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


The Brampton Thunder defeated the Burlington Barracudas in the CWHL 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 Position School
4 Elysia Desmier Forward Guelph
9 Jennifer Kirk Forward Sheridan College
10 Gillian Apps Forward Dartmouth
12 Lori Dupuis Forward University of Toronto
14 Amanda Nonis Forward Manhattanville College
15 Kristi Alcorn Forward Quinnipiac
16 Jayna Hefford Forward Toronto
24 Nicole Tritter Forward Connecticut
21 Katie Dowdall Forward Toronto
83 Amber Welch Forward Keswick High School
2 Belinda Odell Defense Priceville High School
7 Brooke Beazer Defense/Forward Clarkson
5 Molly Engstrom Defense Wisconsin
11 Bobbi Jo Slusar Defense York
23 Meredith Ostrander Defense Brown
34 Ashley Pendleton Defense Mercyhurst
1 Mandy Cronin Goalie Maine
29 Laura Hosier Goalie Mercyhurst

Minnesota Whitecaps roster

Number Player Position School
2 Sam Nixon Forward St. Cloud State Huskies women's ice hockey
10 Brooke White Forward Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey
15 Andrea Nichols Forward Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey
16 Jenny Potter Forward Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey
17 Julie Chu Forward Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey
19 Erin Keys Forward Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey
22 Megan McCarthy Forward St. Cloud State Huskies
27 Maggie Fisher Forward MSU-Mankato
3 Chelsey Brodt Defense Minnesota Golden Gophers
5 Winny Brodt Defense Minnesota Golden Gophers
21 Allie Sanchez Defense Minnesota Golden Gophers
39 Megan Van Beusekom Goaltender Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey

Brampton captain Lori Dupuis (left) participates in the opening faceoff to the 2010 Clarkson Cup.


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 shut out 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.[1]

Awards and honors

  • 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

Player Team Nationality
Gillian Apps Brampton Thunder Flag of Canada Canada
Julie Chu Minnesota Whitecaps Flag of the United States United States
Molly Engstrom Brampton Thunder Flag of the United States United States
Jayna Hefford Brampton Thunder Flag of Canada Canada
Caroline Ouellette Montreal Stars Flag of Canada Canada
Jenny Potter Minnesota Whitecaps Flag of the United States United States
Marie-Philip Poulin Montreal Stars Flag of Canada Canada



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