LES CANADIENNES TO FACE BRAMPTON THUNDER IN CLARKSON CUP SEMI-FINAL SERIES

The Clarkson Cup semi-finals are set. Les Canadiennes will host the Brampton Thunder in a best-of-three series beginning Friday, Feb. 24 after splitting their final series of the regular season against the Calgary Inferno this past weekend.

After being shut out on Saturday, Les Canadiennes ended the season on a high note with a 5-3 win against Calgary. Marie-Philip Poulin earned an assist to finish first among the CWHL’s point-getters for the second straight year. This season, she shares top spot with Brampton’s Jess Jones, both with 37 points. Ann-Sophie Bettez scored her 18th goal of the season to rank first among all League scorers.

Game summary: Saturday, Feb. 18 – Calgary Inferno 3, Les Canadiennes 0

Game summary: Sunday, Feb. 19 – Les Canadiennes 5, Calgary Inferno 3

Les Canadiennes will now turn their attention to the Thunder, featuring the likes of Jones, Jamie Lee Rattray, Laura Fortino and talented rookie Laura Stacey, among numerous others. Montreal posted a 4-1-1 record in six tightly contested meetings against Brampton this season, outscoring them 21-15.

Playoff Schedule vs. Brampton Thunder

Friday, Feb. 24 at Etienne-Desmarteau Arena: 7:20 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25 at Bell Sports Complex: 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26 at Bell Sports Complex (if necessary): 1:30 p.m.