Wisconsin–River Falls Falcons men's ice hockey

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons Men's Ice Hockey
UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin-River Falls
ConferenceWIAC
Head coachSteve Freeman
18th season, 320–165–40
ArenaHunt Arena
LocationRiver Falls, Wisconsin
ColorsRed and White
   
Fight songThe Pledge Song
NCAA Tournament championships
1988, 1994
Conference Tournament championships
NAIA: 1983, NCHA:1988, 1996, 2007, WIAC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) men’s hockey team is the collegiate hockey team at the university. UWRF is a Division III hockey team, a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Falcons are a part of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), which is also a part of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). However, the WIAC announced in February 2012 that they would be leaving the NCHA due to budgetary reasons, effective for the 2014–15 season.[1] The Falcons have won three national titles, one as a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1983, and two NCAA national titles in 1988 and 1994.[2] The Falcons play at Hunt Arena, which opened in 1973. Steve Freeman is the head coach of the Falcons and is the all-time wins leader for both UWRF and the WIAC with over 300 total wins.[3][4]

Records history[edit]

As of November 2012[5]

  • NAIA national champions: 1983
  • NCAA national champions: 1988, 1994
  • NCHA Champions: 1988, 1996, 2007
  • WIAC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015

Coaching[edit]

Name Career
Jack Agnew 2-3-0
Walt Granata 9-13-0
Tom Younghans 9-1-0
Gwyn Christensen 10-2-0
Jim Helminiak 28-37-1
Don Joseph 116-97-1
George Gwozdecky 66-29-2
Mike McGraw 15-12-0
Craig Dahl 15-12-3
Rick Kozuback 65-26-5
Dean Talafous 110-84-18
Steve Freeman 320–165–40

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "WIAC Ice Hockey Teams To Withdraw From NCHA" | retrieved 2012-11-14
  2. ^ [2] "UWRF Hockey Homepage" | retrieved 2012-11-14
  3. ^ [3] "Coach Freeman Bio" | retrieved 2012-11-14
  4. ^ "UWRF Win 3-1 Giving Coach Steve Freeman 300th Career Win". UWRFsports.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  5. ^ [4] "Records and History" | retrieved 2012-11-14