LES CANADIENNES CLINCH FOURTH CLARKSON CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

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For the fourth time in franchise history, Les Canadiennes are Clarkson Cup champions.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice to lead Montreal to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Inferno at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, earning the team its first championship since 2012. Goaltender Charline Labonté made 26 saves to earn MVP honours and clinch her first-ever Clarkson Cup.

“After last year’s performance, we took a look at several aspects of our game,” head coach Dany Brunet said. “We changed some things up and it paid off.

“It wasn’t an easy season but in the long term, it was beneficial.”

Game summary: Les Canadiennes 3, Calgary Inferno 1