A look back at the inaugural CWHL All-Star Game
Team Red edged Team White 3-2 in the 2014 CWHL All-Star Game, with more than 6,850 fans taking in all the excitement Saturday, Dec. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Natalie Spooner and Kelli Stack scored for Team White, while Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux, Jamie Lee Rattray and Rebecca Johnston scored for Team Red in the inaugural event. Charline Labonté, Christina Kessler and Erica Howe split time between the posts for Team Red, while Sami Jo Small, Delayne Brian and Geneviève Lacasse took to the crease for Team White.
Labonté, goaltender for the Montreal Stars and Campbell, forward for the Calgary Inferno, were voted in as team captains via an online poll.
The two captains took to centre ice for a ceremonial face-off featuring four other inspiring women: Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress, former Mississauga mayor and women's hockey advocate Hazel McCallion and former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson.
The 40 players who faced off at the 2014 CWHL-All Star Game came from all five Canadian Women’s Hockey League teams, including the Toronto Furies, Boston Blades, Brampton Thunder, Calgary Inferno and Montreal Stars. The game aired live on Sportsnet and on the NHL Network in the United States.
A special thanks to photographers from the Hockey Hall of Fame, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and the Canadian Women's Hockey League for this colourful and wonderful way to remember a truly history-making and future-forming event in the female game.