In a repeat of last years Clarkson Cup final, the Calgary Inferno faced Les Canadienne Montreal at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday night. The Calgary Inferno fought a tough battle till the end, but came up just short of winning the Clarkson Cup for a second year in a row.
Montreal opened the scoring 12:36 into the 1st period and went up 2-0 shortly into the 2nd period. The Inferno got on the board with Jill Saulnier scoring at 12:57 of the 3rd period, assisted by Rebecca Johnston to make it a 2-1 game. With goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer pulled for an extra attacker late in the 3rd, Montreal put the game away with an empty net goal. Maschmeyer allowed 2 goals on 23 shots in the loss.
On a more positive note, the CWHL handed out their annual awards at the 2017 CWHL Awards Gala on Friday night and the Inferno were honoured four times. Jessica Campbell won the Humanitarian Award, Scott Reid won Coach of the Year Award, Meaghan Mikkelson won the Defenceman of the Year Award, and the Inferno of course took home the Chairman’s Trophy.
So that wraps up another Calgary Inferno season. We will still do updates as they come in but as always you can check out the Calgary Inferno website for more news, scores, schedule and stats.