RED HOT SHOWDOWN: LES CANADIENNES VS. INFERNO

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Montreal, QC (Nov. 22, 2018) –– Les Canadiennes (8 GP: 7-1-0) will end their six-game road trip in Calgary, taking on the Inferno (8 GP: 7-1-0) on Nov. 24 at 7:30pm (MST) and Nov. 25 at 10:30am (MST) at WinSport Arena A.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on the CWHL Live Stream here.

The matchup promises to be a sizzling showcase. Tied for second place in the CWHL with 14 points each, both teams are one point behind the first-placed Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays, who have played five more games.

Les Canadiennes opened the 2018-19 season against the Inferno on home ice and split the contests. Since then, Montreal has won six consecutive games and have five players (Marie-Philip Poulin, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Mélodie Daoust, Hilary Knight and Erin Ambrose) among the league’s top ten scorers. Sixteen different players have recorded at least one goal this season.

Meanwhile, the Inferno have also excelled, capturing seven victories in a row. Rebecca Johnston is among the league’s top ten scorers with 12 points in eight games. Six Inferno players close out the top 20 scorers in the league.

Both teams boast some of the best goaltenders in the CWHL. Montreal’s Emerance Maschmeyer has been excellent in the crease, holding off opponents with three shutouts in a row and maintaining the best GAA (0.72) and save percentage (0.963) in the league. Calgary’s Alex Rigsby and Annie Belanger have split the games this season and currently have the second and third best GAA and SV%, respectively.

Les Canadiennes will play their final home games of 2018 on Dec. 1 at 6:30pm and Dec. 2 at 1pm on the community ice rink at Place Bell against the Worcester Blades. Sunday’s match will be preceded by a pre-game panel discussion beginning at 11:15 am, featuring retired players Julie Chu and Cassandra Poudrier, who will talk about their careers in the CWHL, their contribution to growing professional women’s hockey and their new careers.

The event is in collaboration with the Grindstone Foundation. Fans are encouraged to donate to the foundation, which helps “young female players participate and improve their skill development in hockey.” The event is free to alumni, season ticket holders and Dec. 1-2 ticket holders and will take place at the community rink’s mezzanine. It is also open to the media.

Tickets to Dec. 1: https://bit.ly/2Kr49tR

Tickets to Dec. 2: https://bit.ly/2RcBgnq

Media

Here is the team’s practice schedule:

Nov. 27-29: Place Bell, 8pm-9:30pm (closed to public)

Dec. 4-6: Michel Normandin Arena, 8:30pm-10pm (open to public)

For interview requests and accreditation, please contact [email protected].

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About the CWHL

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. With six current clubs throughout North America and China, it enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment, and motivation. The league is a centrally funded not-for-profit organization, meaning all participating teams receive equal access to funding to ensure equal opportunity and competition. To learn more visit thecwhl.com.

Media Relations Contact

Safia Ahmad

Les Canadiennes de Montréal|CWHL

[email protected]