On August 12, the Canadian Women's Hockey League hosted the 2010 CWHL Draft. The event was held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto at 7:00pm.[1] The first overall selection was former Ohio Statehockey player and Olympic gold medallist Tessa Bonhomme. Former Olympic gold medallist Cheryl Pounder was Master of Ceremonies at the draft.


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All five teams were allowed to protect five players who had played at least one year in the league.[2] Only players from the Greater Toronto Area were available in the draft for teams from Toronto, Burlington and Brampton. Boston and Montreal did not draft players. These clubs will sign prospective players from their geographic areas.[3]

Draft by team[edit]Edit

= Indicates Olympian
= Indicates former NCAA player
= Indicates former CIS player


# Player Hometown College
5 Delaney Collins (D) [1]

Pilot Mound, Manitoba

Alberta Pandas (CWUAA)
8 Ashley Pendleton (D) [2]

Orton, Ontario

Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
11 Andrea Ironside (F) [3]

Collingwood, Ontario

Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA)
14 Amber Bowman (D) [4]

Innisfil, Ontario

Ohio State Buckeyes (WCHA)
17 Brooke Beazer (F) [5]

Kingston, Ontario

Clarkson Golden Knights (ECAC Hockey)
20 Erica Vanderveer (G) [6]

Bradford, Ontario

Ohio State Buckeyes (WCHA)
23 Ashley Stephenson (D) [7]


Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA)
26 Jennifer Kirk (F) [8]


Sheridan Bruins (OCAA)
29 Courtney Unruh (F) [9]

Cecil Lake, British Columbia

Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
32 RaeLyn LaRocque (F) [10]

The PasManitoba

Ohio State Buckeyes (WCHA)
35 Lindsay Brown (F) [11]

Hamilton, Ontario

St. Francis Xavier X-Women (AUS)
38 Allyson Fox (D) [12]


York Lions (OUA)
89 Yekaterina Smolentseva (F) [13]


Ural State Pedagogical University


Protected players[edit]Edit

Player Hometown College
Lori Dupuis (F) [14]

Cornwall, Ontario

Toronto Lady Blues (OUA)
Jayna Hefford (F) [15] Kingston, Ontario Toronto Lady Blues (OUA)
Laura Hosier (G) [16]

Sharon, Ontario

Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
Cherie Piper (F) [17] Toronto, Ontario Dartmouth Big Green (ECAC Hockey)
Gillian Apps (D) [18]

Unionville, Ontario

Dartmouth Big Green (ECAC Hockey)


# Player Hometown 2009-10 Team
2 Ashley Riggs (F) [19]

Pickering, Ontario

Niagara Purple Eagles (CHA)
6 Christina Kessler (G) [20]


Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey)
7 Shannon Moulson (D) [21] Mississauga, Ontario Niagara Purple Eagles (CHA)
12 Natalie Payne (D) [22] Mississauga, Ontario Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
13 Danijela Rundqvist (F) [23]


Sweden women's national ice hockey team
18 Amanda Shaw (D) [24]

Whitby, Ontario

Boston University Terriers (HEA)
19 Kelly Hart (F) [25]

Burlington, Ontario

Bemidji State Beavers (WCHA)
24 Brianne McLaughlin (G) [26]

Sheffield, Ohio

Robert Morris Lady Colonials (CHA)
25 Mallory Johnston (D) [27]

Chatham, Ontario

Colgate Raiders (ECAC Hockey)
30 Christine Hartnoll (F) [28]

Markham, Ontario

UNB Varsity Reds (AUS)
31 Danielle Blanchard (F) [29]

Newmarket, Ontario

Plattsburgh Cardinals (ECAC West)
36 Samantha Shirley (F) [30] Mississauga, Ontario Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
37 Michele Janus [31]


Ryerson Rams (OUA)
40 Andrea Bevan (D) [32]

Collingwood, Ontario

Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA)
45 Jaclyn Pitushka (D) [33] Mississauga, Ontario Harvard Crimson (HEA)
46 Kelly Stewart (D) [34]


