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Montreal, QC (Mar. 19, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal and the Calgary Inferno will square off in the Clarkson Cup Final this Sunday, Mar. 24, at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto at 12pm (EST).
A third showdown in the final between Montreal and Calgary in four years, the final will be broadcast on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
The Clarkson Cup weekend festivities will kick off Friday, Mar. 22 with the 2019 CWHL Awards Show at the Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre at 7:30pm, hosted by Sportsnet’s Caroline Cameron. Three members of Les Canadiennes are nominated for awards this year; Marie-Philip Poulin, the recipient of the Angela James Bowl bestowed to the player with the most points at the end of the regular season, is also a nominee for CWHL MVP and the Jayna Hefford Trophy, the players-voted MVP. Erin Ambrose is nominated for Defenceman of the Year while netminder Emerance Maschmeyer is nominated for Goaltender of the Year and the Jayna Hefford Trophy. For tickets to the CWHL Awards Show, click here.
On Saturday, CWHL Olympic athletes, coaches, general managers, sport industry partners and other representatives will host a series of panels for students that focus on different aspects of being a part of the CWHL and women’s professional sports. The panels begin at 10:00am and will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. To register for the event, click here.
The weekend will conclude with the Clarkson Cup Final. Both teams have developed a heated rivalry over the years with the Inferno capturing the title against Montreal in 2016 and Les Canadiennes defeating Calgary in 2017 to capture their fourth title in franchise history. This season, the Inferno edged Montreal with four wins in six games, but Les Canadiennes emerged victorious in their last season matchup. Both teams finished among the top two in the league, with the Inferno capturing the Chairman’s Trophy. Montreal and Calgary boast a number of stars including nine national team players on Les Canadiennes and 14 national team players on the Inferno.
For tickets to the final, click here.
Les Canadiennes will practice Thursday, Mar. 21 at Place Bell from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. For interview requests, please contact [email protected].
Please contact [email protected] for accreditation requests or other media requests regarding the Clarkson Cup final.
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