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2002-2003 Concordia Women's Hockey Preview Information
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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: 1-1 (MIAC Only)
Years in post-season play: 1 (MIAC Only)
Last post-season appearance/Result: 2001-02/L to Gustavus 6-2
All-time record: 35-32-2

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Women's Hockey Staff
Head Coach
Kerry Norman
First-year head coach of Concordia. 

Head Coach: Kerry Norman
Alma Mater/Year: St. Lawrence University
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: knorman@cord.edu

Assistants:
Kori Pearson, 1st Year
Shane Peters, 1st 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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2001-02 Concordia Women's Hockey Schedule
 
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 3 UW-River Falls Home W 5-1
Nov. 16 Bethel College Away W 5-1
Nov. 17 Bethel College Away W 4-2
Nov. 30 St. Olaf Away W 4-0
Dec. 1 St. Olaf Away # W 4-1
Dec. 7 Hamline Away W 6-2
Dec. 8 Hamline Away W 3-2
Dec. 14 St. Thomas Home L 0-3
Dec. 15 St. Thomas Home T 2-2
Jan. 12 St. Catherine Home L 3-4 OT
Jan. 13 St. Catherine Home W 4-2
Jan. 18 St. Benedict Away W 3-2
Jan. 19 St. Benedict Away W 4-3
Jan. 25 Augsburg Away W 6-1
Jan. 26 Augsburg Away W 4-3 OT
Feb. 1 St. Mary's Home L 3-4
Feb. 2 St. Mary's Home L 1-2
Feb. 8 Bowdoin (ME) Away L 1-7
Feb. 9 Colby (ME) Away L 1-2
Feb. 15 Gustavus Home* L 0-7
Feb. 16 Gustavus Home* L 1-5
Feb. 26 St. Ben's (MIAC Play-In Game) Home W 7-4
Mar. 1 Gustavus (MIAC Semifinal) Blaine L 2-6

Overall Record: 13-8-1
MIAC Record: 11-6-1 (4th Place)

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2002-03 Concordia Women's Hockey Schedule
All  home games are at Moorhead Sports Center (324 - 24th Street South)
 
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 9 UW-Superior Away 2:00pm
Nov. 10 UW-Superior Away 3:00pm
Nov. 15 St. Olaf  Home 7:00pm
Nov. 16 St. Olaf  Home 2:00pm
Nov. 22 Hamline Home 7:00pm
Nov. 23 Hamline Home 2:00pm
Dec. 6 St. Mary's Away 7:00pm
Dec. 7 St. Mary's Away 2:00pm
Jan. 11 St. Catherine Away 6:00pm
Jan. 12 St. Catherine Away 12:15pm
Jan. 17 St. Benedict Home* 7:00pm
Jan. 18 St. Benedict Home* 2:00pm
Jan. 25 St. Thomas Away 2:00pm
Jan. 26 St. Thomas Away 2:00pm
Feb. 1 Bowdoin (ME) Away 1:00pm
Feb. 2 Williams College @ Bowdoin 1:00pm
Feb. 7 Augsburg Home# 7:00pm
Feb. 8 Augsburg Home# 2:00pm
Feb. 14 Gustavus Away 7:00pm
Feb. 15 Gustavus Away 2:00pm
Feb. 21 Bethel Home 7:00pm
Feb. 22 Bethel Home 2:00pm
Feb. 27 MIAC Final Five  TBA TBA
Feb. 28 MIAC Semifinals TBA TBA
Mar. 1 MIAC Championship  TBA TBA
* = Games will be played on the North Rink at the Moorhead Sports Arena
# = Games will be played at the Moorhead Youth Hockey Rink
      (700 Main Avenue - Moorhead, MN)

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Player & Team Information
Overall Record Last Year: 13-8-1
Conference record/finish: 11-6-1, 4th Place
Letterwinners returning/lost: 13/4
Starters Returning/lost: 6/0

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Key Returning Players
 Katie Jacques
Sr.
Tempe, Ariz.
Two-time All-MIAC; team leading scorer in 2001-02.
Shyla Wilson
Sr.
Cohasset, Minn.
Two-time All-MIAC award winner.

Name           Pos Yr  Ht   Hometown
Jenei Estrada    D Sr. 5-8  Moreno Valley, CA
  - All-MIAC Honorable Mention in 2001-02; Sixth in the MIAC in scoring
    by a defenseman
Katie Jacques    W Sr. 5-9  Tempe AZ
  - Two-time All-MIAC; Led Concordia in scoring in 2001-02: Led the
    MIAC in game-winning goals (8) in 2001-02
Annie Knierim    W Sr. 5-10 Glasgow MT
  - All-MIAC Honorable Mention in 2001-02; Third on the team and 13th
    in the MIAC in scoring in 2001-02
Lindsay Kurtis   W Jr. 5-7  Phoenix, AZ
  - All-MIAC in 2001-02; Tied for team lead in assists (19) in 2001-02;
    Second in the MIAC in assists in 2001-02
Shyla Wilson     G Sr. 5-6  Cohasset MN
  - Two-time All-MIAC; 2.48 GAA in 2001-02
 

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Key Newcomers (grad/transfer/injury/misc.)
Name            Pos Yr Ht   Hometown/HS
Emily Erickson    F Fr 5-8  Roseau MN
Samantha Gunning  D Fr 5-5  Baxter MN/Brainerd
Kali Palmer       D Fr 5-9  North Richland Hills TX/Birdville
Bridgette Richter F Fr 5-9  Long Beach CA/Los Alamitos

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Season Outlook and Notes:
Usually a first-year head coach for a women's hockey team will find the cupboards bare due to graduation or a committed movement towards establishing a new program. That will not be the case as Kerry Norman steps up behind the bench for Concordia in her first season as head coach. Norman will find that the shelves are fully stocked and that the kitchen is in great shape.

