02 the Cobbers are looking to make a run at the four-team conference playoff, a goal they fell just shy of last season.

In the net Concordia returns All-MIAC goalie Shyla Wilson (Jr., Cohasset, Minn.). Wilson led the league in saves and save percentage last season and kept the Cobbers close in the majority of their games. Wilson's season-ending goals against average of 3.05 is a misleading statistic as she never allowed more than four goals in a game after the opening weekend series to St. Ben's, and was instrumental in Concordia's victories over playoff participants St. Thomas, St. Kate's and St. Mary's.

The blue line will be the main concern for Caplan in his first year. He will only return three defensive players from a year ago. The trio of Jenei Estrada (So., Moreno Valley, Cali.), Anna Birgenheier (So., Sheridan, Wyom.) and Sandra Johansson (Sr., Jonstorp, Sweden) will be the anchor of the defensive unit with first year players being used to supply depth.

Up front the Cobbers will display an offensive punch equal to an Evander Holyfield uppercut. The "Arizona Connection" returns for their second season. Sophomore Lindsay Kurtis (Phoenix, Ariz.) led the league in points and assist as a first year player last season, and was also among the nation's leaders in both categories. Fellow Arizonan (Katie Jacques, Jr., Tempe, Ariz.) finished fourth in the MIAC in goals scored and tenth in overall points. With a year of experience packed away the duo will be looking to continue their offensive ways in 2001-2. Other Cobbers who will factor up front will be Christine Kleven (Sr., Re Lake Falls,  Minn.) who transferred in from Bemidji State after the first of the year and proceeded to score 7 goals in 12 games.  Karteka Parks (Seattle, Wash.) was third on the team in scoring last year with 33 points and will benefit from opposing team's blanket coverage of Kurtis and Jacques.
 
 

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2001-2002 Preseason Roster:
See current roster on 2001-02 roster page |

No Name           Pos Gr Ht   H'town St
01 Shyla Wilson     G Jr 5-6  Cohasset MN
02 Kate Anderson    W Jr 5-5  New Ulm MN
04 Jenei Estrada    D So 5-8  Moreno Valley CA
06 Teka Parks     C/W So 5-5  Seattle WA
08 Ann Edwards    W/C So 4-10 Detroit Lakes MN
09 Lindsay Kurtis   F So 5-7  Phoenix AZ
10 Christine Kleven W Sr 5-5  Red Lake Falls MN
11 Jennie Berger    W Jr 5-4  Bozeman MT
13 Katie Jacques    W Jr 5-9  Tempe AZ
14 Anna Grafstrom   C Sr 5-4  Roseau MN
17 Anna Birgenheier D So 5-5  Sheridan WY
18 Annie Knierim    W Jr 5-10 Glasgow MT
19 Kristi Stahl     W Jr 5-7  Bismarck ND
21 Sandra Johansson D Sr 5-9  Jonstorp Sweden
   Lyndi Bell       D Fr      Victorville CA
   Lindsay Czarnecki C Fr     Riverside CA
   Missy Dassinger  W Fr      Dickinson ND
   Charity Hartzell D So      Oceanside CA
   Trish Hulse      D Jr      Eagle River AK
   Jamie Savage     G Fr      Apple Valley MN
 
 
 
 

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