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Montreal, QC (Mar. 11, 2018) ––– In front of a sold-out crowd, Les Canadiennes secured home-ice advantage for the 2018 CWHL playoffs by shutting out the Calgary Inferno 4-0 Saturday evening at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Sarah Lefort, Erin Ambrose, Ann-Sophie Bettez, and Cathy Chartrand found the back of the net, while goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer shutout her former team during the team’s eighth annual edition of Pink in the Rink to support women in their battle against breast cancer. Veteran forward Noémie Marin collected three assists. Bettez reached a career milestone after scoring her 100th goal in the CWHL. The interim captain leads the team with 36 points in 27 games.
During a pre-game ceremony, Les Canadiennes celebrated their Olympians Marie-Philip Poulin, Mélodie Daoust and Lauriane Rougeau, along with Calgary’s Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull during a pre-game ceremony. Rougeau made her Les Canadiennes debut, joining the team for their playoff run. Les Canadiennes also welcomed breast cancer survivors to central ice prior to puck drop, sporting their special pink jersey worn for the first period.
Three stars: 1. Emerance Maschmeyer 2. Noémie Marin (3A) 3. Ann-Sophie Bettez (1G, 1A)
Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/164
In less than 24 hours, both teams will engage in a high-stakes battle for the last game of the regular season. Les Canadiennes will have the chance to secure the first spot in the league with a win. Les Canadiennes’ all-star lineup will be bolstered with Canadian legend Caroline Ouellette joining the lineup and superstar American forward Hilary Knight making her debut for the team. The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet nationwide. The team will hold a post-game press conference in the Montreal Canadiens’ press conference room.
For tickets to game on Sunday, Mar. 11, click here.
About the CWHL
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally run women’s hockey league in the world. A not-for-profit organization, the league is dedicated to raising the profile of women’s hockey, while providing a place for the best female hockey players in North America to train and compete. Affordably priced, all CWHL games showcase speed, finesse and skill. Since its inception in 2007, the CWHL has supported all teams in their season of home/away games, as well as charity and exhibition games in the community. Each season has culminated in an exciting playoff tournament where the top teams play-off for the Clarkson Cup, the equivalent of the Stanley Cup in women’s hockey.
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