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The Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) is one of two major women's ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 leagues in Canada. The league was founded in 2007. The league currently has six ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 teams: three in Ontario
Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

, one in Quebec
Quebec
Quebec or is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level....

, one in Alberta
Alberta
Alberta is a province of Canada. It had an estimated population of 3.7 million in 2010 making it the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces...

 and one in Boston, Massachusetts.

History


The CWHL was an initiative spearheaded by players such as Lisa-Marie Breton
Lisa-Marie Breton
Lisa-Marie Breton is an ice hockey player for the Montreal Stars. For the 2010–11 Montreal CWHL season, Breton is the team captain.-Playing career:...

, Allyson Fox, Kathleen Kauth
Kathleen Kauth
Kathleen Kauth is an American ice hockey player, formerly playing for the Brampton Thunder, when they were affiliated with the NWHL.-USA Hockey:...

, Kim McCullough
Kim McCullough
Kim McCullough was a women's ice hockey player for the Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey program. She is also a coach and the writer of a series of hockey training books called Best Hockey Season Ever.-Playing career:...

, along with national team members Sami Jo Small
Sami Jo Small
Sami Jo Small is a women's ice hockey player.-Hockey Canada:Small is a three time Olympian, acting as a third goaltender on the Canadian women's hockey team at Turin and Nagano.-CWHL:...

 and Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill, OM is a retired women's hockey player who played for the Canadian national women's hockey team, Mississauga Chiefs and the Toronto Aeros. Her final game was the 2011 Clarkson Cup final, a 5-0 loss to the Montreal Stars...

. The players worked with a group of volunteer business people to form the CWHL by following the example of the National Lacrosse League. The league would be responsible for all travel, ice rental and uniform costs, plus some equipment.

The Brampton Canadettes Thunder won the first CWHL championship on 22 March 2008, winning 4-3 over the Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...

 in the final. Molly Engstrom
Molly Engstrom
Molly Engstrom is an American ice hockey player of Swedish descent. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics...

 scored the overtime-winning goal while Lori Dupuis
Lori Dupuis
Lori Dupuis is a Canadian women's ice hockey player.-Playing career:She was born in raised just outside of Cornwall, Ontario. Dupuis is a former member of the Cornwall Wolverines of the OWHA. She started with the Wolverines at the age of 10, and won Provincial "C" and "B" Championships...

 won the Championship Game MVP honours. At end of the 2007–08
2007–08 CWHL season
The 2007–08 CWHL season was the first season in Canadian Women's Hockey League history. Jayna Hefford was named CWHL Most Valuable Player and a CWHL Central All-Star. She led the league with 26 goals scored in 27 games played...

 season, Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford is a women's ice hockey player. Hefford played forward for the Canadian women's team at the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010...

 was voted the league's regular-season Most Valuable Player. Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill, OM is a retired women's hockey player who played for the Canadian national women's hockey team, Mississauga Chiefs and the Toronto Aeros. Her final game was the 2011 Clarkson Cup final, a 5-0 loss to the Montreal Stars...

 won the Angela James Bowl
Angela James Bowl
The Angela James Bowl was introduced in 2007-08 to recognize the top points scorer in the newly formed Canadian Women's Hockey League. The trophy was donated in order to help preserve the statistical history of the new league and to help tell the story of women's hockey at the club level...

 as the league's top scorer and was voted the CWHL Top Forward. Becky Kellar
Becky Kellar
Becky Kellar is a women's ice hockey player. She currently plays for Burlington in the Canadian Women's Hockey League....

 was voted the CWHL Top Defender, Kim St-Pierre
Kim St-Pierre
Kim St-Pierre is a women's ice hockey player.-McGill:In 1998-99, she was the top rookie for the McGill Martlets women's ice hockey team...

 was voted the CWHL Top Goaltender, and Marie-Philip Poulin
Marie-Philip Poulin
Marie-Philip Poulin is a Canadian ice hockey forward, now playing for the Boston University Terriers. Poulin was a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and had previously played for the Dawson College Blues...

 was voted the CWHL Outstanding Rookie.

