2011 Clarkson Cup

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Caroline Ouellette with Clarkson Cup on March 27, 2011

The 2011 Clarkson Cup was contested at the Barrie Molson Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.[1] The four competing teams included three from the Canadian Women's Hockey League and one from the Western Women's Hockey League. All teams played each other in a round robin Thursday March 24 through Saturday March 26, with the top two teams meeting in the final Sunday March 27. In 2010 the tournament consisted of just two semi-finals and a final. A change to the format this year has made the tournament longer.

Qualification[edit]

Brampton vs. Montreal

The top four teams from the CWHL competed in a tournament based on seedings. Seeds were determined by standings at end of regular season play.[2] On March 11 and 12, the number 1 seed played against the number 2 seed while the number 3 seed challenged the number 4 seed. The victors competed on March 13 to determine the CWHL champion. The WWHL champion was the lone WWHL team to compete in the Clarkson Cup.

Date Opponent Score Attendance
March 11, 2011 Toronto @ Boston Toronto wins 4-2 280
March 11, 2011 Brampton @ Montreal Montreal wins 2-1 (shootout) 100
March 12, 2011 Toronto @ Boston Toronto wins 3-1 184
March 12, 2011 Brampton @ Montreal Montreal wins 4-3 200

Boston Blades is eliminated and cannot participate in the Clarkson Cup Championship. Montreal Stars, Brampton Thunder and Toronto Aeros will participate in the final tournament. The Minnesota Whitecaps of the WWHL complete the four teams.

Rosters[edit]

Brampton Thunder[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Country Player Hometown
37 Canada Kira Hurley Toronto, Ontario
35 Canada Laura Hosier Sharon, Ontario
Defensemen
Number Country Player Hometown
43 Canada Ashley Pendleton Orton, Ontario
34 Canada Delaney Collins, Assistant Captain Pilot Mound, Manitoba
27 Canada Kerri Palmer Holland Landing, Ontario
24 Canada Amber Bowman Orton, Ontario
20 Canada Allyson Fox Toronto, Ontario
17 Canada Melanie Rothon Newmarket, Ontario
9 United States Molly Engstrom Grantsburg,Wisconsin
Forwards
Number Country Player Hometown
93 Canada Mandy Cole Peterborough, Ontario
77 Canada Brooke Beazer Kingston, Ontario
71 Canada Jennefer Kirk Brampton, Ontario
67 Canada Lindsay Brown Hamilton, Ontario
66 Canada Andrea Ironside Collingwood,Ontario
16 Canada Jayna Hefford, captain Kingston, Ontario
12 Canada Lori Dupuis Cornwall, Ontario
10 Canada Gillian Apps, Assistant Captain Unionville, Ontario
7 Canada Cherie Piper, Assistant Captain Toronto, Ontario
4 Canada Elysia Desmier Ottawa, Ontario
2 Canada Bree Polci London, Ontario

[3]

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Maria Quinto and Jody Katz
  • Head Coach: Peter Crosby
  • Assistant Coach: Phil Bateman
  • Assistant Coach: Kristi Alcorn

Montreal Stars[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Country Player Hometown
35 Canada Jenny Lavigne Lac au Saumon, Quebec
33 Canada Kim St-Pierre Châteauguay, Quebec
27 Canada Valerie Charbonneau Sudbury, Ontario
Defensemen
Number Country Player Hometown
44 Canada Nathalie Dery, Assistant Captain Cap Santé, Quebec
24 Canada Stephanie Denino Saint-Laurent, Quebec
19 Canada Sharon Kelly Riverview, New Brunswick
16 Canada Gillian Merrifield London, Ontario
8 Canada Tawnya Danis Pointe-Claire, Quebec
4 Canada Annie Guay Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Forwards
Number Country Player Hometown
96 Canada Sabrina Harbec Saint-Hubert, Quebec
86 Canada Dominique Thibault L'Original, Ontario
47 Canada Emmanuelle Blais Montreal, Quebec
40 Canada Sarah Vaillancourt Sherbrooke, Quebec
26 Canada Lisa-Marie Breton, Captain Saint-Zacharie, Quebec
25 Canada Vanessa Davidson Kirkland, Quebec
21 United States Julie Chu Fairfield, Connecticut
18 Canada Donna Ringrose Campbell's Bay, Quebec
13 Canada Caroline Ouellette, Assistant captain Montreal, Quebec
12 Canada Emilie Luck Pointe-Claire, Quebec
11 Canada Kelly Sudia, Assistant Captain Pointe-Claire, Quebec
10 Canada Noémie Marin Acton Vale, Quebec

[4]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Megh Hewings
  • Head Coach:Patrick Rankine
  • Assistant Coach: Philipe Trahan

Minnesota Whitecaps[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Country Player Hometown
39 United States Megan Van Beusekom Loretto, Minnesota
30 United States Kim Hanlon Blaine, Minnesota
20 United States Sanya Sandahl Duluth, Minnesota
Defensemen
Number Country Player Hometown
33 United States Rachael Drazan Orono, Minnesota
21 United States Allie Sanchez St. Paul, Minnesota
12 United States Jenny Schnickel Coon Rapids, Minnesota
7 United States Briana Jentner Akron, Ohio
5 United States Winny Brodt, Captain Roseville, Minnesota
2 United States Chelsey Brodt Roseville, Minnesota
Forwards
Number Country Player Hometown
77 United States Amy Stech Duluth, Minnesota
29 United States Christina Lee Maple Plain, Minnesota
27 United States Maggie Fisher South St. Paul, Minnesota
25 Russia Iya Gavrilova align=center Krasnoyarsk, Russia
22 United States Megan McCarthy Eden Prairie, Minnesota
19 United States Erin Keys St. Paul, Minnesota
16 United States Jenny Potter Edina, Minnesota
15 United States Allie Thunstrom Maplewood, Minnesota
11 United States Krissy Wendell-Pohl Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
10 United States Brooke White-Lancette Berkeley, California
9 United States Gisele Marvin Warroad, Minnesota
8 United States Meaghan Pezon Eden Prairie, Minnesota
6 United States Kelli Blankenship Miami, Florida
2 United States Sammy Nixon Blaine, Minnesota

