2010–11 CWHL season

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The 2010–11 CWHL season is the fourth in the history of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. For the season, the league will run on a budget of $500,000 and players will pay for their own equipment.[1][2]

Offseason[edit]

News and notes[edit]

  • November 20–21: Montreal swept Brampton in a 2-game series. The battle between the top two teams in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League resulted in Montreal remaining undefeated. The November 20th game involved a pre-game salute. Montreal recognized Angela James, the Head Coach of Brampton for her historic induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and held a minute of silence for the passing of Pat Burns at the Étienne Desmarteau Arena.[7]
  • December 19: The Blades came from behind to defeat Montreal. In doing so, they broke up Montreal’s bid for an undefeated season. Boston goalie Mandy Cronin stopped 74 shots to lead Boston to victory. Montreal had an early 2-0 lead. In the 2nd period, Blades player Sam Faber scored on an assist by Jess Koizumi. In the third period, Koizumi would tie the game. With 3:24 to play in the game, Angela Ruggiero scored the game-winning goal. She was assisted by Sam Faber and Haley Moore.[8]
  • January 16: Gillian Apps scored her seventh goal of the season 2:42 into overtime as Brampton defeated the Boston Blades by a 4-3 tally. The win was the fifth in a row for Brampton who are now 11-6 on the season. The five game win streak is currently the best in the league. Brampton has yet to lose a game in 2011. In addition, they have outscored their opponents 23-9 during the streak.[9]
  • January 18, 2011: The Brampton Thunder competed against the Montreal Stars at the Invista Centre in Kingston, Ontario. This is team captain Jayna Hefford's hometown and she scored a goal in front of her closest friends, family and fans. In addition, her number 15 was raised to the rafters of the Invista Centre on behalf of the Kingston Area Minor Hockey Association. As of 2012, no sweaters bearing Hefford’s number will be used in Kingston Minor Hockey.[10]
Montreal Stars played to beat breast cancer
  • January 21:Georgetown, Ontario hosted a game between the Brampton Thunder and the Toronto CWHL franchise. The game featured eight former Olympians (from Brampton, Gillian Apps, Jayna Hefford, Lori Depuis, Delaney Collins and Molly Engstrom, and from Toronto, Sami Jo Small, Tessa Bonhomme and Jennifer Botterill). Brampton prevailed by a 5-2 tally.[11]
  • January 29: Montreal raised awareness and funds for the Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec (FCSQ). The game featured the Montreal club in pink at Centre Etienne Desmarteau versus the Boston Blades. Montreal prevailed by a 3-0 score (goals scored by: Stephanie Denino, Sarah Vaillancourt and Tawnya Davis[12]). 800 persons came to support the cause.[13]
  • February 12: Brampton tops Boston for tenth straight victory,[14] Montreal and Toronto win one game each.[15]
  • February 19: at the MasterCard Centre, Toronto faced off against Montreal for a special event for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. There were over 500 people in attendance and many fun events for all those involved.[16]
  • February 27: For their last match of the regular season, Montreal ended up on the winning side, defeating Boston 4-1 solidifying their hold on first place in the league.[17]

Team captains[edit]

Team Captain Alternates
Boston Blades None None
Brampton Thunder Jayna Hefford Gillian Apps, Delaney Collins, Cherie Piper
Burlington Barracudas None None
Montreal Stars Lisa-Marie Breton Nathalie Dery, Caroline Ouellette
Toronto Aeros Jennifer Botterill Tessa Bonhomme

Board of Directors[edit]

  • January 25: The CWHL announced its Board of Directors for the upcoming season.[18]
Member Title
Nancy Drolet Past Chairperson
Chris Emanuel Chairperson, Community Director
Sami Jo Small Vice Chairperson, Player Representative
Cassie Campbell Treasurer, Community Director
Lori Digulla Secretary, Community Director
Colleen Coyne Community Director
Shannon Shakespeare Community Director
Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux Player Representative
Ted Dean Community Director
Fran Rider OWHA Delegate
Pat Nicholls OWHA Delegate
Brenda Andress Executive Director

