Head Coach Ann Ninnemann
and the Pointers Women’s Hockey
team will start their 2013-14 campaign
at home on Friday against St. Olaf
Coming off a subpar 12-13-3
season, the Pointers return 19 of 24
players that were on the team last
year, and are set for a strong showing.
Ninnemann has high expectations
for this team.
“We are hoping to finish on top of
the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference,” Ninnemann said.
The players have similar
expectations for the season ahead.
“We expect the effort to be
there every day so our performance
constantly improves throughout
the year, so we are at our peak for
playoffs,” said senior forward
“We want to go hard from the
start of the season and keep the
energy up throughout our season,”
said junior defender Nicole Shaub.
The biggest change from last
season for the Pointers will be their
move from the Northern College
Hockey Association to the WIAC.
It’s a change that players and Coach
“With only four teams in WIAC
it will be a bigger rivalry and every
game will be war, which will make
the games more intense and fun to
compete,” Salmen said.“We are excited to join the
WIAC,” Shaub said. “Our team is
excited to start the season and let the
“I think changes are always
challenging and we are looking at it
with a positive light,” Ninnemann
said. “We will be seeing each
conference opponent four times
throughout the season and each time
we will be bringing our best.”
The team has been working hard
in training for the season and believes
that the work it’s put in has prepared
them for another challenging year
and believe the sky’s the limit.
“We did a lot of off-ice
conditioning over six weeks that
prepared us mentally and physically
for this season,” Salmen said. “Getting
up at 6 a.m. every morning wasn’t
easy, but we had each other to helppush through it and finish strong.”
“Everyone has worked hard these
last nine weeks, which I think will
help us in our first game against
St. Olaf this weekend and in future games,” Shaub said.
“Our team has potential to do great things this year,” Salmen said.
“The key is to execute by not taking
any days off and having the drive to
“If we can apply ourselves and
come ready to every practice and
game, we will be a team to keep an
eye on,” Shaub said.
“We absolutely have the potential
to be the best team in the conference if
we bring our best every day, however,
it is just a matter of bringing our A
game to practice each and every day,
along with bringing our best to each
game,” Ninnemann said.