The 2009 Clarkson Cup was contested in Kingston, Ontario. The Minnesota Whitecaps competed versus the Montreal Stars in the championship game. It was the first time that the Clarkson Cup was contested. At the time of the NHL lockout, Adrienne Clarkson suggested that women should play for the Stanley Cup.
Montreal beat the Minnesota Whitecaps by a 3-1 tally at the K-Rock Centre. handed the trophy to the Stars. The Stars goal scorers included Shauna Denis, Sabrina Harbec, and Caroline Ouellette. Three-time American Olympian Angela Ruggiero logged the lone tally for the defeated Whitecaps. Harbec scored the game winning goal against Minnesota goalie Sanya Sandahl. Ouellette's goal was assisted by Marie-Philip Poulin.