The Calgary Oval X-Treme were a professional women's ice hockey team in the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL). The team played its home games at the Olympic Ovalin Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Oval X-Treme were a member of the National Women's Hockey League for two seasons before breaking away to help form the WWHL in 2004.
- 2 Season-by-season
- 3 Season standings
- 4 Last Roster 2008-09
- 5 Coaching Staff 2008-09
- 6 Awards and honors
- 7 Notable players
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The Oval X-Treme were founded in 1995 as an amateur team for women's hockey players in Calgary, quickly developing a heated rivalry with their northern counterparts, the Edmonton Chimos. In 2002, the Oval X-Treme were approached, along with the Chimos, to join the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The two teams joined the Vancouver Griffins to form the West division of the NWHL. After the 03-04 season, where the Oval X-Treme and Chimos faced only each other due to prohibitive costs to fly out east, the two franchises left the NWHL to form the five team Western Women's Hockey League. In 2006, the two leagues were reunited under the NWHL banner. However, this was short lived as the NWHL and WWHL could not reach an agreement upon a playoff schedule. As a result, the merger was not consummated. With the collapse of the NWHL in the summer of 2007, the Western Women's Hockey League was once again a completely independent league.
The Calgary Oval X-Treme suspended activities for the 2009-10 season.
Partially as a result of the Canadian national team being based in Calgary, the Oval X-Treme features many of Canada's top women's hockey players, including Hayley Wickenheiser, Danielle Goyette and Cassie Campbell. As a result, the Oval X-Treme have become the undisputed powerhouse of women's hockey in western Canada, winning five consecutive league championships, and compiling a regular season mark of 95-3-2-1 in their last five seasons.
Gina Kingsbury joined the Oval X-Treme in 2006. She had 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 19 games as the Oval X-Treme went on to win the Esso Women's National Championship. In her second season with the Oval X-Treme, Kingsbury scored 20 goals and added 25 assists in 23 games.
in National Women's Hockey League (NWHL):
in Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL):
- See also: 2004–05 WWHL season
- See also: 2005–06 WWHL season
- See also: 2006–07 WWHL season
- See also: 2007–08 WWHL season
- See also: 2008–09 WWHL season
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.
|= Indicates First Place finish|
|= Indicates championship|
|2002-03||National Women's Hockey League||first place in Western Division||NWHL Champions|
|2003-04||National Women's Hockey League||first place in Western Division||NWHL Champions|
|2004-05||Western Women's Hockey League||first place||WWHL Champions cup|
|2005-06||Western Women's Hockey League||first place||WWHL Champions cup|
|2006-07||Western Women's Hockey League||first place||WWHL Champions cup|
|2007-08||Western Women's Hockey League||first place||WWHL Champions cup|
|2008-09||Western Women's Hockey League||First place||defeat in final |
|33||||Kendall Newell||Phoenix, Arizona|
|1||||Amanda Tapp||Calgary Oval X-Treme||Calgary, Alberta|
|34||||Delaney Collins||Canadian National Team||Pilot Mound, Manitoba|
|20||||Tessa Bonhomme||Canadian National Team||Sudbury, Ontario|
|18||||Gillian Ferrari||Toronto Aeros from 1996–2004 and Brampton Thunder from 2004–2006.||Thornhill, Ontario|
|8||||Carla Macleod||Canadian National Team||Calgary, Alberta|
|5||||Colleen Sostorics - Captain||Canadian National Team||Kennedy, Saskatchewan|
|28||||Karen McLaughlin||Calgary Oval X-Treme||Listowel, Ontario|
|27||||Gina Kingsbury||Canadian National Team||Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec|
|12||||Angela Frautschi||Switzerland National Team||Saanenland, Switzerland,|
|11||||Rebecca Russell||U-22 Canadian National Team (2004-2005)||Lethbridge, Newfoundland|
|10||||Carrie Olsen||Calgary, Alberta|
|9||||Cherie Piper||Canadian National Team||Scarborough, Ontario|
|7||||Kaley Hall||U-22 Canadian Team||Calgary, Alberta|
|4||||Jennifer Jonsson||Oakview, Manitoba|
|3||||Anja Stiefel||Switzerland National Team||Wil, Switzerland,|
- NWHL Division titles won: 2002-03, 2003-04.
- Championship of the NWHL: 2002-03, 2003-04.
- WWHL Regular season titles won: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09.
- WWHL Champions cup: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08.
- Esso Canadian national championships won: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007.