Also in 2007, Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada, formally known as the Canadian Hockey Association, is the national governing body of ice hockey in Canada and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Hockey Canada controls a vast majority of ice hockey in Canada, with a few exceptions...

 announced it would revamp the Esso Women's Nationals, with the Western Women's Hockey League
Western Women's Hockey League
The Western Women's Hockey League is one of two major women's hockey leagues in Canada. The league was established in 2004, and consisted of teams in Canada and one from the United States...

 champion and finalist meeting the Canadian Women's Hockey League champion and finalist. Since 2009, teams from the two leagues instead compete for the Clarkson Cup
Clarkson Cup
The Clarkson Cup is an ice hockey trophy, which since 2009 has been awarded to the winner of the Canadian Women's Hockey Championship. Like the Stanley Cup, it was created by and named after a former Governor General of Canada: Adrienne Clarkson....

 at the end of the season.

In 2008-09, the Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

 repeated as regular season champions, winning a league record 25 games. At the season's end, Caroline Ouellette
Caroline Ouellette
Caroline Ouellette is a Canadian ice hockey player. She is a member of the Canadian national women's ice hockey team and a member of Montreal Stars...

 was voted the league's regular-season Most Valuable Player. Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford is a women's ice hockey player. Hefford played forward for the Canadian women's team at the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010...

 won the Angela James Bowl
Angela James Bowl
The Angela James Bowl was introduced in 2007-08 to recognize the top points scorer in the newly formed Canadian Women's Hockey League. The trophy was donated in order to help preserve the statistical history of the new league and to help tell the story of women's hockey at the club level...

 with a new record of 69 points and was also voted the CWHL Top Forward. Becky Kellar
Becky Kellar
Becky Kellar is a women's ice hockey player. She currently plays for Burlington in the Canadian Women's Hockey League....

 was voted the CWHL Top Defender, Kim St-Pierre
Kim St-Pierre
Kim St-Pierre is a women's ice hockey player.-McGill:In 1998-99, she was the top rookie for the McGill Martlets women's ice hockey team...

 was voted the CWHL Top Goaltender, and Laura Hosier was voted the CWHL Outstanding Rookie.

In 2009-10, Sabrina Harbec
Sabrina Harbec
Sabrina Harbec is a hockey player for the Montreal Stars and is the third winner of the Angela James Bowl. Prior to playing for the Montreal Stars, Harbec competed in NCAA hockey for the St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey program. She is currently in the Top 10 in all-time NCAA scoring...

 won the Angela James Bowl
Angela James Bowl
The Angela James Bowl was introduced in 2007-08 to recognize the top points scorer in the newly formed Canadian Women's Hockey League. The trophy was donated in order to help preserve the statistical history of the new league and to help tell the story of women's hockey at the club level...

 as the top scorer as the Stars repeated as regular-season champions. She was also voted the league's most valuable player, the CWHL Top Forward and a CWHL First Team All-Star. Teammate Annie Guay
Annie Guay
Annie Guay is a Canadian ice hockey player. She is a member of the Canadian national women's hockey team and a member of Montreal Stars . Her first tournament for the senior Canada women's national ice hockey team was at the 2010 Four Nations Cup where she won the gold medal...

 was voted CWHL Top Defender while Laura Hosier was voted CWHL Top Goaltender. Danielle Blanchard was voted CWHL Outstanding Rookie.

2011-12 Season


The league announced on April 19 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League
Western Women's Hockey League
The Western Women's Hockey League is one of two major women's hockey leagues in Canada. The league was established in 2004, and consisted of teams in Canada and one from the United States...

 for the 2011-12 CWHL season. The merger will feature one team based in Edmonton and Calgary and is a combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos
Edmonton Chimos
The Edmonton Chimos are a professional women's ice hockey team in the Western Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games at River Cree Twin Arenas in Edmonton, Canada. The Owner is Arlan Maschmayer.- History :...

 and Strathmore Rockies
Strathmore Rockies
The Strathmore Rockies are a professional women's ice hockey team in the Western Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games in Strathmore Family Center Arena, in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada.-History:...

. The team will play their games in various locations around Alberta.
The WWHL announced that there was in fact no merger and that the WWHL would continue for the 2011-12 season with two new teams joining the league. Strathmore and Edmonton were welcome to depart the WWHL but the league would not disband as initially reported by the CWHL through various media outlets.

Current Teams

Current Teams City Primary Arena ESSO National Championships/Clarkson Cup
Clarkson Cup
The Clarkson Cup is an ice hockey trophy, which since 2009 has been awarded to the winner of the Canadian Women's Hockey Championship. Like the Stanley Cup, it was created by and named after a former Governor General of Canada: Adrienne Clarkson....

s
Notes
Team Alberta CWHL
Team Alberta CWHL
Team Alberta is a women’s ice hockey team that joined the CWHL for the 2011-12 CWHL season. The General Manager is Samantha Holmes. On July 21, 2011, the franchise participated in its first ever CWHL Draft. With the third overall pick in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Team Alberta selected Meghan Mikkelson...

Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB Various homes throughout Alberta 0
Boston Blades
Boston Blades
The Boston Blades are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Blades are a new franchise in the Canadian Women's Hockey League....

Boston, MA
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington
Brampton Canadettes-Thunder
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

Brampton, ON
Brampton, Ontario
Brampton is the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada and the seat of Peel Region. As of the 2006 census, Brampton's population stood at 433,806, making it the 11th largest city in Canada. It is also one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities, with an average...

Powerade Centre
Powerade Centre
The Powerade Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1998, and officially opened the same year on October 7. Its main arena is home to a major hockey team, the Brampton Battalion of the OHL. It is also home to the Brampton Excelsiors lacrosse team...

1
Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

Burlington, ON
Burlington, Ontario
Burlington , is a city located in Halton Region at the western end of Lake Ontario. Burlington is part of the Greater Toronto Area, and is also included in the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area. Physically, Burlington lies between the north shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment...

Wave Twin Rinks 0
Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

Montreal, Quebec Centre Etienne Desmarteau
Centre Étienne Desmarteau
The Centre Étienne Desmarteau is multi-purpose complex center with 2 arenas in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The first Arena in the complex have 2,200 seat which took Caroline Ouellette's name . The second Arena, more small, have a space for 600 persons. We find also two Olympic gymnasiums, some...

1
Toronto Furies
Toronto Furies
The Toronto Furies are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the players from the inauguaral season in 2010-11 were players from the former Toronto Aeros franchise. The team adapted the name Furies after the 2011 Clarkson Cup...

Toronto, ON Iceland Mississauga and MasterCard Centre
MasterCard Centre
The MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence or commonly the MasterCard Centre is a hockey facility located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has four ice sheets and is the official practice facility for the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey team, and their AHL affiliate the Toronto Marlies...

0

Defunct Teams

Former Team City Primary Arena ESSO National Championships/Clarkson Cup
Clarkson Cup
The Clarkson Cup is an ice hockey trophy, which since 2009 has been awarded to the winner of the Canadian Women's Hockey Championship. Like the Stanley Cup, it was created by and named after a former Governor General of Canada: Adrienne Clarkson....

s
Notes
Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...

Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga is a city in Southern Ontario located in the Regional Municipality of Peel, and in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area. With an estimated population of 734,000, it is Canada's sixth-most populous municipality, and has almost doubled in population in each of the last two decades...

Hershey Centre
Hershey Centre
The Hershey Centre is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Mississauga, Ontario, across the street from Iceland Mississauga.-History:...

0
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators (CWHL)
The Ottawa Senators are a women's ice hockey organization, based in Ottawa, Canada. The organization organizes teams in several age divisions, including Intermediate in the Provincial Women's Hockey League . The women's senior-level ice hockey team formerly played in the Canadian Women's Hockey...

Ottawa, ON Bell Sensplex
Bell Sensplex
The Bell Sensplex is a four-pad ice facility, located in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is the primary practice facility of the Ottawa Senators NHL team. In a partnership with the City of Ottawa, it is also used for minor hockey and hosts the annual Bell Capital Cup ice hockey tournament....

0 Previously CWHL Capital Canucks
Quebec Phenix
Quebec Phenix
The Quebec Phenix was a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games in Quebec city, Canada. The team has a wide range of young talent, some from Université Laval, high schools and others...

Quebec City, QC 0
Toronto Aeros Toronto, ON Iceland Mississauga and MasterCard Centre
MasterCard Centre
The MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence or commonly the MasterCard Centre is a hockey facility located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has four ice sheets and is the official practice facility for the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey team, and their AHL affiliate the Toronto Marlies...

0
Vaughan Flames
Vaughan Flames
The Vaughan Flames was a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games at Vaughan Sports Village in Vaughan, Ontario, Ontario.- History :...

Vaughan, ON
Vaughan, Ontario
Vaughan is a city in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vaughan is the fastest growing municipality in Canada achieving a population growth rate of 80.2% between 1996–2006, according to Statistics Canada having nearly doubled in population since 1991. Vaughan is located in Southern...

Vaughan Sports Village 0

Championship 2007-08



Central Division
No. Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Brampton Thunder
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

30 22 7 1 111 59 45
2 Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...

30 21 8 1 115 61 43
3 Vaughan Flames
Vaughan Flames
The Vaughan Flames was a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games at Vaughan Sports Village in Vaughan, Ontario, Ontario.- History :...

