๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Clarkson And Isobel Cups Awarded In Rival Leagues

It was a big weekend for women’s hockey, as both the Clarkson Cup in the CWHL and the inaugural Isobel Cup in the NWHL were awarded, to the Calgary Inferno and Boston Pride, respectively.

It was an upset of the Canadiennes of Montrรฉal before a stunned crowd in Ottawa, as the Inferno, who won just two of six in their season series against the 21-3 Canadiennes, thrashed the powerhouse 8-3, with a pair of goals from each Blayre Turnbull, Brianne Jenner, Jessica Campbell and Rebecca Johnston. With the win, four new Canadian players (and assistant coach Gina Kingsbury) join the unofficial women’s version of the Triple Gold Club: Jenner, Johnston, Meaghan Mikkelson and women’s hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser, finally adding the Cup to their Olympic and World Championship Golds with Calgary’s first title.

Our congratulations go out to the players, management and fans of the Inferno, with those on the roster that have also held the IHLC highlighted in bold:

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Kanae Aoki, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bailey Bram, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Delayne Brian, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jessica Campbell, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Hayleigh Cudmore, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jenna Cunningham, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sarah Davis, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kathy Desjardins, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Laura Dostaler, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brittany Esposito, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kristen Hagg, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brianne Jenner, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rebecca Johnston, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gina Kingsbury, assistant coach
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Erica Kromm, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rhianna Kurio, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brigette Lacquette, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Elana Lovell, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Meaghan Mikkelson, defence
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Aina Mizukami, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jennifer Moe, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jacquie Pierri, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jillian Saulnier, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Blayre Turnbull, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Louise Warren, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kelsey Webster, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Hayley Wickenheiser, forward

In Newark, New Jersey, it was the Pride who upended the Buffalo Beauts in two straight games to win the best of three series, winning the finale 3-1 on a pair of goals from Brianna Decker, and a third from U.S. team MVP Hilary Knight. While no women from the Beauts will join the Triple Gold Club, as Team USA has not won Olympic Gold since 1998, this will surely be a large stepping stone for players like Decker, Knight, Kacey Bellamy and Gigi Marvin, in the event the Americans dethrone Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

Our congratulations go out to the players, management and fans of the Pride, with those on the roster that have also held the IHLC highlighted in bold:

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kacey Bellamy, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Blake Bolden, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Corinne Buie, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kelly Cooke, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brianna Decker, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jillian Dempsey, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Emily Field, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kelsie Fralick, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Alyssa Gagliardi, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Melissa Gedman, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cherie Hendrickson, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Zoe Hickel, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hilary Knight, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Denna Laing, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Rachel Llanes, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Meagan Mangene, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Gigi Marvin, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hayley Moore, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brittany Ott, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Amanda Pelkey, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Casey Pickett, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lauren Slebodnick, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jordan Smelker, forward

Our congratulations go out to the players from both the Pride and Inferno on their historic victories!

Photo Credit: Ottawa SunYahoo! Sportsย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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