LEFORT AND CLEMENT-HEYDRA RECORD HAT TRICKS AS LES CANADIENNES DOWN VANKE RAYS

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Montreal, QC (Jan. 28, 2018) –– Sarah Lefort and Katia Clement-Heydra combined for nine of Les Canadiennes de Montréal’s 14 goals en route to a shutout victory over the Vanke Rays Sunday afternoon in front of yet another packed Michel Normandin Arena.

Lefort and Clement-Heydra recorded their first CWHL career hat-tricks. With five goals and one assist, Lefort ties a team and league record for most goals scored in a game. Meanwhile, Clement-Heydra, who notched two goals against the Rays on Saturday, tallied four goals Sunday afternoon.

Several Montreal players finished the game with multiple points, including captain Ann-Sophie Bettez (1G, 3A), assistant captain Karell Emard (2G, 2A), defensive stalwart Erin Ambrose (4A), Montreal-native Kayla Tutino (3A), and versatile veteran forward Noémie Marin (2A).

With her eight-point (2G, 6A) performance this weekend, Bettez has surpassed Jayna Hefford’s 104 assists and sits third all-time for CWHL assists with 109. She is right behind Marin (117) and Caroline Ouellette (181), who holds this record.

Bettez is four regular season goals shy of hitting the 100-goal mark in the CWHL.

Ouellette collected her second assist in as many games as part of Les Canadiennes’ lineup. Meanwhile, Kim Deschênes scored her first goal in her second game back since sustaining an injury in December.

Once again, Les Canadiennes dominated from start to finish, shooting the puck 46 times to the Rays’ 16. Vanke was unable to get a puck on Emerance Maschmeyer, who recorded her third shutout of the season, while Les Canadiennes scored eight goals on as many shots.

Three Stars: 1. Sarah Lefort (5G, 1A) 2. Katia Clement-Heydra (4G) 3. Erin Ambrose (4A)

Game Summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/141

 The three-game series will conclude on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. at Michel Normandin Arena. The night 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 Tuesday’s game, click here.

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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