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Montreal, QC (Oct. 9, 2018) – Les Canadiennes are set to begin the 2018-19 season this weekend with two games against the Calgary Inferno on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1pm at Place Bell.
It will be a historic weekend for Les Canadiennes as the team plays their first games at Place Bell. Saturday’s match-up is part of an exciting double-header with the American Hockey League’s Laval Rocket. The Rocket face the Binghamton Devils at 3:00pm, while Les Canadiennes take to the ice at 6:30pm.
Les Canadiennes won all four battles against the Inferno last season, and boast a lineup featuring six Olympians, and several returning all-star players. Super stars Marie-Philip Poulin and Hilary Knight will don the Canadiennes jersey for the first time as teammates, while 2017 top draft pick Mélodie Daoust will make her regular season debut in Les Canadiennes’ uniform. Jillian Saulnier and Geneviève Lacasse will face their former team for the first time since being traded to Montreal during the off-season. Many rookies, including young defenses Taylor Willard (University of Vermont) and Catherine Daoust (University of Minnesota Duluth), will play their first CWHL games.
The Inferno boast an exciting lineup that features nine Olympians from four nations: Brigette Lacquette, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Blayre Turnbull from Canada, Kacey Bellamy, Brianna Decker and Alex Rigsby from the USA, Aina Takeuchi from Japan, and Venla Hovi from Finland.
For the home opener, fans can purchase tickets for the double-header here or simply purchase tickets to Les Canadiennes’ match-up here. Season tickets are on sale for $162.50 – a $32.50 discount over the single game price of $15 –– and can be purchased by visiting Les Canadiennes’ website. The teams will face each other for a rematch on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1pm on Place Bell’s community ice surface: tickets here.
In its twelfth season, the CWHL will count six competitive teams, including one team in China, the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays.
Media must confirm their presence with [email protected] before Wednesday, Oct. 10, at noon. The team practices Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30pm to 10:00pm at Michel Normandin Arena at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.
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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