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2011-12 CWHL season

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The 2011–12 CWHL season will be the fifth in league history. Regular season play begins on October 22, 2010 as the defending champion Montreal Stars host the Brampton Thunder. The league will expand from five teams to six as Team Alberta (CWHL) will join the league for competitive play.


News and notesEdit

  • April 19: The league announced on April 19, 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. The merger will feature one team based in Edmonton and Calgary and is a combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos and Strathmore Rockies. The team will play their games in various locations around Alberta.[1]Strathmore Rockies founder Samantha Holmes-Domagala, will join the sponsorship division of the CWHL and look after the requirements of the expansion team. [2]
  • July 21, 2011: Philanthropist Joan Snyder donated $2 million to Winsport Canada. The goal is to ensure priority rink access to female hockey players at all levels, and help expand the Canadian Women's Hockey League with the creation of Team Alberta. Part of the donation will cover the new addition to the Athletic and Ice Complex at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. This will serve as the future home to Hockey Canada. In addition, there shall be four hockey rinks, one of which will be aptly called the Joan Snyder Rink. Team Alberta will benefit with the allocation of free practice time, a dressing room exclusive to the club.[3]

CWHL DraftEdit

The following are the first ten overall picks in the CWHL Draft. For further detail, please see 2011 CWHL Draft

PickPlayer Team
1Meghan AgostaMontreal Stars
2 Molly Schaus Boston Blades
3 Meaghan Mikkelson Team Alberta (CWHL)
4 Vicki Bendus Brampton Thunder
5 Jesse Scanzano Toronto CWHL
6 Courtney Birchard Brampton Thunder
7 Catherine Ward Montreal Stars
8 Meghan Duggan Boston Blades
9Bobbi-Jo Slusar Team Alberta
10 Sommer West Burlington Barracudas

NCAA exhibitionEdit

Date CWHL team NCAA school Score CWHL goal scorers
Oct. 25, 2011Brampton ThunderCornell Big Red women's ice hockey Cornell, 6-0[5]None
Nov. 2, 2011Brampton ThunderMercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey Brampton, 3-1Jayna Hefford, Jesse Scanzano, Vicki Bendus[6]
  • On November 2, 2011, Scanzano was on loan from the Toronto Furies, as she appeared in one game for the Brampton Thunder. The game was an exhibition contest versus her alma mater, the Mercyhurst Lakers.[7] In the second period of said contest, Scanzano scored the game winning goal as the Thunder defeated the Lakers by a 3-1 tally.[8]

Regular seasonEdit

TeamAlberta FirstCWHLGame

October 28, 2011: Team Alberta participates in its first CWHL game versus the Burlington Barracudas. Former Barracudas captain Becky Kellar participates in the opening faceoff.

News and notesEdit

  • October 13, 2011: The CWHL will participate in two charity hockey games for cancer research at Windsor Arena. The event is called 'Stick It To Cancer' and the Montreal Stars will compete versus the Toronto Furies in two games on Nov. 26 and 27. The campaign is being organized in partnership by the CWHL, along with Breast Ride Ever, a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from the games will benefit local cancer programs and the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.[9]


DateTeams Score
Oct. 22 Brampton at Montreal Montreal, 4-1
Oct. 22 Toronto at Boston Boston, 4-3 (OT)
Oct. 23 Brampton at Montreal Montreal, 7-2
Oct. 23 Toronto at Boston Toronto, 2-1
Oct. 28Alberta at BurlingtonAlberta, 4-2
Oct. 29Alberta at BramptonBrampton, 4-1
Oct. 29Boston at BurlingtonBoston, 7-1
Oct. 30Boston at BurlingtonBoston, 5-1

Season standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

Regular season
No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Boston 4 3 1 0 17 7 6
2 Montreal 2 2 0 0 113 4
3 Toronto 2 1 0 1 5 5 2
4 Alberta 2 1 1 0 5 6 2
5 Brampton 3 1 2 0 712 2
6 Burlington3 0 3 0 4 16 0

League leadersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Goaltending leadersEdit


Date Score Time Arena AttendanceNotes

Clarkson CupEdit

DateTimeTeamsFinal Score Attendance

Awards and honorsEdit


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