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1998-99 St. Ben's  Hockey Preview

School:  College of Saint Benedict
Chartered/Founded:  1887/1913
Location: St. Joseph, Minn.
Enrollment: 1,940
President:  Mary Lyons, Ph.D.
Athletic Director: Carol Howe-Veenstra
Team nickname:  Blazers
Colors:  Red and white
 

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Coaching Staff
Head Coach Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly returns for his second season (in as many years of the program) as head ice hockey coach in the programís inaugural year at Saint Benís.  A native of Minnesota, Kelly received his bachelorís degree from Macalester College and his masterís from the University of Minnesota. Both degrees are in English and creative writing. Kelly also holds the position of CSB head soccer coach.
While in high school, Kelly was a goalie for the Wayzata Hockey Association Youth League. In 1983-85, Kelly coached a menís club hockey team at Macalester. He had been the head womenís soccer coach at Pine Manor College in Boston before coming to CSB.

While studying at the University of Minnesota, Kelly won the Academy of American Poets Prize, and his writings have been published in magazines and anthologies. ìKelly brings great all-around experience to our campus. He has committed himself to the Division III policy of academics and athletics,î said Carol Howe-Veenstra, CSB's Athletic Director.
Kellyís wife of seven years, Vera, is a professor of Political Science at Saint Benís and Saint Johnís.

Assistant Coach ó Tom Peart
Tom Peart also returns for his second season as assistant coach. He has an extensive background in hockey coaching, having worked with five teams prior to coming to CSB.

At Alexandria High School, Peart played goalie on the varsity hockey team for four years then continued his goaltending career at St. Cloud State University, playing varsity for three years.

Peart earned his bachelorís degree in speech communication and secondary education from SCSU, then earned a degree in physical education at Augsburg. He also earned a degree in developmental/adaptive physical education from Mankato State University.

In his most recent coaching position, Peart led the Strauss Flyers, a women's amateur hockey team, to their first ever Minnesota state championship and a third-place finish in the national tournament. He also served as assistant coach of the Augsburg menís hockey team; head coach of the Guildford Flames, a pro hockey team in London, England; Minneapolis Roosevelt High School boyís hockey head coach; and assistant boyís hockey coach at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. Peart now resides in Minneapolis.

Student Assistant Coach- Ben Shanahan
Ben joins St. Benís for his first year as a student asst. coach.  He is a freshmen at St. Johnís University and has been involved in various hockey programs since the age of 5, most recently graduating from Bemidji High School where he skated for the Lumberjacks.  He has previously coached the girlsí Bemidji Youth Hockey program and has been a hockey referee for two years.
 
 
 

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Sports Information:
Mike Durbin
Office phone:  320-363-5073
Home phone:320-252-5999
Fax:  320-363-6098
Email:  mdurbin@csbsju.edu
www.csbsju.edu

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1997 College of Saint Benedict Hockey Results

DATE
OPPONENT
TIME/RESULTS
Nov. 12 UW- River Falls L, 1-3
Nov. 14 Univ. of Minn (club) L,0-7
Nov. 16 Gustavus L, 0-12
Dec. 6 Gustavus L, 6-1
Dec. 10 St. Cloud State L, 0-4
Jan. 10 St. Mary's W, 3-2
Jan. 11 St. Mary's W, 3-2
Jan. 23 Mankato State L, 0-11
Jan. 24 St. Thomas/St. Catherine's W, 5-3
Feb. 4 St. Cloud State L, 2-6
Feb. 7 UW-River Falls W, 6-4
Feb. 11 St. Thomas/St. Catherine's W, 3-0
Feb. 12-15 Univ. of MN club tourney First Place
Feb. 21 Carleton W, 12-0
Feb. 22 Univ. of Minn (club) L, 2-4
Feb. 27 Iowa State W, 11-2
Feb. 28 Iowa State W, 5-0

 
 

