WHockey Team 2024

About the Team

The NMU Women's Hockey Team was established in 2000. We are a member of the CCWHA (Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association) Division II, which includes Michigan State University, University of Notre Dame, Loyola University of Chicago, Central Michigan University, Adrian College, and Miami-Ohio University. We are also a part of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) which is an organization of over 461 college and university affiliated programs that provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey. In addition to playing teams within our conference, we also schedule games against other Division I and II programs within the CCWHA/ACHA. As a team, we care deeply about one another and prioritize having a positive attitude. We are all very committed, hard working individuals who are always looking to improve ourselves and to uplift one another. 

Photos by - RyAl Photography


Dues: Dues are around $2500 depending on the number of players each year. This covers ice time, conference/league dues, and referees in addition to transportation and lodging. However, players are expected to purchase team warm-ups, team pant covers and pay for their meals on road trips. Members are also required to keep the Student Recreation Fee that is included in tuition and fees as it is required both Fall and Winter semesters.

Participants Must Supply: All of their own hockey equipment. Each player is required to have a black helmet, and green or black gloves. Jerseys and socks are provided by the team.

Travel: Generally includes Southern Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and Canada. The team occasionally travels on Fridays, so if possible we recommend that players do not schedule Friday classes.


Paris Wegleitner

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Lindsey Walton

Lindsey Walton #3

Political Science/Theatre

  • 4'11" SR 2003 L
  • Southfield, MI
Eva Kierzek

Eva Kierzek #5

Art & Design/Marketing

  • 5'5" FR 2005 R
  • Saugatuck, MI
Cecelia Cunningham

Cecelia Cunningham (A) #6

Env. Studies & Sustainability/Biology

  • 5'4" JR 2003 R
  • South Lyon, MI
Paris Wegleitner

Paris Wegleitner (C) #8

Accounting & Economics

  • 5'7" SR 2001 R
  • Marquette, MI
Breanna Bisek

Breanna Bisek #9


  • 5'7" JR 2002 R
  • Andover, MN
Tyya McKenzie

Tyya McKenzie #12


  • 5'5" FR 2005 R
  • Sault St. Marie, ON
Kristina Ligas

Kristina Ligas (A) #17

Env. Studies & Sustainability/Wildlife Cons. Law & Policing

  • 5'6" SO 2004 R
  • Chicago, IL
Chloe Valente

Chloe Valente (C) #18

Criminal Justice/Business Administration

  • 5'4" SR 2001 R
  • Brighton, MI
Alyvia Peedle

Alyvia Peedle #19

Environmental Science

  • 5'4" SR 2002 R
  • LeRoy, MI
Hailey Krzrnach

Hailey Krznarich #24

Sports Science

  • 5'1" FR 2005 L
  • Wakefield, MI
Lucy Bruening

Lucy Bruening #31

Criminal Justice and Information Assurances

  • 5'6" SO 2003 L
  • Minneapolis, MN
Larkyn Ripley

Larkyn Ripley #32

Nursing/Emergency Medical Services

  • 5'3" JR 2003 L
  • West Chester, OH
Erin Harnick

Erin Harnick #48

Environmental Science

  • 5'7" FR 2005 L
  • Midland, MI
Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper #52

Elementary Education

  • 5'4" FR 2005 R
  • Haslett, MI


Breanna Leanes

Breanna Leanes

Assistant and Strength/Conditioning Coach
Ryan Thierry

Ryan Thierry

Head Coach


Sept. 23/24 - at Miami-Ohio (Win 10-0, Win 6-2)

Sept.30/Oct. 1 - at CMU

Oct. 14 - HOME vs. Wisco-Eau Claire in the Berry Events Center (TBD)
Oct. 15 - HOME vs. Wisco-Eau Claire in the Berry Events Center (TBD)

Oct. 28/29 - at MSU

Nov. 4 - HOME vs. Sault College in the Berry Events Center (TBD)
Nov. 5 - HOME vs. Sault College in the Berry Events Center (TBD)

Nov. 11 - HOME vs. Adrian in the Berry Events Center (TBD)
Nov. 12 - HOME vs. Adrian in the Berry Events Center (TBD)

Jan. 20 - HOME vs. BGSU in the Berry Eents Center (TBD)
Jan. 21 - HOME vs. BGSU in the Berry Eents Center (TBD)

Jan. 27 - HOME vs. Notre Dame at Lakeview Arena (TBD)
Jan. 28 - HOME vs. Notre Dame at Lakeview Arena (TBD)

Feb. 9/10 - at Loyola-Chicago

Feb. 23/24/25 - Playoffs in Flint, MI

Mar. 12-16 - Nationals in St. Louis