Calgary Oval X-Treme

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Calgary Oval Xtreme
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City Calgary, Alberta
League Western Women's Hockey League
Founded 1995 (1995)
Home arena Olympic Oval
Colours Blue and White

The Calgary Oval X-Treme were a professional women's ice hockey team in the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL). The team played its home games at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Oval X-Treme were a member of the National Women's Hockey League for two seasons before breaking away to help form the WWHL in 2004.

History[edit]

The Oval X-Treme were founded in 1995 as an amateur team for women's hockey players in Calgary, quickly developing a heated rivalry with their northern counterparts, the Edmonton Chimos. In 2002, the Oval X-Treme were approached, along with the Chimos, to join the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The two teams joined the Vancouver Griffins to form the West division of the NWHL. After the 03-04 season, where the Oval X-Treme and Chimos faced only each other due to prohibitive costs to fly out east, the two franchises left the NWHL to form the five team Western Women's Hockey League. In 2006, the two leagues were reunited under the NWHL banner. However, this was short lived as the NWHL and WWHL could not reach an agreement upon a playoff schedule. As a result, the merger was not consummated. With the collapse of the NWHL in the summer of 2007, the Western Women's Hockey League was once again a completely independent league.

The Calgary Oval X-Treme suspended activities for the 2009-10 season.

Partially as a result of the Canadian national team being based in Calgary, the Oval X-Treme features many of Canada's top women's hockey players, including Hayley Wickenheiser, Danielle Goyette and Cassie Campbell. As a result, the Oval X-Treme have become the undisputed powerhouse of women's hockey in western Canada, winning five consecutive league championships, and compiling a regular season mark of 95-3-2-1 in their last five seasons.

Gina Kingsbury joined the Oval X-Treme in 2006. She had 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 19 games as the Oval X-Treme went on to win the Esso Women's National Championship.[1] In her second season with the Oval X-Treme, Kingsbury scored 20 goals and added 25 assists in 23 games.

Season-by-season[edit]

in National Women's Hockey League (NWHL):

in Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL):

Year by year
Year GP W L T GF GA Pts
2002–03 24 23 22 0 83 81 39
2003–04 12 11 1 0 64 9 22
2004–05 21 20 0 1 152 18 51
2005–06 24 22 0 2 126 43 46
2006–07 24 23 0 1 172 24 46
2007–08 24 24 0 0 162 27 48
2008–09 23 20 2 1 143 34 42

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

Season standings[edit]

= Indicates First Place finish
= Indicates championship
Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
2002-03 National Women's Hockey League first place in Western Division NWHL Champions
2003-04 National Women's Hockey League first place in Western Division NWHL Champions
2004-05 Western Women's Hockey League first place WWHL Champions cup
2005-06 Western Women's Hockey League first place WWHL Champions cup
2006-07 Western Women's Hockey League first place WWHL Champions cup
2007-08 Western Women's Hockey League first place WWHL Champions cup
2008-09 Western Women's Hockey League First place defeat in final[2]

Last Roster 2008-09[edit]

Goalies
Number Player Former Team Hometown
33 United States Kendall Newell Phoenix, Arizona
1 Canada Amanda Tapp Calgary Oval X-Treme Calgary, Alberta
Defense
Number Player Former Team Hometown
34 Canada Delaney Collins Canadian National Team Pilot Mound, Manitoba
20 Canada Tessa Bonhomme Canadian National Team Sudbury, Ontario
18 Canada Gillian Ferrari Toronto Aeros from 1996–2004 and Brampton Thunder from 2004–2006. Thornhill, Ontario
8 Canada Carla Macleod Canadian National Team Calgary, Alberta
5 Canada Colleen Sostorics - Captain Canadian National Team Kennedy, Saskatchewan
Forwards
Number Player Former Team Hometown
41 Canada Erica Ferrer
29 Canada Bryanne Panchuck
28 Canada Karen McLaughlin Calgary Oval X-Treme Listowel, Ontario
27 Canada Gina Kingsbury Canadian National Team Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
14 Canada Jocelyn Zabrick
12 Switzerland Angela Frautschi Switzerland National Team Saanenland, Switzerland,
11 Canada Rebecca Russell U-22 Canadian National Team (2004-2005) Lethbridge, Newfoundland
10 Canada Carrie Olsen Calgary, Alberta
9 Canada Cherie Piper Canadian National Team Scarborough, Ontario
7 Canada Kaley Hall U-22 Canadian Team Calgary, Alberta
6 Canada Katy Josephs
4 Canada Jennifer Jonsson Oakview, Manitoba
3 Switzerland Anja Stiefel Switzerland National Team Wil, Switzerland,

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Coaching Staff 2008-09[edit]

  • General Manager: Kathy Berg
  • Head Coach: Bjorn Kinding[5]
  • Assistant Coach: Bart Doan[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

NWHL Division titles won: 2002-03, 2003-04.
Championship of the NWHL: 2002-03, 2003-04.
WWHL Regular season titles won: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09.
WWHL Champions cup: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08.
Esso Canadian national championships won: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007.

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

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