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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 CalgaryAlberta.[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]

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 ever CWHL Draft. With the third overall pick in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Team Alberta selected Meaghan Mikkelson.[5] With the first pick overall in the 2012 CWHL Draft, the team selected Hillary Pattenden.

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History[edit]Edit

  • April 19: The CWHL announced on April 19, 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. The merger will feature one team based in Edmonton and Calgary and is a combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos and Strathmore Rockies. The team will play their games in various locations around Alberta.[6] Strathmore Rockies founder Samantha Holmes-Domagala, will join the sponsorship division of the CWHL and look after the requirements of the expansion team.[7]
  • July 21, 2011: Philanthropist Joan Snyder donated $2 million to Winsport Canada. The goal is to ensure priority rink access to female hockey players at all levels, and help expand the Canadian Women's Hockey League with the creation of Team Alberta. Part of the donation will cover the new addition to the Athletic and Ice Complex at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. This will serve as the future home to Hockey Canada. In addition, there shall be four hockey rinks, one of which will be aptly called the Joan Snyder Rink.[8] Team Alberta will benefit with the allocation of free practice time, a dressing room exclusive to the club. Of note, the Joan Snyder Rink give priority to women’s hockey bookings, but it will serve as the Team Alberta’s home rink.[9][1][2]For 2011-12 season, Lundy Day is the Alberta's regular Goaltender
  • In September, 2011 a selection camp takes place . Then some matches pre-season are used as tool of final evaluation before finalizing the list of the staff on October 3.[10]
  • Beginning of October, 2011 concentrates on two weekends with friendly matches outside the competition against the Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey and MacEwan UniversityGriffins women's ice hockey[11]
  • October 28, 2011: Team Alberta played its first game in the CWHL versus the Burlington Barracudas. Laura Dostaler scores the first goal in Team Alberta history in a 4-2 victory.[12] Other goals were scored by Meghan Hunter, Jenna Cunningham and Courtney Sawchuk.
  • September 23, 2013: After two years without an official name, the team is 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]

2011 Draft picks[edit]Edit

In preparation of its first season, the Team Alberta CWHL selects several players during a special draft of the league held on July 21, 2011 at Mississauga, Ontario.[13]

Draft pick Player Hometown Former team
3 Meaghan Mikkelson (Defender) [3]

St. Albert, Alberta

Canada women's national ice hockey team
9 Bobbi-Jo Slusar (Defender) [4]

Swift CurrentSaskatchewan

Canada women's national ice hockey team
15 Keely Brown (Goalie) [5]

EdmontonAlberta

Toronto Lady Blues women's ice hockey
21 Jill MacIsaac (Goalie) [6]

Timberlea, Nova Scotia

Saint Mary's Huskies
27 Courtney Sawchuk (Defender) [7]

Sherwood Park, Alberta

Edmonton Chimos
33 Colleen Olsen (Forward) [8] Sherwood Park, Alberta Edmonton Chimos
39 Jill Kern
45 Brittaney Maschmeyer (Defender) [9]

BruderheimAlberta

St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey
51 Kaley Hall-Herman (Forward) [10]

Calgary, Alberta

Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
62 Sam Hunt (Forward) [11]

Calgary, Alberta

Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
64 Kelsey Webster (Defender) [12]

Duncan, British Columbia

Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
66 Karlee Overguard (Forward) [13] Sundre, Alberta Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
68 Katie Stewart (Forward) [14]

Exeter, Ontario

Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
70 Jenna Cunningham (Forward) [15]

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
72 Amber Overguard (Forward) [16] Sundre, Alberta Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
74 Erin Duggan (Defender) [17] Beaumont, Alberta Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey
76 Dana Vinge (Goalie) [18] Edmonton, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
78 Ashley Cockell (Forward) [19] Fort Assiniboine, Alberta Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
80 Carrie Olsen (Defender) [20]

Calgary, Alberta

College Red Deer Queens
82 Taryn Peacock (Forward) [21] Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
84 Larissa Roche (Forward) [22] Thorhild, Alberta Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
85 Kelsey MacMillan (Forward) [23] Sherwood Park, Alberta Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks women's ice hockey
86 Lundy Day (Goalie) [24] Calgary, Alberta Strathmore Rockies (WWHL)
87 Mia Mucci (Forward) [25] Canmore, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
88 Amanda Nonis (Forward) [26]

Brampton, Ontario

College Manhattanville Valiants women's ice hockey
89 Kendra Chisholm (Goalie) [27] Sherwood Park, Alberta Neumann University Knights women's ice hockey
90 Tara Swanson (Defender) [28]

Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
91 Becky Irvine (Forward) [29]

