MEQUON, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Hockey team celebrated its 2017-18 season this past weekend with a postseason banquet. The Falcons handed out awards for the past year, along with celebrating the winningest senior class in program history.
The Falcons finished the year with a 12-13-2 record, including a 10-7-1 mark in NCHA play. CUW advanced to the Slaats Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2014-15 season after finishing fourth in the league standings.
CUW celebrated the careers of Chloe Bachman, Amanda Curtin, and Lexi Holman at the banquet as well. Holman received All-NCHA honors this past season, her second All-Conference selection. She was the first player in program history to receive All-NCHA honors twice, also landing on the team her sophomore season.
The Falcons also had eight players earn NCHA All-Academic honors this past season: Holman, Kaitlynn Lloyd, Christina Pattengale, Breanna Thomson, Ellie Woodman, Madi Chapman, Bachman, and Issy Bilton.
Below are the awards that were handed out at the postseason banquet:
Team MVP: Thomson (St. Marys, Ontario) landed Team MVP honors after an impressive season at goaltender. The sophomore posted a .942 save percentage and a 1.74 goals against average in 15 starts. Thomson added four shutouts throughout the season and finished the year with eight wins.
Offensive Player of the Year: Holman (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) tied for the team lead with 26 points and led the Falcons with 14 goals in her final season on the ice. The senior added 12 assists in 2017-18. Holman scored six power-play goals, along with one shorthanded and one empty-net score.
Defensive Player of the Year: Woodman (Janesville, Wis.) skated in 26 games for the Falcons as the team's top blueliner. Woodman finished the year with 11 points and posted a +2 plus/minus rating for the Falcons. She helped bolster a defense that posted five shutouts throughout the year.
Unsung Hero (Awarded to the player who made significant contributions to the success of the team but may not have necessarily received the credit they deserved in the public eye): Bachman (St. Peter, Minn.) served as an assistant captain in 2017-18 and skated in all 27 games. Bachman produced nine points. The senior recorded a hat trick on Senior Day in a win over Trine.
Rookie of the Year: Ally Hull (Wasilla, Alaska) skated in all 27 games during her rookie season with the Falcons. The freshman scored three goals and added three assists in her first year with the team, including a game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Finlandia.
Iron Falcon (Awarded to the player who came in first for the Falcons strength and conditioning test at the start of the year) – Bachman. Bachman's hard work in the offseason paid off as she skated in all 27 games for the Falcons this season. It was the second straight Iron Falcon award for the senior.
Lexi Holman - Career Goals (43)
Lexi Holman - Career Goals Per Game (0.42)
Lexi Holman - Career Power Play Goals (15)
Christina Pattengale - Career Saves (1,242)
Christina Pattengale - Saves Per Game (28.23)
Christina Pattengale - Shutouts (5)
Breanna Thomson - Save Percentage (.935)
Breanna Thomson - Goals Against Average (1.87)
Lexi Holman – Tied Power Play Goals (6)
Kristen Kennedy – Tied Penalties (22)
Kristen Kennedy – Tied Penalty Minutes (47)
Breanna Thomson – Goals Against Average (1.74)
Breanna Thomson – Shutouts (4)
Natasha Wanless – tied Goals (4, vs. Trine, February 17)
Natasha Wanless – tied power play goals (2, vs. Trine, February 17)
Natasha Wanless – tied points (5, vs. Trine, February 17)
Lexi Holman – tied points (5, vs. Trine, February 17)
Lexi Holman – assists (5, vs. Trine, February 17)
Most Shutouts in a season (5)
Tied most goals in a game (9, vs. Trine)
Tied most assists in a game (15, vs. Trine)
Tied most points in a game (24, vs. Trine)
Tied most conference wins in a season
4th time in program history with double-digit wins and third time in last four years.
