Mississauga Chiefs

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Mississauga Chiefs
City Mississauga
League National Women's Hockey League
Division Central
Founded 1993
Home arena Hershey Centre and Iceland Mississauga
Colors Dark blue, pale blue and white
General manager Jim Holman
Head coach Rick Osborne

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 (NWHL) and after in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). The team played its home games in Hershey Centre and in Iceland Mississauga of the Greater Toronto Area.

History[edit]

The Mississauga Chiefs was founded in 1993[1] and began in Central Ontario Women's Hockey League (COWHL).[2] The club played several seasons in COWHL. The Mississauga Chiefs joined the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) in 1998-99. The Team adopted the name Mississauga Ice Bears (2000 at 2003) and after are called the Oakville Ice in 2004-05, 2005–06 and 2006-07.[3] In 2007-08, the club re-organized playing in the Canadian Women's Hockey League CWHL. In 2008, they were the CWHL championship runner-up to the Brampton Thunder. The Chiefs participated in the 2010 Clarkson Cup. In 2010-11, it was announced that the CWHL would reduce the number of its teams to five: The Mississauga Chiefs take name Toronto Aeros, while the intermediates and other young girls level programs continue with the name Mississauga Chiefs.[4]

Season-by-season[edit]

in National Women's Hockey League (NWHL):

in Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL):

Year by year
Year GP W L T GF GA Pts
1998-99 40 23 15 2 117 75 48
1999–2000 40 21 13 6 133 79 48
2000–01 40 21 16 3 107 97 45
2001–02 30 12 10 8 82 81 32
2002–03 26 19 14 3 122 111 42
2003–04 36 17 17 2 118 99 36
2004–05 36 13 17 6 97 99 34
2005–06 36 20 15 1 118 100 42
2006–07 21 15 6 0 107 51 31
2007–08 30 21 8 1 115 61 43
2008–09 26 16 8 2 n/a n/a 34
2009–10 30 21 8 1 n/a n/a 43

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

Season standings[edit]

Year League Regular Season Playoffs
1998-99 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Western Division elimined in first round
1999–2000 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Western Division no participation to playoff
2000-01 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Western Division no participation to playoff
2001-02 National Women's Hockey League 2rd[clarification needed], Western Division no participation to playoff
2002-03 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Central Division no participation to playoff
2003-04 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Central Division no participation to playoff
2004-05 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Central Division no participation to playoff
2005-06 National Women's Hockey League 3rd, Central Division no participation to playoff
2006-07[5] National Women's Hockey League 2rd[clarification needed] (only one division now) elimined in first round
2007-08 Canadian Women's Hockey League 2nd, Central Division finalist lost in finals
2008-09 Canadian Women's Hockey League 3rd (only one Division) finalist lost in finals
2009-10 Canadian Women's Hockey League 2rd[clarification needed] elimined in first round

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Clarkson Cup 2010[edit]

  • 2010 Clarkson Cup semifinals
Date Time Participants Score
March 27, 2009 16:00 Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Mississauga Chiefs Minnesota, 3-0

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Former Staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Jim Holman
  • Assistant General Manager: Lori Friesen
  • Head Coach: Rick Osborne
  • Assistant Coach: Bruce Rose and Bill Campbell
  • Equipment Manager: Bruce Rose
  • Assistant Equipment Manager: Mike Symonds
  • Therapist: Lisa Carlesso
  • Athletic Therapist: Irene Borecky

Notable players[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Jennifer Botterill, Angela James Bowl (2008)
  • Jennifer Botterill, Central Division All-Star (2008)[9]
  • Jennifer Botterill, CWHL Top Forward (2008)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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