πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Clarkson And Isobel Cups Awarded In Rival Leagues

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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 MontrΓ©al 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 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:

πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Kanae Aoki, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Bailey Bram, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Delayne Brian, goaltender
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jessica Campbell, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Hayleigh Cudmore, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jenna Cunningham, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Sarah Davis, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Kathy Desjardins, goaltender
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Laura Dostaler, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Brittany Esposito, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Kristen Hagg, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Brianne Jenner, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Rebecca Johnston, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Erica Kromm, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Rhianna Kurio, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Brigette Lacquette, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Elana Lovell, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Meaghan Mikkelson, defence
πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Aina Mizukami, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jennifer Moe, forward
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jacquie Pierri, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jillian Saulnier, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Blayre Turnbull, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Louise Warren, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Kelsey Webster, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 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:

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

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

Photo Credit: Ottawa SunYahoo! SportsΒ – IIHFHHOFIOC

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