30 12 16 2 69 101 26
4 Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

30 11 18 1 76 98 23

Eastern Division
No. Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

30 23 6 1 112 55 47
2 Ottawa Capital Canucks
Ottawa Senators (CWHL)
The Ottawa Senators are a women's ice hockey organization, based in Ottawa, Canada. The organization organizes teams in several age divisions, including Intermediate in the Provincial Women's Hockey League . The women's senior-level ice hockey team formerly played in the Canadian Women's Hockey...

30 8 19 3 58 99 19
3 Quebec Phenix
Quebec Phenix
The Quebec Phenix was a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games in Quebec city, Canada. The team has a wide range of young talent, some from Université Laval, high schools and others...

30 8 21 1 54 120 17

Championship 2008-09



only one division now in CWHL
No. Team GP W L T Pts
1 Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

28 24 3 1 49
2 Brampton Thunder
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

26 19 6 1 39
3 Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...

26 16 8 2 34
4 Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

25 10 13 2 22
5 Vaughan Flames
Vaughan Flames
The Vaughan Flames was a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games at Vaughan Sports Village in Vaughan, Ontario, Ontario.- History :...

25 4 19 2 10
6 Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators (CWHL)
The Ottawa Senators are a women's ice hockey organization, based in Ottawa, Canada. The organization organizes teams in several age divisions, including Intermediate in the Provincial Women's Hockey League . The women's senior-level ice hockey team formerly played in the Canadian Women's Hockey...

24 4 20 0 8

Championship 2009-10



No. Team GP W L T Pts
1 Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

30 23 5 2 48
2 Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...

30 21 8 1 43
3 Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

30 19 8 3 41
4 Brampton Thunder
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

29 12 14 3 27
5 Vaughan Flames
Vaughan Flames
The Vaughan Flames was a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League . The team played its home games at Vaughan Sports Village in Vaughan, Ontario, Ontario.- History :...

29 9 19 1 19
6 Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators (CWHL)
The Ottawa Senators are a women's ice hockey organization, based in Ottawa, Canada. The organization organizes teams in several age divisions, including Intermediate in the Provincial Women's Hockey League . The women's senior-level ice hockey team formerly played in the Canadian Women's Hockey...

30 5 23 2 12

Championship 2010-2011


The 2010–11 CWHL season is the fourth in the history of the League. There is an addition of one expansion's team: Boston Blades
Boston Blades
The Boston Blades are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Blades are a new franchise in the Canadian Women's Hockey League....

. A request was made for an endorsement of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
The National Hockey League is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which 7 are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States...

 as an official NHL women's league . However, the CWHL has yet to receive a decision from the NHL..

No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Montreal
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

26 22 2 2 125 70 46
2 Brampton
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

26 19 6 1 111 69 39
3 Boston
Boston Blades
The Boston Blades are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Blades are a new franchise in the Canadian Women's Hockey League....

26 10 15 1 73 101 21
4 Toronto 26 8 13 5 83 98 21
5 Burlington
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

26 6 18 2 54 108 14

Playoffs


Montreal Stars won the Championship of the CWHL . Montreal, Brampton and Toronto will compete for the 2011 Clarkson Cup
2011 Clarkson Cup
The 2011 Clarkson Cup will be contested at the Barrie Molson Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The four competing teams will include three from the Canadian Women's Hockey League and one from the Western Women's Hockey League. All teams play each other in a round robin Thursday March 24 through...

. The Montreal Stars also won the 2011 Clarkson Cup champions after defeating Toronto 5-0 in the tournament's final game.

CWHL All-Time Leading Scorers


Most points, regular season (2007-08 through 2009-10)
Ranking Player Team GP G A PTS PtPG
1 Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford is a women's ice hockey player. Hefford played forward for the Canadian women's team at the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010...

Brampton Canadettes-Thunder
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

56 70 57 127 2.27
2 Sommer West
Sommer West
Sommer West was a Canadian Olympic softball player at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She is also an ice hockey player in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. West has competed for the Mississauga Chiefs and Burlington Barracudas in the CWHL.-Athletic career:West was a prominent softball player...

Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...

86 50 71 121 1.41
3 Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill, OM is a retired women's hockey player who played for the Canadian national women's hockey team, Mississauga Chiefs and the Toronto Aeros. Her final game was the 2011 Clarkson Cup final, a 5-0 loss to the Montreal Stars...