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Teams Score
October 23, 2010 Montreal @ Burlington Montreal, 7-0
October 23, 2010 Toronto @ Brampton Brampton, 7-3
October 24, 2010 Montreal @ Brampton Montreal, 6-5
October 24, 2010 Burlington @ Toronto Toronto, 2-1
October 27, 2010 Brampton @ Burlington Brampton, 3-0
October 30, 2010 Toronto @ Montreal Montreal, 5-3
October 30, 2010 Burlington @ Boston Boston, 3-0
October 31, 2010 Toronto @ Montreal Montreal, 5-4
October 31, 2010 Burlington @ Boston Boston, 6-0
November 20, 2010 Boston @ Burlington Burlington, 5-1
November 21, 2010 Boston @ Toronto Boston, 4-2
November 27, 2010 Montreal @ Boston Montreal, 3-2
November 28, 2010 Montreal @ Boston Montreal, 4-2
December 4, 2010 Burlington @ Boston Boston, 4-3
December 5, 2010 Burlington @ Boston Burlington, 2-1
December 5, 2010 Toronto @ Brampton Brampton,4-2
December 11, 2010 Toronto @ Boston Boston, 6-4
December 12, 2010 Toronto @ Boston Boston, 4-3
December 12, 2010 Montreal @ Brampton Montreal 7-0
December 18, 2010 Boston @ Montreal Montreal, 10-2
December 18, 2010 Toronto @ Brampton Brampton 5-2
December 19, 2010 Boston @ Montreal Boston, 3-2
December 19, 2010 Brampton @ Burlington Brampton 6-1
January 8, 2011 Boston @ Brampton Brampton, 5-3
January 8, 2011 Burlington @ Montreal Montreal 9-3
January 9, 2011 Boston @ Toronto Toronto, 9-4
January 9, 2011 Burlington @ Montreal Montreal 3-1
January 15, 2011 Brampton @ Boston Brampton 3-0
January 15, 2011 Montreal @ Toronto Toronto 3-2
January 16, 2011 Brampton @ Boston Brampton 4-3
January 16, 2011 Montreal @ Burlington Montreal 4-3
January 19, 2011 Burlington @ Brampton Brampton 5-1
January 21, 2011 Brampton @ Toronto Brampton 5-2
January 22, 2011 Boston @ Burlington CANCELLED
January 23, 2011 Boston @ Brampton CANCELLED
January 29, 2011 Boston @ Montreal Montreal 3-0
January 29, 2011 Brampton @ Burlington Brampton 3-0
January 30, 2011 Boston @ Montreal Boston 6-5
January 30, 2011 Burlington @ Toronto Toronto 1-0
February 5, 2011 Toronto @ Boston Boston 5-4
February 5, 2011 Burlington @ Montreal Montreal 6-3
February 6, 2011 Toronto @ Boston Boston 4-2
February 6, 2011 Burlington @ Montreal Montreal 5-4
February 12, 2011 Brampton @ Boston Brampton 5-2
February 12, 2011 Toronto @ Montreal Toronto 5-4
February 13, 2011 Brampton @ Boston Brampton 8-3
February 13, 2011 Toronto @ Montreal Montreal 3-0
February 19, 2011 Montreal @ Toronto Montreal 4-2
February 19, 2011 Brampton @ Burlington Brampton 9-1
February 20, 2011 Toronto @ Burlington Burlington 5-4
February 20, 2011 Montreal @ Brampton Montreal 6-5
February 23, 2011 Burlington @ Toronto Burlington 5-4
February 26, 2011 Burlington @ Brampton Brampton 4-3
February 26, 2011 Montreal @ Boston Montreal 5-4
February 27, 2011 Montreal @ Boston Montreal 4-1

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

CWHL Division
No. Team GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
1 Montreal 26 22 2 0 2 46 125 70
2 Brampton 26 19 5 1 1 40 111 69
3 Boston 26 10 15 1 0 21 73 101
4 Toronto 26 8 13 0 5 21 83 98
5 Burlington 26 6 18 1 1 14 54 108

