The Canadian Women's Hockey League is the top woman's professional ice hockey league in the world. The league was founded in 2007 and last season, six teams including: the Brampton Thunder, Burlington Barracudas, Missisauga Chiefs, Montreal Stars, Ottawa Senators, and Vaughan Flames, competed.
With approximately 20 players per team, plus associate players, this league is comprises the top 120 women's ice hockey players in the world.
In the 30 game season last year, the top regular season club was the Montreal Stars. Their perfect home record consisting of 10 wins helped lead them to an overall record of 23 wins, 5 losses and 2 overtime losses.
Although the Brampton Thunder finished fourth place in the regular season, they represented the CWHL in the Clarkson Cup Final.
The Clarkson Cup Final is decided amongst the top two teams from the CWHL and the WWHL (Western Women's Hockey League). The Clarkson Cup was named for former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, whom still remains an avid supporter of Women's Hockey.
Here are the top five players from the CWHL's 2009-2010 season.