In the 2017-18 season, the Plattsburgh women’s hockey team reached the Frozen Four. Many programs would be thrilled to get that far, but it wasn’t good enough for the Cardinals. With a rich, successful history, the team had played in the championship game every season from 2014-17, winning the title in each of those seasons. To play and lose in the third-place game was not where the team hoped to be.
The message for the 2018-19 season was clear. “Going into the season, we come up with a hashtag,” said senior goaltender Kassi Abbott. “Ours was ‘The Revenge Tour.’”
The coaches and players got what they hoped for, not only returning to the championship game, but also getting to square off again against Hamline University, the same program that defeated Plattsburgh in the third-place game the year prior.
The result was different this time, as Plattsburgh posted only the second shutout in the history of the NCAA Division 3 championship game and won, 4-0.