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.
|City||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|League||National Women's Hockey League|
|Home arena||Hershey Centre and Iceland Mississauga|
|Colors||Dark blue, pale blue and white|
|General manager||Jim Holman|
|Head coach||Rick Osborne|
|2000–2003||Mississauga Ice Bears|
The Mississauga Chiefs were founded in 1993 in the Central Ontario Women's Hockey League (COWHL) 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. 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.
|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|
|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|
Clarkson Cup 2010Edit
- 2010 Clarkson Cup semifinals
|March 27, 2009||Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Mississauga Chiefs||Minnesota, 3–0|
- General manager: Jim Holman
- Assistant general manager: Lori Friesen
- Head coach: Rick Osborne
- Assistant coaches: Bruce Rose and Bill Campbell
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Mississauga Chiefs AAA History". www.whockey.com.
- "Central Ontario Women's Hockey League : 1993-94". www.dgp.toronto.edu.
- "Mississauga Chiefs Women's Senior AAA Hockey Team". www.whockey.com.
- "Toronto 2010–11 draft". Archived from the original on April 5, 2011.
- the Mississauga Girls Hockey League (MGHL) http://www.whockey.com/team/chiefs/mghl.html
- 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
- Chiefs’ season dies a sudden death, http://www.mississauga.com/article/27719
- "Whitecaps swamp Thunder to win Clarkson Cup - The Star".
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2010-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)