The Burlington Barracudas are a professional women's ice hockey team that plays in Burlington, Ontario. The team has played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League since 2007 its inaugural season. The team plays its home games in Appleby Ice Center in Burlington. The team is currently coached by Berardino Quinto and Jessica Rattle.


 [hide*1 History


Burlington qualified for the CWHL playoffs during every season in club history but failed to qualify for the Clarkson Cup. During the 2009–10 CWHL season, Ashley Johnston of the Burlington Barracudas was the youngest Ontario player to play in the CWHL.[1] The team fails to qualify itself for the playoff rounds during the end of season 2010-11.


Year GP W L T GF GA Pts
2007-08[2] 30 11 18 1 76 98 23
2008-09[3] 25 10 13 2 n/a n/a 22
2009-10 30 19 8 3 n/a n/a 41
2010–11 26 6 18 2 54 108 14
2011-12 27 1 26 0 46 150 2

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

Season standings[edit]Edit


Year Reg. Season Playoffs
2007-08 4th, last place in Central Division Eliminated in second round
2008-09 4th, last place in Central Division Eliminated in first round
2009-10 3rd (just one division) Eliminated in first round
2010-11 5th, last place in the league no participation to playoff
2011-12 6th - last place no participation to playoff

Community events[edit]Edit

  • On November 18, 2011, several Burlington Barracudas players (including Christina Kessler, Shannon Moulson, Ashley Stephenson, Jana Harrigan, Amanda Shaw, Annina Rajahuhta, Samantha Shirley, Amanda Parkins, and Lindsay Vine) competed in the first ever Hockey Helps The Homeless Women’s Tournament. Said tournament was held at the Magna Centre in Newmarket, Ontario.[4]
  • Barracudas players Christina Kessler and Shannon Moulson were part of an event at Power Play Sports in Niagara Falls, Ontario on December 20, 2011 to promote the 2012 Clarkson Cup (to be held in Niagara Falls). After the event, they met players from the NFGHA (Niagara Falls Girls Hockey League) for photographs and autographs.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]Edit


CWHL Top Players[edit]Edit

CWHL All-Stars[edit]Edit

Central All-Stars

Monthly Top Scorers[edit]Edit


CWHL Top Players[edit]Edit

Draft history[edit]Edit

2010 Draft[edit]Edit

The following were players selected by the Barracudas in the 2010 CWHL Draft. Because the league contracted from six to five teams, it was possible for some teams to reacquire players.

Draft # Player 2009-10 Team
2 Ashley Riggs[7] Canadian Under 22 team
6 Christine Kessler N/A
7 Shannon Moulson Mississauga Chiefs
12 Natalie Payne N/A
13 Danijela Rundqvist N/A
18 Amanda Shaw Zurich ZSC Lions
19 Kelley Hart Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
24 Brianne McLaughlin 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team
25 Mallory Johnston Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
30 Christine Hartnel N/A
31 Danielle Blanchard Vaughan Flames
36 Samantha Shirley Vaughan Flames
37 Michele Janus Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
40 Andrea Bevan N/A
45 Jaclyn Pitushka N/A
46 Kelley Stewart Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
51 Amanda Perkins Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)
52 Ashley Stewart Burlington Barracudas (reacquired in draft)


  • Protected players
Player 2009-10 Team
Jana Harrigan Burlington Barracudas
Becky Kellar 2009–10 Canada women's national ice hockey team
Lindsay Vine Burlington Barracudas
Sommer West Mississauga Chiefs

Current Roster 2011-12[edit]Edit

[3][4]Christina Kessler

Number Player Former Team Hometown
30 [5] Allison Cubberley Elmira Soaring Eagles Bracebridge, Ontario
35 [6] Christina Kessler[9] Canada women's national ice hockey team MississaugaOntario
1 [7] Mandy Cronin Boston Blades YorkMaine
Number Player Former Team Hometown
55 [8] Amanda Nois Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey BramptonOntario
23 [9] Shannon Moulson Mississauga Chiefs MississaugaOntario
15 [10] Mallory Johnston Colgate University ChathamOntario
12 [11] Ashley Stephenson Mississauga Chiefs Mississauga, Ontario
4 [12] Amanda Shaw[10] Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey St Thomas, Ontario
Number Player Former Team Hometown
91 [13] Amanda Parkins Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey Kitchener, Ontario
44 [14] Sommer West Mississauga Chiefs Bowmenville, Ontario
32 [15] Jana Harrigan Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey Burlington, Ontario
27 [16] Samantha Shirley Vaughan Flames Mississauga, Ontario
24 [17] Brayden Ferguson St. Francis Xavier athletic teams Toronto, Ontario
21 [18] Sarah Dagg[11] Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers Paris, Ontario
19 [19] Lindsay Vine Niagara Purple Eagles women's ice hockey Oakville, Ontario
18 [20] Dayna Kanis[12] Guelph Gryphons women's ice hockey Georgetown, Ontario
16 [21] Sara Lynch Western Mustangs women's ice hockey Owen sound, Ontario
11 [22] Anniina Rajahuhta Finland women's national ice hockey team HelsinkiFinland
9 [23] Joanne Eustace Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey Torbay, Newfoundland
7 [24] Kelly Hart[13] Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey Ajax, Ontario


Coaching staff 2011-12[edit]Edit

[25][26]Barracudas'Head Coach Berardino Quinto*General Manager: Maria Quinto

  • Head Coach: Berardino Quinto
  • Assistant Coach: Jessica Rattle
  • Equipment Manager: Diane Cruickshanks & Madelaine Bird
  • Marketing Coordinator: Deanne Johnstone
  • Head Athletic Therapist: Nancy Spence
  • Assistant Athletic Therapist: Glenn Burke
  • Assistant Athletic Therapist: Carm Chan


Former Olympian players[edit]Edit

Number Player Hometown Present situation
4 [27]

Becky Kellar (Defender)

Burlington, Ontario Retreat
55 [28]

Danijela Rundqvist[16] (Forward)

StockholmSweden plays maintaining for the club Tornado in the Russian Women's Ice Hockey league and with the Sweden women's national ice hockey team

Current Olympians[edit]Edit

For 2011-12, the team included notable players Christina Kessler, member of the 2010 Canada women's national ice hockey team and Anniina Rajahuhta member of Finland women's national ice hockey team.

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