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UND cuts women's hockey

Post by MNHockeyFan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Sad news for women's hockey in general, but even more so for all of the players who were expecting to return to finish out their careers.

Looks like only four Minnesotans who were on the team this past season are directly impacted, who will either have to look elsewhere or retire from D1 hockey.

Charly Dahlquist, sophomore forward from Eden Prairie
Taylor Flaherty, sophomore D from Lakeville North
Rebekah Kolstad, sophomore forward from Mankato East
Annelise Rice, freshman forward from Minnetonka

There were several others who completed their eligibility and will sadly reminisce that they played at UND the last year they had women's hockey. Really a shame all around.

Also not sure how many current high school players who have either committed to or seriously considering attending UND will be impacted.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/ ... ens-hockey

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Post by Mavs » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:00 pm

http://www.mngirlshockeyhub.com/page/sh ... mittments-

Gabbie Hughes
Taylor Wemple
Kara Werth
others?

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Post by ShakestheClown » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:01 pm

If they were scholarship players, does that mean their scholarship evaporates as well?

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Post by Mavs » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:58 pm

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:44 pm

ShakestheClown wrote:If they were scholarship players, does that mean their scholarship evaporates as well?
No, it's been confirmed that all rostered players, if they stay enrolled, would continue to receive their current scholarship level.

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Post by nu2hockey » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:05 am

MNHockeyFan wrote:
ShakestheClown wrote:If they were scholarship players, does that mean their scholarship evaporates as well?
No, it's been confirmed that all rostered players, if they stay enrolled, would continue to receive their current scholarship level.
That is correct, plus, the players received their official release yesterday so other schools can contact them directly about playing elsewhere without violating the NCAA tampering rules.

The kids have a lot of tough decisions to make. Transferring credits is not easy and usually some if not many won't be accepted . This year's juniors will have a hard decision to make. The idea of ending your playing career a year early after 13,14,15 years is going to hurt, you can be sure.

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Post by Mavs » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:01 am

nu2hockey wrote:
MNHockeyFan wrote:
ShakestheClown wrote:If they were scholarship players, does that mean their scholarship evaporates as well?
No, it's been confirmed that all rostered players, if they stay enrolled, would continue to receive their current scholarship level.
That is correct, plus, the players received their official release yesterday so other schools can contact them directly about playing elsewhere without violating the NCAA tampering rules.

The kids have a lot of tough decisions to make. Transferring credits is not easy and usually some if not many won't be accepted . This year's juniors will have a hard decision to make. The idea of ending your playing career a year early after 13,14,15 years is going to hurt, you can be sure.
Not to mention the ripple affect with some of these UND kids and recruits taking spots away from other recruits at various schools.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:51 pm

According to this tweet Centennial's Gabbie Hughes changed her commitment to UMD, where she'll be joining her linemate Anneke Linser.

https://twitter.com/ChrisDilks?ref_src= ... ey%2Fpage9

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Post by rascalbrock » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:28 am

MNHockeyFan wrote:According to this tweet Centennial's Gabbie Hughes changed her commitment to UMD, where she'll be joining her linemate Anneke Linser.

https://twitter.com/ChrisDilks?ref_src= ... ey%2Fpage9
UMD already has 5 recruits for that year - is she going to walk on?

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Post by Mavs » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:28 am

rascalbrock wrote:
MNHockeyFan wrote:According to this tweet Centennial's Gabbie Hughes changed her commitment to UMD, where she'll be joining her linemate Anneke Linser.

https://twitter.com/ChrisDilks?ref_src= ... ey%2Fpage9
UMD already has 5 recruits for that year - is she going to walk on?
Good question, some kids will likely have to walk-on for a year and then go on scholarship...thus smaller numbers for next years class? This or a lot of kids will get smaller scholarships to spread out more

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Pettition

Post by zambonidriver » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:13 pm

I *just* signed this petition to President Mark Kennedy: Keep North Dakota women's hockey alive
Will you sign as well? Every signature helps, and if you sign *right now* it will really build momentum. Head here, then help me recruit more as well!
https://www.change.org/p/president-mark ... =704877851

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Re: Pettition

Post by thegreatone99 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:27 pm

zambonidriver wrote:I *just* signed this petition to President Mark Kennedy: Keep North Dakota women's hockey alive
Will you sign as well? Every signature helps, and if you sign *right now* it will really build momentum. Head here, then help me recruit more as well!
https://www.change.org/p/president-mark ... =704877851

Thanks for the link, I just signed up too!

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Re: Pettition

Post by MNHockeyFan » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:38 am

thegreatone99 wrote:
zambonidriver wrote:I *just* signed this petition to President Mark Kennedy: Keep North Dakota women's hockey alive
Will you sign as well? Every signature helps, and if you sign *right now* it will really build momentum. Head here, then help me recruit more as well!
https://www.change.org/p/president-mark ... =704877851

Thanks for the link, I just signed up too!
Get ready to receive lots of spam emails. They've got a whole bunch of other petitions they'll pester you to sign! :twisted:

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Post by goaliedad31 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:16 pm

Looks like Charlie Dahlquist landed at Ohio state with her former teammate Lauren Boyle.

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Post by thegreatone99 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:25 pm

North Dakota's decision to drop women's hockey a major blow to the sport

“North Dakota is a warning shot across the bow for women’s hockey,” said Brad Frost, coach of the Gophers women’s hockey program. “Hockey is king up there so to see it get cut is an eye-opener. We need to be adding teams, not taking them away.”

“They see North Dakota, a big-time hockey school, on the chopping block — who’s to say someone else can’t do it?” she said. “This can’t happen again. We would skate with the young girls in North Dakota and sign autographs. They would say, ‘We want to be like you.’ Now they can’t, and that’s hard to see.”he region.

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Post by massalsa » Fri May 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Good news!!!

Especially if your kid wants to go east...

Even better if your kid wants a catholic college experience...

Its not Notre Dame but it is another D1 hockey school...

http://www.goholycross.com/ViewArticle. ... =211580735

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Post by Mavs » Mon May 08, 2017 10:15 am

massalsa wrote:Good news!!!

Especially if your kid wants to go east...

Even better if your kid wants a catholic college experience...

Its not Notre Dame but it is another D1 hockey school...

http://www.goholycross.com/ViewArticle. ... =211580735
Its a start. Now get Notre Dame, Illinois, Michigan and Michigan State on board to have more midwest teams

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