LES CANADIENNES SET TO CLASH AGAINST KRS VANKE RAYS

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For immediate release

Montreal, QC (Jan. 9. 2019) –– Les Canadiennes and the KRS Vanke Rays are set to face off this weekend on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6:30pm on Place Bell’s community ice rink and Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1:00pm at Michel Normandin Arena at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

It will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs this season. Les Canadiennes swept their three-game series against the Rays in December, outscoring them 15-5. Second in the league with 28 points, Montreal has won its last seven games dating back to Dec. 1. The Rays are coming off two consecutive wins over the Worcester Blades. Currently fourth in the CWHL with 19 points, they have played an extra game over Les Canadiennes.

Both teams possess players in the league’s top 10 scorers. Marie-Philip Poulin, who recorded her first hat trick of the season against the Toronto Furies on Jan. 5, and Ann-Sophie Bettez are locked in a tight race for first in the league with 32 points each, having scored the same amount of goals (15) and assists (17). Erin Ambrose remains the best defence in the CWHL, sitting fourth with 22 points.

Meanwhile, the Rays’ Alex Carpenter is having another solid season with 21 points in 18 games and ranks sixth. Second year forward Hanna Bunton closes the top 10, recording a point-per-game with 18 points in 18 games.

Tickets are selling fast for both games. Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday’s game here and Sunday’s game here. Les Canadiennes will host a “Skate with Les Canadiennes” following Sunday afternoon’s tilt.

MEDIA

Media must confirm their attendance at games before Friday, Jan. 11 at 3pm.

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

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 accreditation, please contact [email protected].

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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]