Toronto Furies

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Toronto Furies
Toronto Furies logo.jpg
City Toronto, Ontario, Canada
League CWHL
Founded 2011 (2011)
Home arena MasterCard Centre
Colours

Blue and White

         
General manager Rebecca Davies
Head coach Sommer West
Captain Natalie Spooner
Website toronto.cwhl.ca

The Toronto Furies are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the players from the inaugural season in 2010-11 were players from the former Toronto Aeros franchise. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since its inaugural 2007-08 season. The team adopted the name "Furies" after the 2011 Clarkson Cup. The decision behind naming the franchise Furies was featured on an episode of History Television's program What's In a Name? (original air date: September 12, 2011).[1] Players voted on one of five names suggested by fans. The five names that fans suggested included: the Toronto Force, Toronto Tornadoes, Toronto Snipes, Toronto Furies and the Toronto Vamps.

The Toronto Furies play their home games at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The club captured the 2014 Clarkson Cup championship.

History[edit]

Two Furies players became the fourth and fifth women to play 150 career games in 2013-14. On November 16, 2013, Kristy Zamora reached the milestone. On November 23, 2013, a 4-2 victory over Brampton provided Meagan Aarts with her 150th game.

During the 2013-14 CWHL season, there were a handful of milestones which the Furies reached. On February 9, 2014, a victory against the defending Clarkson Cup champion Boston Blades provided Furies goaltender Sami Jo Small with the 60th victory of her career. With the win, she became the first CWHL goaltender to reach the 60 wins plateau.[2] A March 8 contest against the Brampton Thunder resulted in Meagan Aarts earning the 100 point in her CWHL career.[3]

The Furies defeated the Boston Blades by a 1-0 tally in overtime to claim their first Clarkson Cup title in 2014.[4] The tournament was played at Markham Centennial Centre. With the victory, Natalie Spooner became the first woman in hockey history to claim the gold medal in the Olympic Winter Games and the Clarkson Cup in the same year.

During the summer of 2016, Kori Cheverie retired from the Furies. Of note, she retired with three franchise records: points (82), games played (152) and power play goals (14). In addition, she holds the league record for most consecutive games played with 152.

Season-by-season[edit]

Year by year
Year GP W L T GF GA Pts
2011–12 27 9 13 5 75 15 26

Season standings[edit]

= Indicates First Place finish
= Indicates championship
Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
2010-11 CWHL 3rd place (12 wins) Clarkson Cup finalists
2011-12 CWHL 4th place (9 wins)
2012-13 CWHL 4th place (10 wins) 3rd place, Round Robin
2013-14 CWHL 4th place (10 wins) Clarkson Cup champions

Current Roster[edit]

Sami Jo Small

Updated January 5, 2016.[5][6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
2 Canada Allen, JulieJulie Allen F R 29 2013 Brampton, Ontario
57 Canada Baldin, AlyssaAlyssa Baldin F R 27 2013 Mississauga, Ontario
4 Canada Bonello, MichelleMichelle Bonello D R 32 2010 Mississauga, Ontario
44 Canada Cheverie, KoriKori Cheverie F R 29 2010 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
22 Canada French, TaraTara French F R 31 2014 Truro, Nova Scotia
17 Canada Fulton, EmilyEmily Fulton (A) F L 24 2015 Stratford, Ontario
19 Canada Gaskin, KatieKatie Gaskin D 24 2015 Pickering, Ontario
10 Canada Hill, LaurelLaurel Hill D R 24 2014 Huntsville, Ontario
16 Canada Hogan, AshtonAshton Hogan F 27 2015 Shelburne, Ontario
35 Canada Kessler, ChristinaChristina Kessler G L 28 2012 Toronto, Ontario
91 Canada Kohanchuk, JenelleJenelle Kohanchuk F L 26 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba
18 Japan Kurata, TomomiTomomi Kurata F 27 2015 Osaka, Japan
20 United States Lamoureux, TanisTanis Lamoureux F L 24 2014 Canton, Michigan
23 Canada Moulson, ShannonShannon Moulson D L 30 2012 Mississauga, Ontario
27 Canada Prevost, CarolyneCarolyne Prevost F L 27 2013 Sarnia, Ontario
33 Canada Ross, OliviaOlivia Ross G 2015 Huntsville, Ontario
5 Canada Saunders, MichelleMichelle Saunders D 24 2015 Oakville, Ontario
1 Canada van der Bliek, SonjaSonja van der Bliek G L 27 2015 Toronto, Ontario
24 Canada Spooner, NatalieNatalie Spooner (C) F R 26 2012 Toronto, Ontario
7 Canada Stevenson, SarahSarah Stevenson F L 23 2015 Toronto, Ontario
6 Japan Suzuki, SenaSena Suzuki D L 25 2015 Tomakomai, Japan
21 Canada Terry, KellyKelly Terry F L 24 2014 Whitby, Ontario
12 Canada Vella, JessJess Vella F R 25 2013 Pickering, Ontario
8 Canada Wilson, KatieKatie Wilson F L 25 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba
9 Canada Zamora, KristyKristy Zamora F L 38 2010 Oshawa, Ontario


