After 13 years of playoff drought, the St. Olaf mens hockey team has earned two consecutive playoff berths. The Oles finished this season with an 8-4-4 conference record, (14-7-6 overall) ranking fourth in the MIAC one better than their fifth place finish last season.
The Ole womens hockey team endured a loss that ended their 2004-05 season March 3. The ladies were defeated by St. Thomas 8-1 in their semifinal conference match. A victory would have allowed the Oles to advance to the championship round of the 2005 MIAC Tournament.
This year has not been a good one for Minnesota's professional sports teams. The Wild saw their season cancelled because of the hockey strike, the Timberwolves are struggling to make the playoffs and the Vikings recently traded away superstar reciever Randy Moss.
Saturdays conference championship at Concordia in Moorhead, Minn. proved to be a disappointment for the St. Olaf womens indoor track and field team. The women placed tenth out of 12 teams, scoring just 30 points. St. Thomas won their sixth consecutive conference championship with 140 points, followed by Concordia with 117.