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Concordia Women's Hockey Home Page for 2003-04
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College Information
School: Concordia-Moorhead
Founded : 1891
Location: Moorhead, MN
Enrollment : 2850
President : Dr. Paul Dovre - Interim
Athletic Director: Bob Nick - Interim
Team Nickname:  Cobbers
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Logo: The Chicago "C"
Faculty Athletic Rep: Jim Forde
Stadium: Moorhead Sports Center (3, 150)
Press Box Phone:  None
 

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Concordia Women's Hockey History
First year of hockey: 1999-00
All-time play-off record: 1-2-0
Years in post-season play: 2
Last post-season appearance: 2002-03/ Result:  3-2 loss to Gustavus in MIAC Semifinals
All-time record: 49-41-3

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Women's Hockey Staff
Kerry Norman posted a 12-5-1 record in conference play in her first season as head coach. 

Head Coach:
Head Coach:  Kerry Norman
Alma Mater/Year: St. Lawrence University
Record at school (years): 14-8-1 (1)
Career record: 14-8-1 (1)
Head Coach's office phone: 218-299-4728
E-Mail: knorman@cord.edu
Best time/day to reach coach: 11am-2pm

Assistant Coaches:
Shyla Wilson/Concordia College/2003
 

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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: www.gocobbers.com
 

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2002-03 MIAC Standings
(Click here for complete game-by-game results)

Team       MIAC    Pts Overall
St. Thomas  14-2-2  30  19-7-2*#1
Concordia   12-5-1  25  14-8-1*2
Gustavus    11-4-3  25  14-9-4*3
St. Mary's  10-4-4  24  11-10-6*4
Augsburg    10-6-2  22  12-11-3*5
St. Olaf    9-6-3   21  10-10-4
St. Kate's  8-7-3   19  10-10-5
St. Ben's   3-13-2  8   4-18-2
Bethel      3-14-0  6   4-18-0
Hamline     0-18-0  0   2-22-1
# MIAC Regular Season Champions
* Clinched MIAC Playoff Spot


2002-03 Game-by-Game Results
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Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 9 UW-Superior Away W 6-3
Nov. 10 UW-Superior Away W 5-4 OT
Nov. 15 St. Olaf Home W 5-2
Nov. 16 St. Olaf Home W 3-0
Nov. 22 Hamline Home W 12-1
Nov. 23 Hamline Home W 7-2
Dec. 6 St. Mary's Away L 2-3
Dec. 7 St. Mary's Away T 1-1 OT
Jan. 11 St. Catherine Away W 4-1
Jan. 12 St. Catherine Away W 7-3
Jan. 17 St. Benedict Home* W 5-1
Jan. 18 St. Benedict Home* W 5-2
Jan. 25 St. Thomas Away L 4-7
Jan. 26 St. Thomas Away L 3-5
Feb. 1 Bowdoin (ME) Away L 1-4
Feb. 2 Williams College @ Bowdoin L 0-2
Feb. 7 Augsburg Home# L 4-5
Feb. 8 Augsburg Home# W 5-4
Feb. 14 Gustavus Away W 3-1
Feb. 15 Gustavus Away L 1-2 OT
Feb. 21 Bethel Home W 5-1
Feb. 22 Bethel Home W 10-3
Feb. 28 Gustavus (MIAC Semifinals) Woodbury L 2-3

