Calgary Inferno

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Calgary Inferno
City Calgary
League CWHL
Founded 2011 (2011)
Home arena WinSport Canada
Colours Red, Yellow, Black, White
General manager Jeff Stevenson
Head coach Scott Reid
The Alberta players discussing strategy

The Calgary Inferno (formerly known as Team Alberta, nickname "Honeybadgers", during the 2011-12 season) is a women's ice hockey team that joined the Canadian Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. The team plays its home games at Joan Snyder (Arena B) at WinSport Canada in Calgary, Alberta.[1] After two seasons without an official name, in 2013 the team picked a moniker drawing from Calgary's National Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Flames,[2] with whom they have a partnership.[3] For the 2013-14 it was announced that all Inferno home-games will be streamed live by[4]

The first General Manager was Samantha Holmes, while the first head coach was Jason Schmidt. On July 21, 2011, the franchise participated in its first ever CWHL Draft. With the third overall pick in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Team Alberta selected Meaghan Mikkelson.[5] With the first pick overall in the 2012 CWHL Draft, the team selected Hillary Pattenden.

On March 13, 2016, the Calgary Inferno defeated Les Canadiennes de Montreal in an 8-3 final to capture its first-ever Clarkson Cup. Contested at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, the first Cup final held in an NHL arena, Blayre Turnbull, Brianne Jenner, Jessica Campbell and Rebecca Johnston each scored twice.[6] Goaltender Delayne Brian was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the Clarkson Cup playoffs.[7]


  • April 19: The CWHL announced on April 19, 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. The merger will feature one team based in Edmonton and Calgary and is a combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos and Strathmore Rockies. The team will play their games in various locations around Alberta.[8] Strathmore Rockies founder Samantha Holmes-Domagala, will join the sponsorship division of the CWHL and look after the requirements of the expansion team.[9]
  • July 21, 2011: Philanthropist Joan Snyder donated $2 million to Winsport Canada. The goal is to ensure priority rink access to female hockey players at all levels, and help expand the Canadian Women's Hockey League with the creation of Team Alberta. Part of the donation will cover the new addition to the Athletic and Ice Complex at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. This will serve as the future home to Hockey Canada. In addition, there shall be four hockey rinks, one of which will be aptly called the Joan Snyder Rink.[10] Team Alberta will benefit with the allocation of free practice time, a dressing room exclusive to the club. Of note, the Joan Snyder Rink give priority to women’s hockey bookings, but it will serve as the Team Alberta’s home rink.[11]
    For 2011-12 season, Lundy Day is the Alberta's regular Goaltender
  • In September, 2011 a selection camp takes place . Then some matches pre-season are used as tool of final evaluation before finalizing the list of the staff on October 3.[12]
  • Beginning of October, 2011 concentrates on two weekends with friendly matches outside the competition against the Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey and MacEwan University Griffins women's ice hockey[13]
  • October 28, 2011: Team Alberta played its first game in the CWHL versus the Burlington Barracudas. Laura Dostaler scores the first goal in Team Alberta history in a 4-2 victory.[14] Other goals were scored by Meghan Hunter, Jenna Cunningham and Courtney Sawchuk.
  • September 23, 2013: After two years without an official name, the team is announced as the Calgary Inferno at the Calgary Flames' arena Scotiabank Saddledome, prior to a pre-season game between the Flames and the New York Rangers.[2]
  • On February 2, 2014, Danielle Stone broke two scoring records in Calgary Inferno franchise history. She began by topping Samantha Hunt’s franchise mark for most points in one season. The old mark was 14 and she would surpass it with her 15 point in a 2-1 shootout win against the Montreal Stars. In the same game, she set a new mark for most points in one season by an Inferno rookie.[15] In that same game, Jessica Wong logged a goal, providing her with seven points in the first five games of her CWHL career, a new franchise record for the Inferno.
  • August 27, 2016: The Inferno acquired Genevieve Lacasse from the Boston Blades, completing the trade that sent Tara Watchorn to the Blades in the summer of 2014.[16]
  • At the 3rd CWHL All-Star Game, Jillian Saulnier and Jess Jones both scored a hat trick,[17] becoming the first competitors in CWHL All-Star Game history to achieve the feat.

