WHO WE ARE....

The Michigan State University women's ice hockey teams, Division-1 and Division-2, both play under the American Collegiate Hockey Association and also within the Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association. 

 

Divison-1 holds the ACHA National Champion titles from 2003 and 2011.

The MSU Women's Club Hockey Team was formed in the spring of 1995. It was the first women's club hockey team in the state of Michigan. The first year the roster contained only 13 players, who played a very limited schedule that year. The 1995-1996 season showed improvement, with 15 players were on the team, and a full schedule of games from early October until Late February.

In 1996-1997, the club became a member of the Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association (CCWHA) along with University of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio State and Lake Forest.The team played a 30 game schedule. Also in 1996-1997, there were enough players to form a second team; the teams were identified by color. The white team would be geared more towards new players and developing basic hockey skills. The Green team played a competitive schedule in the CCWHA.

The Green team developed into a very competitive organization. In 2000-2001, the Green team also joined the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), which is the national governing body for non-varsity men's and women's collegiate ice hockey.

In 2004-05, the Green team moved on to a more demanding ACHA schedule, and came in second in the ACHA National Championship tournament. The white team entered the CCWHA for their first season in the league.

Today, both teams are registered within the ACHA and CCWHA, as Division I and Division II, with Division II beginning as an ACHA team in the 2012-13 season.

PAST COACHES...

Ron Bloomberg | Assistant Coach

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Ron Bloomberg is a graduate of Michigan State University and University of Michigan Law School.  Without an ice rink within 20 miles of his hometown, Battle Creek, he grew up playing pond hockey.  He began coaching in 1990 and has coached travel and house teams from Mites to Bantams.  When not playing or coaching, he has also refereed, assisted in designing and running an adult hockey camp, and participated in national amateur push-rod table hockey tournaments.  He has been an assistant coach with the MSU Women’s team since 2006.  He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Pam, for 38 years.  They have two sons, Andy and Matt.

Ryan Evans | Assistant Coach, Goalies - DI

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Ryan spent time with MSU Women's Ice hockey for the 2017-18 season as a goalie coach for Division 1.

Ryan grew up in a suburb of Chicago here he started playing hockey at 5 years old. He then went to Bowling Green State University where he majored in Sport Management and played on the ACHA D2 team. He has coached as a goalie instructor for Pro Ambitions as well as private sessions. He is currently in his second year at MSU College of Law and also works as a player consultant for International Sports Agency.

Jeff Wilson | Head Coach - DI

After coaching at nearly every level of Hockey, Bantam thru NHL, Jeff decided to take the reigns at MSU in the Fall of 2005. Over the next 10 seasons, Michigan State became a consistent threat on a National scale.

 

During these 10 seasons, MSU was invited to the National Championship Tournament 9 times, advancing to the National Final Four, 4 times, playing in the National Championship Game 2 times and winning the National Championship in 2011.

 

Also during this same time period, Michigan State played in four CCWHA Championship Games, including 2013 when MSU was CCWHA Champions.

 

During these 10 years, MSU finished each season with a winning record. Over all, for these ten seasons, MSU was 200-73-14.

 

During his coaching tenure many changes were implemented to the Women's hockey program at MSU. A second ACHA team began, the equipment/jerseys improved, National Letter of Intent Signings began being held, "Skate with the Spartans" open skate events became a regular thing, Pink in the Rink and several charity autograph signing events were also organized.

Jeff retired from MSU women's hockey after the 2014-15 season, after obtaining many achievements with the Spartans.

Maria Barlow| Assistant Coach, Goalies - DI

Maria served as goalie coach for Division 1 during the 2016-17 season.

Kim Gallagher| Head Coach - DII

Kim served as Division 2 head coach from September 2017 until December 2017.

Amy Carnahan | Head Coach - DII

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Amy Carnahan served as the Head Coach from 2009-2012, and again for the second semester of 2018. Amy played D1 CCWHA/ACHA for Northern Michigan University from 2001-2003. During this time she captained the team, and earned numerous titles such as CCWHA MVP, CCWHA Rookie of the Year, CCWHA 1st Team All Conference, CCWHA 1st Team All Tournament, CCWHA Leading Goal Scorer, CCWHA Most Defensive Forward, and ACHA All Tournament Team Honorable Mention.

