Clarkson Cup 2017

Friday, March 3

CWHL Awards Gala

Location: TBA, Ottawa ON

Cocktails @ 6:30 PM
Awards @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 4

CWHL Community Day

Location: Ottawa ON
Sunday, March 5

Clarkson Cup Final

Location: Canadian Tire Centre,
Ottawa ON

Puck drop @ 4:00 PM

The Clarkson Cup is the Stanley Cup of the women’s game. A gift from former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, the Cup is awarded to the winner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League championship game at the end of each season.

2009 Montréal Stars

2010 Minnesota Whitecaps

2011 Montréal Stars

2012 Montréal Stars

2013 Boston Blades

2014 Toronto Furies

2015 Boston Blades

2016 Calgary Inferno


The CWHL Awards, held on the Friday night of the Clarkson Cup weekend, represent the pinnacle of individual achievement in the CWHL.

Join us for a celebration of the league's brightest individual performers and the best moments of the 2016-17 CWHL season.

Ticketing information will be available in January 2017.
Chairman’s Trophy Les Canadiennes de Montreal
Awarded to the regular season CWHL champions

Humanitarian Award Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux
Awarded to an individual making a positive impact in their community

Coach of the Year Tyler Fines with the Brampton Thunder

Rookie of the Year Elena Lovell of the Calgary Inferno

Goaltender of the Year Delayne Brian of the Calgary Inferno

Defenceman of the Year Laura Fortino of the Brampton Thunder

Angela James Bowl Marie-Philip Poulin of les Canadiennes de Montréal
Awarded to the highest point scorer in the regular season

Most Valuable Player Marie-Philip Poulin of les Canadiennes de Montréal
CWHL players will be taking part in a variety of community activities throughout the Ottawa community including hockey clinics, speaker sessions, and open skates. CWHL Community Day is about giving back to the community and making connections from the women’s game to the community. During CWHL Community Day, the CWHL will showcase community partners.

Be sure to check back for an updated schedule of events.
The inaugural CWHL Peewee Cup will take place this season during the Clarkson Cup weekend in Ottawa. The CWHL Peewee Cup is a tournament with Canada's best peewee teams from coast to coast, focuses on the Peewee AA division and the top teams within it. It's a celebration of female minor hockey and it allows the girls to feel like professional hockey players, as they will be treated as such during their time at the Clarkson Cup.

Qualifiers for the CWHL Peewee Cup receive custom merchandise, a weekend in Ottawa where they will interact with their CWHL heroes, and the opportunity to attend the Awards Gala and Clarkson Cup final. The CWHL Peewee Cup will take place at Bell Sensplex, with the finals taking place on the Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Throughout the weekend, CWHL Peewee Cup participants will have professional media shots taken, interviews for the CWHL website, and the opportunity to be featured.

The CWHL is the premier professionally run women’s hockey league in the world: dedicated to raising the profile of the women’s game while providing a place for the best international female hockey players to train and compete. The league is comprised of five teams: the Boston Blades, the Brampton Thunder, the Calgary Inferno, les Canadiennes de Montréal, and the Toronto Furies.

The league is led by CWHL Commissioner Brenda Andress and the Board of Directors is full of familiar faces committed to the cause, including Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Brian Burke, and Arlene Dickinson.

The Clarkson Cup final will take place at the Canadian Tire Centre (1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa ON, K2V 1A5) on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4 PM.

The CWHL Clarkson Cup final falls into our pillar of continued support for growing the game of hockey in our community. Our aim is to provide these athletes with a first-class experience and the fans with a chance to see the best of women’s hockey with an NHL in-game experience. The CWHL represents affordable, family-friendly hockey entertainment. It’s a game of skill, speed, and finesse and the access to these hockey heroes is unprecedented.

The Ottawa Senators first announced a partnership with the CWHL in January 2016. This two-year partnership will see the Clarkson Cup final brought to Ottawa for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Four teams qualify for the CWHL Clarkson Cup playoffs. The semi-finals are a best-of-3 series featuring the first-ranked team vs the fourth-ranked team and the second-ranked team versus the third-ranked team, played at the home rink of the higher seed. The winner of each series will then travel to Ottawa to compete in the one-game  winner-takes-all Clarkson Cup final on March 5, 2017.

No food or drink is allowed to be brought into the Canadian Tire Centre, however there will be a number of locations selling food and drinks throughout the Canadian Tire Centre.

Yes, non-professional cameras (any camera without a removable lens) are allowed at the game, but please be aware there will be some areas where cameras are prohibited.

It’s recommended that you stay in the venue to avoid missing any of the action. You will, however, be granted access in and out provided you have your ticket with you.

Service animals may accompany fans throughout the venue, but all other animals/pets are prohibited.