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 Markham (October 29, 2017) – Les Canadiennes de Montréal spoiled the Markham Thunder’s two-game winning streak this weekend as they defeated the Thunder 1-0 on Saturday, Oct. 28 and 3-2 on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Defense Cathy Chartrand and forward Sarah Lefort put up stellar performances as they each scored two goals. Goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer also shone after shutting out the Thunder on Saturday and making 34 saves on Sunday.

The road-wins bring Montreal’s winning streak to four games. Chartrand ranks second in the league with five points in four games.

Saturday, Oct. 28: 1-0 (OT) Les Canadiennes

It was a heated battle between Maschmeyer and the Thunder’s Erica Howe as they made a combined 64 saves after three periods of play to keep the score 0-0.

Markham outshot Montreal 12-8 in the opening frame and edged Les Canadiennes in the second period with 10 shots to 9. Les Canadiennes ran into some penalty trouble in the second period. They took four penalties in a row and were forced to kill a 5-on-3 towards the end of the period. Montreal successfully killed each penalty.

After a scoreless third period, Les Canadiennes managed to spoil Howe’s shutout 3:35 into overtime as Chartrand scored her second goal of the season, assisted by Kim Deschênes, to give Montreal the victory. It was Maschmeyer’s first shutout with Les Canadiennes. She made 33 saves.

Chartrand was named the first star of the game, followed by Maschmeyer and Howe.

Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/82

Sunday, Oct. 29: 3-2 (OT) Les Canadiennes

Chartrand continued where she left off the night before, scoring the first goal of the game to give Montreal a 1-0 lead in the first period. Markham’s Jamie-Lee Rattray scored a few minutes later to tie the game at one-a-piece after 20 minutes of play.

 With less than five minutes left in the second period, forward Sarah Lefort scored her first goal of the season, assisted by Chartrand, to make it 2-1. It seemed like Montreal was going to escape with a regulation win but Markham had other plans in mind. Forward Laura McIntosh sent the game into overtime after she scored with less than two minutes left in the third period.

Lefort potted her second goal of the afternoon on a laser shot from the left face-off circle to give Montreal their fourth consecutive victory since the beginning of the 2017-2018 CWHL season.

Maschmeyer was back in net and turned away 34 out of 36 shots. Markham decided to dress Liz Knox, who made 26 saves on 29 shots.

 Lefort was named the first star of the game, followed by Markham’s Taylor Woods and Chartrand.

Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/85

Les Canadiennes will have the first weekend of November off before they get ready for their Super Series against the inaugural Kunlun Red Star. The first game will take place on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Bell Centre. The second game will be on Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Michel Normandin Arena, while the final game will be played on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and feature a special discount night for students ($5 discount on tickets with valid student ID). The game will also be played at Michel Normandin arena.

The team’s full schedule is here: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/schedule.

Ticket for Bell Centre game are here: https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/tickets/canadiennes

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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