2002-03 Final Record: Overall 14-8-1, MIAC 12-5-1 - T2nd Place

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2003-04 Schedule
 
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 15 Univ. of Winnipeg (Club) (Exhibition) Away 6:30pm
Nov. 16 Winnipeg Canadians (Exhibition) Away 10:15am
Nov. 22 St. Mary's Home 4:00pm
Nov. 23 St. Mary's Home Noon
Nov. 28 Lake Forest (IL) Away 2:00pm
Nov. 29 Lake Forest (IL) Away 2:00pm
Dec. 5 Hamline Away 7:00pm
Dec. 6 Hamline Away 2:00pm
Dec. 13 Michigan State (Club) @ SCSU TBA
Jan. 9 St. Catherine Home 4:00pm
Jan. 10 St. Catherine Home 2:00pm
Jan. 16 Univ. of Winnipeg (Club) Home 7:00pm
Jan. 17 Univ. of Winnipeg (Club) Home 2:00pm
Jan. 23 St. Thomas Home 7:00pm
Jan. 24 St. Thomas Home 2:00pm
Jan. 30 St. Ben's Away 7:00pm
Jan. 31 St. Ben's Away 2:00pm
Feb. 6 Augsburg Away 7:00pm
Feb. 7 Augsburg Away 2:00pm
Feb. 13 Gustavus  Home * 7:00pm
Feb. 14 Gustavus (Senior Day) Home Noon
Feb. 20 Bethel Away 7:00pm
Feb. 21 Bethel Away 2:00pm
Feb. 27 St. Olaf Away 7:00pm
Feb. 28 St. Olaf Away 2:00pm
Mar. 2 MIAC Playoffs - 1st Round TBA TBA
Mar. 4 MIAC Playoffs - Semifinals TBA TBA
Mar. 6 MIAC Playoffs - Finals  TBA TBA
* = Game will be played on the North Rink at the Moorhead Sports Arena
 

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Concordia Series Records Against MIAC Opponents:
Opponent:     W-L-T (Series Started)
Augsburg:     4-4-0 (1999)
Bethel:       6-2-0 (1999)
Gustavus:     1-9-0 (1999)
Hamline:      8-0-0 (1999)
St. Benedict: 6-3-0 (1999)
St. Catherine:4-4-0 (1999)
St. Mary‚s:   1-6-1 (1999)
St. Olaf:     6-0-0 (2000)
St. Thomas:   1-5-2 (1999)
 

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Player & Team Information
Overall record last year: 14-8-1
Conference record/finish: 12-5-1/2nd
Letterwinners returning/lost: 12/8
Starters Returning/lost: 1/5
 

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Returning Key Players
- Lindsay Czarnecki, C, Jr., 2002-03 MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention, 5th in the MIAC in
  short-handed goals in 2002-03
- Lindsay Kurtis, F, Sr., 2-Time All-MIAC, 116 career points, 6th in the MIAC in overall pts in
  2002-03
- Bridgette Richter, F, So., 2002-03 MIAC All-Conference, 3rd on the team in scoring in 2002-03
- Jamie Savage, G, Jr., 2.42 GAA and .922  save percentage in 2002-03
 

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Key Losses (Grad/Transfer/Injury/Misc.)
- Katie Jacques, F, Graduation, School‚s all-time leading scorer, 3-time All-MIAC
- Shyla Wilson, G, Graduation, 4-year starter, 2-time All-MIAC, 2-time All-MIAC Honorable Mention
- Sandra Rydén, D, Graduation, 2-time All-MIAC, 93 career points,
 

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2003-04 Season Outlook and Notes:
Lindsay Kurtis will be looking to break the school's all-time scoring record in 2003-04.

For Kerry Norman and the rest of the Concordia women‚s hockey team, it will be a season of letting go of the past and looking towards the future. Like every successful team, or family, there comes a time when you have to struggle past the growing pains in order to reach a higher level. The Cobbers will find themselves having to replace three key players that acted as older siblings throughout the beginning of the women‚s program at Concordia. Gone are all-time scoring leader Katie Jacques, record-setting goaltender Shyla Wilson and defensive mainstay Sandra Rydén. In their place are a bunch of honed veterans and young players trying to show that they have what it takes to make Concordia a consistent, top three finisher in the MIAC.

In the past two seasons, Concordia has finished as high as second place, played in two consecutive MIAC tournaments and set school records in wins in both years. To continue to flourish in the ever-improving MIAC, the team will have to rely on the little sisters that have been content to sit by and watch through the good times. The talent level will be present for the Cobbers in 2003-04 but the key will be to find success in the early season and then avoid a lull in the dog days of February.

Returning to take the seats at the head of the table for Concordia are senior wing Lindsay Kurtis, junior center Lindsay Czarnecki and back-up goaltender Jamie Savage.

Kurtis has already tallied 116 points in her first three seasons as a Cobber. She is on track to break Jacques‚ school record of 138 career points. However, she will have to learn how to play without Jacques, her scoring Siamese twin, who took most of the defensive pressure from the opposing teams and was able to free up valuable space in front of the goal. After Kurtis, the team will have to replace three of its next top five leading scorers. Returning for her sophomore season will be all-conference forward Bridgette Richter. Richter was seventh in the MIAC in scoring last year and finished third on the team in overall points. Norman will more than likely pair Kurtis and Richter on one line, which will leave Lindsay Czarnecki to captain the second line and provide a balanced scoring attack. Czarnecki had a breakout season in 2002-03. She was named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team and finished the year by scoring three goals in the last three games.