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Date Day Opponent Site Time/Results
Nov. 7 Saturday UW-Superior A L, 4-6
Nov. 11 Wednesday Bemidji State H W, 3-1
Nov. 18 Wenesday SCSU H W, 4-2
Nov. 21 Saturday UW- River Falls A W, 3-1
Nov. 22 Sunday Augsburg H L, 4-1
Nov. 29 Sunday St. Thomas H 3:45
Nov. 30 Monday St. Thomas A 7:00
Dec. 2 Wednesday UW-Superior H 7:45
Dec. 4 Friday St. Boniface A 3:30
Dec. 5 Saturday Manitoba A 7:15
Dec. 7 Monday St. Cloud State A 7:35
Dec. 9 Wednesday Gustavus H 7:45
Dec. 14 Monday UW- River Falls H 7:30
Dec. 31 - Jan. 2 East Meets West New Year's Hockey Celebration Augsburg Ice Arena
Dec. 31 Thursday Bemidiji State Univ. Augsburg 8:00
Jan. 1 Friday Weleyan A 5:00
Jan. 2 Saturday RPI A 3:00
Jan. 9 Saturday St. Catherine's A 1:45
Jan. 15 Friday Gustavus A 7:00
Jan. 23 Saturday UM- Duluth A 7:00
Jan. 24 Sunday UM- Duluth A 12:00
Feb. 3 Wednesday St. Catherine's H 7:45
Feb. 5 Friday Augsburg A 7:05
Feb. 13 Saturday St. Mary's H 4:00
Feb. 14 Sunday St. Mary's H 1:00
Feb. 26-27 Friday - Saturday MIAC Final Four Augsburg Ice Arena TBA

**All home games in BOLD**
 
 
 

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1998-1999 Season Outlook

The College of St. Benedict Blazers move into their second season of play with an extremely positive outlook.  Following a successful inaugural season, the Blazers look to build on an 11-8-2 record.  Head Coach Bill Kelly and Asst. Coach Tom Peart put great effort into recruiting and brought in 17 talented first-year players to go with the 8 returning letter winners.

The new Blazers bring in a great deal of speed, scoring ability and added mobility, as well as creativeness in both the attacking zone and the defensive zone.  The Blazers will throw two new forechecks and a new power play at their opponents this coming season.  Fans of the game will see a great deal of puck movement and aggressiveness all over the ice.

The incoming talent this year will bring a new look to St. Benís, building on the legacy of last yearís team, namely- tenacity, an incredible work ethic and the ability to have fun playing the great game of hockey.

The Blazers open up their season on Nov. 11 with a non-Conference game against the University of Wisconsin-Superior.  St. Benís first Conference opponent is Augsburg College on Nov. 22.  The favorites in the MIAC are Augsburg College, the first ever varsity team in the state of Minnesota, and Gustavus Adolphus College.  Both are returning a core group of players that have great skills and extensive experience.  St. Benís, with their experienced returning players and influx of new talent, look to challenge for the first ever MIAC womenís hockey title.  St. Maryís, St. Thomas, and St.Catherineís will also compete in the conference, but all three will have very young squads.  Next year the MIAC will have three new teams added to the conference; Concordia-Moorhead, Hamline and Bethel.
 
 

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1998-99 Blazer Ice Hockey Roster

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NAME
YEAR
POSITION
HOMETOWN
1 Mary Welle Jr Goalie Albany, Albany HS
2 Kelly Boyles FY Defense St. Paul, Cretin-Derham HS
3 Lindsay Meier So Forward Chanhassen, Benilde St. Margaret HS
4 Anne Joswiak Sr Defense South St. Paul, South St. Paul HS
5 Kimberly Olson FY Defense Farmington, Farmington HS
6 Amber Wegwerth FY Forward Maplewood, Roseville HS
7 Christine Neppl So Forward Burnsville, Burnsville HS
8 Abby Goodman-Larson FY Forward Bemidji, Bemidji HS
9 Shannon Kegley FY Forward St. Paul, South St. Paul HS
10 Wendy Fuglestad FY Defense Nevis, Park Rapids HS
11 Kelly Wegwerth FY Forward Maplewood, Roseville HS
12 Katie Coe FY Forward Bemidji, Bemidji HS
13 Bethany Howard So Forward Coon Rapids, Blaine HS
14 Rebecca Orud FY Forward St. Paul, Totino Grace HS
15 Allison Notermann FY Forward Shakopee, Shakopee HS
16 Katy Rollwagen FY Forward St. Paul, Visitation HS
17 Katie Keeley So Forward Minnetonka, Hopkins HS
18 Aggie Wawra FY Forward Corcoran, Rockford HS
19 Leah Lindner So Defense Eagan, Eagan HS
20 Elizabeth Hancock FY Defense Minnetonka, Minnetonka HS
21 Anna Przybylski FY Defense Plymouth, Armstrong HS
22 Paula Vogt FY Forward Richmond, Rocori HS
25 Katie Dierkhising FY Defense Blaine, Blaine HS
27 Sue Lynn Myhre FY Forward Buffalo, Buffalo HS
30 Kristin Blumberg FY Goalie St. Paul, Cretin Derham Hall HS

 
 


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