The Quinnipiac Bobcats women's ice hockey program represents Quinnipiac University
Quinnipiac University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in Hamden, Connecticut, United States at the foot of Sleeping Giant State Park...
. The Bobcats compete in ECAC Hockey.
Year by year
In their inaugural season, the Quinnipiac Braves were in the ECAC Eastern Conference. After their inaugural season, the team changed its name to Bobcats. From 2002 to 2004, the Bobcats were a Division I independent. In 2004-05, the team joined College Hockey America
College Hockey America is a women's college ice hockey conference in the United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I as a hockey-only conference. The conference is currently made up of four women's teams in New York and Pennsylvania....
. After one year in the CHA, the Bobcats joined the ECAC and have been there since.
|| Rick Seeley
On February 28, 2010, Quinnipiac made NCAA history. Against the Rensselaer Engineers, the Bobcats lost by a score of 2-1, but it took five overtimes. It is now the longest college hockey game in NCAA history. Senior defenseman Laura Gersten had the game winning goal. She registered it at 4:32 of the fifth overtime session to not only clinch the win, but the series victory. RPI advanced to the ECAC Hockey Women's Semifinals for the second consecutive season. The Engineers will face top ranked Cornell University.
On November 12 and 13, 2010, Kelly Babstock made Quinnipiac hockey history as she accounted for six of the seven goals scored over the weekend. Babstock registered back to back hat tricks against ECAC opponents (No. 10 ranked Harvard and Dartmouth). In addition, she is the first skater in Quinnipiac history to record two hat tricks in one season. As of November 14, Babstock led the team and the entire NCAA in goals (13) and points (27).
Versus the Brown Bears on Friday, December 3, 2010, Kelly Babstock became Quinnipiac's all-time leader in goals scored in a season by netting her 16th goal of the season. Babstock's nation leading sixth game winning goal against Yale on Saturday, Dec. 4 was part of a Bobcats 3-1 win.
With a second period goal versus the Colgate Raiders on November 19, 2011, Kelly Babstock of the Quinnipiac Bobcats became the program's all-time leading scorer. In just her second season, Babstock surpassed Vicki Graham, who finished with 73 career points, after the 2006-07 season. Babstock reached the milestone in her 50th career game.
Kelly Babstock led all skaters in points at the 2011 Nutmeg Classic with four (one goal, three assists). With the two assists in the championship game, Babstock earned the 39 and 40 assists of her career, surpassing Caitlin Peters as the all-time assist leader in Bobcats history. Breann Frykas scored the game winning goal as the Bobcats bested the Robert Morris Colonials by a 3-2 tally. The victory in the Nutmeg Classic was also the 200th career victory of head coach Rick Seeley.
The following players represented their country in international tournaments.
- Hayley McMeekin, member of Canada's Under-22 Team at the 2008 European Air Canada Cup
Awards and honors
- Kelly Babstock, 2010-11 New England Women's Division I All-Star
- Heather Hughes, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of November 9, 2009)
- Heather Hughes, 2009-10 ECAC All-Rookie Team
- Rick Seeley, 2009-10 ECAC Coach of the Year
- Rick Seeley, 2009-10 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team (Coach)
- Victoria Vigilanti, ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 19, 2009)
- Victoria Vigilanti, ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 22, 2010)
- Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 ECAC Leader, Save percentage (.957)
- Victoria Vigilanti, Ranked second in 2009-10 ECAC season, Goals against average (1.15)
- Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 ECAC All-Rookie Team
- Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 All-ECAC First Team
- Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 ECAC Goaltender of the Year
- Victoria Vigilanti, 2009-10 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team
- Hughes and Vigilanti made school history. It marks the first time in women's hockey history at the school that two players both received postseason honours in the same year. In addition, it marked the first time since the 2006-07 season that a player from the Bobcats received a postseason honour.
- Kelly Babstock, 2010-11 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey Rookie of the Year
- Kelly Babstock, 2010-11 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey Most Valuable Player
- Kallie Flor, 2010 Most Valuable Player
- Kelsey Britton, 2010 Coaches Award
- Jordan Elkins, 2010 Top Defensive Player
- Victoria Vigilanti, 2010 Rookie of the Year