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2016 Clarkson Cup: Social Media Round-Up

CWHL commissioner, Brenda Andress hands Calgary Inferno captain, Brianne Jenner the Clarkson Cup. (Photo: Michelle Jay/Along the Boards)
2016 Clarkson Cup: Social Media Round-Up
Leann Ling

The CWHL’s 2016 Clarkson Cup was held this Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Calgary Inferno emerged as champions, defeating Les Canadiennes de Montreal by a score of 8-3. From #ClarksonCup trending on Twitter to the almighty Inferno celebration, we recap this weekend through the eyes of social media.

In Game Action

Sunday’s game was one for the highlight reels. The Inferno opened scoring with Rebecca Johnston’s blast from the top of the crease 2:26 into the first period. Montreal retaliated on the powerplay thanks to Marie-Philip Poulin’s goal off of Caroline Ouellette’s rebound. With the score at one apiece and les Canadiennes’ Katia Clement-Heydra in the box, Calgary captain, Brianne Jenner scored to give her team their second lead of the evening.

The #ClarksonCup is underway. #LesCanadiennes #CalgaryInferno #CWHL

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The CWHL announced a fundraiser initiative, Pave the Way midway through the Clarkson Cup. Pave the Way is a nationwide ball hockey tournament which will be held in Montreal, Calgary and Toronto this spring. Due to cross-border laws, the Boston Blades will host their own ball hockey event a week prior to Pave the Way.

Read: CWHL Pave the Way announced, new fundraising initiative for league

The next 20 minutes belonged to the Inferno and rookie, Blayre Turnbull. Jessica Campbell increased her team’s lead on Montreal courtesy of Sarah Davis’ rebound. Blayre Turnbull followed eight minutes later, her first of the night. There was some relief on the Montreal bench at 12:58 when Noemie Marin capitalized off a pass from Ouellette and Chartrand, the scoreboard read 4-2. Unfortunately for Les Canadiennes, their celebration was cut short by Turnbull’s second of the game only 23 seconds after Marin’s goal.

Three goals ensued in the third period. Jessica Campbell recorded her second of the night on the powerplay, assisted by Meaghan Mikkelson-Reid and Aina Takeuchi. Then, Rebecca Johnston netted her second, putting her team up 7-2. With 7:15 remaining, Montreal took their last hack at a comeback with a Kim Deschenes goal. Canadiennes’ Charline Labonte was pulled, allowing Brianne Jenner to mark an empty netter, which was also goal number two for the Inferno captain. 8-3 remained the final score as the Calgary Inferno were crowned Clarkson Cup champs for the first time in franchise history.

Milestones

#ClarksonCup was trending in Canada for more than 10 hours on Sunday.

The triple gold club of women’s hockey consist of players who’ve won an Olympic gold medal, the Clarkson Cup and Women’s World Championship.

Kanae Aoki and Aina Takeuchi are the first Japanese women to win the Clarkson Cup.

Post-Game

“It’s a group that has worked everyday and has supported one another. We’ve had a tremendous season, but we’ve also had some ups and downs within that season.” Chu said, “We had some games that have really tried us and it’s been a team that I’m really proud to be a part of and regardless of the end result of this game today I’m proud to be a part of les Canadiennes.”

The Clarkson Cup will return to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre next year. To watch a recorded version of the 2016 Clarkson Cup, visit CWHLLive.com. The 2016-17 CWHL regular season will kick off in October.

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Leann Ling
@leannling10

A proud Canadian, Leann enjoys writing and ranting about women's hockey. She hopes to contribute towards breaking the barrier between female and male sports.

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