Mississauga Chiefs
Mississauga Chiefs
The Mississauga Chiefs was a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga , Ontario. The team has played in the National Women's Hockey League and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League...


Toronto Aeros
Toronto Furies
Toronto Furies
The Toronto Furies are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the players from the inauguaral season in 2010-11 were players from the former Toronto Aeros franchise. The team adapted the name Furies after the 2011 Clarkson Cup...

54 49 67 116 2.15
4 Jana Harrigan Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

77 52 57 109 1.42
5 Lori Dupuis
Lori Dupuis
Lori Dupuis is a Canadian women's ice hockey player.-Playing career:She was born in raised just outside of Cornwall, Ontario. Dupuis is a former member of the Cornwall Wolverines of the OWHA. She started with the Wolverines at the age of 10, and won Provincial "C" and "B" Championships...

Brampton Canadettes-Thunder
Brampton Thunder
The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

80 44 60 104 1.30
6 Sabrina Harbec
Sabrina Harbec
Sabrina Harbec is a hockey player for the Montreal Stars and is the third winner of the Angela James Bowl. Prior to playing for the Montreal Stars, Harbec competed in NCAA hockey for the St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey program. She is currently in the Top 10 in all-time NCAA scoring...

Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

56 35 66 101 1.80
7 Noémie Marin
Noémie Marin
Noémie Marin is a former Olympic softball player and a hockey player with the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women's Hockey League .-Softball:...

Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

54 48 44 92 1.70
8 Lindsay Vine Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

88 39 53 92 1.05
9 Lisa-Marie Breton
Lisa-Marie Breton
Lisa-Marie Breton is an ice hockey player for the Montreal Stars. For the 2010–11 Montreal CWHL season, Breton is the team captain.-Playing career:...

Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

81 33 45 78 0.96
10 Kelly Hart Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas
The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington...

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Draft


The first ever league draft was held on August 12, 2010 at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup...

 in Toronto
Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from...

. In the 2010 CWHL Draft
2010 CWHL Draft
On August 12, the Canadian Women's Hockey League hosted the 2010 CWHL Draft. The event was held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto at 7:00pm. The first overall selection was former Ohio State hockey player and Olympic gold medallist Tessa Bonhomme...

, Olympic gold medallist Tessa Bonhomme
Tessa Bonhomme
Tessa Bonhomme is an Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Canadian national women's hockey team. She was also a member and co-captain of the Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey team in the NCAA....

 was the first overall selection.

First overall picks

Draft year Player Team College
2010 Tessa Bonhomme
Tessa Bonhomme
Tessa Bonhomme is an Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Canadian national women's hockey team. She was also a member and co-captain of the Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey team in the NCAA....

 
Toronto Aeros Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey
Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey
The Ohio State Buckeyes women’s ice hockey team represents Ohio State University in NCAA Division I competition in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The team plays homegames at OSU Ice Rink, located on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, Ohio.-History:...

2011 Meghan Agosta
Meghan Agosta
Meghan Agosta is a women's ice hockey forward, currently playing for Mercyhurst College. Agosta played for the Canada women's national ice hockey team. She has represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, winning gold medals at both...

 
Montreal Stars
Montreal Stars
The Montreal Stars are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Montreal, Quebec. The team was awarded the Clarkson Cup in 2009 and 2011 for winning the highest honour in North American women's hockey. . The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its...

Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
The Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team is the hockey team that represents the Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The program started in 1999 and Michael Sisti has been the only coach in the history of the program. From 2000 to 2002, the Lakers were part of the Great Lakes Women's...


NCAA exhibition

Date CWHL team NCAA school Score CWHL goal scorers
Oct. 25, 2011 Brampton Thunder Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
The Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey program represents Cornell University and participates in ECAC Hockey.-History:The Cornell women's hockey program was started in 1971. It would only be in 1972 that the team would play its first game. It was a 4-3 victory over Scarborough. In 1972, they played...

 
Cornell, 6-0 None
Nov. 2, 2011 Brampton Thunder Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
The Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team is the hockey team that represents the Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The program started in 1999 and Michael Sisti has been the only coach in the history of the program. From 2000 to 2002, the Lakers were part of the Great Lakes Women's...

 
Brampton, 3-1 Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford is a women's ice hockey player. Hefford played forward for the Canadian women's team at the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010...

, Jesse Scanzano
Jesse Scanzano
Jesse Scanzano is a Canadian ice hockey forward for the Mercyhurst College Lakers. She grew up in Montreal, Quebec and played for the Montreal Axion women's ice hockey team and participated in the 2005 Esso Women’s Nationals She was selected fifth overall in the 2011 CWHL Draft...