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey
92 Seyara Shwetz (Defender) [30] Waskatenau, Alberta Saint Mary's Huskies
93 Kaley Herman (Goalie) [31]

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey
94 Nicole Symington (Forward) [32]

Burlington, Ontario

Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey
95 Carli Clemis (Goalie) [33]

Taber, Alberta

Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey
96 Amanda Squire (Goalie) [34] Comox, British Columbia Mount Royal Cougars women's ice hockey
97 Jennifer Moe (Forward) [35] Bonnyville, Alberta Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey
98 Lindsay Robinson (Forward) [36] Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
99 Kristin Miyauchi (Forward) [37] Calgary, Alberta SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
100 Lauren Chiswell (Forward) [38] Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
101 Kristen Sugiyama (Goalie) [39] Edmonton, Alberta Grant MacEwen Griffins women's ice hockey
102 Laura Dostaler (Forward) [40] Beaumont, Alberta Edmonton Chimos (WWHL)
103 Danielle MacDougall (Forward) [41] Sherwood Park, Alberta Saint Mary's Huskies
104 Kelly Godel (Forward) [42] Hythe, Alberta Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
105 Jill Barber (Forward) [43] Irma, Alberta Grant MacEwen Griffins women's ice hockey
106 Danielle Boyce (Forward) [44] Summerside, Prince Edward Island Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey
107 Kendal Jurista (Forward) [45]

Kamloops, British Columbia

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks women's ice hockey
108 Bret Seaton (Forward) [46] Brooks, Alberta SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
109 Georgia Moore (Forward) [47]

Melbourne, Australia

SAIT Polytechnic Trojans women's ice hockey
110 Alanna McMullen (Defender) [48] Calgary, Alberta Buffalo State College Bengals women's ice hockey
111 Christina Ashley (Defender) [49] Stirling, Ontario Mount Allison Mounties women's ice hockey
112 Jenna Ouellette (Forward) [50]

WinnipegManitoba

Maine Black Bears women's ice hockey

Reference[5]

Season-by-season[edit]Edit

[51][52]*See also: 2011–12 CWHL season

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Year GP W L OTL GF GA Pts Final standing
2011–12 15 5 10 0 38 66 20 5th
2012–13 24 3 21 0 30 86 294 5th

Current roster[edit]Edit

Goaltenders
# Country Player Catches Age College Hometown
1 [53] Kathy Desjardins 30
30 [54] Delayne Brian L 23 Wayne State Warriors WinnipegManitoba
33 [55] Shannon Szabados L 27 NAIT Ooks EdmontonAlberta
Defence
# Country Player Shoots Age College Hometown
3 [56] Kelsey Webster (C) R 31 York Lions
5 [57] Madison Haller L 21
8 [58] Jessica Wong L 22 Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs Sydney, Nova Scotia
11 [59] Jacquie Pierri R 19 Brown Bears Montclair, New Jersey
12 [60] Meaghan Mikkelson R 29 Wisconsin Badgers St. Albert, Alberta
20 [61] Jocelyne Larocque L 25 Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs Ste. Anne, Manitoba
27 [62] Tara Watchorn L 23 Boston University Terriers Newcastle, Ontario
28 [63] Tegan Schroeder R 25
Forwards
# Country Player Shoots Age College Hometown
4 [64] Laura Dostaler R 26
6 [65] Karolina Urban R 24 Toronto Varsity Blues Kamloops, British Columbia
7 [66] Erica Krom L 28
9 [67] Erin Duggan R 35 Yale Bulldogs Beaumont, Alberta
10 [68] Rhianna Kurio R 22 Union Dutchwomen CalgaryAlberta
14 [69] Emily Berzins L 27 Wayne State Warriors Fort McMurray, Alberta
15 [70] Abygail Laking L 26 St. Francis Xavier
16 [71] Julie Paetsch R 30 Saskatchewan Huskies Lanigan, Saskatchewan
17 [72] Danielle Stone L 27 Saskatchewan Huskies Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
18 [73] Chelsea Purcell R 30
19 [74] Jessica O'Grady L 30 Carleton Ravens OttawaOntario
21 [75] Taryn Peacock L 25 Maine Black Bears CalgaryAlberta
22 [76] Jenna Cunningham (A) R 29 Dartmouth Big Green
24 [77] Bianca Zuber L 26 SAIT Trojans Olds, Alberta
[78] Larissa LaRoche L

Reference[14]

Coaching Staff 2013-14[edit]Edit

[79][80]Jason Schmidt was the team's first coach.*General Manager: Chantal Champagne[15]

Former staff[edit]Edit

Leading scorers[edit]Edit

Year Player GP G A Pts
2011–12 Sam Hunt 15 5 9 14
2012–13 Jenna Cunningham 23 4 4 8
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