LES CANADIENNES OPEN 2019 AGAINST THE TORONTO FURIES

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Montreal, QC (Jan. 2, 2018) –– Les Canadiennes will begin the new year by hosting the Toronto Furies on Jan. 5 at 12:30pm and Jan. 6 at 1:30pm at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on Sportsnet and the first of two back-to-back CWHL games aired on the network that weekend.

Les Canadiennes are riding a five-game win streak that includes a perfect trip in China in December. Second in the league with 24 points, Montreal is currently three points behind the Inferno with a  game in hand.

As the team that has scored the most goals (69) and allowed the least goals (19) in the league in the first half of the season, the team possesses some of the best offensive and defensive talent. Ann-Sophie Bettez and Marie-Philip Poulin are tied for first place in the CWHL with 26 points. Meanwhile, Erin Ambrose continues to impress as the only defence in the league among the top 10 scorers with 21 points (5 G, 16 A). Between the pipes, Emerance Maschmeyer’s stellar play has been on display since the start of the season. The netminder has the best GAA in the league (1.39) and the second highest save percentage (.938).

The Furies are currently fifth in the league with 14 points. Since the end of November, they have picked up the pace, winning four of their last five games before the holiday break. A talented roster that includes Natalie Spooner and rookie Sarah Nurse, both of whom are among the top 10 scorers with 18 and 17 points respectively, the matchup between the two clubs promises to be exciting.

Fans can participate in Les Canadiennes’ activities surrounding their annual You Can Play game on Sunday, including a silent auction that will feature several collectable items and a “Fabs” selfie competition. YCP is an organisation that works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans.

Tickets for Saturday’s game (Sportsnet): https://bit.ly/2zQx9aa

Tickets for Sunday’s game (You Can Play): https://bit.ly/2Ecu5rQ

Media

All practices in January will take place at Place Bell and are closed to the public.

Jan. 2: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Jan. 3: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 8: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 10: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 15: 8:30pm-10:00pm

Jan. 17: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 22: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 24: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 29: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Jan. 31: 8:00pm-9:30pm

For interview requests and to attend practices and games, please contact the media relations manager at [email protected] in advance.

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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]