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Welcome to GCU Women’s Ice Hockey

The GCU Women’s Ice Hockey team heads into Year 3 welcoming female players from across the country for an opportunity to play ice hockey at the collegiate level.

Our women’s hockey team is a member of the Western Women’s Collegiate Hockey League (WWCHL), and competes in Division I of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). During the 2018-19 season, not only did the team compete against teams nationwide, they were one of the leading teams on campus in community service, earning the ACHA’s Community Service Award for the second consecutive year.  The team is dedicated to not only allowing young women to continue their passion for playing hockey while earning their degrees and competing for an ACHA Division I title, but to enhance the women’s ice hockey community in Arizona on all youth levels.

Women’s Ice Hockey Program Information 2019-20

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GCU Women’s Ice Hockey Schedules

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Friday 09/27/2019 vs Exhibition Game AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM ATTENDED
Saturday 09/28/2019 vs Exhibition Game AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM ATTENDED
Friday 10/04/2019 vs Arizona State University AZ Ice Arcadia 6:45 PM 1-4 L
Saturday 10/05/2019 vs Arizona State University AZ Ice Arcadia 6:45 PM 2-3 L
Friday 10/11/2019 at Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 12:15 PM 5-6 (F/OT) L
Friday 10/11/2019 at University of Denver (CO) Denver, CO 8:00 PM 4-2 W
Saturday 10/12/2019 at Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 2:30 PM 4-2 L
Sunday 10/13/2019 at University of Denver (CO) Denver, CO 9:00 AM 5-3 W
Friday 11/15/2019 at University of Utah Utah 4:00 PM TBA
Saturday 11/16/2019 at University of Utah Utah 4:00 PM TBA
Friday 12/06/2019 at Arizona State University Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 12/07/2019 vs Kachinas High School (exhibition) AZ Ice Arcadia 11:30 AM TBA
Friday 01/17/2020 vs University of Utah AZ Ice Arcadia 6:45 PM TBA
Saturday 01/18/2020 vs University of Utah AZ Ice Arcadia 11:45 AM TBA
Friday 01/24/2020 at Arizona State University Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) NA TBA
Saturday 01/25/2020 at Arizona State University Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) NA TBA
Friday 01/31/2020 vs TBD AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 02/01/2020 vs TBD AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 02/08/2020 vs University of Colorado AZ Ice Arcadia 11:45 AM TBA
Sunday 02/09/2020 vs University of Colorado AZ Ice Arcadia 11:45 AM TBA
Saturday 02/15/2020 vs Arizona State University AZ Ice Arcadia 6:45 PM TBA
Thursday 02/27/2020 WWCHL Playoffs TBD NA TBA
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Friday 02/28/2020 WWCHL Playoffs TBD NA TBA
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Saturday 02/29/2020 WWCHL Playoffs TBD NA TBA
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Sunday 03/01/2020 WWCHL Playoffs TBD NA TBA
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Wednesday 03/25/2020 ACHA Nationals Frisco, TX NA TBA
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Thursday 03/26/2020 ACHA Nationals Frisco, TX NA TBA
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Friday 03/27/2020 ACHA Nationals Frisco, TX NA TBA
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GCU Women's Ice Hockey Coaching Staff

Natalie Rossi

Head Coach
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Focusing as much on the Grand Canyon University’s mission as the competitive spirit of hockey, Natalie Rossi heads into her third year as the head women’s hockey coach at GCU. Born in Staten Island, New York, and raised in Edison, New Jersey, 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, and played collegiately for State University of New York at Oswego. Her knowledge of the game was the key to her ability to develop young players.

Upon graduating from SUNY Oswego, Rossi coached at all levels (from U8 to U19) with the New Jersey Rockets, where she helped grow the organization from two to ten teams while coaching with the Arizona Lady Coyotes, a local youth club.  Rossi gained valuable coaching experience with the Lady Coyotes’ U19, U16, U14 and U12 teams. She even organized an International Girls Hockey weekend event for new local hockey players. She continues to grow Arizona ice hockey as an Arizona Amateur Hockey Association State Girls Hockey Representative and Co-Hockey Director of local girls youth program, Arizona Kachinas. Rossi and the Lopes have also been recognized nationally. Rossi was awarded as WWCHL Coach of the Year for the 2018-2019 season, and her team has also won the ACHA Division I Community Service Award each of the last two seasons.

 

Erin Cain

Assistant Coach
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Erin Cain has been a member of the Arizona hockey community since she started playing the sport at the age of 6 at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. She attended Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, playing for Brophy College Preparatory and Colorado Selects girls’ hockey teams throughout high school. Cain played NCAA Division I College Hockey from 2009-2013 at the University of Vermont, where she was a two-year captain. She received her undergraduate degree in nutrition and food science, and recently received her Master’s in Health Studies from Texas Women’s University.

Cain is currently the Director of Operations for Brian Cain Peak Performance, a sport psychology consulting company, and a certified Peak Mental Performance Coach. In 2014, Cain completed her yoga teacher training and now specializes in teaching yoga to athletes.

Since the summer of 2018, Cain has been a coach for the Arizona Coyotes’ youth programs, Small Frys and Arizona Kachinas. She is passionate about growing girls’ hockey in Arizona, and providing her athletes with the many opportunities hockey has to offer. Cain lives in Paradise Valley with her husband, Brian, and two French bulldogs.