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The 2011 Clarkson Cup will be contested at the Barrie Molson Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada . The four competing teams will include three from the Canadian Women's Hockey League and one from the Western Women's Hockey League.


The top four teams from the CWHL will compete in a tournament based on seedings. Seeds will be determined by standings at end of regular season play.[1] On March 11 and 12, the number 1 seed with play against the number 2 seed while the number 3 seed will challenge the number 4 seed. The victors will compete on March 13 to determine the CWHL champion. The WWHL champion will be the lone team to compete in the Clarkson Cup.

Date Opponent Score Attendance
March 11, 2011 Toronto @ Boston Toronto wins 4-2 280 supporters
March 11, 2011 Brampton @ Montreal Montreal wins 2-1 (in Shootout time) 100 supporters
March 12, 2011 Toronto @ Boston Toronto wins 3-1 184 supporters
March 12, 2011 Brampton @ Montreal Montreal wins 4-3 200 supporters

The Boston Blades were eliminated and cannot participate in the Clarkson Cup Championship. The Montreal Stars, Brampton Thunder and Toronto Aeros will be the three qualifying teams from the CWHL to participate in the tournement. WWHL champion Minnesota Whitecaps complete the foursome.


Brampton Thunder

Number Player Hometown
37 Flag of Canada Kira Hurley Toronto, Ontario
35 Flag of Canada Laura Hosier Sharon, Ontario
Number Player Hometown
43 Flag of Canada Ashley Pendleton Orton, Ontario
34 Flag of Canada Delaney Collins , Assistant Captain Pilot Mound, Manitoba
27 Flag of Canada Kerri Palmer Holland Landing, Ontario
24 Flag of Canada Amber Bowman Orton, Ontario
20 Flag of Canada Allyson Fox Toronto, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada Melanie Rothon Newmarket, Ontario
9 Flag of the United States Molly Engstrom Grantsburg,Wisconsin
Number Player Hometown
93 Flag of Canada Mandy Cole Peterborough, Ontario
77 Flag of Canada Brooke Beazer Kingston, Ontario
71 Flag of Canada Jennefer Kirk Brampton,, Ontario
67 Flag of Canada Lindsay Brown Hamilton, Ontario
66 Flag of Canada Andrea Ironside Collingwood,Ontario
16 Flag of Canada Jayna Hefford , captain Kingston, Ontario
12 Flag of Canada Lori Dupuis Cornwall, Ontario
10 Flag of Canada Gillian Apps , Assistant Captain Unionville, Ontario
7 Flag of Canada Cherie Piper , Assistant Captain Toronto, Ontario
4 Flag of Canada Elysia Desmier Ottawa, Ontario
2 Flag of Canada Bree Polci London, Ontario


Coaching Staff

  • General Manager: Maria Quinto and Jody Katz
  • Head Coach: Peter Crosby
  • Assistant Coach: Phil Bateman
  • Assistant Coach: Kristi Alcorn

Montreal Stars

Number Player Hometown
35 Flag of Canada Jenny Lavigne Lac au Saumon, Quebec
33 Flag of Canada Kim St-Pierre Chateauguay, Quebec
27 Flag of Canada Valerie Charbonneau Sudbury,Ontario
Number Player Hometown
44 Flag of Canada Nathalie Dery ,Assistant Captain Cap Santé, Quebec
24 Flag of Canada Stephanie Denino St-Laurent. Quebec
19 Flag of Canada Sharon Kelly Riverview, New-Brunswick
16 Flag of Canada Gillian Merrifield London, Ontario
8 Flag of Canada Tawnya Danis Point-Claire, Quebec
4 Flag of Canada Annie Guay Rouyn Noranda, Quebec
Number Player Hometown
96 Flag of Canada Sabrina Harbec St-Hubert, Quebec
86 Flag of Canada Dominique Thibault L'Orignal, Ontario
47 Flag of Canada Emmanuelle Blais Montreal, Quebec
40 Flag of Canada Sarah Vaillancourt Sherbrooke, Quebec
26 Flag of Canada Lisa-Marie Breton ,Captain St-Zacharie. Quebec
25 Flag of Canada Vanessa Davidson Kirkland. Quebec
21 Flag of the United States Julie Chu Fairfield, Connecticut
18 Flag of Canada Donna Ringrose Campbells Bay, Quebec
13 Flag of Canada Caroline Ouellette ,Assistant captain Montreal, Quebec
12 Flag of Canada Emilie Luck Pointe Claire, Quebec
11 Flag of Canada Kelly Sudia , Assistant Captain Pointe Claire, Quebec
10 Flag of Canada Noémie Marin Acton Vale, Quebec


