The Calgary Inferno (formerly known as Team Alberta, nickname “Honeybadgers”, during the 2011-12 season) is a women’s ice hockey team that joined the Canadian Women’s Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.
The team plays its home games at Joan Snyder (Arena B) at WinSport Canada in Calgary, Alberta. After two seasons without an official name, in 2013 the team picked a moniker drawing from Calgary’s National Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Flames, with whom they have a partnership. For the 2013-14 it was announced that all Inferno
Calgary’s National Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Flames, with whom they have a partnership. For the 2013-14 it was announced that all Inferno home-games will be streamed live by PCSN.tv.
The first General Manager was Samantha Holmes, while the first head coach was Jason Schmidt. On
July 21, 2011, the franchise participated in its first ever CWHL Draft. With the third overall pick in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Team Alberta selected Meaghan Mikkelson. With the first pick overall in the 2012 CWHL Draft, the team selected Hillary Pattenden.
On March 13, 2016, the Calgary Inferno defeated Les Canadiennes de Montreal in an 8-3 final to capture it
s first-ever Clarkson Cup. Contested at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, the first Cup final held in an NHL arena, Blayre Turnbull, Brianne Jenner, Jessica Campbell and Rebecca Johnston each scored twice. Goaltender Delayne Brian was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the Clarkson Cup playoffs.
“Calgary Inferno.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Apr. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary_Inferno. Accessed 25 Apr. 2017. Video - “Calgary Inferno Highlights Video.” YouTube, YouTube, 21 May 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXAOFoVLfk&list=PLmJcICXfLHkW_hYN5NScB6EYupiyS03D1. Accessed 25 Apr. 2017.