Ice Hockey Wiki
Founded 1999
Home arena Hershey Centre
Based in Mississauga, Ontario
Division Central
Colors white, black, red
Head coach Ken Dufton
Captain N/A
Alternate captains
General manager

The 'Mississauga Aeros are a women's semi-professional ice hockey team, established in 1999 as the Beatrice Aeros (named after their sponsor, Beatrice Foods Canada) and as the Toronto Aeros in 2003. The Aeros play in the National Women's Hockey League (1999). They played their home games at the Beatrice Ice Gardens at York University in Toronto, Ontario. They have since re-located to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga and are now called the Mississauga Aeros.

All-Time Roster

Number Player Hometown
6 F Amy Turek Castor Centre, Alberta
91 D Geraldine Heaney Belfast, Northern Ireland - former Captain (retired)
55 F Stephanie Kay
44 F Somer West Bowmanville, Ontario
14 F Cherie Piper Toronto, Ontario
8 C Angela James Thornhill, Ontario
19 C Lara Perks Trenton, Ontario
33 F Amanda Benoit
77 F Cassie Campbell Richmond Hill, Ontario - now with CBC Sports
27 F Cheryl Muranko
10 D Kelly Smith
21 F Marcie Deering
71 D Becky Kellar Hagersville, Ontario - now with the Oakville Ice
9 D Gillian Ferrari Thornhill, Ontario - now with Brampton Thunder
11 D Cheryl Pounder Montreal, Quebec
20 D Sunny Marling
7 D Bradi Cochrane
22 N/A Heather Logan
17 F Sari Krooks
34 N/A Nicole Corriero former Junior Aeros captain
87 F Sheri Maisonneuve Aurora, Ontario
2 F Karen Richard
12 N/A Kelly Stuart
36 G Lisa Robertson (ice hockey)
35 G Lauren Goldstein
30 G Kendra Fisher - now with the Durham Lightning
1 G Sami Jo Small Winnipeg, Manitoba
1 G Mandy Cronin Kettering, Ohio (raised in York, Maine and now lives in North York, Ontario - formerly with the Telus Lightning now with the Brampton Thunder
21 D Nathalie Rivard Cumberland, Ontario - retired and now children's book author
93 F Heather Ginzel Brampton, Ontario
F Margot Verlaan Kitchener, Ontario

Coaches/Other Staff

  • Ken Dufton - Head Coach
  • Barb Fisher - former GM


List of NWHL Championship Cup won since 1999:

  • 2005 - Toronto Aeros vs Montreal Axion, hosted in Brampton
  • 2002 - Beatrice Aeros vs Brampton Thunder
  • 2001 - Beatrice Aeros vs Sainte-Julie Panthères
  • 2000 - Beatrice Aeros vs Sainte-Julie Panthères, hosted in Brampton
  • 1998 - Fran Rider Cup (second place at Esso Women's nationals)


On March 22, 1998, Dana Antal scored at 5:31 of a 10 minute overtime period on a pass from Jennifer Botterill as Team Alberta (represented by the Calgary Oval X-Treme) defeated Team Ontario (represented by the Beatrice Aeros) by a 3-2 mark to win the Esso Nationals. [1]

During the 1999-2000 NWHL season, the Beatrice Aeros played the Sainte-Julie Pantheres in the championship game. In the second game of the final, Cherie Piper scored the game winning goal with 9:06 left to play in the first period, and Lauren Goldstein earned the shutout for the Aeros. [2] With the 1-0 win, Beatrice earned the championship based on goal differential.