2010 Clarkson Cup

The 2010 Clarkson Cup was contested at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. The four competing teams included the Brampton Thunder, Minnesota Whitecaps, Mississauga Chiefs, and Montreal Stars.


The Brampton Thunder defeated the Burlington Barracudas in the Canadian Women's Hockey League wild card game to qualify for the Clarkson Cup tournament. The Thunder proceeded to eliminate the defending champion Montreal Stars in the semifinals.

Brampton Thunder roster

Number Player PositionSchool
4Elysia DesmierForwardGuelph
9Jennifer KirkForwardSheridan College
10Gillian AppsForwardDartmouth
12Lori DupuisForwardUniversity of Toronto
14Amanda NonisForwardManhattanville College
15Kristi AlcornForwardQuinnipiac
16Jayna HeffordForwardToronto
24Nicole TritterForwardConnecticut
21Katie DowdallForwardToronto
83Amber WelchForwardKeswick High School
2Belinda OdellDefensePriceville High School
7Brooke BeazerDefense/ForwardClarkson
5Molly EngstromDefenseWisconsin
11Bobbi Jo SlusarDefenseYork
23Meredith OstranderDefenseBrown
34Ashley PendletonDefenseMercyhurst
1Mandy CroninGoalieMaine
29Laura HosierGoalieMercyhurst

Minnesota Whitecaps roster

2Sam NixonForwardSt. Cloud State Huskies women's ice hockey
10Brooke WhiteForwardNortheastern Huskies women's ice hockey
15Andrea NicholsForwardMinnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey
16Jenny PotterForwardMinnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey
17Julie ChuForwardHarvard Crimson women's ice hockey
19Erin KeysForwardOhio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey
22Megan McCarthyForwardSt. Cloud State Huskies
27Maggie FisherForwardMSU-Mankato
3Chelsey BrodtDefenseMinnesota Golden Gophers
5Winny BrodtDefenseMinnesota Golden Gophers
21Allie SanchezDefenseMinnesota Golden Gophers
39Megan Van BeusekomGoaltenderPrinceton Tigers women's ice hockey


  • Semifinals
March 27, 200912:00 pmBrampton Thunder vs. Montreal StarsBrampton, 3-2
03/27/200916:00Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Mississauga ChiefsMinnesota, 3-0
  • Finals
March 28, 200915:00Brampton Thunder vs. Minnesota WhitecapsMinnesota, 4-0


Championship game

The Minnesota Whitecaps were the only team from the Western Women's Hockey League to compete in the tournament. It was the second consecutive year that the Whitecaps had made the final. The team came to the tournament with only 11 players and two goalies. Goalie Megan Van Beusekom-Sweerin had a shutout in a 4-0 win for the Whitecaps.

Scoring summary

Chelsey Brodt-Rosenthal snapped a wrist shot past Thunder netminder Laura Hosier. During the first period, the Whitecaps hit the post twice. In the second period, Jenny Potter scored on a breakaway. The assist was credited to Erin Keys. In the second period, the Thunder were not able to get on the scoreboard. Molly Engstrom fired a slap shot past Van Beusekom-Sweerin, but the shot hit the post. In the third period, Maggie Fisher scored on a pass from Megan McCarthy. Andrea Fisher intercepted a pass from the Thunder. She passed to Brooke White-Lancette and scored the fourth goal on Hosier.[2]

Awards and honours

  • Megan Van Beusekom-Sweerin: Top goaltender in the tournament
  • Brooke White, Player of the Game, Minnesota, Clarkson Cup Final
  • Bobbi Jo Slusar, Player of the Game, Brampton, Clarkson Cup Final
  • Julie Chu, Minnesota, Tournament MVP.
  • Lori Dupuis, Brampton, Top forward in the tournament
  • Molly Engstrom, Brampton, Top defender in the tournament


Olympians in the Clarkson Cup

Gillian AppsBrampton Thunder Canada
Julie ChuMinnesota Whitecaps United States
Molly EngstromBrampton Thunder United States
Jayna HeffordBrampton Thunder Canada
Caroline OuelletteMontreal Stars Canada
Jenny PotterMinnesota Whitecaps United States
Marie-Philip PoulinMontreal Stars Canada



See also

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