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Welcome to GCU Women’s Ice Hockey

Grand Canyon University is proud to announce the start of women’s ice hockey for the 2017-2018 season, welcoming female players from across the country for an opportunity to play ice hockey at a collegiate level in the West.

With GCU’s introduction of men’s ice hockey for the 2016-2017 season, we are excited to expand the hockey program to include women’s ice hockey. Our women’s hockey team is a member of the Western Women’s Collegiate Hockey League and competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I.

This season, we hope to produce a competitive team that allows young women to continue their passion for playing hockey while earning their degrees.

Our goals include:

– Enhance the women’s ice hockey community
– Provide females with an outlet for continued growth in the sport
– Win an ACHA Division I championship

Women’s Ice Hockey Program Information 2017-18

GCU Women’s Ice Hockey Schedule

Day Date   Opponent Location Time Score
Friday 09/08/2017 vs AZ Lady Coyotes U19 (exhibition) AZ Ice Peoria 7 pm 3-0 L
Friday 09/22/2017 at Arizona State Tempe, AZ 7:30 pm TBA
Saturday 09/23/2017 at Arizona State Tempe, AZ 6:30 pm TBA
Friday 09/29/2017 at McKendree O'Fallon, IL 5 pm TBA
Saturday 09/30/2017 at Lindenwood-Belleville Hazelwood, MO 10:30 pm TBA
Sunday 10/01/2017 at Lindenwood-Belleville Hazelwood, MO 12:50 pm TBA
Thursday 10/05/2017 vs Colorado AZ Ice Peoria 9 pm TBA
Sunday 10/08/2017 vs Colorado AZ Ice Peoria 10:30 am TBA
Sunday 10/15/2017 vs Colorado State AZ Ice Peoria 9:30 am TBA
Friday 11/03/2017 at Colorado State (WWCHL Showcase) Fort Collins, CO 7:30 pm TBA
Saturday 11/04/2017 at Denver (WWCHL Showcase) Denver, CO 12 pm TBA
Saturday 11/04/2017 at Colorado (WWCHL Showcase) Boulder, CO 7:30 pm TBA
Sunday 11/05/2017 at Arizona State (WWCHL Showcase) Boulder, CO 9 am TBA
Thursday 11/16/2017 vs Midland AZ Ice Peoria 6:20 pm TBA
Sunday 11/19/2017 vs Midland AZ Ice Peoria 8:30 am TBA
Friday 12/08/2017 vs Arizona State AZ Ice Peoria 6:30 pm TBA
Saturday 12/09/2017 vs Arizona State AZ Ice Peoria 6:30 pm TBA
Saturday 01/27/2018 at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN TBA TBA
Sunday 01/28/2018 at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN TBA TBA
Sunday 02/04/2018 vs Denver AZ Ice Peoria 8:30 am TBA

GCU Women’s Ice Hockey Roster

  • Emily Atkins
  • Sam Baquet
  • Shilo Cederberg
  • Tuesday Chavez
  • Hannah Dibiasi
  • Emily Exner
  • Makayla Fehlig
  • Haylee Gannaway
  • Vandalyn Hudson
  • Hanna Jorlamon
  • Jenna Kimbrel
  • Kylie Kramer
  • Emily Martinho
  • Courtney Morgan
  • Meranda Morgan
  • Alison Pimentel
  • Sierra Quinn
  • Tiffany Racataian
  • Rebecca Sanda
  • Kelly Walby
  • Tara Wasser

GCU Women’s Ice Hockey Coaching Staff

Natalie Rossi

Head Coach

GCU would like to welcome Natalie Rossi as the head women’s hockey coach for the 2017-2018 academic year. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., and raised in Edison, N.J., Coach Rossi grew up playing ice hockey and transitioned from boys’ hockey to girls’ hockey in high school. She played for the New Jersey Rockets girls’ club as a defensive player. After high school, Coach Rossi played for State University of New York at Oswego. Her smart hockey play was valued on and off the ice, as she learned how to coach other young players through her experience.

Upon graduating from SUNY Oswego, Coach Rossi coached at all levels (from U8 to U19) with the New Jersey Rockets. She helped grow the organization from two teams to 10 teams. When moving to Arizona, Coach Rossi continued her education at Arizona State University, obtaining a speech-language pathology assistant license while coaching with the Arizona Lady Coyotes, a local youth club. With the Lady Coyotes, Coach Rossi gained coaching experience with the U19, U16, U14 and U12 teams. She even organized an International Girls Hockey weekend event for new local hockey players.

Coach Rossi brings 20 years of playing and coaching experience to GCU, as well as a love for hockey that is reflected in her work ethic and determined coaching attitude. She is pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology while working in schools as a speech assistant. She currently lives in Phoenix and enjoys spending her off-ice time in the kitchen or hiking!