2011 draft picks[edit]

In preparation of its first season, the Team Alberta CWHL selects several players during a special draft of the league held on July 21, 2011 at Mississauga, Ontario.[18]

Draft pick Player Hometown Former team
3 Meaghan Mikkelson (Defender) Canada St. Albert, Alberta Canada women's national ice hockey team
9 Bobbi-Jo Slusar (Defender) Canada Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada women's national ice hockey team
15 Keely Brown (Goalie) Canada Edmonton, Alberta Toronto Lady Blues women's ice hockey
21 Jill MacIsaac (Goalie) Canada Timberlea, Nova Scotia Saint Mary's Huskies
27 Courtney Sawchuk (Defender) Canada Sherwood Park, Alberta Edmonton Chimos
33 Colleen Olsen (Forward) Canada Sherwood Park, Alberta Edmonton Chimos
39 Jill Kern
45 Brittaney Maschmeyer (Defender) Canada Bruderheim, Alberta St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey
51 Kaley Hall-Herman (Forward) Canada Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
62 Sam Hunt (Forward) Canada Calgary, Alberta Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
64 Kelsey Webster (Defender) Canada Duncan, British Columbia Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
66 Karlee Overguard (Forward) Canada Sundre, Alberta Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
68 Katie Stewart (Forward) Canada Exeter, Ontario Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
70 Jenna Cunningham (Forward) Canada Medicine Hat, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
72 Amber Overguard (Forward) Canada Sundre, Alberta Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
74 Erin Duggan (Defender) Canada Beaumont, Alberta Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey
76 Dana Vinge (Goalie) Canada Edmonton, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
78 Ashley Cockell (Forward) Canada Fort Assiniboine, Alberta Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
80 Carrie Olsen (Defender) Canada Calgary, Alberta Red Deer College Queens
82 Taryn Peacock (Forward) Canada Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
84 Larissa Roche (Forward) Canada Thorhild, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
85 Kelsey MacMillan (Forward) Canada Sherwood Park, Alberta Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks women's ice hockey
86 Lundy Day (Goalie) Canada Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
87 Mia Mucci (Forward) Canada Canmore, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
88 Amanda Nonis (Forward) Canada Brampton, Ontario College Manhattanville Valiants women's ice hockey
89 Kendra Chisholm (Goalie) Canada Sherwood Park, Alberta Neumann University Knights women's ice hockey
90 Tara Swanson (Defender) Canada Wetaskiwin, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
91 Becky Irvine (Forward) Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
92 Seyara Shwetz (Defender) Canada Waskatenau, Alberta Saint Mary's Huskies
93 Kaley Herman (Goalie) Canada Weyburn, Saskatchewan New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey
94 Nicole Symington (Forward) Canada Burlington, Ontario Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey
95 Carli Clemis (Goalie) Canada Taber, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
96 Amanda Squire (Goalie) Canada Comox, British Columbia Mount Royal Cougars women's ice hockey
97 Jennifer Moe (Forward) Canada Bonnyville, Alberta Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey
98 Lindsay Robinson (Forward) Canada Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
99 Kristin Miyauchi (Forward) Canada Calgary, Alberta SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
100 Lauren Chiswell (Forward) Canada Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
101 Kristen Sugiyama (Goalie) Canada Edmonton, Alberta Grant MacEwen Griffins women's ice hockey
102 Laura Dostaler (Forward) Canada Beaumont, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
103 Danielle MacDougall (Forward) Canada Sherwood Park, Alberta Saint Mary's Huskies
104 Kelly Godel (Forward) Canada Hythe, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
105 Jill Barber (Forward) Canada Irma, Alberta Grant MacEwen Griffins women's ice hockey
106 Danielle Boyce (Forward) Canada Summerside, Prince Edward Island Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey
107 Kendal Jurista (Forward) Canada Kamloops, British Columbia Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks women's ice hockey
108 Bret Seaton (Forward) Canada Brooks, Alberta SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
109 Georgia Moore (Forward) Australia Melbourne, Australia SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
110 Alanna McMullen (Defender) Canada Calgary, Alberta Buffalo State College Bengals women's ice hockey
111 Christina Ashley (Defender) Canada Stirling, Ontario Mount Allison Mounties women's ice hockey
112 Jenna Ouellette (Forward) Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey



Team alberta cwhl- January 20-2012 143.jpg
Year GP W L OTL GF GA Pts Final standing
2011-12 15 5 10 0 38 66 20 5th
2012-13 24 3 21 0 30 86 6 5th
2013-14 24 12 11 1 62 70 25 3rd
2014-15 24 15 6 3 84 64 33 2nd
2015-16[19] 17 13 3 1 77 49 27 1st
2016-17[20] 24 20 4 0 100 45 40 1st