The reason for Norman to be optimistic going into the season is that she will have a nucleus of players that won a school record 13 games in 2001-02 and made the MIAC playoffs for the first time in school history. Of the 17 players on last year's roster, 13 will be returning for action in 2002-03. Included in those 13 are five players that were named to the all-conference or all-conference honorable mention teams from a year ago. The team will also return all eight of their top scorers from last season and their two-time all-conference goaltender. In addition to the 13 returning players, Norman has added a recruiting class that features 11 new players. The Cobber kitchen is fully loaded and ready to cook during the long winter season of 2002-03.

For the fourth straight season Concordia will have one of the premiere goaltenders in the MIAC. Senior Shyla Wilson (Cohasset, Minn./Grand Rapids HS) returns to give the Cobbers a steadying force between the pipes. Wilson is a two-time, all-MIAC performer who has logged more than 3,100 minutes in goal for Concordia. She has a career save percentage of .921 and is coming off a career-best 2.48 goals against average in 2001-02.

Concordia will again feature a high-octane offense that can put big numbers on the board during any game. The team returns all eight of their top scorers from last season. Leading the offensive attack will be the  "Arizona Connection". Katie Jacques (Sr., Tempe, Ariz./Corona Del Sol HS) and Lindsay Kurtis (Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Paradise Valley HS) have been the top two scorers for Concordia for the past two seasons and have amassed over 167 points during that span. Jacques has been named to the all-conference team twice in her career, and Kurtis garnered the award for the first time last season. Jacques has 101 points in her three-year career at Concordia, while Kurtis has 82 points during her first two seasons. Annie Knierem (Sr., Glasgow, Mont., Glasgow HS) gives the Cobbers a third, potent scoring threat to their attack, having scored at least 17 goals in the past two seasons. Last year she was named to the all-conference honorable mention team. All three players were in the top 15 in the league in scoring.

One of the focal points for Norman will be to shore up the defense. In the past, the Cobbers have struggled to hold upper-tier opponents from pounding the Cobber net with a barrage of shots. A quartet of returning players will help bolster the blueline. Jenei Estrada (Jr., Moreno Valley, Cali., Moreno Valley HS), Charity Hartzell (So., Oceanside, Cali.), Lyndi Bell (So., Victorville, Cali., Victor Valley HS) and Sandra Rydén (Helsingborg, Sweden/Tycho Brahe HS) all have at least one year of experience under their belts which will help them deal with the fast pace of the top teams in the MIAC. The top two players from that corps will be Estrada and Rydén. Last season Estrada was named to the all-conference honorable mention team and was sixth in the league in scoring by a defenseman. Rydén will return for a fifth season and will bring a strong skating presence to the defense. She is in her fifth year for Concordia and her experience and knowledge of the league will help the team avoid the peaks and valleys that go with a young squad. Two newcomers should add depth and youthful exuberance to the group. Samantha Gunning (Fr., Baxter, Minn./Brainerd HS) and Kali Palmer (Fr., North Richland Hills, Tex./Birdville HS) have been impressive in the early weeks of practice.

The schedule for Concordia is a "good news, bad news" scenario. The good news is that the Cobbers will start out the season with their first four conference games at home and finish with four of their last six MIAC games at home. The bad news comes in the form of six tough road games in the middle of the year. Concordia will play the top three teams in the league from a year ago - Gustavus, St. Thomas and St. Mary's - all on the road. If Concordia can survive those six, tough road games and be successful throughout the rest of the 2002-03 MIAC schedule then Concordia could be staring at a feast come playoff time.
 

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2002-2003 Preseason Roster:
See current roster on 2002-03 roster page |

No Name            Pos Gr  Ht  Hometown/HS
01 Shyla Wilson      G Sr 5-6  Cohasset MN/Grand Rapids
02 Kate Anderson     F Sr 5-5  New Ulm MN
04 Charity Hartzell  D Jr 5-10 Oceanside CA
05 Bridgette Richter F Fr 5-9  Long Beach CA/Los Alamitos
06 Jenei Estrada     D Jr 5-8  Moreno Valley CA
09 Lindsay Kurtis    F Jr 5-7  Phoenix AZ/Paradise Valley
10 Christine Kleven  F Sr 5-5  Red Lake Falls MN/Lafayette
11 Emily Erickson    F Fr 5-8  Roseau MN
12 Britt Ringstrom D/F Fr 5-7  Sartell MN
13 Katie Jacques     F Sr 5-9  Tempe AZ/Corona Del Sol
14 Kali Palmer       D Fr 5-9  North Richland Hills TX/Birdville
15 Grete Lee         D Fr 5-5  Hinton AB/Harry Collenge
16 Missy Dassinger   F So 5-10 Dickinson ND
17 Staci Nunn        F Fr 5-5  East Grand Forks MN
18 Annie Knierim     F Sr 5-10 Glasgow MT
19 Samantha Gunning  D Fr 5-5  Baxter MN/Brainerd
20 Lyndi Bell        D So 5-3  Victorville CA/Victor Valley
21 Sandra Rydén      D Sr 5-9  Helsingborg Sweden/Tycho Brahe
22 Lindsay Czarnecki C So 5-6  Riverside CA/Riverside Poly
23 Miranda Koenig    F Fr 5-3  Moorhead MN
30 Jenna Johnson     G Fr 5-7  Wadena MN/Wadena-Deer Creek
31 Jamie Savage      G So 5-3  Apple Valley MN/Rosemount

Head Coach: Kerry Norman, 1st Year
Assistant Coaches: Kori Pearson, Shane Peters
Student Managers: Katie Knierem, Kari Nicol, Lindsay Riley
 
 
 
 
 
 

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