Coaching staff

  • General Manager: Megh Hewings
  • Head Coach:Patrick Rankine
  • Assistant Coach: Philipe Trahan

Minnesota Whitecaps

Number Player Hometown
39 Flag of the United States Megan Van Beusekom Loretto, Minnesota
30 Flag of the United States Kim Hanlon Blaine, Minnesota
20 Flag of the United States Sanya Sandahl Duluth, Minnesota
Number Player Hometown
33 Flag of the United States Rachael Drazan Orono, Minnesota
21 Flag of the United States Allie Sanchez St. Paul, Minnesota
12 Flag of the United States Jenny Schnickel Coon Rapids, Minnesota
7 Flag of the United States Briana Jentner Akron, Ohio
5 Flag of the United States Winny Brodt ,Captain Roseville, Minnesota
2 Flag of the United States Chelsey Brodt Roseville, Minnesota
Number Player Hometown
77 Flag of the United States Amy Stech Duluth, Minnesota
29 Flag of the United States Christina Lee Maple Plain, Minnesota
27 Flag of the United States Maggie Fisher South St. Paul, Minnesota
25 Flag of Russia Iya Gavrilova Krasnoyarsk, Russia
22 Flag of the United States Megan McCarthy Eden Prairie, Minnesota
19 Flag of the United States Erin Keys St. Paul, Minnesota
16 Flag of the United States Jenny Potter Edina, Minnesota
15 Flag of the United States Allie Thunstrom Maplewood, Minnesota
11 Flag of the United States Krissy Wendell-Pohl Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
10 Flag of the United States Brooke White-Lancette Berkeley, California
9 Flag of the United States Gisele Marvin Warroad, Minnesota
8 Flag of the United States Meaghan Pezon Eden Prairie, Minnesota
6 Flag of the United States Kelli Blankenship Miami, Florida
2 Flag of the United States Sammy Nixon Blaine, Minnesota


Coaching Staff

  • General Manager:
  • Head Coach: Jack Brodt
  • Assistant Coach: Dwayne Schmidgall
  • Assistant Coach: Jim Minkoff

Toronto Aeros

Number Player Hometown
31 Flag of Canada Allison Cubberley Bracebridge, Ontario
30 Flag of Canada Kendra Fisher Kincardine, Ontario
1 Flag of Canada Sami Jo Small Winnipeg, Manitoba
Number Player Hometown
25 Flag of Canada Tessa Bonhomme Sudbury, Ontario
19 Flag of Canada Britni Smith Port Perry, Ontario
18 Flag of the United States Alexandra Hoffmeyer Detroit,Michigan
12 Flag of Canada Martine Garland Toronto, Ontario
5 Flag of Canada Jessica Clermont Port Elgin, Ontario
4 Flag of Canada Michelle Bonello Mississauga, Ontario
2 Flag of Canada Haleigh Callison Smithers, British Columbia
Number Player Hometown
96 Flag of Canada Kelly Zamora Oshawa, Ontario
67 Flag of Canada Rebecca Davies Toronto, Ontario
44 Flag of Canada Kori Cheverie Truro, Nova Scotia
27 Flag of Canada Kristy Zamora Oshawa, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada Jennifer Botterill Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Flag of Canada Frances McPhail Vancouver, British Columbia
15 Flag of Canada Angela Di Stasi Toronto, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada LaToya Clarke Pickering, Ontario
11 Flag of Canada Melanie Mills Pusclinsh, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada Jennifer Brine Truro, Nova Scotia
6 Flag of Canada Meagan Aarts Wattford, Ontario
Flag of Canada Carly Haggard Port Alberni, British Columbia


Coaching Staff

  • General Manager: Barb Fisher
  • Head Coach: Dan Lichterman
  • Assistant Coach: Joanne Eustace
  • Assistant Coach: Bartley Blair


