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 Montreal, QC (Dec. 14, 2017) – Les Canadiennes de Montréal (11 GP: 9-2-0) will close out 2017 with two games against the Markham Thunder (15 GP: 5-7-2) on Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m., at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, and Sunday, Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m., at Michel Normandin Arena (Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard). The team currently sits in a three-way tie for first place with the Calgary Inferno and the Kunlun Red Star.

Saturday’s match-up will mark the second edition of the team’s “You Can Play” game in support of inclusivity in sport and the fight against homophobia and sexism in hockey. Fans are encouraged to dress up under the theme of “rainbow/fabulousness” and partake in several activities, including a “You Can Play” photo contest on social media and at the game, and a silent auction in support of “You Can Play.”

Fans will also get the chance to see All-Star defence Erin Ambrose make her first appearance in Les Canadiennes’ uniform after being traded to Montreal this week. The sophomore blue-liner cracked the CWHL’s top 20 defenders last season, totalling eight points in 17 games in her rookie year.

Les Canadiennes encourage fans to bring non-perishable goods for the team’s holiday food drive on Sunday.

For tickets, click here.

The team will practice on Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michel Normandin Arena. For interview requests, contact [email protected]

Accreditation requests must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.

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.


Media relations contact

Safia Ahmad

Media Relations Manager

Les Canadiennes

514-588-4903 | [email protected]