 

Amy is married to Casey Carnahan, the assistant/defense and conditioning coach during 2009-2012. Both Casey and Amy continue to play in local adult leagues and look forward to coaching again when their twins start hockey.

Josh Sandberg - DII

Cassandra Jaeckle | Assistant Coach, defense - DI

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Cassandra spent time with MSU Women's ice hockey from 2017-2019 as an assistant coach for Division 1.

Cassandra has gained coaching experience over 13+ years in varying styles including boy/girls/house /girls high school hockey. She is a level 4 USA hockey coach, and has worked the MAHA Selects Camps from 2007-2010, as well as the 14u USA Development from 2006-07. Cassandra established the Mount Clemens wolves girls hockey program. She served as the head coach and director of hockey development/operations from 2008-12, starting with a single team and growing the program to four teams ages 12, 14, 16 and 19u. In 2010-11 the 14u team became State Champions and won the bronze medal at the 2011 National Championships, while in 2011-12 the 16u team won States and lost in the quarterfinals at Nationals under Cassandra's direction.

Jaeckle was then hired as the head coach for University Liggett high school from 2011-16, finishing with a 92-37-7 record. In 2013-14, she led the Knights to the school's first D1 State Championship with a win over top seed Cranbrook.

Cassandra currently works as a system analyst at Henry Ford Health Systems. Her husband of 24 years, Kurt, works for Henry Ford Motor Company as an engineer. Jaeckle played softball at Ferris State University, class of '92, and has a son, Alex (Cansius College hockey alumni) and a daughter, Kelsey (Michigan State, Division 1 alumni).

Jim Olsen | Assistant Coach - DI

Chris "Sparty" Baryames, Jr. | Assistant Coach - DI

Sparty spent 12 seasons with MSU women's ice hockey.

Tom Maletic | Assistant Coach - DI

Coach Tom spent two years, from 2015-17 with MSU women's ice hockey.  He has coached and played throughout most of his life, entering the women's side of the game 16 years ago and accumulating youth, high school and college experience.  He admits to special qualms when playing league member Miami University as he is a 1980 graduate of that school.  Coach Tom has retired from the medical industry and resides in Napoleon, MI with his wife Lisa, a retired nurse.

Anthony Pease | Assistant Coach - DI

Tony Pease is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at MSU and D1 Goalie Coach. He is a goalie for recreational league and had participated in numerous goalie training camps. Tony was the goalie coach for MSU women's team from 2015-17.

Casey Carnahan | Assistant Coach - DII

Casey Carnahan served as the Assistant Coach and Conditioning Coach from 2009-2012. Casey is married to former DII head coach during the same tenure, and both Amy and Casey play in local adult leagues and look forward to coaching again when their twins start hockey.

Joe Costello - DII

Joe served as the head coach for Division II from 2013-15.

Josh served as the head coach for MSU women's ice hockey from 2015-17, after being an assistant coach under Joe Costello from 2013-15.

HISTORY....

ACHA Awards

 D1 ACHA Final Four Appearances: 2003, 2004 (host), 2005, 2006

 D1 ACHA National Tournament Appearances: 2002, 2003, 2004 (Host), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

 D1 CCWHA Conference Playoff Champions: 2002, 2003, 2013 

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 D2 ACHA Final Four Appearances: 2015

 D2 ACHA National Tournament Appearances: 2014, 2015

 D2 CCWHA Conference Playoff Champions: 2015

CCWHA Awards

U.S. National University Team Selections (World University Games)

Division 1 Career Point Records

Division 1 Career Goal Records

Division 1 Career Assist Records

Division 1 SEASON SCORING RECORDS

Division 1 SEASON POINT RECORDS

Division 1 SEASON ASSIST RECORDS

**Season(s) of stats missing

*CURRENT PLAYER

Division 2 SEASON POINT RECORDS

Division 2 SEASON SCORING RECORDS

Division 2 SEASON ASSIST RECORDS

Division 2 CAREER POINT RECORDS

Division 2 CAREER SCORING RECORDS

Division 2 CAREER ASSIST RECORDS

**Current player

*Season(s) of stats missing