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Montreal, QC (Jan. 24, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes will take on the Markham Thunder on the road this weekend: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30pm at the Thornhill Community Centre and on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12:30pm at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast by the CWHL here.
After a short All-Star break, both teams embark on the last stretch of the regular season before the start of the playoffs. The Thunder and Les Canadiennes will look to solidify a top-four finish and face each other four times before the end of the season.
Les Canadiennes are currently second in the league, four points behind the first-place Calgary Inferno with two games in hand. Montreal hasn’t lost in regulation since November 2018. Marie-Philip Poulin, Ann-Sophie Bettez and Erin Ambrose are amongst the league’s top scorers while Emerance Maschmeyer continues to be solid in net with the second best GAA and SV % in the CWHL.
Ranked fourth in the league, the Thunder will be looking to regain the path to victory and secure their spot in the playoffs after dropping two games against the Inferno. Rookie sensation Victoria Bach leads Markham with 19 points in 19 games and closes out the league’s top 10 scorers. The team’s roster includes several star players in Laura Fortino, Jamie Lee Rattray, Laura Stacey, Megan Bozek and Jess Jones.
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