CAROLINE OUELLETTE RETURNS TO LES CANADIENNES LINEUP IN THREE-GAMES VS. VANKE RAYS

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Montreal, QC (January 23, 2018) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal (17 GP: 14-3-0) will make their 2018 home debut against the fourth-placed Vanke Rays (18 GP: 11-6-1) on Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m., and Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. at Michel Normandin Arena, Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard.

The Super Series will be an exciting experience for fans, marking the return of veteran forward Caroline Ouellette to the Canadiennes’ lineup. The four-time Olympic gold medallist and four-time Clarkson Cup champion was on a brief hiatus in 2017 to give birth to her first child in early November. Ouellette is just one goal shy of establishing a new all-time CWHL regular-season record for goals. She is currently tied for first place with Jayna Hefford (130).

The Shenzhen, China-based Vanke Rays have proven to be playoff contenders in their inaugural season, with a youthful roster boasting four players in the top 10 CWHL scoring leaders, and an impressive rookie squad, including NCAA standout Cayley Mercer (30 points in 18 games) and defensive powerhouse Ashleigh Brykaliuk (the top scoring defense in the CWHL with 23 points in 18 games).

Saturday’s game will feature the Scotiabank Skaters, an initiative between Scotiabank and the CWHL that allows children to meet their hockey idols. They will take part in the pre-game ceremony.

Sunday’s game will feature free hot chocolate for fans, courtesy of the MNP accounting firm, and a “Skate with Les Canadiennes” session after the game.

The three-game series will conclude on Tuesday, a night that will feature a $5 student discount on tickets with a valid student ID. A special ceremony celebrating Caroline Ouellette’s “Girls Hockey Celebration” peewee All-Star hockey team will precede puck drop.

For tickets to Saturday’s “Scotiabank Skaters” game, click here.

For tickets to Sunday’s “Skate with Les Canadiennes” game, click here.

For tickets to Tuesday’s “Student Night”, click here.

Quick link to 2017-2018 season tickets: https://store.thecwhl.com/collections/les-canadiennes-montreal-tickets

Please send your accreditation requests no later than Friday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. via email.

Les Canadiennes practice Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Michel Normandin Arena.  For interviews, please contact [email protected].

About the CWHL

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally run women’s hockey league in the world. A not-for-profit organization, the league is dedicated to raising the profile of women’s hockey, while providing a place for the best female hockey players in North America to train and compete. Affordably priced, all CWHL games showcase speed, finesse and skill. Since its inception in 2007, the CWHL has supported all teams in their season of home/away games, as well as charity and exhibition games in the community. Each season has culminated in an exciting playoff tournament where the top teams play-off for the Clarkson Cup, the equivalent of the Stanley Cup in women’s hockey.

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