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Montreal, QC (Feb. 20, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes will play their last two games of the regular season against the defending Clarkson Cup Champions Markham Thunder this Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 pm on the Laval Rocket’s amphitheatre ice and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1:00 pm on Place Bell’s community ice rink.
Saturday’s game will be live streamed by the CWHL here.
Les Canadiennes will kick off the weekend with their ninth annual Pink in the Rink Game to raise funds, and awareness, for breast cancer. In eight seasons, the club has raised over $ 100 000 for breast cancer in Quebec, including over $ 20 000 last season. In collaboration with the MUHC’s Breast Clinic, Les Canadiennes will hold an on-site and online auction that will feature one-of-a-kind women’s hockey collectibles, including signed photos, Montreal Canadiens tickets, and the custom game-worn pink jerseys. The funds raised by the auction will be donated to the Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program. Breast cancer survivors will be honoured throughout the game, including during the ceremonial puck drop.
Les Canadiennes have won three of the four matchups against the Thunder this season, and this series could provide a preview for the first-round playoff matchup. Montreal is second in the league, behind the first-placed Calgary Inferno by two points. Meanwhile, the Thunder and the KRS Vanke Rays are only one point apart. The Furies remain in playoff contention too, only five points back from the fourth-placed Rays.
The upcoming series will feature several national team players between both teams, many of whom partook in the first-ever Canada-USA Rivalry Series. Marie-Philip Poulin and Ann-Sophie Bettez are the league’s top two point getters, while Jill Saulnier and Erin Ambrose find themselves among the CWHL’s top 10. Thunder rookie Victoria Bach leads all Markham and CWHL rookies with 31 points and sits fourth in the league. Power forward Jamie Lee Rattray finds herself in the top 10 as well.
Montreal will conclude the regular season this Sunday during the team’s Fan Appreciation Day in collaboration with Toe2Toe, a non-profit organization that donates socks to the homeless population of Montreal.
For tickets to Saturday, Feb. 23, Pink in the Rink Game: https://bit.ly/2SMrJaW
* Fans can purchase tickets for Les Canadiennes game only, or purchase tickets to the Rocket’s game and gain free entrance to Les Canadiennes game.
For tickets to Sunday, Feb. 24, Fan Appreciation Day: https://bit.ly/2TMHFaj
Here is the practice schedule for the remainder of February:
Feb. 21: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
Feb. 26: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
Feb. 27: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
Please confirm your attendance to this weekend’s games by Friday, Feb. 22, 6pm. For interview requests, game accreditation, or any other media inquiries, please contact [email protected].
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.
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