Bettez and Chartrand Among Those Honoured at the 2014 CWHL Banquet
MARKHAM, Ont. – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League wishes to congratulate those honoured at the 2014 CWHL Awards night, presented by official sponsor the Insurance Bureau of Canada and held at the Hilton Toronto-Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa.
The special event took place Tuesday, March 18, to recognize top CWHL players and contributors during the 2013-14 season, and to help kick off the 2014 Clarkson Cup in Markham. The sixth annual Clarkson Cup starts tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, with the Toronto Furies taking on the Calgary Inferno and the Montreal Stars facing off against defending champions the Boston Blades, and concludes this Saturday, March 22 with the top two teams battling for CWHL championship bragging rights.
The 2014 CWHL Awards Night winners are as follows:
Chairman’s Trophy (awarded to the top team) – The Montreal Stars (42 points in the 2013-14 season)
Humanitarian Award – Cassie Campbell Pascall
Angela James Bowl – Ann-Sophie Bettez, Montreal Stars (with 40 points for regular season scoring title)
Coach of the Year – Sommer West, Toronto Furies
Rookie of the Year – Jillian Dempsey, Boston Blades (with 28 points)
Goaltender of the Year – Delayne Brian, Calgary Inferno
Defenceman of the Year – Cathy Chartrand, Montreal Stars (with 30 points)
Most Valuable Player – Ann-Sophie Bettez, Montreal Stars
In addition to welcoming all players competing at the 2014 Clarkson Cup, this year’s CWHL Awards Night featured special guests including Prime Minster Stephen Harper who delivered remarks and presented the Humanitarian Award. The night also featured an inspiring speech from business woman extraordinaire Arlene Dickinson of Dragon’s Den fame.
The top four teams from the 2013-14 CWHL regular season advanced to the 2014 Clarkson Cup, with Montreal finishing first with 42 points, Boston taking second at 26 points, Calgary claiming third with 25 points and Toronto finishing in fourth place with 23 points total. The Montreal Stars are vying for their third straight Clarkson Cup, which was named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson. The Clarkson Cup is quickly becoming known as The Stanley Cup of women’s hockey, and as of last year has a permanent home in the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto.
The 2014 Clarkson Cup game schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 19:
Calgary @ Toronto - 11 a.m. ET
Montreal @ Boston – 7:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 20:
Boston @ Toronto- 11 a.m. ET
Montreal @ Calgary - 7 p.m. ET
Friday, March 21:
Montreal @ Toronto - 11 a.m. ET
Boston @ Calgary @ - 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 22:
Championship game – 2 p.m. ET
Tickets for the 2014 Clarkson Cup are $10 apiece, and $15 each for the championship game, and can be purchased by visiting www.ClarksonCup.com. All 2014 Clarkson Cup games will be available for viewing online by The Streaming Sports Network at www.ssncanada.ca, and local Rogers Television except for the championship game, which will air on The Sports Network. Please check local listings for TSN broadcast times in your area.