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Montreal, QC (Nov. 29, 2018) –– After six games on the road, Les Canadiennes de Montréal (10 GP: 7-3-0) return home to host the Worcester Blades (11 GP: 0-11-0) for their two final home games of 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1pm on the community ice rink at Place Bell.
Saturday’s contest is nearly sold-out and will be broadcast on the CWHL Live Stream here.
Les Canadiennes, third in the CWHL with 14 points, will be looking to return to the path of victory after dropping two games against the Calgary Inferno last weekend. Montreal has defeated the Blades on the road twice this season. Four Les Canadiennes players are among the CWHL’s top 10 scorers, including captain Marie-Philip Poulin (1st), Ann-Sophie Bettez (2nd), Mélodie Daoust (4th) and Erin Ambrose (6th).
Caroline Ouellette returns behind the bench this weekend.
Although last weekend’s match-ups against Calgary proved to be exciting and challenging contests, the team sustained several injuries to the forward ranks: Daoust was sidelined with a knee injury late in the third period and will be out for at least six to nine weeks, while Katia Clement-Heydra is off for at least a week with an upper body injury. Jillian Saulnier remains sidelined with a hand injury, while Geneviève Lacasse remains week-to-week after sustaining a lower body injury in the summer.
On Sunday, the team will host a Hot Stove event in collaboration with the Grindstone Foundation, featuring a panel with former Les Canadiennes players Julie Chu and Cassandra Poudrier, addressing their careers in the CWHL, their contributions to women’s hockey and their current careers.
The panel begins at 11:15am in the mezzanine area near the community rink and is free for season ticket holders and individual game day ticket holders, Les Canadiennes alumni, and the media. Fans are encouraged to donate to the Grindstone Foundation, “a charity that enables young female players to participate and improve their skill development in the sport of hockey.”
Tickets to the game on Saturday, Dec. 1: https://bit.ly/2Kr49tR
Tickets to the game on Sunday, Dec. 2: https://bit.ly/2RcBgnq
Les Canadiennes will embark on their annual trip to China to face the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays, before the Christmas holidays, on Dec. 12, 14, and 15. The Dec. 14 game will be broadcast on the CWHL Live Stream.
For accreditations to the weekend games against the Blades, please contact [email protected] before Friday, Nov. 30, at noon.
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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