2009–10 CWHL season

The 2009–10 CWHL season was the third season in the history of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. the Montreal Stars repeated as regular season champions for the third straight year. Sabrina Harbec of the Stars won the Angela James Bowl as the top scorer and was voted the league's most valuable player, the CWHL Top Forward and a CWHL First Team All-Star. Teammate Annie Guay was voted CWHL Top Defender while Laura Hosier was voted CWHL Top Goaltender. Danielle Blanchard was voted CWHL Outstanding Rookie.

Exhibition games

The CWHL participated in a number of benefit games against NHL Alumni. Games were played on March 4 (Galt Street Arena, Cambridge), March 5 (Mountain Arena, Hamilton), March 6 (Hershey Centre, Mississauga) and March 7 (Niagara Falls Memorial Arena).[1]

Regular season

  • During the season, Ashley Johnston of the Burlington Barracudas was the youngest Ontario player to play in the CWHL.[2]

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

CWHL Division
1Montreal Stars30235024812270
2Mississauga Chiefs3022701459457
3Burlington Barracudas3019803419480
4Brampton Thunder30121521278082
5Vaughan Flames30920011978115
6Ottawa Senators30523111261125


Statistical leaders

Points (Angela James Bowl)

PlayerTeamGames PlayedGoalsAssistsPointsPenalty Minutes
Sabrina HarbecMontreal Stars2915405534
Lindsay VineBurlington Barracudas3018264428
Noemie MarinMontreal Stars2825184316
Lori DupuisBrampton Thunder2714243844
Annie GuayMontreal Stars268303826
Jana HarriganBurlington Barracudas2216213726
Sommer WestMississauga Chiefs2911243568
Kelly HartBurlington Barracudas3010243420
  • Stats do not include the Dec. 13, 2009 Mississauga-Vaughan game


PlayerTeamGames PlayedGoals
Noemie MarinMontreal Stars2825
Lindsay VineBurlington Barracudas3018
Jana HarriganBurlington Barracudas2216
Rebecca DaviesMississauga Chiefs2916
Donna RingroseMontreal Stars2815
Sabrina HarbecMontreal Stars2915


PlayerTeamGames PlayedAssists
Sabrina HarbecMontreal Stars2940
Annie GuayMontreal Stars2630
Lindsay VineBurlington Barracudas3026
Lori DupuisBrampton Canadette-Thunder2724
Sommer WestMississauga Chiefs2924
Kelly HartBurlington Barracudas3024
Jana HarriganBurlington Barracudas2221
Nathalie DéryMontreal Stars2921

Penalty Minutes

PlayerTeamGames PlayedPenalty Minutes
Sommer WestMississauga Chiefs2968
Jennifer KirkBrampton Canadette-Thunder3067
Kelly StewartBurlington Barracudas2858
Sharon KellyOttawa Senators3058
Rebecca DaviesMississauga Chiefs2956
Michelle BonelloVaughan Flames2650
Leslie OlesMontreal Stars2850
Christin PowersOttawa Senators2646

Awards and honours[4]

CWHL Top Players

CWHL All-Stars

First Team All-Stars

Second Team All-Stars

CWHL All-Rookie Team

  • Goalie Allison Cubberley, Burlington
  • Defence Ashley Johnston, Burlington
  • Defence Sharon Kelly, Ottawa
  • Forward Danielle Blanchard, Vaughan
  • Forward Donna Ringrose, Montreal
  • Forward Nicole Tritter, Brampton

Monthly Top Scorers

  • October: Christin Powers, Ottawa (6+6=12 points, 8 games)
  • November: Sabrina Harbec, Montreal (6+18=24 points, 9 games)
  • December: Sabrina Harbec, Montreal (3+7=10 points, 5 games)
  • January: Lori Dupuis, Brampton (8+7=15 points, 9 games)
  • February: Brianne Jenner, Burlington (4+3=7 points, 4 games)
  • March: Nicole Tritter, Brampton (2+3=5 points, 3 games)


  • The Montreal Stars and Mississauga Chiefs qualified for the Clarkson Cup as they were the top two teams in the league. The four remaining teams competed in an elimination tournament. The winning team was the final team from the CWHL to qualify for the Clarkson Cup.
SemifinalsBrampton Thunder vs. Vaughan FlamesBrampton, 4-1
SemifinalsBurlington Barracudas vs. Ottawa SenatorsBurlington, 4-3 (OT)
FinalsBrampton Thunder vs. Burlington BarracudasBrampton, 2-1

Clarkson Cup

On March 3, 2010, the city council of Richmond Hill, Ontario donated $10,000 to the CWHL so that it could host the Clarkson Cup on March 27 and 28 at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill.[5]

  • Semifinals
March 27, 201012:00 pmBrampton Thunder vs. Montreal StarsBrampton, 3–2
March 27, 201016:00Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Mississauga ChiefsMinnesota, 3–0
  • Finals
March 28, 201015:00Brampton Thunder vs. Minnesota WhitecapsMinnesota, 4–0[6]

Minnesota Whitecaps (WWHL) won the Clarkson Cup.[7]

See also


  1. "Ashley Johnston - 2010-11 Women's Ice Hockey". Union Athletics. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
  2. Angela James Bowl Scoring Champions, p. 18, hockeyMedia, Richard Scott, Up North Productions, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9918671-0-3
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2013-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Archived March 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Whitecaps". Toronto: Thestar.com. March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
  6. "Minnesota wins Clarkson Cup". Iihf.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
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