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Worcester, MASS (Feb. 18, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal defeated the Worcester Blades this past Saturday and Sunday 7-1 and 4-3, respectively, at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Centre.
Katia Clement-Heydra, Karell Emard and Lauriane Rougeau each reached the 100-game plateau this weekend.
On Saturday, Les Canadiennes scored a flurry of goals and took a 3-1 lead after the first period thanks to Catherine Daoust, Karell Emard and Melanie Desrochers. Les Canadiennes continued to dominate in the second period, as Kayla Tutino and Katia Clement-Heydra added goals. Mélodie Daoust, who made her return to the lineup after sustaining an injury in November and was in full form, scored two goals to bring Montreal’s tally to 7-1. The team ended the game with 45 shots on net and goaltender Marie-Soleil Deschênes made 17 saves.
With an assist, Emmanuelle Blais, who was called up from Les Canadiennes’ extended roster for the series, sits 10th in all-time scoring and surpassed Gillian Apps.
Three stars: 1. Kayla Tutino (1 G, 2 A) 2. Mélodie Daoust (2 G, 1 A) 3. Kaitlin Spurling (1 G)
Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/776
Less than 24 hours later, both teams faced off for an afternoon tilt. The Blades were off to a strong start, taking a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission with goals by Megan Myers and Kaitlin Spurling. Past the halfway mark of the game, Les Canadiennes scored four unanswered goals coming off the sticks of Sarah Lefort, Katia Clement-Heydra (2) and Lauriane Rougeau. The Blades counterattacked with a goal by Morgan Turner and pulled their goalie for an extra player near the end of the game but Les Canadiennes held on to capture the win.
Three stars: 1. Megan Myers (1 G) 2. Kaitlin Spurling (1 G, 1 A) 3. Morgan Turner (1 G)
Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/778
Les Canadiennes are back in action this weekend for the final two games of the regular season. They will play the Markham Thunder on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Place Bell’s Rocket arena for their annual Pink in the Rink game to raise funds for breast cancer. In collaboration with the MUHC’s Breast Clinic, Les Canadiennes will hold a silent auction in-person and online, featuring several collectible women’s hockey items. The game will be preceded by a ceremonial face-off featuring several breast cancer survivors. The game is part of a double-header with the Laval Rocket, who play the Manitoba Moose at 3pm.
Les Canadiennes will again face Markham on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1pm on the community rink at Place Bell. The team will hold their Fan Appreciation Day in collaboration with Toe2Toe, a non-profit organization that provides socks for the homeless population of Montreal.
For tickets to Saturday, Feb. 23, Pink in the Rink Game: https://bit.ly/2SMrJaW
* Fans can purchase tickets for Les Canadiennes game only, or purchase tickets to the Rocket’s game and gain free entrance to Les Canadiennes game.
For tickets to Sunday, Feb. 24, Fan Appreciation Day: https://bit.ly/2TMHFaj
Here is the practice schedule for the remainder of February:
Feb. 19: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
Feb. 21: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
Feb. 26: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
Feb. 27: 8:00-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)
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