May 2, 2018 Women's Hockey celebrates 2017-18 season
April 12, 2018 #HumboldtStrong
February 28, 2018 Holman makes history with second All-NCHA selection
February 24, 2018 Women's Hockey falls in Slaats Cup Quarterfinals to St. Scholastica
February 23, 2018 Women's Hockey ties in Slaats Cup Quarterfinals Opener
February 22, 2018 Women's Hockey opens Slaats Cup Playoffs at St. Scholastica
February 21, 2018 Eight from Women's Hockey earn NCHA All-Academic honors
February 21, 2018 Woodman named to D3Hockey.com Women's Team of the Week
February 17, 2018 Women's Hockey posts historic goal-scoring Senior Day win over Trine
February 16, 2018 Women's Hockey tops Trine in NCHA play
February 15, 2018 Rink Notes: Trine visits Falcons to conclude regular season
February 13, 2018 Pointers deal Women's Hockey non-conference setback
February 12, 2018 Women's Hockey erupts for six goals in Monday Matinee with Spartans
February 10, 2018 Women's Hockey stunned in overtime setback at Aurora
February 8, 2018 Friday's Women's Hockey game postponed, moved to Monday at home
February 3, 2018 Strong second period lifts Adrian past Women's Hockey
February 2, 2018 Women's Hockey suffers setback at Adrain
January 30, 2018 Holman named to D3Hockey.com Team of the Week
January 27, 2018 Holman's record, Woodman's heroics guide Women's Hockey to NCHA win
January 26, 2018 Hull's late goal lifts Women's Hockey to NCHA win over Finlandia
January 25, 2018 Men's, Women's Hockey ready for Pink the Rink
January 20, 2018 Holman ties career goals mark in Falcons setback at St. Scholastica
January 19, 2018 Three-goal third period sends Saints past Women's Hockey
January 11, 2018 Penalty Box Confessions: 2017-18 Women's Hockey Blog
January 9, 2018 Hockey programs participate in Be the Match Registry Drive
January 6, 2018 Bethel edges Women's Hockey
January 5, 2018 Bethel deals Women's Hockey non-conference setback
December 6, 2017 Chasing Records
December 5, 2017 Penalty Box Confessions: Successful first half for the Falcons
December 2, 2017 Pattengale solid in Falcons scoreless tie with Northland
December 1, 2017 Women's Hockey rolls to NCHA win over Northland
November 29, 2017 Rink Notes: Women's Hockey closes first half of schedule this weekend
November 25, 2017 Thomson, Bachman lead Women's Hockey to another bounce-back win
November 24, 2017 Women's Hockey blanked by Morrisville State
November 18, 2017 Women's Hockey secures series split at St. Norbert
November 17, 2017 Women's Hockey edged by St. Norbert
November 15, 2017 Pattengale named to D3Hockey.com Team of the Week
November 14, 2017 Penalty Box Confessions: A big weekend for the Falcons
November 14, 2017 Pattengale secures NCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors
November 11, 2017 Danis lifts Women's Hockey with overtime winner
November 10, 2017 Women's Hockey gains NCHA win over Marian
November 9, 2017 Rink Notes: Marian visits Women's Hockey for NCHA series
November 3, 2017 Lake Forest skates past Women's Hockey
November 2, 2017 Rink Notes: Women's Hockey hosts Lake Forest for two this weekend
October 28, 2017 Late second period surge gives Women's Hockey road win
October 27, 2017 Women's Hockey falls in season opener against Yellowjackets
October 26, 2017 Five Things to Know: Women's Hockey Season starts Friday
October 23, 2017 Penalty Box Confessions: 2017 Women's Hockey Blog
October 20, 2017 Women's Hockey slated fourth in NCHA Preseason Poll
October 6, 2017 Penalty Box Confessions: Falcons eager to start the season
October 4, 2017 Women's Hockey with four chosen as AHCA All-American Scholars
September 20, 2017 Penalty Box Confessions: 2017 Women's Hockey Blog
July 12, 2017 Women's Hockey adds Krumwiede as graduate assistant