Sarnia Native Carolyne Prevost will be competing today in the Clarkson Cup
saturday march 22, 2014
TORONTO TO FACE DEFENDING CHAMPS FOR 2014 CLARKSON CUP
Photo courtesy CWHL
MARKHAM, Ont. – The stage is set for a 2014 Clarkson Cup battle between the Toronto Furies and Boston Blades.
24 year old Sarnia Native Carolyn Prevost is a member of the Toronto Furies. Prevost played University Hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers and in 2012 was selected by the Montreal Stars in the CWHL draft. Prevost signed with the Toronto Furies as a free agent in the autumn of 2013. In the 2013-14 regular season Prevost was 7th in the scoring race with a total 23 points (11G, 12A). In the Clarkson Cup Round robin she earned 1 point with 1 assist.
The Furies advance to finals for the first time in club history and will be in for a tough match against the defending champs. The puck drops Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. ET at the Centennial Community Centre in Markham. The 2014 Clarkson Cup championship game be streamed online on the Streaming Sports Network at (link) and will air on TSN2 at midnight Saturday and again Monday March 24th at 7:30pm . Fans can also follow all the action live @ClarksonCup on Twitter and by checking out www.ClarksonCup.com.
The 2014 Clarkson Cup, the sixth annual Canadian Women’s Hockey League Championship presented by Scotiabank, kicked off Wednesday, March 19. Toronto opened the tournament with a 3-2 victory over Calgary and Boston blanked Montreal 1-0. On Thursday, Boston beat Toronto 2-1 and Montreal topped Calgary 5-4. An exciting end to preliminary action Friday saw Toronto edged Montreal 2-1 in a nail biting shootout. Boston later made a statement to wrap up the round by dominating Calgary 6-2 and remain undefeated in the tournament.
Some highlights: The tournament featured great goaltending including Toronto’s Christina Kessler who put on a clinic in game one with 31 save effort to help Toronto defeat Calgary. The tournament also featured excellent goal scoring as Ann-Sophie Bettez demonstrated her MVP skills with a natural hat trick to advance the Stars 5-4 over the Calgary Inferno. Natalie Spooner clinched Toronto’s first appearance to Clarkson Cup final with the only goal in their shoot-out victory over Montreal. US Olympian Hilary Knight showed why she’s one of Boston’s top snipers with a four goal performance to give her team huge momentum going into the finals.
Toronto is vying for their first franchise Clarkson Cup championship, while Boston looks to defend its championship title. Saturday afternoon in Markham. The Clarkson Cup, named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson and awarded annually to the CWHL championship winning-team, is now widely regarded as The Stanley Cup of women’s hockey.