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Celebrating a first for Auggie women's hockey

hockeyAt last weekend’s women’s hockey game, Augsburg celebrated the achievements of the 1999-2000 Augsburg women’s hockey team. Ten years ago, the Auggies finished second in the American Women’s College Hockey Alliance Division III championship.

The 1999-2000 team was recognized on the ice between the second and third period of Saturday’s game against Concordia-Moorhead.

Coach Jill Pohtilla, who has led the Auggies since the program was launched, said she wanted to be able to “bring back old memories and bask in the old days” with the event. After the game, the players shared memories of their Augsburg hockey experience at a reception. Kristi Hoffman, a player on the 1999-2000 team said, “It was a very important part of my life during which I discovered the importance of teamwork and friends.” Continue reading “Celebrating a first for Auggie women's hockey”

Augsburg women’s hockey team to play in Europe

whockeyFor the second time in the 13-year history of the program, the Augsburg College women’s hockey team will be traveling to Europe, this time for a 10-day excursion to Germany, Austria and Italy in early January 2008.

The Auggies will play three games against local club competition during the trip from Jan. 3-12, while also experiencing the beauty and history of Europe. This is the second-ever European trip for the Augsburg women’s hockey program; the team traveled to Italy and Austria in the 2003-04 season (photo from the 2003-04 trip shown).

Twenty members of the team, along with head coach Jill Pohtilla, assistant coach Tom Peart, head athletic trainer Missy Strauch and several family members and friends, will be making this year’s trip. Continue reading “Augsburg women’s hockey team to play in Europe”