Brown Bears women's ice hockey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Brown Bears women's ice hockey
Current season
Brown Bears women's ice hockey athletic logo

UniversityBrown University
ConferenceECAC
Head coachAmy Bourbeau
ArenaMeehan Auditorium
Capacity: 2,495
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
ColorsSeal brown and White

             

NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2002
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2002
Conference Tournament Champions
1998, 2000, 2002
Conference Regular Season Champions
1995, 1996, 1997, 2000
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Brown Bears women's ice hockey
Current season
Brown Bears women's ice hockey athletic logo

UniversityBrown University
ConferenceECAC
Head coachAmy Bourbeau
ArenaMeehan Auditorium
Capacity: 2,495
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
ColorsSeal brown and White

             

NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2002
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2002
Conference Tournament Champions
1998, 2000, 2002
Conference Regular Season Champions
1995, 1996, 1997, 2000

The Brown Bears women’s ice hockey program is a NCAA Division I ice hockey team that represents Brown University. The Bears play at the Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown women's hockey is the oldest women's hockey program in the United States. It was the first collegiate women's ice hockey program in the United States, started in 1964. The team was led from 1989 to 2011 by Head Coach Margaret ("Digit") Murphy, who became the winningest coach in Division I women's ice hockey history during her 18th season at Brown (2006–2007).[1]

History[edit]

Brown University Women's Ice Hockey is widely regarded as being one of the premier collegiate programs globally. Several former players are Olympic medal winners.

In 1964, the Brown Bears men's coach Jim Fullerton arranged for Nancy Schieffelin to attend a team practice. She was an experienced player and came to the practice disguised in full uniform. A year later, Brown University would have the first women’s ice hockey program. The team was known as the Pembroke Pandas. The Pandas would have to borrow equipment, and sell hockey rule sheets at the Bears men's games to raise money for equipment. In February 1966, the Pandas (Brown Bears) women’s ice hockey team played their first game. Against the Walpole Brooms, the club lost by a 4-1 score. [2]

In 1976, Brown would host the first ever Ivy League women's ice hockey tournament. The other competing schools were Cornell, Princeton and Yale. The Big Red would win the tournament.

Between 1994 and 1997, the Bears won three consecutive ECAC regular season championships. During that time span, the Bears were undefeated in the league during the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons. The undefeated streak spanned 49 ECAC games. The Bears competed in the first AWCHA Division I National Ice Hockey Championship. Contested in March 1998, the Bears were defeated by the New Hampshire Wildcats by a 4-1 score. [3]

In 1999-2000, Brown reach its second national championship final in three years. Coach Digit Murphy, who has been building the program since 1988, used virtually every player on her bench and eventually wore out opponents. She even went so far as to take the advice of a volunteer assistant coach by allowing her centers to take turns choosing the wings on their lines. The team withstood a season-ending ACL injury to its best player, U.S. Olympic defenseman Tara Mounsey, and went on to win nine straight games entering the 2000 national championship game.[4]

Ali Brewer holds every Brown goaltending record for a season or a career. In her four seasons with the Bears, she posted a 1.37 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage. In addition, she had 2,490 saves and posting 39 shutouts. Numerous records were set by Brewer including, a 0.94 GAA and .957 save percentage in her freshman season, 13 shutouts in her junior season, and 25 wins in her senior campaign. Another record that she holds is five consecutive shutouts, set her junior season, in which she blanked Cornell (3-0), St. Lawrence (5-0), Niagara twice (6-0 both games), and Colby (9-0).

During Brewer’s four seasons, the Bears never won fewer than 20 games in a season. The Bears won ECAC Championships in 1998 and 2000, with Brewer earning MVP honors during the 2000 Championship. The Bears also played in the AWCHA Tournament three times from 1998–2000, finishing as the National Runner-Up twice.[5]

Year by year[edit]

YearWinsLossesTiesCoachPostseason
2013-144205Amy Bourbeau
2012-136201Amy Bourbeau
2011-128167Amy Bourbeau
2010-112234Margaret Degidio Murphy
2009-103214Margaret Degidio Murphy
2008-097211Margaret Degidio Murphy
2007-085195Margaret Degidio Murphy
2004-0515152Margaret Degidio Murphy
2003-0418112Margaret Degidio Murphy
2002-0314144Margaret Degidio Murphy
2001-022582Margaret Degidio MurphyNCAA Championship runner-up
2000-011973Margaret Degidio Murphy
1999-20002543Margaret Degidio MurphyECAC tournament championship, AWCHA Championship loss
1997-982274Margaret Degidio MurphyECAC tournament championship, AWCHA Championship loss
1996-972821Margaret Degidio MurphyECAC regular season championship
1995-961645Margaret Degidio MurphyECAC regular season championship
1994-951643Margaret Degidio MurphyECAC regular season championship

[6]

Olympians[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Alli McMillan '74 Award[edit]

Chelsea McMillan '98 Award[edit]

Sakuma Award[edit]

The Sakuma Award is a team award given for perfect attendance at practices and games.

Ivy League honors[edit]

Bears in professional hockey[edit]

PlayerTeamLeague
Becky KellarBurlington BarracudasCWHL
Kristy ZamoraMississauga ChiefsCWHL

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown Bears: Women's Ice Hockey". Brown University. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ivy Women’s Hockey". Ivy Women in Sports: profiles of women from the Ivy League’s history. February 22, 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "About GirlsWomens' Hockey". Alaska State Hockey. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Digging Themselves Out". CNN. 2000-04-03. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  5. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/sports/hallfame/mtt/brewer_ali00.html
  6. ^ http://www.uscho.com/stats/teamYxY.php/brown-bears/womens-college-hockey/team,bn/gender,w.html
  7. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/athletics/history/olympians
  8. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/tournament/Women_All-Tournament_Teams.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.ahcahockey.com/news/women4799.html
  10. ^ http://www.usahockey.com/patty_kazmaier/default.aspx?NAV=AF_09&ID=191330
  11. ^ http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/sports/alltime.asp?intSID=8
  12. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/exceptional_bears/athletic_award_winners/marjorie_brown_smith
  13. ^ http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/article.asp?intID=1583
  14. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/tournament/Women_All-Tournament_Teams.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/exceptional_bears/athletic_award_winners/kate_silver
  16. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/murphy_digit00.html
  17. ^ "Freshman Katie Jamieson Receives All-Ivy Accolades". February 25, 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  18. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Wkly_Award_Winners_02_22.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.whockey.com/univ/ecac/1996/usatoday_shcf.html
  20. ^ "Jessica Link Player Profile". Brown Bears athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  21. ^ http://www.ahcahockey.com/news/women4799.html
  22. ^ http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/pattykazmaier.asp
  23. ^ http://www.brownbears.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030309aad.html
  24. ^ "Karen Thatcher wins prestigious Sarah Devens Award". Hockey East. April 11, 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  25. ^ http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/article.asp?intID=6431
  26. ^ "Player Profile Emilie Bydwell". Brown Bears athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  27. ^ "Player Profile Kim Fleet". Brown Bears athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  28. ^ "Courtney Johnson Player Profile". Brown Bears athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  29. ^ "Player Profile Kristy Zamora". Brown Bears athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  30. ^ "Men's and Women's Hockey All-Ivy Teams Announced". Ivy League Sports. March 7, 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2010. [dead link]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]