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1st CWHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 Total
Team Red 0 0 3 3
Team White 1 1 0 2
Date December 13, 2014
Arena Air Canada Centre
City Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MVP Rebecca Johnston
Attendance

</onlyinclude> The 1st Canadian Women's Hockey League All-Star Game, took place on December 13, 2014 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] 6,850 people attended the game. The game aired live on Sportsnet One in Canada, as well as on the NHL Network in the United States. The event featured three 15-minute periods which aired on television, and had a Skills Competition following the game.

This edition of the All-Star Game featured a "fantasy draft" format akin to the NHL All-Star Game in order to determine the rosters. Fan balloting determined the team captains, which were goaltender Charline Labonte from the Montreal Stars, and rookie forward Jessica Campbell of the Calgary Inferno. The captains each chose 5 players for their team, and picked the remainder of their teams via mini-stick draw.

RostersEdit

Fan ballotingEdit

Voting for CWHL all-star captains started on November 21, 2014. Online voting will require fans to vote on the CWHL.com web site. Fans were presented a list of 42 players.[2]

# Name Pos. Team Votes
1 Charline Labonte Goalie Montreal Stars 20.79%
2 Jessica Campbell Forward Calgary Inferno 20.24%
3 Geneviève Lacasse Goalie Boston Blades 19.11%
4 Sami Jo Small Goalie Toronto Furies 9.99%
5 Tara Watchorn Defence Boston Blades 9.94%

DraftEdit

The draft of the players took place on December 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm, Eastern time. It was held at the Delta Hotel in Toronto.

Team White
Round Nat. Player Team Pos. Num.
1 Flag of Canada Jessica Campbell Calgary Inferno Forward 20
2 Flag of Canada Sami Jo Small Toronto Furies Goalie 1
3 Flag of Canada Haley Irwin Calgary Inferno Forward 12
4 Flag of the United States Hilary Knight Boston Blades Forward 27
5 Flag of Canada Laura Fortino Brampton Thunder Defence 8
6 Flag of Canada Lauriane Rougeau Montreal Stars Defence 5
7 Flag of Canada Geneviève Lacasse Boston Blades Goalie 33
8 Flag of Canada Delayne Brian Calgary Inferno Goalie 30
9 Flag of Canada Jocelyne Larocque Brampton Thunder Defence 3
10 Flag of the United States Meghan Duggan Boston Blades Forward 17
11 Flag of Canada Caroline Ouellette Montreal Stars Forward 13
12 Flag of Canada Carly Mercer Brampton Thunder Forward 21
13 Flag of Canada Carly Hill Montreal Stars Defence 6
14 Flag of Canada Michelle Bonello Toronto Furies Defence 4
15 Flag of Canada Natalie Spooner Toronto Furies Forward 24
16 Flag of Canada Brittany Esposito Calgary Inferno Forward 19
17 Flag of the United States Kelli Stack Boston Blades Forward 14
18 Flag of Canada Tara Watchorn Boston Blades Defence 11
19 Flag of Canada Sarah Davis Calgary Inferno Forward 9
20 Flag of Canada Cathy Chartrand Montreal Stars Defence 8
Team Red
Round Nat. Player Team Pos. Num.
1 Flag of Canada Charline Labonte Montreal Stars Goalie 32
2 Flag of Canada Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux Montreal Stars Forward 26
3 Flag of Canada Rebecca Johnston Calgary Inferno Forward 6
4 Flag of Canada Jamie Lee Rattray Brampton Thunder Forward 26
5 Flag of the United States Kacey Bellamy Boston Blades Defence 22
6 Flag of Canada Tessa Bonhomme Toronto Furies Defence 25
7 Flag of Canada Christina Kessler Toronto Furies Goalie 35
8 Flag of Canada Erica Howe Brampton Thunder Goalie 72
9 Flag of the United States Alyssa Gagliardi Boston Blades Defence 4
10 Flag of the United States Blake Bolden Boston Blades Defence 5
11 Flag of the United States Julie Chu Montreal Stars Forward 21
12 Flag of Canada Jenna Cunningham Calgary Inferno Forward 22
13 Flag of Canada Jenelle Kohanchuk Toronto Furies Forward 91
14 Flag of Canada Jessica Wong Calgary Inferno Defence 8
15 Flag of Canada Emmanuelle Blais Montreal Stars Forward 47
16 Flag of Canada Ann-Sophie Bettez Montreal Stars Forward 24
17 Flag of Canada Carolyne Prevost Toronto Furies Forward 27
18 Flag of Canada Shannon Moulson Toronto Furies Defence 23
19 Flag of Canada Jess Jones Brampton Thunder Forward 22
20 Flag of the United States Megan Bozek Toronto Furies Defence 12

Brianna Decker of the Boston Blades and Courtney Birchard of the Brampton Thunder were selected for the All-Star Game, however both were unable to participate.

Game summaryEdit

Team White's Natalie Spooner of the Toronto Furies opened the scoring late in the first period, putting a loose puck behind Team Red Captain Charline Labonte. Haley Irwin picked up an assist on the opening marker. Team White added to their lead in the second period, as Kelli Stack scored on Christina Kessler. Stack's Boston Blades teammate Hilary Knight & Natalie Spooner got assists on the goal. Sami Jo Small of the Toronto Furies & Delayne Brian of the Calgary Inferno had shutouts for Team White in the first & second periods respectively.

Team Red came out quickly in the Third period, as Montreal Stars forward Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux scored early in the period on Team White's Geneviève Lacasse with Blake Bolden & Ann-Sophie Bettez assisting on the goal. Jamie Lee Rattray tied the game up a few minutes later for Team Red on a feed from Emmanuelle Blais. Rebecca Johnston of the Calgary Inferno would give Team Red the lead midway through the third, beating her Canada women's national ice hockey team teammate Geneviève Lacasse on a mini-breakaway. Jenelle Kohanchuk & Ann-Sophie Bettez assisted on the eventual game winner. Team Red's Jessica Wong from the Calgary Inferno picked up the only penalty of the game late in the third period for tripping, however Team White was unable to beat Team Red goalie Erica Howe on the 6-on-4 power play.

Skills competitionEdit

Following the game, Joe Bowen hosted the Skills Competition. The first part of the event was the Fastest Skater competition. Team White won the 5-heat event 3-2, with Jessica Campbell, Michelle Bonello & Carly Hill winning their heats. Rebecca Johnston & Jessica Wong won the two heats for Team Red. The second part of the Skills Competition was the Breakaway Relay, an elimination shootout featuring the skaters who didn't compete in the Fastest Skater event. Team Red won after Megan Bozek scored after everyone else had been eliminated. Geneviève Lacasse did take an attempt for Team White, however she was stopped by Erica Howe.

References Edit

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