2019 Clarkson Cup

The 2019 Clarkson Cup was held at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on 24 March 2019 with the Calgary Inferno defeating the Canadiennes de Montreal by a score of 5-2. Brianna Decker scored the game-winning goal during a power play opportunity in the second period, with Kacey Bellamy logging the assist. Inferno forward Zoe Hickel was recognized as the First Star of the Game.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st period: Emerance Maschmeyer (Montreal) vs. Alex Rigsby (Calgary)
Inferno Zoe Hickel (1) Katelyn Gosling, Kacey Bellamy 7:59 1-0, Inferno
Inferno Halli Krzyzaniak (1) Blayre Turnbull 12:59 2-0, Inferno
2nd period: Maschmeyer (Montreal) vs. Rigsby (Calgary)
Canadiennes Ann-Sophie Bettez (1) Sarah Lefort 3 :43 2-1, Inferno
Inferno Brianna Decker (1), PP Bellamy (2) 12 :42 3-1, Inferno
Canadiennes Bettez (2) 17 :37 Hilary Knight, Erin Ambrose 3-2, Inferno
3rd period: Maschmeyer (Montreal) vs. Rigsby (Calgary)


Playoff seedingEdit

Clarkson Cup semifinals
Clarkson Cup Championship
1 Calgary Inferno x
4 Toronto Furies x
1 Calgary Inferno 5
2 Canadiennes de Montreal 2
2 Canadiennes de Montreal 2
x Markham Thunder x

Awards and honorsEdit

Calgary Inferno – 2019 Clarkson Cup championsEdit

With the victory, Alex Rigsby became the first American-born goaltender to win an Olympic Gold Medal (2018), IIHF World Championship (2017), and a Clarkson Cup championship. Venla Hovi becomes the first player from Finland to win the Clarkson Cup, while Aina Mizukami is the third player from Japan to have won. As a side note, the first two Japanese players to have won, Kanae Aoki and Aina Takeuchi were part of Calgary's first Clarkson Cup win, back in 2016.

Coaching and Administrative Staff:
  • Ryan Hilderman (Head coach)
  • Becky McGee, Assistant coach
  • Krister Toews, Assistant coach
  • Mandi Duhamel, Assistant Coach
  • Brodie Lefaivre, Trainer
  • Charley Hasselaar, Trainer
  • Kurtis Smith, Equipment Manager
  • Kirsten Haag, General Manager


  1. ^ "Clarkson Cup Game Summary". CWHL. 2019-03-24. Archived from the original on 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2019-03-27.