Burlington Barracudas

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Burlington Barracudas
Burlington Barracudas.jpeg
City Burlington, Ontario
League CWHL
Founded 2007 (2007)
Home arena Appleby Ice Center
Colours Orange, Black, White
              
General manager Maria Quinto
Head coach Berardino Quinto

Website
Burlington Hockey Club - CWHL
The team line up for the National Anthem
The Barracudas discussing strategy

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 Appleby Ice Center in Burlington. The team is currently coached by Berardino Quinto and Jessica Rattle.

History[edit]

Burlington qualified for the CWHL playoffs during every season in club history but failed to qualify for the Clarkson Cup. During the 2009–10 CWHL season, Ashley Johnston of the Burlington Barracudas was the youngest Ontario player to play in the CWHL.[1] The team fails to qualify itself for the playoff rounds during the end of season 2010-11.

Season-by-season[edit]

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts
2007-08[2] 30 11 18 1 76 98 23
2008-09[3] 25 10 13 2 n/a n/a 22
2009-10 30 19 8 3 n/a n/a 41
2010–11 26 6 18 2 54 108 14
2011-12 27 1 26 0 46 150 2

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

Season standings[edit]

Burlington barracudas - 04.jpg
Year Reg. Season Playoffs
2007-08 4th, last place in Central Division Eliminated in second round
2008-09 4th, last place in Central Division Eliminated in first round
2009-10 3rd (just one division) Eliminated in first round
2010-11 5th, last place in the league no participation to playoff
2011-12 6th - last place no participation to playoff

Community events[edit]

  • On November 18, 2011, several Burlington Barracudas players (including Christina Kessler, Shannon Moulson, Ashley Stephenson, Jana Harrigan, Amanda Shaw, Annina Rajahuhta, Samantha Shirley, Amanda Parkins, and Lindsay Vine) competed in the first ever Hockey Helps The Homeless Women’s Tournament. Said tournament was held at the Magna Centre in Newmarket, Ontario.[4]
  • Barracudas players Christina Kessler and Shannon Moulson were part of an event at Power Play Sports in Niagara Falls, Ontario on December 20, 2011 to promote the 2012 Clarkson Cup (to be held in Niagara Falls). After the event, they met players from the NFGHA (Niagara Falls Girls Hockey League) for photographs and autographs.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

2007-08[edit]

CWHL Top Players[edit]

CWHL All-Stars[edit]

Central All-Stars

Monthly Top Scorers[edit]

2008-09[edit]

CWHL Top Players[edit]

Draft history[edit]

2010 Draft[edit]

The following were players selected by the Barracudas in the 2010 CWHL Draft. Because the league contracted from six to five teams, it was possible for some teams to reacquire players.

Draft # Player 2009-10 Team
2 Ashley Riggs[7] Canadian Under 22 team
6 Christine Kessler N/A
7 Shannon Moulson Mississauga Chiefs
12 Natalie Payne N/A
13 Danijela Rundqvist N/A
18 Amanda Shaw Zurich ZSC Lions
19 Kelley Hart Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
24 Brianne McLaughlin 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team
25 Mallory Johnston Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
30 Christine Hartnel N/A
31 Danielle Blanchard Vaughan Flames
36 Samantha Shirley Vaughan Flames
37 Michele Janus Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
40 Andrea Bevan N/A
45 Jaclyn Pitushka N/A
46 Kelley Stewart Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
51 Amanda Perkins Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
52 Ashley Stewart Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)

[8]

  • Protected players
Player 2009-10 Team
Jana Harrigan Burlington Barracudas
Becky Kellar 2009–10 Canada women's national ice hockey team
Lindsay Vine Burlington Barracudas
Sommer West Mississauga Chiefs

Current Roster 2011-12[edit]

Christina Kessler
Goalies
Number Player Former Team Hometown
30 Canada Allison Cubberley Elmira Soaring Eagles Bracebridge, Ontario
35 Canada Christina Kessler[9] Canada women's national ice hockey team Mississauga, Ontario
1 United States Mandy Cronin Boston Blades York, Maine
Defense
Number Player Former Team Hometown
55 Canada Amanda Nois Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey Brampton, Ontario
23 Canada Shannon Moulson Mississauga Chiefs Mississauga, Ontario
15 Canada Mallory Johnston Colgate University Chatham, Ontario
12 Canada Ashley Stephenson Mississauga Chiefs Mississauga, Ontario
4 Canada Amanda Shaw[10] Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey St Thomas, Ontario
Forwards
Number Player Former Team Hometown
91 Canada Amanda Parkins Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey Kitchener, Ontario
44 Canada Sommer West Mississauga Chiefs Bowmenville, Ontario
32 Canada Jana Harrigan Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey Burlington, Ontario
27 Canada Samantha Shirley Vaughan Flames Mississauga, Ontario
24 Canada Brayden Ferguson St. Francis Xavier athletic teams Toronto, Ontario
21 Canada Sarah Dagg[11] Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers Paris, Ontario
19 Canada Lindsay Vine Niagara Purple Eagles women's ice hockey Oakville, Ontario
18 Canada Dayna Kanis[12] Guelph Gryphons women's ice hockey Georgetown, Ontario
16 Canada Sara Lynch Western Mustangs women's ice hockey Owen sound, Ontario
11 Finland Anniina Rajahuhta Finland women's national ice hockey team Helsinki, Finland
9 Canada Joanne Eustace Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey Torbay, Newfoundland
7 Canada Kelly Hart[13] Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey Ajax, Ontario

Reference[14]

Coaching staff 2011-12[edit]

Barracudas'Head Coach Berardino Quinto
  • General Manager: Maria Quinto
  • Head Coach: Berardino Quinto
  • Assistant Coach: Jessica Rattle
  • Equipment Manager: Diane Cruickshanks & Madelaine Bird
  • Marketing Coordinator: Deanne Johnstone
  • Head Athletic Therapist: Nancy Spence
  • Assistant Athletic Therapist: Glenn Burke
  • Assistant Athletic Therapist: Carm Chan

Reference[15]

Former Olympian players[edit]

Number Player Hometown Present situation
4 Canada Becky Kellar (Defender) Burlington, Ontario Retreat
55 Sweden Danijela Rundqvist[16] (Forward) Stockholm, Sweden plays maintaining for the club Tornado in the Russian Women's Ice Hockey league and with the Sweden women's national ice hockey team

Current Olympians[edit]

For 2011-12, the team included notable players Christina Kessler, member of the 2010 Canada women's national ice hockey team and Anniina Rajahuhta member of Finland women's national ice hockey team.

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