SignUp
Michelle Karvinen enters her senior year with 108 career points.
Women’s hockey picked third in WCHA coaches’ poll
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Friday 09/19/2013 14:58:12 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After finishing tied for second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association last season and finishing as runner-up in the 2013 WCHA Final Face-Off, the University of North Dakota women’s hockey team was picked third in the conference preseason coaches’ poll.

In addition, UND ranked fifth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national preseason poll, receiving 100 points.

North Dakota returns 17 players from last year’s squad that finished with a 26-12-1 overall record. Senior forward Michelle Karvinen returns as the career-points leader in the WCHA, having amassed 42 goals and 66 assists in 63 games.

Freshman defender Halli Krzyaniak received one vote for the WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year. Krzyaniak enters UND having played her prep career at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, British Columbia, and has competed with the Canadian Women’s National Under-18 team.

North Dakota begins its season on Sept. 27 with an exhibition against Pursuit of Excellence at 7:07 p.m. UND then starts regular-season action the following weekend, hosting Lindenwood, Oct. 4-5.

Baseball off to the Windy City in third place
North Dakota heads to Chicago State Friday to begin a three-game Western Athletic Conference series against the Cougars. UND heads into the series in third place in the WAC standings at 6-3, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 11
For the first time this spring, head coach Bubba Schweigert gave his team some extended looks in live drills and the first-year head coach said he saw some good things among the 25-plus plays... MORE
Bissell shatters school record in hammer throw
LOS ANGELES – North Dakota's three-day trip to California got off to a sunny start Thursday night as senior Jakob Bissell destroyed his own school record in the hammer throw. MORE
Griep, throwers open California trip for UND
LOS ANGELES – Sophomore Molly Griep recorded a pair of fourth-place finishes and two other North Dakota throwers achieved personal records Thursday night at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open. MORE
UND Insider Weekly - Best of: Features
Watch host, Tim Hennessy, as he goes through UND Insider Weekly's features that showcased the teams and student-athletes here at UND. MORE

advertisement