Central Ontario Women's Hockey League

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The Central Ontario Women's Hockey League (COWHL) is a defunct hockey league in Ontario, Canada. During the 1998-99 season, the COWHL was renamed the National Women's Hockey League as the teams from the former league began to compete against teams from Quebec.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Final Standing year by year[edit]

1992-93[edit]

No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Toronto Aeros 30 20 4 6 101 42 46
2 Scarborough Sting 30 10 12 8 49 64 28
3 Scarborough Firefighters 30 9 15 6 58 79 24

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1993-94[edit]

No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Toronto Aeros 30 26 2 2 152 32 54
2 Scarborough Firefighters 30 14 11 5 103 62 33
3 Junior Aeros 30 13 11 6 101 73 32
4 Scarborough Sting 30 13 12 5 63 67 31
5 Mississauga Chiefs 30 11 12 7 60 60 29
6 Hamilton Golden Hawks 30 0 29 1 28 223 1

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1994-95[edit]

Non-available

1995-96[edit]

No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 North York Aeros 30 26 3 1 166 42 53
2 Toronto Red Wings 30 22 5 3 169 60 47
3 Mississauga Chiefs 30 18 10 2 98 57 38
4 Peterborough Skyway 30 10 14 6 82 115 26
5 London Devilettes 30 4 23 3 81 159 11
6 Hamilton Golden Hawks 30 2 27 1 45 208 5

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1996-97[edit]

No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 North York Aeros 36 29 1 6 255 39 64
2 Newtonbrook Panthers 36 25 3 8 210 58 58
3 Mississauga Chiefs 36 26 5 5 213 37 57
4 Scarborough Sting 36 12 19 5 64 129 29
5 Peterborough Pirates 36 11 21 4 99 127 26
6 London Devilettes 36 7 27 2 81 204 16
7 Hamilton Golden Hawks 36 1 35 0 37 385 2

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1997-98[edit]

For this last season, there was only three teams in the COWHL. The three teams played each other five times at home and five times on the road. In addition, they will play exhibition games against the Ottawa Senior AAA and the Brockvill Senior AAA teams.[7]

No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 North York Aeros 20 16 1 3 94 29 35
2 Mississauga Chiefs 20 11 6 3 65 49 25
3 Scarborough Sting 20 0 20 0 25 101 0

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Players[edit]

  • Geraldine Heaney began playing for the Toronto Aeros at the age of 13,[9] winning six provincial championships.
  • For the first 17 years of her participation in the COWHL, Cathy Phillips played for two different teams: Burlington and Hamilton. She was voted Top Goaltender 14 times and Most Valuable Player twice during her years of play in the COWHL.[10]

International[edit]

IIHF women's worlds[edit]

  • Mirjam Baechler, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team Switzerland 1992-1997) [11]
  • Amanda Benoit, North York Aeros (Team Canada 1996)
  • Cassie Campbell, North York Aeros (Team Canada 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Lori Dupuis, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team Canada 1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Kelly Dyer, North York Aeros (Team USA 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995)
  • Marianne Grnak, North York Aeros (Team Canada 1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Geraldine Heaney, North York Aeros (Team Canada 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • Jayna Hefford, Mississauga Chiefs (Team Canada 1997)
  • Andria Hunter, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team Canada 1992, 1994)
  • Angela James, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team Canada 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • Sari Krooks, North York Aeros (Team Finland 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996)
  • Sue Merz, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team USA 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Karen Nystrom, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team Canada 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • Margot Page, Mississauge Chiefs (Team Canada 1990, 1992, 1994)
  • Marion Pepels, London Devilettes (Team Netherlands 1990-1996)
  • Cheryl Pounder, North York Aeros (Team Canada 1994, 1996)
  • Nathalie Rivard, Mississauga Chiefs (Team Canada 1992)
  • Laura Schuler, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team Canada 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Jeanine Sobek, Newtonbrook Panthers (Team USA 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Vicky Sunohara, Scarborough Firefighters (1990 to 1994), Toronto Red Wings (1994 to 1996), and the Newtonbrook Panthers (1996 to 1997)[12] (Team Canada 1990, 1996, 1997)

Olympians[edit]

The following players from the COWHL represented Canada in ice hockey at the Winter Olympic games.

Player COWHL Team Event Result
Cassie Campbell North York Aeros 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Cassie Campbell North York Aeros 2002 Winter Olympics Gold
Cassie Campbell North York Aeros 2006 Winter Olympics Gold
Lori Dupuis Newtonbrook Panthers 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Lori Dupuis Newtonbrook Panthers 2002 Winter Olympics Gold
Jayna Hefford Mississauga Chiefs 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Jayna Hefford Mississauga Chiefs 2002 Winter Olympics Gold
Jayna Hefford Mississauga Chiefs 2006 Winter Olympics Gold
Jayna Hefford Mississauga Chiefs 2010 Winter Olympics Gold
Geraldine Heaney North York Aeros 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Geraldine Heaney North York Aeros 2002 Winter Olympics Gold
Karen Nystrom[13] Scarborough Firefighters 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Laura Schuler Scarborough Firefighters 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Vicky Sunohara Newtonbrook Panthers 1998 Winter Olympics Silver
Vicky Sunohara Newtonbrook Panthers 2002 Winter Olympics Gold
Vicky Sunohara Newtonbrook Panthers 2006 Winter Olympics Gold

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Angela James, Most Valuable Player, COWHL, 1991[14]
  • Karen Nystrom, Won COWHL scoring title in 1991-92[15] (runner-up in 1990-91, 1992–93 and

1996-97)

  • Karen Nystrom, COWHL All-Star Team every year from 1989 to 1997
  • Karen Nystrom, OWHA champion with Scarborough Firefighters, 1991[16]

Esso Nationals[edit]

Over the years, teams from the COWHL represented the province of Ontario in the Canadian National Women's Hockey championships (also known as the Esso Nationals). The winner of the gold medal was also awarded the Abby Hoffman Cup.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Five Teams Added to COWHL, http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/NWHL/1998-99/new5.html
  2. ^ New Beginning for Senior AAA Hockey, http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/NWHL/1998-99/new_name.html
  3. ^ Final League Standings - 1992-93, http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1992-93/league.data
  4. ^ Final League Standings - 1993-94, http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1993-94/league.data
  5. ^ http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1995-96/league.data
  6. ^ http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1996-97/league.data
  7. ^ http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1997-98/index.html
  8. ^ http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1997-98/league.data
  9. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, Szymon Szemberg and Andrew Podnieks, p.145, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4
  10. ^ "2004-05 OWHA Annual Report, p.13" (PDF). Ontario Women's Hockey Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  11. ^ http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/vv1/COWHL/1996-97/index.html
  12. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.430, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  13. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ny/karen-nystrom-1.html
  14. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.220, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  15. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 5, p.328, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  16. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  17. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.66, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  18. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.430, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6

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