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 31, 2014.[21]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
14 Canada Berzins, EmilyEmily Berzins F L 30 Calgary, Alberta
27 Canada Bram, BaileyBailey Bram F L 26 2013 Ste. Anne, Manitoba
30 Canada Brian, DelayneDelayne Brian G 26 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba
20 Canada Campbell, JessicaJessica Campbell F L 24 2014 Rocanville, Saskatchewan
24 Canada Cudmore, HayleighHayleigh Cudmore D R 25 2014 Oakville, Ontario
22 Canada Cunningham, JennaJenna Cunningham (A) F R 28 2011 Medicine Hat, Alberta
9 Canada Davis, SarahSarah Davis F L 24 2014 Paradise, Newfoundland
4 Canada Dostaler, LauraLaura Dostaler F R 25 2011 Edmonton, Alberta
19 Canada Esposito, BrittanyBrittany Esposito F L 26 2014 Edmonton, Alberta
16 Canada Hagg, KristenKristen Hagg F R 33 2014 Edmonton, Alberta
5 Canada Haller, MadisonMadison Haller D L 21 Calgary, Alberta
12 Canada Irwin, HaleyHaley Irwin F L 29 2014 Thunder Bay, Ontario
6 Canada Johnston, RebeccaRebecca Johnston F L 27 Sudbury, Ontario
7 Canada Kromm, ErikaErika Kromm (A) F L 28 Smithtown, British Columbia
10 Canada Kurio, RhiannaRhianna Kurio F R 25 2013 Calgary, Alberta
21 Canada Peacock, TarynTaryn Peacock F L 29 2013 Calgary, Alberta
11 United States Pierri, JacquiJacqui Pierri D R 27 2013 Montclair, New Jersey
28 Canada Schroeder, TeganTegan Schroeder D R 29 2013 Lumsden, Saskatchewan
17 Canada Stone, DanielleDanielle Stone F L 26 2013 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
18 Japan Takeuchi, AinaAina Takeuchi D L 25 2014 Kushiro, Japan
1 Canada Trautman, CamilleCamille Trautman G 24 2014 Rimbey, Alberta
26 Canada Warren, LouiseLouise Warren F L 24 2014 Orangeville, Ontario
3 Canada Webster, KelseyKelsey Webster (C) D R 30 2011 Duncan, British Columbia
8 Canada Wong, JessicaJessica Wong D L 26 2013 Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Coaching staff 2016-17[edit]

Jason Schmidt was the team's first coach.

Former staff[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]


Season Leader (F) GP G A Pts Leader (D) GP G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
2011-12[25] Sam Hunt 15 5 9 14 Meaghan Mikkelson 15 2 9 11 Jenna Cunningham(4) Bianca Zuber (1) Cunningham(2)
2012-13[26] Jenna Cunningham 23 4 4 8 Meaghan Mikkelson
Tara Watchorn
Cunningham (2) None Mikkelson (2)
2013-14[27] Danielle Stone 24 15 10 25 Tegan Schroeder 24 1 9 10 Stone (5) Chelsea Purcell (1) Jenna Cunningham (3)
2014-15 Rebecca Johnston 24 17 20 37 Jessica Wong 24 2 11 13 Jessica Campbell (5)
2015–16 Brianne Jenner 24 10 18 28 Hayleigh Cudmore 24 2 13 15 Brittany Esposito (5) Jillian Saulnier
Rebecca Johnston
Kristen Hagg (1)
Saulnier (4)
2016–17 Brianne Jenner 20 9 18 27 Meaghan Mikkelson 22 5 10 15


Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ WinsportCanada
  2. ^ a b The heat is on: Calgary team embraces new Inferno logo and name; ready to melt the ice this season
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  5. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Clarkson Cup: Calgary upends Montreal for women's hockey title - Inferno capture first-ever CWHL championship". 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Mission accomplished for Calgary Inferno to win first Clarkson Cup". 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  8. ^ Chimos Part of Merger With CWHL
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  12. ^ Hockey NOW, New Rink Hosts World Girls’ Hockey Day Events
  13. ^ Alberta Looks Ahead To October
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  16. ^ "Inferno acquire goaltender Geneviève Lacasse". Calgary Flames. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  17. ^ "Jones shines in CWHL All-Star Game". 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  18. ^ CWHL,2011 Top Draft Picks
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  21. ^ "Calgary Inferno Roster". Calgary Inferno. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ Inferno Hockey Operations
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