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SHENZHEN, CN (Dec. 14, 2018) –– Les Canadiennes soared to a 5-1 victory against the KRS Vanke Rays on Friday at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre.
Ann-Sophie Bettez found the back of the net twice, while Katia Clement-Heydra, Kim Deschênes and Marie-Philip Poulin also added goals.
Les Canadiennes struck early in the opening period. Rushing into the offensive zone, Poulin deked defence Emma Woods and dropped a pass to Bettez who unleashed a one-timer to defeat netminder Noora Räty.
Soon after, Clement-Heydra received a nifty pass from Geneviève Bannon on a two-on-two and backhanded the puck past the Finnish netminder to double the team’s tally. Les Canadiennes gained a 3-0 lead as Bettez took advantage of a defensive scramble to score her second goal of the game, her fifth goal in China this trip. Towards the end of the period, Baiwei Yu scored her team’s sole goal off a slapshot on a powerplay.
Les Canadiennes took advantage of their powerplay when Poulin released a powerful snipe past the halfway mark of the game to restore Montreal’s three-goal lead. Nearing the end of the second period, Deschênes used Baiwei Yu as a screen to defeat Räty top-shelf and scored Les Canadiennes final goal of the game. Räty was replaced by rookie netminder Kimberly Newell for the remainder of the game.
Three stars: 1. Marie-Philip Poulin (1 G, 1 A) 2. Ann-Sophie Bettez (2 G) 3. Emerance Maschmeyer
Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/748
Les Canadiennes will conclude their trip in China on Saturday when they face the KRS Vanke Rays for their third and final game at 2:30pm (CST) and will be live streamed on the Rays’ Twitter page.
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