Coaching Staff 2014-15[edit]

  • General Manager: Rebecca Davies
  • Head Coach: Sommer West
  • Assistant Coach: Mark Penelton
  • Assistant Coach: Candice Moxley

Reference[7]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Season Leader (F) GP G A Pts Leader (D) GP G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
2010-11[8] Jennifer Botterill 25 14 30 44 Britni Smith 29 8 21 29 Tessa Bonhomme (4) Three tied with 1 Bonhomme (3)
2011-12[9] Mallory Deluce 20 12 9 21 Tessa Bonhomme 24 4 12 16 Kori Cheverie (6) Three tied with 1 Deluce (4)
2012-13[10] Rebecca Johnston 24 8 17 25 Tessa Bonhomme 24 4 5 9 Six tied with 1 Natalie Spooner (3) Spooner (3)
2013-14[11] Carolyne Prevost 23 11 12 23 Michelle Bonello 22 2 10 12 Prevost and Alyssa Baldin (4) Prevost (1) Katie Wilson (3)
2014-15 Jenelle Kohanchuk 21 7 10 17 Megan Bozek 22 3 7 10 Carolyne Prevost (4) None Prevost (3)
2015–16 Natalie Spooner 22 17 13 30 Michelle Bonello 24 0 8 8 Spooner (5) Spooner (2) Kori Cheverie (2)
2016–17 Natalie Spooner 20 13 7 20

All-time scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts Seasons

Draft picks[edit]

  • These are the first selections for every respective draft that Toronto participated in.
Draft year Player Pick College
2010 Tessa Bonhomme 1st Overall Ohio State Buckeyes
2011 Jesse Scanzano[12] 5th Overall Mercyhurst Lakers
2012 Rebecca Johnston 2nd Overall Cornell Big Red
2013 Katie Wilson 2nd Overall Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
2014 Megan Bozek 2nd Overall Minnesota Golden Gophers
2015 Emily Fulton 2nd Overall Cornell Big Red
2016 Renata Fast 2nd Overall Clarkson

Notable former players (Toronto Aeros)[edit]

Number Player Hometown Present situation
91 Canada Geraldine Heaney (Defence) Weston, Ontario Retired
14 Canada Cherie Piper (Forward) Scarborough, Ontario Playing for Brampton Thunder and the Canadian National Team
8 Canada Angela James (Forward) Toronto, Ontario Retired
77 Canada Cassie Campbell (Forward) Brampton, Ontario Retired; currently working for CBC Sports
71 Canada Becky Kellar (Defence) Hagersville, Ontario Plays for Brampton Thunder and the Canadian National Team
9 Canada Gillian Ferarri (Defence) Thornhill, Ontario Retired
11 Canada Cheryl Pounder (Defence) Toronto, Ontario Retired
17 Finland Sari Krooks (Forward) Vaasa, Finland Retired
34 Canada Nicole Corriero (Forward) Thornhill, Ontario Retired
17 Canada Jennifer Botterill (Forward) Winnipeg, Manitoba Retired

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