, Vicki Bendus
Vicki Bendus
Vicki Bendus is a hockey player for the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey program. She was the winner of the 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award, awarded to the top player in women's NCAA hockey. She was also selected for the Canadian national women's team that will compete in the 2010 Four Nations Cup....

  • On November 2, 2011, Scanzano was on loan from the Toronto Furies
    Toronto Furies
    The Toronto Furies are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the players from the inauguaral season in 2010-11 were players from the former Toronto Aeros franchise. The team adapted the name Furies after the 2011 Clarkson Cup...

    , as she appeared in one game for the Brampton Thunder
    Brampton Thunder
    The Brampton Canadettes-Thunder is an ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The Canadettes-Thunder play its home games at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.-Team history:...

    . The game was an exhibition contest versus her alma mater, the Mercyhurst Lakers. In the second period of said contest, Scanzano scored the game winning goal as the Thunder defeated the Lakers by a 3-1 tally.

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See also

  • Western Women's Hockey League
    Western Women's Hockey League
    The Western Women's Hockey League is one of two major women's hockey leagues in Canada. The league was established in 2004, and consisted of teams in Canada and one from the United States...

     WWHL, another major women's ice hockey league in Canada.
  • National Women's Hockey League
    National Women's Hockey League
    The National Women's Hockey League was a women's ice hockey league. This League was in service between 1999 and 2007.-History:The NWHL superseded the old Central Ontario Women's Hockey League in 1998-99. After the old COWHL dropped down to three teams in 1997-98, the new league expanded to...

     NWHL was in service between 1998 and 2007.
  • Clarkson Cup
    Clarkson Cup
    The Clarkson Cup is an ice hockey trophy, which since 2009 has been awarded to the winner of the Canadian Women's Hockey Championship. Like the Stanley Cup, it was created by and named after a former Governor General of Canada: Adrienne Clarkson....

  • 2010 Clarkson Cup
    2010 Clarkson Cup
    The 2010 Clarkson Cup was contested at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. The four competing teams included the Brampton Thunder, Minnesota Whitecaps, Mississauga Chiefs, and Montreal Stars.-Qualification:...

  • 2011 Clarkson Cup
    2011 Clarkson Cup
    The 2011 Clarkson Cup will be contested at the Barrie Molson Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The four competing teams will include three from the Canadian Women's Hockey League and one from the Western Women's Hockey League. All teams play each other in a round robin Thursday March 24 through...


Other women's top pro-level North American sports leagues

  • Women's National Basketball Association
    Women's National Basketball Association
    The Women's National Basketball Association is a women's professional basketball league in the United States. It currently is composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996 as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association...

     (WNBA)
  • Women's Professional Soccer
    Women's Professional Soccer
    Women's Professional Soccer is the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. It began play on March 29, 2009. The league was composed of seven teams for its first two seasons and fielded 6 teams for the 2011 season, with continued plans for future expansion...

     (WPS)
  • National Pro Fastpitch
    National Pro Fastpitch
    National Pro Fastpitch , formerly the Women's Pro Softball League , is the only professional women's softball league in the United States. The WPSL was founded in 1997 and folded in 2001. The NPF revived the league in 2004 and currently features four teams: USSSA Pride, Akron Racers, Chicago...

     (NPF)
  • National Ringette League
    National Ringette League
    The National Ringette League is the top level ringette league in Canada. It is composed of 18 teams divided into two conferences. The 2009-10 regular season began on October 17th, 2009 and concluded March 21st, 2010.- Teams :-External links:* *...

     (NRL)
  • Women's United Soccer Association
    Women's United Soccer Association
    The Women's United Soccer Association, often abbreviated to the WUSA, was the world's first women's soccer league in which all the players were paid as professionals. Founded in February 2000, the league began its first season in April 2001 with eight teams in the United States...

     (WUSA)
  • W-League
    W-League
    The USL W-League is a national women's soccer league in the United States on the 2nd level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, alongside the Women's Premier Soccer League and below Women's Professional Soccer....

     (USL W-League)
  • Women's Premier Soccer League
    Women's Premier Soccer League
    The Women's Premier Soccer League is a national women's soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the 2nd level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, alongside the W-League and below Women's Professional Soccer....

     (WPSL)
  • Women's League Soccer
    Women's League Soccer
    The Women's League Soccer is a regional women's football league in the United States that was created in 2010 and will kick off its first season 2011. The league is in the process of being sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation....

    (WLS)