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Calgary Inferno 2017-18 Season Preview: Another Strong Season Should Be On Tap

The Inferno will look to continue their string of successful seasons in 2017-18.

Calgary Inferno 2017-18 Season Preview

To say the Calgary Inferno have been a success is an understatement. The Calgary franchise in the CWHL has been a staple since the league was founded in 2011 and have been one of the league’s best teams over the last 3 season. The Inferno have found themselves in the Clarkson Cup title game in the last 2 seasons, capturing the title 2 years ago, while falling last year to the Les Canadiennes 3-1 in the title game. The Inferno were tops in the CWHL last season with a record of 20-4 and a league leading 40 points. They also had 4 skaters in the Top 10 in points last season: Brianne Jenner (27), Bailey Bram (24), Rebecca Johnston (22) and Iya Gavrilova (21). The Inferno were also dominant in the crease with 2 of their goaltenders occupying the #1 and #3 spots in the league (Emerance Maschmeyer & Genevieve Lacasse). With two trips to the title game, a league best record/points under their belt and their team leaders returning, the Inferno should continue to be one of the best teams in the CWHL in 2017-18.

Who Are The Inferno?

Forwards

2 Laura Dostaler Shots: Right

6 Rebecca Johnston Shots: Left

7 Brittany Esposito Shots: Right

8 Jessica Campbell Shots: Left

9 Sarah Davis Shots: Left

15 Elana Lovell Shots: Left

17 Bailey Bram Shots: Left

19 Brianne Jenner 'C' Shots: Right

21 Haley Irwin Shots: Left

25 Iya Gavrilova Shots: Left

26 Blayre Turnbull Shots: Right

27 Jillian Saulnier Shots: Left

28 Louise Warren Shots: Left

Defence

4 Brigette Lacquette Shots: Right

5 Katelyn Gosling Shots: Left

11 Jacquie Pierri Shots: Right

12 Meaghan Mikkelson Shots: Right

14 Akane Hosoyamada Shots: Right

16 Erica Kromm Shots: Left

18 Aina Takeuchi Shots: Left

24 Hayleigh Cudmore Shots: Right

Goalies

30 Delayne Brian Catches: Left

31 Genevieve Lacasse Catches: Left

38 Emerance Maschmeyer Catches: Left

Who Do They Play And Where?

The Inferno typically play back to back’s once a week, usually on Saturday and Sunday and they play their home games at the WinSport Canada in Calgary. The Inferno open up their regular season schedule on Oct 21st and 22nd with a road trip to play the Boston Blades. Here’s the rest of their schedule for the 2017-18 season.

Team Leaders 2016-17

Goals: 12- Bailey Bram (F)

Points: 24- Brianne Jenner (F)

PIM: 48- Jacquie Pierri (D)

Goaltending:

Wins: Genevieve Lacasse (8)

GAA: Emerance Maschmeyer (1.49)

Save %: Emerance Maschmeyer (.946)

CWHL Teams

The CWHL is comprised of 7 teams, all from Canada with the exception of the Boston Blades:

LES CANADIENNES MONTREAL, MARKHAM THUNDER, TORONTO FURIES, CALGARY INFERNO, KUNLUN RED STAR, VANKE RAYS & BOSTON BLADES

Important Links

Calgary Inferno

CWHL