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Scoring Leaders[edit]

Player/Team GP Goal Assist Pts Pen
1 Caroline Ouellette, Montreal Stars 26 22 46 68 14
2 Jayna Hefford, Brampton Thunder 24 24 22 46 26
3 Jennifer Botterill, Toronto Aeros 22 13 25 38 12
4 Noemie Marin, Montreal Stars 17 21 14 35 10
5 Emmanuelle Blais, Montreal Stars 26 11 21 32 30
5 Julie Chu, Montreal Stars 16 5 27 32 0
7 Annie Guay, Montreal Stars 26 13 18 31 16
8 Sam Faber, Boston Blades 21 15 14 29 28
9 Cherie Piper, Brampton Thunder 13 13 12 25 6
9 Angela Ruggiero, Boston Blades 20 10 15 25 36
9 Sarah Vaillancourt, Montreal Stars 12 10 15 25 8
9 Britni Smith, Toronto Aeros 26 7 18 25 18
13 Gillian Apps, Brampton Thunder 23 10 13 23 82
13 Brooke Beazer, Brampton Thunder 23 10 13 23 16

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Goaltending Leaders[edit]

Player/Team GP W L SO GAA
1 Kim St-Pierre, Montreal Stars 11 10 0 3 2.08
2 Laura Hosier, Brampton Thunder 19 12 5 3 2.98
3 Sami Jo Small, Toronto Aeros 16 5 7 2 3.13
4 Kendra Fisher, Toronto Aeros 11 3 6 0 3.63
5 Christina Kessler, Burlington Barracudas 19 13 1 0 3.69
6 Mandy Cronin, Boston Blades 18 8 9 1 3.84

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Attendance[edit]

on February 28, 2011
City Total Attendance Home Games Average Attendance
Brampton Canada 3424 13 games 263
Toronto Canada 2197 10 games 219
Boston United States 3471 16 games 216
Montreal Canada 2500 14 games 178
Burlington Canada 1141 10 games 114

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March 11 Playoff: Brampton - Montreal: 2 matches with fast rhythm

Awards and honors[23][edit]

CWHL Top Players[edit]

CWHL All-Stars[edit]

First Team All-Stars

Second Team All-Stars

CWHL All-Rookie Team[edit]

CWHL Monthly Top Scorer[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Brampton travelled to Montreal for bragging rights in the first round of the playoffs [24] Toronto is heading out on the bus to play a best of series against Boston.

Montreal and Toronto win each of their matches against their opponents. Montreal and Toronto participate in the Clarkson Cup Championship.

Date Score Time Arena Attendance Notes
Friday, March 11 Toronto 4, Boston 2 7:00 PM Burbank Ice Arena 280
Friday, March 11 Montreal 2, Brampton 1 4:30 PM Ed Meagher Arena (Concordia University) 100 Montreal wins in shootout
Saturday, March 12 Toronto 3, Boston 1 4:00 PM Bright Hockey Center (Harvard University) 184 Toronto wins playoff series
Saturday, March 12 Montreal 4, Brampton 3 6:00 PM McConnell Arena
(McGill University)
200 Montreal wins playoff series[25]

Clarkson Cup[edit]

The 2011 Clarkson Cup was held from the 24th to the 27th of March, 2011. The four competing teams included three from the Canadian Women's Hockey League and the champion team of the Western Women's Hockey League, the Minnesota Whitecaps.

