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The Calgary Inferno (formerly known as Team Alberta, nickname "Honeybadgers", during the 2011–12 season) is a women's ice hockey team that joined the Canadian Women's Hockey League for the 2011–12 season. The team plays its home games at Joan Snyder (Arena B) at WinSport Canada in Calgary, Alberta.[1] After two seasons without an official name, in 2013 the team picked a moniker drawing from Calgary's National Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Flames,[2] with whom they have a partnership.[3] For the 2013-14 it was announced that all Inferno home-games will be streamed live by PCSN.tv.[4]

Calgary Inferno
2018–19 CWHL season
Calgary Inferno.png
CityCalgary, Alberta, Canada
LeagueCanadian Women's Hockey League
Founded2011
Home arenaWinSport Canada
ColoursRed, yellow, black, white
                   
General managerKristen Hagg
Head coachRyan Hilderman (co-coach)
Mandi Duhamel (co-coach)
MediaPCSN.tv
Websitecalgary.thecwhl.com
Championships
Playoff championships2 (2015–16, 2018–19)
The Alberta players discussing strategy

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
For 2011–12 season, Lundy Day was Alberta's regular Goaltender

The Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) announced on April 19, 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League for the 2011–12 season. The merger featured one team based in Edmonton and Calgary as a combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos and Strathmore Rockies. The team would play their games in various locations around Alberta.[5] Strathmore Rockies founder, Samantha Holmes-Domagala, joined the sponsorship division of the CWHL to look after the requirements of the expansion team.[6] On July 21, 2011, philanthropist Joan Snyder donated $2 million to Winsport Canada with the goal is to ensure priority rink access to female hockey players at all levels and help expand the CWHL with the creation of Team Alberta. Part of the donation covered the new addition to the Athletic and Ice Complex at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary and serve as the future home to Hockey Canada. It also included four hockey rinks, one of which was called the Joan Snyder Rink.[7] Team Alberta would benefit with the allocation of free practice time, a dressing room exclusive to the club. The Joan Snyder Rink give priority to women's hockey bookings, but it also served as the Team Alberta's home rink.[8]

The first general manager was Samantha Holmes, while the first head coach was Jason Schmidt. On July 21, 2011, the franchise participated in its first CWHL Draft. With the third overall pick in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Team Alberta selected Meaghan Mikkelson.[9] With the first pick overall in the 2012 CWHL Draft, the team selected Hillary Pattenden. On October 28, 2011, Team Alberta played its first game in the CWHL versus the Burlington Barracudas. Laura Dostaler scored the first goal in Team Alberta history in a 4–2 victory.[10] Other goals were scored by Meghan Hunter, Jenna Cunningham and Courtney Sawchuk.

On September 23, 2013, after two years without an official name, the team was announced as the Calgary Inferno at the Calgary Flames' arena, Scotiabank Saddledome, prior to a pre-season game between the Flames and the New York Rangers.[2] On March 13, 2016, the Calgary Inferno defeated Les Canadiennes de Montreal in an 8–3 final to capture its first Clarkson Cup. Contested at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre, the first Clarkson Cup final held in an NHL arena, Blayre Turnbull, Brianne Jenner, Jessica Campbell and Rebecca Johnston each scored twice.[11] Goaltender Delayne Brian was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the Clarkson Cup playoffs.[12]

On February 2, 2014, Danielle Stone broke two scoring records in Calgary Inferno franchise history. She began by topping Samantha Hunt's franchise record for most points in one season of 14 in a 2–1 shootout win against the Montreal Stars. In the same game, she set a new record for most points in one season by an Inferno rookie.[13] In that same game, Jessica Wong logged a goal, providing her with seven points in the first five games of her CWHL career, a new franchise record for the Inferno.

At the 3rd CWHL All-Star Game in 2017, Jillian Saulnier and Jess Jones both scored a hat trick,[14] becoming the first competitors in CWHL All-Star Game history to achieve the feat.

Season-by-seasonEdit

 
Calgary Inferno Facing off against Montreal in 2018
Year GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Final standing
2011–12 15 5 10 0 20 38 66 5th
2012–13 24 3 21 0 6 30 86 5th
2013–14 24 12 11 1 25 62 70 3rd
2014–15 24 15 6 3 33 84 64 2nd
2015–16[15] 17 13 3 1 27 77 49 1st
2016–17[15] 24 20 4 0 40 100 45 1st
2017–18 28 17 7 4 38 96 70 3rd
2018–19 28 23 4 1 47 111 54 1st

Current rosterEdit

Coaching staffEdit

 
Jason Schmidt was the team's first coach.
  • Kristen Hagg: general manager
  • Shannon Miller: head coach

Former staffEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Year-by-yearEdit