March 27: Ouellette victorious at the 2011 Clarkson Cup

On the first games, Toronto [6]and Montreal [7]went on to the victory over Brampton and Minnesota . In the second day, Sarah Vaillancourt scored 3 goals during the game to lead Montreal to a 7-4 victory over Brampton [8]. In the another match, Sami Jo Small celebrated her 35th birthday by stopping 40 shots to lead Toronto to a 6-0 win over Minnesota [9]. The Championships tournament runs over the weekend. Saturday, Montreal scored a crucial victory 2-1 against Toronto [10]. This win guarantees Montreal a place in the Clarkson Cup final, on Sunday against Toronto, who also recorded two victories in the tournament .

Date Time Teams Final Score Attendance
March 24 12:00 noon Toronto vs Brampton Toronto 3-2 100 supporters
March 24 6:00 pm Minnesota vs Montreal Montreal 5-1 240 supporters
March 25 12:00 noon Minnesota vs Toronto Toronto 6-0 300 supporters
March 25 7:00 pm Brampton vs Montreal Montreal 7-4 1 000 supporters
March 26 11:00 am Minnesota vs Brampton Brampton 7-2 500 supporters
March 26 3:00 pm Toronto vs Montreal Montreal 2-1 1 000 supporters
March 27 1:00 pm Championship Final game Montreal 5-0 2 300 supporters

Championship game

March 27th Sunday: The final Game concluded with the powerful Montreal team defeating Toronto 5 -0 [11]. Montreal got off to a 2 - 0 lead in the first period, The first goal was scored by Noémie Marin on a backhand from her off wing at 14:47 minute as she converted a pass from Caroline Ouellette. The second goal was scored at 7:29 minute from a face off in the Toronto end as Dominique Thibault took the draw and Vanessa Davidson skated off the boards, picked up the puck and put a quick shot behind goaltender Sami Jo Small. The lone goal of the second period was scored at 10:36 by Sabrina Harbec on a nice outside drive cutting by Annie Guay. Sabrina Harbec pulled the goalie across the crease and put the puck in the top corner. The shots at the end of the second period were 34 to 17 in favour of Montreal Stars.

Montreal added two more goals in the third period to capture the 5-0 win Final game [12]. At the 5:33 minute, Julie Chu feathered a pass to Caroline Ouellette. Ouellette making a perfect low shot to score. The final goal of the game was scored with 2:42 left as Sarah Vaillancourt picked up a pass from Caroline Ouellette and she hit the mark on a quick shot from about five feet out. Toronto goalie Sami Jo Small played well in defeat [13] as Montreal controlled the game outshooting Toronto 51 to 26. Toronto did threaten offensively early in the game and could have turned the contest around but Montreal goalie, Kim St-Pierre, came up with exceptional saves [14] to earn the shutout and ultimately crown Montreal Stars the Clarkson Cup Champions 2011 [15].

  • The Three Stars of the Game: First Star - Dominique Thibault, Montreal. Second Star - Vanessa Davidson, Montreal. Third Start - Jennifer Botterill, Toronto.[16]
Playoff Records Wins Loses
Montreal 4 0
Toronto 2 2
Brampton 1 2
Minnesota 0 3

Awards and honors

Award Winner
Top goaltender in the tournament
Player of the Game, Winning team, Clarkson Cup Final Dominique Thibault
Player of the Game, Losing team, Clarkson Cup Final Jennifer Botterill
Tournament Most Valuable Player Sarah Vaillancourt
Top forward in the tournament
Top defender in the tournament


  6. Stephen Swett, Locals chase Cup dream, , March 24,2011.
  7. , Montreal opens Clarkson Cup with win, , Match 24,2011.
  8. ,Montreal beats Brampton at Clarkson Cup,
  9. Globe and Mail, Small comes up big at Clarkson Cup,
  10. TSN, Kirk's powers Brampton past Minnesota at Clarkson Cup,
  12. Stephen Sweet, Montreal takes Clarkson Cup in style: 5-0 win over Toronto paves way to title,
  13. Globe and Mail, Montreal beats Toronto to win Clarkson Cup,
  14. , St-Pierre backstops Montreal to Clarkson Cup title,
  15. Globe and Mail, Montreal hopes Clarkson Cup win promotes women's hockey league,

See also