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Welcome everyone to the official website for
CSU Women's Ice Hockey
After a wonderful summer, Ram Hockey is ready to start up again. We are extremely excited and you should be too! Coming up quickly in the next couple weeks we will have plenty of activities. Included are opportunities to learn more about our program, meet the team, and try out to join us in the new season!
August 26th - Monday
7:30 - 8:00 at the CSU Recreation Center
Learn all the info you need to know about the upcoming season
August 29th - Thursday
4:30 - 6:00 at the Eldora Pool Ice Center
August 30th - Friday
5:00 - 6:30 at the Eldora Pool Ice Center
Great opportunity to meet everyone and get some time on the ice before tryouts
September 3rd - Tuesday
5:15 - 6:15 at the Eldora Pool Ice Center
September 6th - Friday
7:30 - 8:30 at the Eldora Pool Ice Center
Join us for the upcoming 2019-2020 season!
Mid Season Update
After a series of back to back weekends of hockey, your rams took a break from the ice and spent some time with their families for Thanksgiving. Here is a recap of the games from both out of state trips and one Colorado tournament.
On Thursday October 11th, the Rams flew to the east coast for a showcase with games against Bishops University, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts. This was the first time in the season that CSU played teams from the east coast. The trip was arduous on the Rams, as they faced many challenges from being a young team and playing much more experienced teams. Nevertheless, both the coaching staff and the players spent some time figuring out which changes worked for the team and which ones needed to be reconfigured. The scores are posted below.
October 12th: Game vs. Bishops University (0-12 L)
October 13th: Game vs. University of Rhode Island (1-3 L)
October 14th: Game vs. University of Massachusetts (0-11 L)
CSU in line for security at the Denver International Airport.
For the weekend of October 19th-21st, the University of Colorado hosted a tournament in Boulder for teams in the Western Conference of the ACHA. CSU was able to play some familiar faces before heading to Arizona the following weekend for games against Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.
Photos courtesy of Snapshot Hockey
Scores for the tournament are below.
October 19: Game vs. Midland (1-12 L)
October 20: Game vs. CU (0-11 L)
ctober 20: Game vs. GCU (0-2 L)
October 21: Game vs. Air Force (8-4 W)
After returning home to Fort Collins, CSU was determined to turn their losing streak around before their trip to Arizona. This effort proved to be beneficial.
Early morning on Thursday November 1st, the Rams started their 13 hour drive to Tempe, Arizona to play games against Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. The CSU and ASU matchup has always been rivalrous and CSU was determined to make a quick comeback given only one week of practices after the tournament in Boulder. These scores are posted below.
November 2nd: Game vs. ASU (4-1 W)
November 3rd: Game vs. ASU (5-6 L)
November 4th: Game vs. GCU (6-5 W)
The Rams came to Arizona determined to change the outcomes of their games and it showed. They scored more in this one weekend than they had in all of their previous games combined.
With this successful weekend on their shoulders, the team hopes to carry their hard work into this upcoming weekend with games against CU. Saturday's game is at EPIC at 3:00pm and Sunday’s game will be a part of the Rocky Mountain Showdown, so get your tickets now! With the purchase of a ticket, you will get to see your Rams take on CU at 1:00pm and the choice to attend one of the three following NHL games posted below. Also included is a CSU edition Avalanche T-shirt.
Today, your Rams open their season at Joy Burns Arena against the University of Denver at 9:00pm. The players are very excited to take on the first challenge of the season. After having a shortage of freshmen players the year prior, recruitment has been a top priority for the team.
The team has added nine new players who looks to prove themselves in this upcoming matchup. These players have proved themselves in the two weeks of practices that have prepared them for this moment. Forwards Josie Dillard, Allie Litzinger, and Caroline Forsmo have added a new level of competition to the team and seek to make a positive impact especially for this weekend’s series against DU. Every practice, they run the drills with confidence and energy that will be advantageous for the forward lines as a whole. Freshmen Darby Easterday, Alyssa Schmidt, Sarah Watler, and Michelle Kaczmarek have proved to be a great benefit to the defense lines. During the 2017-2018 season, the team had to run with an average of three defensemen per game, which is practically unheard of for a hockey team in general, let alone an ACHA Division I team. This was a great challenge, but the addition of new players will further the intensity and balance of the defense lines. Sonya Benson, Teagan Ries, and Mackenzie Roberts are the goalies this year. Mackenzie Roberts is a first year graduate student, so her extensive knowledge of goaltending at the collegiate level will help guide the freshmen goalies into the years to come. Both Teagan and Sonya are dependable players on the ice and are eager for their chance to excel between the posts.
Many of the returning players are also looking to make an impact on the outcomes of the games and demonstrate their leadership. Maria King is the only graduate this year, so she wants to make this year the best possible year for the women’s ice hockey team. Her knowledge of the game is very useful in the chalk talk sessions. She is always willing to help the younger players on and off the ice.
It would be impossible to talk about the team without giving credit to our coaches Loch Miller, Sarina Perret and Kelly French and academic advisor Peter Jacobs. These individuals shape how the team is today and give necessary support and structure.
With the school year fast approaching, so is your Rams 2018-2019 season! Please join us Saturday, August 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm at Night at the Rec to learn more about the team and meet several of the teammates!
If you are not able to attend Night at the Rec, there is an information meeting Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Rec Center where you will learn everything you need to know before tryouts!
Above lays our Maria King, though she is the lone graduating senior this year, there are many other upperclassmen who will all help to lead our team.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to our Alex Reda or Kristen Perry. Go Rams!
After a hard-fought time at regionals, your Rams' season has come to an end. We were very proud of ourselves at the end of the season, we truly started working together and getting our groove. We are looking forward to next year already. With some changes upon us, we wanted to keep our fans updated!
First and foremost, we had three amazing young women graduate. Captain, and president, Forward, Sarina Perret, is graduating with an honors degree in Health and Exercise Science-Sports Medicine. Next year, Sarina will be working full time at a physical therapy (PT) office, Integrative Physiotherapy. In 2019, Sarina will attend PT school to become fully licensed. Forward, Alicia Ziff will be graduating with a double major in International Studies and Political Science, with a minor in French. Next year, Alicia will be moving to France to teach English. Then in the future, she wants to move to New Zealand but eventually reside in Washington D.C. with a career. Goalie, Mackenzie Roberts, will be graduating with a double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. She has been accepted into the Master of Education graduate program, focusing on Early Childhood Education, here at CSU and will be returning for her final year with the team.
As a student run organization, we give much appreciation to our board of officers, these girls do all of the work behind the scenes so that there is a team. For the past two years we have been thankful for Sarina Perret as our president. We now have elected Alex Reda to fill those shoes, we have full faith in her abilities to do so! Since our Vice President has moved up, we elected Kristen Perry as VP. She will work closely with Alex to help everything run smoothly. Additionally, Katie Hurley has been elected Treasurer. Megan Johnston received the position of Peer Development and Community Education officer, and Stephanie Talone will be our new Travel and Safety officer. These young girls are very capable and confident individuals, we are excited for their contribution to the team.
Since our inaugural season, our Faculty Advisor, Peter Jacobs, has collected cowbells for the team. Each season, every player has signed a new cowbell, it's become a tradition we look forward to each year. This season Peter came up with a new addition to our team tradition. From here forth one player will be awarded the cowbell as our MVP. With all her work on and off the ice, we awarded our Captain, Sarina Perret, the MVP for the 2017-18 season!