After Kurtis, Richter and Czarnecki there is no other player on the current roster that has scored more than 10 points in a season. The infants of the team will be asked to more than just crawl around during the 2003-04 season. Touted as the diaper dandies of the crew are Brandi Dunn of Plano, Tex. and Hannah Impola of Brainerd, Minn.

On defense, the Cobbers have the biggest set of hand-me-downs to fill. Gone is the sometimes-spectacular Rydén who was a mainstay with the team for the past five years. Her defensive partner Jenei Estrada is also missing from the opening day roster, however, she might make a return to the team after Christmas break. Her absence at the beginning of the year will leave matriarch Norman with only three defensemen with significant playing experience. Sophomores Kali Palmer and Samantha Gunning are the two most experienced returning blueliners. Both had solid first years and will be looking to take a big step forward in 2002-03. Junior Charity Hartzell will be counted on to add depth and experience. Like the forwards, the defense should have a pair of baby boomers. Marya Losinski of Cold Spring, Minn. and Ashley Mazur of Woodland Hills, Calif. will have to hit the ice flying if Concordia will have a chance to continue at the level they have been accustomed to in the past two years.

On paper, the goaltending situation looks a lot more frightening than it actually is. Of all the top players that will be replaced, the one that had the most promising understudy was netmider Shyla Wilson. Junior Jamie Savage has been groomed to take over the two-time All-MIAC‚s spot for the past year and a half. Last season Savage split the goaltending duties during the regular season and posted an impressive 2.42 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. Both numbers were better than those posted by Wilson. Savage was also a perfect 5-0 in games started last year and has a 6-1 mark over her first two seasons.

If Norman can nurture her family of Cobbers at a slow, successful pace then the team has the capability of returning to the MIAC postseason and going farther than the league semifinals - a benchmark that has tripped the team up in the past two years.
 
 

2003-04 Preseason Roster
No Name             Pos  YR HT Hometown
01 Millie Eidsvaag  G/F  JR 5-3 Litchfield, MN
02 Ryane Miller       F  FR 5-4 Princeton, MN
03 Kayla Knudsen      F  FR 5-4 Wahpeton, ND
04 Charity Hartzell   D  JR 5-10 Oceanside, CA
05 Bridgette Richter  F  JR 5-9 Long Beach, CA
06 Kristi Post        F  FR 5-8 Essex, VT
07 Hannah Impola      F  FR 5-6 Brainerd, MN
08 Marya Losinski     D  FR 5-5 Cold Spring, MN
09 Lindsay Kurtis     F  SR 5-7 Phoenix, AZ
10 Laura Eberhardt    D  FR 5-10 Wahpeton, ND
11 Paige Stone        F  FR 5-8 San Dimas, CA
12 Britt Ringstrom    D  SO 5-7 Sartell, MN
13 Lindsay Czarnecki  F  JR 5-6 Riverside, CA
14 Kali Palmer        D  SO 5-9 N. Richland Hills, TX
15 Chrissy Krell      F  SO 5-6 Wadena, MN
16 Missy Dassinger    F  JR 5-5 Dickinson, ND
17 Abby Cline         F  FR 5-8 Moorhead, MN
18 Brandie Dunn       F  FR 5-7 Plano, TX
19 Sam Gunning        D  SO 5-5 Brainerd, MN
20 Ashley Mazur       D  FR 5-9 Woodland Hills, CA
21 Grete Lee          D  SO 5-5 Hinton, Alberta
22 Joanna Berringer   D  FR 5-10 Kenora, Ontario
23 Miranda Koenig     F  SO 5-5 Moorhead, MN
24 Erin Anderson      F  SO 5-8 Hot Spring, AR
25 Laurel Grandinetti F  FR 5-1 Louisville, KY
26 Lindsey Grigas     D  FR 5-10 Minot, ND
29 Jenna Johnson      G  SO 5-6 Wadena, MN
33 Jamie Savage       G  JR 5-4 Apple Valley MN