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The Mississauga Chiefs were a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Mississauga, Ontario. The team played in the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) and the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). The team played its home games in Hershey Centre and in Iceland Mississauga of the Greater Toronto Area.

Mississauga Chiefs
CityMississauga, Ontario, Canada
LeagueNational Women's Hockey League
DivisionCentral
Founded1993
Home arenaHershey Centre and Iceland Mississauga
ColorsDark blue, pale blue and white
General managerJim Holman
Head coachRick Osborne
Franchise history
1993–2000Mississauga Chiefs
2000–2003Mississauga Ice Bears
2003–2007Oakville Ice
2007–2010Mississauga Chiefs

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HistoryEdit

The Mississauga Chiefs were founded in 1993[1] in the Central Ontario Women's Hockey League (COWHL)[2] where they played for five seasons. In 1998, the COWHL was reorganized and became the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The team changed their name to Mississauga Ice Bears from 2000 to 2003 and the Oakville Ice from 2003 to 2007.[3] In 2007–08, the NWHL disbanded and the clubs were re-organized to join the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). As part of the new league, the Oakville Ice merged with the Mississauga Aeros to re-affiliate with the Chiefs' hockey organization to become the Mississauga Chiefs again. In 2008, they were the CWHL championship runner-up to the Brampton Thunder. The Chiefs participated in the 2010 Clarkson Cup. In 2010–11, the CWHL was restructured and reduced the number of its teams to five, eliminating the Mississauga Chiefs and two other teams, and created a new Toronto team that acquired several former Chiefs players including Jennifer Botterill and Sami Jo Small.[4]

The Chiefs' name continued to be used by the organization for their Mississauga Jr. Chiefs and youth girls' programs.[5]

Season-by-seasonEdit

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1998–99 40 23 15 2 117 75 48 3rd, Western Div. Eliminated in first round
1999–00 40 21 13 6 133 79 48 3rd, Western Div. Did not qualify
2000–01 40 21 16 3 107 97 45 3rd, Western Div. Did not qualify
2001–02 30 12 10 8 82 81 32 2nd, Western Div.
2002–03 26 19 14 3 122 111 42 3rd, Central Div.
2003–04 36 17 17 2 118 99 36 3rd, Central Div.
2004–05 36 13 17 6 97 99 34 3rd, Central Div.
2005–06 36 20 15 1 118 100 42 3rd, Central Div.
2006–07 21 15 6 0 107 51 31 5th, NWHL Eliminated in first round[citation needed]
2007–08 30 21 8 1 115 61 43 2nd, Central Div. Lost in finals
2008–09 26 16 8 2 34 3rd, CWHL Lost in finals
2009–10 30 21 8 1 43 2nd, CWHL Qualified for 2010 Clarkson Cup without playoffs

Source:[6][7]

Clarkson Cup 2010Edit

Date Participants Score
March 27, 2009 Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Mississauga Chiefs Minnesota, 3–0

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Former staffEdit

  • General manager: Jim Holman
  • Assistant general manager: Lori Friesen
  • Head coach: Rick Osborne
  • Assistant coaches: Bruce Rose and Bill Campbell

Notable playersEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Jennifer Botterill, Angela James Bowl (2008)
  • Jennifer Botterill, Central Division All-Star (2008)[9]
  • Jennifer Botterill, CWHL Top Forward (2008)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mississauga Chiefs AAA History". www.whockey.com.
  2. ^ "Central Ontario Women's Hockey League : 1993-94". www.dgp.toronto.edu.
  3. ^ "Mississauga Chiefs Women's Senior AAA Hockey Team". www.whockey.com.
  4. ^ "Toronto 2010–11 draft". Archived from the original on April 5, 2011.
  5. ^ the Mississauga Girls Hockey League (MGHL) http://www.whockey.com/team/chiefs/mghl.html
  6. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.551, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  7. ^ Chiefs’ season dies a sudden death, http://www.mississauga.com/article/27719
  8. ^ "Whitecaps swamp Thunder to win Clarkson Cup - The Star".
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2010-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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