Date Time Teams Final Score Attendance
March 24 12:00 noon Toronto vs Brampton Toronto 3-2 100
March 24 6:00 pm Minnesota vs Montreal Montreal 5-1 240
March 25 12:00 noon Minnesota vs Toronto Toronto 6-0 300
March 25 7:00 pm Brampton vs Montreal Montreal 7-4 1,000
March 26 11:00 am Minnesota vs Brampton Brampton 7-2 500
March 26 3:00 pm Toronto vs Montreal Montreal 2-1 1,000
March 27 1:00 pm Championship Final game Montreal 5-0 2,300

Championship game[edit]

March 27th Sunday: The final Game concluded with the powerful Montreal team defeating Toronto 5-0.[26] Montreal got off to a 2-0 lead in the first period, The first goal was scored by Noémie Marin on a backhand from her off wing at the 14:47 minute mark, as she converted a pass from Caroline Ouellette. The second goal was scored at the 7:29 minute mark off a face off in the Toronto end. Dominique Thibault took the draw and Vanessa Davidson skated off the boards, picked up the puck and put a quick shot behind goaltender Sami Jo Small. The lone goal of the second period was scored at 10:36 by Sabrina Harbec on a nice outside drive cutting by Annie Guay. Sabrina Harbec pulled the goalie across the crease and put the puck in the top corner. The shots at the end of the second period were 34 to 17 in favour of the Montreal Stars.

Montreal added two more goals in the third period to win 5-0. At the 5:33 minute, Julie Chu feathered a pass to Caroline Ouellette. Ouellette made a perfect low shot to score. The final goal of the game was scored with 2:42 left as Sarah Vaillancourt picked up a pass from Caroline Ouellette and she hit the mark on a quick shot from about five feet out. Toronto goalie Sami Jo Small played well in defeat [27] as Montreal controlled the game outshooting Toronto 51 to 26. Toronto did threaten offensively early in the game and could have turned the contest around but Montreal goalie, Kim St-Pierre, came up with exceptional saves [28] to earn the shutout and ultimately crown Montreal Stars as the 2011 Clarkson Cup Champions.

Playoff Records Games wins Games loses
Montreal 4 0
Toronto 2 2
Brampton 1 2
Minnesota 0 3

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Winner
Top goaltender in the tournament
Player of the Game, Winning team, Clarkson Cup Final Dominique Thibault
Player of the Game, Losing team, Clarkson Cup Final Jennifer Botterill
Tournament Most Valuable Player Sarah Vaillancourt
Top forward in the tournament
Top defender in the tournament

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hour.ca/news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=20459
  2. ^ (French) Radio Canada: Avenir plus rose pour le hockey féminin, http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#idMedia=undefined&lang=fr&pl=0of1&posMedia=0&startPosition=0&urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2011/CBFT/211164718_m_2.asx , February 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news_20100812.asp
  4. ^ http://www.hockeyjournal.com/news/2010/08/12_bostonlands.php
  5. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=9
  6. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=7
  7. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=25
  8. ^ http://cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=40
  9. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=49
  10. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=50
  11. ^ http://montreal.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=56
  12. ^ http://cwhl.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1425060
  13. ^ Montreal players and fans give from the heart,http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=57 , February 1, 2011.
  14. ^ http://cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=62
  15. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=64
  16. ^ What it's all about..., http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=70
  17. ^ Montreal ends the season on a high, http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=68
  18. ^ http://cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=55
  19. ^ Angela James Bowl Scoring Champions, p. 24, hockeyMedia Richard Scott, Up North Productions, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9918671-0-3
  20. ^ http://hockeymedia.ca/wHockey_Review_2013_byhockeyMedia.pdf
  21. ^ http://cwhl.stats.pointstreak.com/goalieleaders.html?leagueid=1113&seasonid=6347
  22. ^ http://cwhl.stats.pointstreak.com/attendance.html?leagueid=1113&seasonid=6347
  23. ^ http://hockeymedia.ca/wHockey_Review_2013_byhockeyMedia.pdf
  24. ^ Montreal confronts rivals Brampton, http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=71
  25. ^ Montreal reigns supreme in women’s hockey, http://cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=72
  26. ^ http://cwhl.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1560528
  27. ^ Globe and Mail, Montreal beats Toronto to win Clarkson Cup,http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/montreal-beats-toronto-to-win-clarkson-cup/article1958614/
  28. ^ CBCsport.ca , St-Pierre backstops Montreal to Clarkson Cup title, http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/03/27/sp-clarksoncup.html

League Website[edit]

External news story[edit]