LES CANADIENNES TRIUMPH OVER BLADES THIS WEEKEND

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Montreal, QC (Dec. 2, 2018) ­­–– Les Canadiennes de Montréal scored a combined 13 goals in two games to triumph over the Worcester Blades 6-1 on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd and 7-0 on Sunday on the community ice rink at Place Bell.

Nine different players scored for Les Canadiennes, including captain Marie-Philip Poulin (3 G), Karell Emard (2 G), Maude Gelinas (2 G), Lauriane Rougeau (1 G), Erin Ambrose (1 G), Sarah Lefort (2 G), Kim Deschênes (1) and Ann-Sophie Bettez (1 G). Ambrose is currently the top-scoring defense in the league with 16 points, while Poulin (20 points) and Bettez (18 points) round out the top two scorers.

On Sunday, Bettez, who recorded four points (1 G, 3 A), moved into third place in the same category, surpassing interim CWHL commissioner and Hall-of-Famer Jayna Hefford. Poulin tied retired hockey player and Canadian Olympian Jennifer Botterill for fifth place in all-time scoring. Moreover, Kim Deschênes played her 100th game in the CWHL.

Emerance Maschmeyer and  Marie-Soleil Deschênes earned starts this weekend. The latter recorded her second shutout of the season. Les Canadiennes fired 55 shots and 46 shots on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Saturday’s game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/739

Sunday’s game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/740

Les Canadiennes will prepare for their trip to China to face the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays on Dec. 12, 14, and 15. The game on Dec. 14th will be broadcast on the CWHL live stream. The team will practice this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30pm to 10pm at Michel Normandin Arena (Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard). For interview requests, please contact [email protected]

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Media Relations Contact

Safia Ahmad

Les Canadiennes de Montréal|CWHL

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