clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A snapshot of the CWHL record book

Les Canadiennes de Montreal forward Ann-Sophie Bettez during a game in Worcester, MA on Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by Michelle Jay)
Michelle Jay

Today the CWHL ceased operations, marking an end to a pivotal chapter in the history of not just women’s hockey, but hockey in North America.

Unfortunately, finding definitive records for the CWHL is no small task; it requires a great deal more than a quick search on Elite Prospects. The CWHL’s site has stats for individual players starting from the 2010-11 season, which excludes statistics from the first three years of the league’s existence. Furthermore, Elite Prospects has almost no stats from the 2009-10 season and often has conflicting numbers with other sources.

A screenshot of Elite Prospects’ stats for the 2009-10 CWHL season.
EliteProspects.com

Because of these obstacles and others, putting together a definitive list of the CWHL’s all-time and single season records is more challenging than you might think.

We’ve put together a list of those records here at The Ice Garden with the knowledge — and the hope — that we will update this list of records if and whenever more credible sources are presented to us or become available. We believe that it’s important to try and preserve as much history as possible and this is just one small step towards that goal.

The CWHL as we know it may be over, but the achievements and accomplishments of its athletes need to be preserved and remembered.


Points

  1. Caroline Ouellette | 315 points | (Source 2)
  2. Ann-Sophie Bettez | 264 points | (Sources 1, 3, 4)
  3. Noémie Marin | 255 points | (Source 2)
  4. Jayna Hefford | 236 points | (Sources 1, 3, 4)
  5. Marie-Philip Poulin | 184 points | (Sources 2, 3)

Goals

  1. Noémie Marin | 132 goals | (Source 2)
  2. Caroline Ouellette | 131 goals | (Source 2)
  3. Jayna Hefford | 131 goals | (Sources 1, 3)
  4. Ann-Sophie Bettez | 119 goals | (Sources 1, 2)
  5. Marie-Philip Poulin | 87 goals | (Sources 1, 2, 3)
2018 Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction - Press Conference Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Assists

  1. Caroline Ouellette | 184 assists | (Source 2)
  2. Ann-Sophie Bettez | 145 assists | (Sources 1, 2, 3, 4)
  3. Noémie Marin | 123 assists | (Source 2)
  4. Jayna Hefford | 104 assists | (Source 2)
  5. Marie-Philip Poulin | 97 assists | (Sources 2, 3, 4)

Games Played

  1. Shannon Moulson | 262 games | (Sources 1, 2, 3)
  2. Kristy Zamora | 217 games | (Source 2)
  3. Noémie Marin | 201 games | (Source 2)
  4. Meagan Arts | 193 games | (Source 2)
  5. Emmanuelle Blais | 184 games | (Sources 1, 2)

Wins*

  1. Sami Jo Small | 65 wins | (Source 5)
  2. Charline Labonté | 47 wins | (Sources 2, 5)
  3. Jenny Lavigne | 47 wins | (Source 5)
  4. Delayne Brian | 43 wins | (Sources 1, 2, 5)
  5. Liz Knox | 40 wins | (Source 5)
Liz Knox of the Markham Thunder.
Mike Murphy

Shutouts*

  1. Sami Jo Small | 16 shutouts | (Source 5)
  2. Charline Labonté | 13 shutouts | (Sources 1, 2, 5)
  3. Emerance Maschmeyer | 12 shutouts | (Sources 1, 2, 5)
  4. Jenny Lavigne | 9 shutouts | (Source 5)
  5. Kim St-Pierre | 9 shutouts | (Source 5)

*= Not all goaltending data from the 2019-10 CWHL season is available.

Unique Career Records

  • Most points for a CWHL Goaltender: Liz Knox, 5 assists (Source 4)
  • Most shorthanded goals: Ann-Sophie Bettez, 14 SHG (Sources 1, 2, 4)
  • Most power play goals: Noémie Marin, 51 PPG (Source 2)
  • Most penalty minutes: Gillian Apps, 359 PIM (Source 2)
  • Highest-scoring defender: Cathy Chartrand, 123 points in 143 games (Sources 1, 2, 4)
  • Highest-scoring American skater: Kelli Stack, 101 points in 67 games (Sources 1, 2, 4)
  • Highest-scoring European skater: Iya Gavrilova, 45 points in 48 games (Sources 1, 2, 3, 4)

Sources:

1 = TheCWHL.com

2 = hockeyMedia’s Who’s Who in Women’s Hockey Guide by Richard Scott

3 = eliteprospects.com

4 = Jeff Craig’s CWHL Tracker

5 = Giants in the Crease