Season Leader (F) GP G A Pts Leader (D) GP G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
2011-12[20] Sam Hunt 15 5 9 14 Meaghan Mikkelson 15 2 9 11 Jenna Cunningham(4) Bianca Zuber (1) Cunningham(2)
2012-13[21] Jenna Cunningham 23 4 4 8 Meaghan Mikkelson
Tara Watchorn
23
22
3
3
4
4
7
7
Cunningham (2) None Mikkelson (2)
2013-14[22] Danielle Stone 24 15 10 25 Tegan Schroeder 24 1 9 10 Stone (5) Chelsea Purcell (1) Jenna Cunningham (3)
2014-15 Rebecca Johnston 24 17 20 37 Jessica Wong 24 2 11 13 Jessica Campbell (5)
2015–16 Brianne Jenner 24 10 18 28 Hayleigh Cudmore 24 2 13 15 Brittany Esposito (5) Jillian Saulnier
Rebecca Johnston
Kristen Hagg (1)
Saulnier (4)
2016–17 Brianne Jenner 20 9 18 27 Meaghan Mikkelson 22 5 10 15

All-timeEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

2011 draft picksEdit

In preparation of its first season, the Team Alberta CWHL selected several players during a special draft of the league held on July 21, 2011, in Mississauga, Ontario.

Draft pick Player Hometown Former team
3 Meaghan Mikkelson (Defender)   St. Albert, Alberta Canada women's national ice hockey team
9 Bobbi-Jo Slusar (Defender)   Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada women's national ice hockey team
15 Keely Brown (Goalie)   Edmonton, Alberta Toronto Lady Blues women's ice hockey
21 Jill MacIsaac (Goalie)   Timberlea, Nova Scotia Saint Mary's Huskies
27 Courtney Sawchuk (Defender)   Sherwood Park, Alberta Edmonton Chimos
33 Colleen Olsen (Forward)   Sherwood Park, Alberta Edmonton Chimos
39 Jill Kern
45 Brittaney Maschmeyer (Defender)   Bruderheim, Alberta St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey
51 Kaley Hall-Herman (Forward)   Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
62 Sam Hunt (Forward)   Calgary, Alberta Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
64 Kelsey Webster (Defender)   Duncan, British Columbia Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
66 Karlee Overguard (Forward)   Sundre, Alberta Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
68 Katie Stewart (Forward)   Exeter, Ontario Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
70 Jenna Cunningham (Forward)   Medicine Hat, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
72 Amber Overguard (Forward)   Sundre, Alberta Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
74 Erin Duggan (Defender)   Beaumont, Alberta Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey
76 Dana Vinge (Goalie)   Edmonton, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
78 Ashley Cockell (Forward)   Fort Assiniboine, Alberta Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
80 Carrie Olsen (Defender)   Calgary, Alberta Red Deer College Queens
82 Taryn Peacock (Forward)   Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
84 Larissa Roche (Forward)   Thorhild, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
85 Kelsey MacMillan (Forward)   Sherwood Park, Alberta Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks women's ice hockey
86 Lundy Day (Goalie)   Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
87 Mia Mucci (Forward)   Canmore, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
88 Amanda Nonis (Forward)   Brampton, Ontario College Manhattanville Valiants women's ice hockey
89 Kendra Chisholm (Goalie)   Sherwood Park, Alberta Neumann University Knights women's ice hockey
90 Tara Swanson (Defender)   Wetaskiwin, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
91 Becky Irvine (Forward)   Halifax, Nova Scotia Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
92 Seyara Shwetz (Defender)   Waskatenau, Alberta Saint Mary's Huskies
93 Kaley Herman (Goalie)   Weyburn, Saskatchewan New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey
94 Nicole Symington (Forward)   Burlington, Ontario Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey
95 Carli Clemis (Goalie)   Taber, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
96 Amanda Squire (Goalie)   Comox, British Columbia Mount Royal Cougars women's ice hockey
97 Jennifer Moe (Forward)   Bonnyville, Alberta Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey
98 Lindsay Robinson (Forward)   Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
99 Kristin Miyauchi (Forward)   Calgary, Alberta SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
100 Lauren Chiswell (Forward)   Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
101 Kristen Sugiyama (Goalie)   Edmonton, Alberta Grant MacEwen Griffins women's ice hockey
102 Laura Dostaler (Forward)   Beaumont, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
103 Danielle MacDougall (Forward)   Sherwood Park, Alberta Saint Mary's Huskies
104 Kelly Godel (Forward)   Hythe, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
105 Jill Barber (Forward)   Irma, Alberta Grant MacEwen Griffins women's ice hockey
106 Danielle Boyce (Forward)   Summerside, Prince Edward Island Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey
107 Kendal Jurista (Forward)   Kamloops, British Columbia Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks women's ice hockey
108 Bret Seaton (Forward)   Brooks, Alberta SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
109 Georgia Moore (Forward)   Melbourne, Australia SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
110 Alanna McMullen (Defender)   Calgary, Alberta Buffalo State College Bengals women's ice hockey
111 Christina Ashley (Defender)   Stirling, Ontario Mount Allison Mounties women's ice hockey
112 Jenna Ouellette (Forward)   Winnipeg, Manitoba Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey

Reference[9]

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