[5]

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • General Manager:
  • Head Coach: Jack Brodt
  • Assistant Coach: Dwayne Schmidgall
  • Assistant Coach: Jim Minkoff

Toronto Aeros[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Country Player Hometown
31 Canada Allison Cubberley Bracebridge, Ontario
30 Canada Kendra Fisher Kincardine, Ontario
1 Canada Sami Jo Small Winnipeg, Manitoba
Defensemen
Number Country Player Hometown
25 Canada Tessa Bonhomme Sudbury, Ontario
19 Canada Britni Smith Port Perry, Ontario
18 United States Alexandra Hoffmeyer Detroit, Michigan
12 Canada Martine Garland Toronto, Ontario
5 Canada Jessica Clermont Port Elgin, Ontario
4 Canada Michelle Bonello Mississauga, Ontario
2 Canada Haleigh Callison Smithers, British Columbia
Forwards
Number Country Player Hometown
96 Canada Kelly Zamora Oshawa, Ontario
67 Canada Rebecca Davies Toronto, Ontario
44 Canada Kori Cheverie Truro, Nova Scotia
27 Canada Kristy Zamora Oshawa, Ontario
17 Canada Jennifer Botterill Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Canada Frances McPhail Vancouver, British Columbia
15 Canada Angela Di Stasi Toronto, Ontario
14 Canada LaToya Clarke Pickering, Ontario
11 Canada Melanie Mills Pusclinsh, Ontario
9 Canada Jennifer Brine Truro, Nova Scotia
6 Canada Meagan Aarts Wattford, Ontario
Canada Carly Haggard Port Alberni, British Columbia

[6]

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Barb Fisher
  • Head Coach: Dan Lichterman
  • Assistant Coach: Joanne Eustace
  • Assistant Coach: Bartley Blair

Tournament[edit]

On the first games, Toronto[7] and Montreal[8] went on to the victory over Brampton and Minnesota . In the second day, Sarah Vaillancourt scored 3 goals during the game to lead Montreal to a 7-4 victory over Brampton.[9] In the another match, Sami Jo Small celebrated her 35th birthday by stopping 40 shots to lead Toronto to a 6-0 win over Minnesota.[10] The Championships tournament runs over the weekend. Saturday, Montreal scored a crucial victory 2-1 against Toronto.[11] This win guarantees Montreal a place in the Clarkson Cup final, on Sunday against Toronto, who also recorded two victories in the tournament .

Date Time Teams Final Score Attendanc
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.[12] 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 14:47 minute as she converted a pass from Caroline Ouellette. The second goal was scored at 7:29 minute from a face off in the Toronto end as 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 Montreal Stars.

Montreal added two more goals in the third period to capture the 5-0 win Final game.[13] At the 5:33 minute, Julie Chu feathered a pass to Caroline Ouellette. Ouellette making 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[14] 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[15] to earn the shutout and ultimately crown Montreal Stars the Clarkson Cup Champions 2011.[16]

  • The Three Stars of the Game: First Star - Dominique Thibault, Montreal. Second Star - Vanessa Davidson, Montreal. Third Start - Jennifer Botterill, Toronto.[17]
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. ^ Clarkson Cup hits town, http://www.simcoe.com/community/barrieinnisfil/article/962069 4 March 2011
  2. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/clarksoncup.asp
  3. ^ http://brampton.cwhl.ca/roster.asp
  4. ^ http://montreal.cwhl.ca/roster.asp
  5. ^ http://www.westernwomenshockeyleague.com/leagues/rosters.cfm?leagueID=3639&teamID=267930&clientID=1754
  6. ^ http://toronto.cwhl.ca/roster.asp
  7. ^ Stephen Swett, Locals chase Cup dream, http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3043351 , March 24, 2011.
  8. ^ CBCsports.ca , Montreal opens Clarkson Cup with win, http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/03/24/sp-clarkson-cup-thurs.html , Match 24,2011.
  9. ^ CBCsports.ca ,Montreal beats Brampton at Clarkson Cup, http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/03/25/sp-clarkson-fri.html
  10. ^ Globe and Mail, Small comes up big at Clarkson Cup, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/small-comes-up-big-at-clarkson-cup/article1957695/
  11. ^ TSN, Kirk's powers Brampton past Minnesota at Clarkson Cup, http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/story/?id=359637
  12. ^ http://cwhl.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1560528
  13. ^ Stephen Sweet, Montreal takes Clarkson Cup in style: 5-0 win over Toronto paves way to title, http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3046897
  14. ^ Globe and Mail, Montreal beats Toronto to win Clarkson Cup,http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/montreal-beats-toronto-to-win-clarkson-cup/article1958614/
  15. ^ CBCsport.ca , St-Pierre backstops Montreal to Clarkson Cup title, http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/03/27/sp-clarksoncup.html
  16. ^ Globe and Mail, Montreal hopes Clarkson Cup win promotes women's hockey league, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/montreal-hopes-clarkson-cup-win-promotes-womens-hockey-league/article574190/
  17. ^ http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2011/27/c6879.html