St. Cloud State Huskies (WCHA)
51 Amanda Parkins (F) [35]

Kingston, Ontario

Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
52 Ashley Stewart (F) [36] Toronto, Ontario St. Cloud State Huskies (WCHA)


Protected players[edit]Edit

Player Hometown College
Jana Harrigan (F) [37] Burlington, Ontario Ohio State Buckeyes (WCHA)
Becky Kellar (D) [38] Burlington, Ontario Brown Bears (ECAC Hockey)
Lindsay Vine (F) [39]

Oakville, Ontario

Niagara Purple Eagles (CHA)
Sommer West (F) [40]


Durham Lords (OCAA)


# Player Hometown College
1 Tessa Bonhomme (D)[6] [41]

Sudbury, Ontario

Ohio State Buckeyes (WCHA)
3 Britni Smith (D) [42]

Port PerryOntario

St. Lawrence Skating Saints (ECAC Hockey)
4 Carly Haggard (F) [43]

Port AlberniBritish Columbia

Dartmouth Big Green (ECAC Hockey)
9 Kendra Fisher (G) [44]

Kincardine, Ontario

Humber Hawks (OCAA)
10 Michelle Bonello (D) [45]


Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
15 Jennifer Brine (F) [46]

Truro, Nova Scotia

Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey)
16 LaToya Clarke (F) [47]

Pickering, Ontario

Minnesota Golden Golphers (WCHA)
21 Rebecca Davies (F) [48]


St. Francis Xavier X-Women (AUS)
22 Frances McPhail (F) [49]

VancouverBritish Columbia

Niagara Purple Eagles (CHA)
27 Meagan Aarts (F) [50]


Maine Black Bears (HEA)
28 Alexandra Hoffmeyer (D) [51]


Mercyhurst Lakers (CHA)
33 Kelly Zamora (F) [52]


Wayne State Warriors (CHA)
34 Angela Di Stasi (F) [53] Toronto, Ontario Concordia Stingers (QSSF)
39 Mary Modeste (D) [54] Oshawa, Ontario Toronto Lady Blues (OUA)
42 Laura Watt (D) [55]

Ajax, Ontario

Princeton Tigers (ECAC Hockey)
43 Jessica Clermont (D) [56]

Port Elgin, Ontario

Niagara Purple Eagles (CHA)
48 Kristy Zamora (F) [57] Oshawa, Ontario Brown Bears (ECAC Hockey)
49 Emily Berzins (F) [58]

Fort McMurrayAlberta

Wayne State Warriors (CHA)
54 Melissa Boal (F) [59]

Pakenham, Ontario

Wayne State Warriors (CHA)


Protected players[edit]Edit

Player Hometown College
Jennifer Botterill (F) [60]


Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey)
Martine Garland (D) [61] Toronto, Ontario New Hampshire Wildcats (ECAC East)
Sami Jo Small (G) [62] Winnipeg, Manitoba Stanford University


Protected players[edit]Edit

Player Hometown College
Annie Guay (D) [63]


St. Lawrence Skating Saints (ECAC Hockey)
Sabrina Harbec (F) [64]

Saint-Hubert, Quebec

St. Lawrence Skating Saints (ECAC Hockey)
Caroline Ouellette (F) [65]


Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (WCHA)
Kim St. Pierre (G) [66]


McGill Martlets (QSSF)
Julie Chu (F) [67]

Fairfield, Connecticut

Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey)



The Boston club was able to protect some players from being selected from their roster in the draft.

Protected players[edit]Edit

Player Hometown College
Caitlin Cahow (D) [68]

New Haven, Connecticut

Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey)
Molly Engstrom (D) [69]

Siren, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers (WCHA)
Melissa Haber (G) [70]


Boston University Terriers (HEA)
Cherie Hendrickson (D) [71]

Boxford, Massachusetts

Providence Friars (HEA)
Kacey Bellamy (D) [72]

Westfield, Massachusetts

New Hampshire Wildcats (ECAC East)


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