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CLARKSON CUP 2019: LES CANADIENNES AND INFERNO CLASH IN FINAL TOMORROW

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Toronto, ONT (Mar. 23, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal and the Calgary Inferno will square off in the Clarkson Cup Final this Sunday, March 24, at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto at 12pm (EST) for a winner-takes-all game that promises excitement and drama.

This season, the Inferno edged Montreal with four wins in six games, but Les Canadiennes emerged victorious in their last season matchup. This will be Montreal’s eighth appearance in the final, and the team will look to bring home their fifth Clarkson Cup, a league record. This will be the third meeting of the two teams in the championship game in the past four years.

The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet, TVA Sports and the NHL Network.

Credit: Shanna Martin-Book/CWHL

On Friday, Marie-Philip Poulin, the recipient of the Angela James Bowl bestowed on the player with the most points at the end of the regular season, was also the winner of the CWHL MVP Award and the Jayna Hefford Trophy, voted by the league’s players. Erin Ambrose was named CWHL Defenceman of the Year after a stellar season in which she dominated defensively and offensively, recording the most points among all defence in the regular season.

Credit: Shanna Martin-Book/CWHL

Several members of Les Canadiennes took part in various activities as part of the CWHL’s Community Day, including panels on women’s hockey and a multi-sport clinic with youth before their final team practice of the season.

For media requests, 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]

LES CANADIENNES AND INFERNO BATTLE FOR CLARKSON CUP THIS WEEKEND

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Montreal, QC (Mar. 19, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal and the Calgary Inferno will square off in the Clarkson Cup Final this Sunday, Mar. 24, at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto at 12pm (EST).

A third showdown in the final between Montreal and Calgary in four years, the final will be broadcast on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

The Clarkson Cup weekend festivities will kick off Friday, Mar. 22 with the 2019 CWHL Awards Show at the Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre at 7:30pm, hosted by Sportsnet’s Caroline Cameron. Three members of Les Canadiennes are nominated for awards this year; Marie-Philip Poulin, the recipient of the Angela James Bowl bestowed to the player with the most points at the end of the regular season, is also a nominee for CWHL MVP and the Jayna Hefford Trophy, the players-voted MVP. Erin Ambrose is nominated for Defenceman of the Year while netminder Emerance Maschmeyer is nominated for Goaltender of the Year and the Jayna Hefford Trophy. For tickets to the CWHL  Awards Show, click here.

On Saturday, CWHL Olympic athletes, coaches, general managers, sport industry partners and other representatives will host a series of panels for students that focus on different aspects of being a part of the CWHL and women’s professional sports. The panels begin at 10:00am and will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. To register for the event, click here.

The weekend will conclude with the Clarkson Cup Final. Both teams have developed a heated rivalry over the years with the Inferno capturing the title against Montreal in 2016 and Les Canadiennes defeating Calgary in 2017 to capture their fourth title in franchise history. This season, the Inferno edged Montreal with four wins in six games, but Les Canadiennes emerged victorious in their last season matchup. Both teams finished among the top two in the league, with the Inferno capturing the Chairman’s Trophy. Montreal and Calgary boast a number of stars including nine national team players on Les Canadiennes and 14 national team players on the Inferno.

For tickets to the final, click here.

MEDIA

Les Canadiennes will practice Thursday, Mar. 21 at Place Bell from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. For interview requests, please contact [email protected].

Please contact [email protected] for accreditation requests or other media requests regarding the Clarkson Cup final.

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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]

LES CANADIENNES HEAD TO EIGHTH CLARKSON CUP FINAL

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Montreal, QC (Mar. 11, 2019) – Les Canadiennes triumphed over the Markham Thunder in a fierce three-game semi-final series. The team will make their eighth trip to the Clarkson Cup Final, having won last in 2017.

They will face the Calgary Inferno in the Clarkson Cup Final for the third time in four years, on March 24th at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto at noon.

After shutting out the Thunder last Friday 3-0, Les Canadiennes fell short in a 4-3 loss in Game 2 before putting up a dominant performance in the final tilt of the series, earning a 5-0 shutout win.

“I think everyone contributed and played to the best of their abilities,” said associate coach Caroline Ouellette. We were very connected, starting with our penalty kill, and after we made some adjustments. The players executed the game plan to perfection and were more aggressive. I don’t think the Thunder expected that.”

Leaving the first period with a 1-0 lead thanks to Mélodie Daoust, Les Canadiennes’ offense exploded in the second frame as they went on to score three goals in 3:04. Jill Saulnier doubled the team’s lead before defense Lauriane Rougeau, who played an exceptional series, scored on a powerplay less than two minutes later. Hilary Knight tripled the club’s tally over a minute later.

Les Canadiennes first-line combination comprised of Knight, Daoust and Saulnier was dominant, putting up a total of 16 points in three games.

“It’s fun to play with great players,” said Knight. “That’s one of the reasons I came up here, among others. You start playing with awesome players and the love of the game becomes contagious in the greatest way possible.”

Second-year forward Tracy-Ann Lavigne scored a powerful top-shelf goal from the left face-off circle near the halfway mark of the game. Goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer earned her second shutout of the playoffs, stopping 17 shots.

Three stars: 1. Hilary Knight (1 G, 2 A) 2. Mélodie Daoust (1 G, 1 A) 3. Lauriane Rougeau (1 G, 1 A)

Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/799

Les Canadiennes will prepare for what promises to be an intense final showcase this season against the Calgary Inferno. The top two teams in the regular season, Calgary held the edge in wins with four in six games, while Montreal triumphed in their last tilt of the regular season.

For tickets to the Clarkson Cup Final, click here.

MEDIA

Schedule for team practices in March:

Mar. 12-14: 8:00pm-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to public)

Mar. 18-19-21: 8:00pm- 9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to public)

For all media inquiries, including attendance to practices, please contact [email protected].

***Media must submit their accreditation requests for the Clarkson Cup Final by Wednesday, Mar. 13,  and fill out the following online form: https://bit.ly/2J5kAPb

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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]

RIVALRY RENEWED IN SEMI-FINAL PLAYOFF AS LES CANADIENNES LOOK TO SILENCE THE THUNDER

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Montreal, QC (Mar. 6, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal and the Markham Thunder will renew a feisty rivalry as they clash this weekend in a best of three playoff series for a berth in the Clarkson Cup Final. This will be the third season running that the two teams will meet in the playoffs.

Here is the schedule for the series:

Game 1: Friday, Mar. 8, 7:30pm, Place Bell Community rink in Laval

Game 2: Saturday, Mar. 9, 6:00pm, Bell Sports Complex in Brossard (Live streamed by the CWHL)

*Game 3 (*if necessary): Sunday, Mar. 10, 1:30pm, Bell Sports Complex in Brossard

Les Canadiennes will look for redemption after their early playoff exit in 2018 against Markham, who went on to win the Clarkson Cup.

This season, Les Canadiennes, who finished second in the league, won four of six games against the Thunder, splitting the final two games of the regular season.

Les Canadiennes will have to rely on top talent at both ends of the ice to defeat the Thunder, and look to maintain their edge in the specialty teams game. Backstopped by Emerance Maschmeyer, who maintained the league’s best GAA (1.45) and save percentage (0.935) in the regular season, Montreal is bolstered by a solid defensive corps comprised of Erin Ambrose, the league-leading defense in points (24) and steadfast blueliner, Lauriane Rougeau. Up front, Montreal will rely on deep forward ranks.

The Thunder are led by a solid first trio centred by rookie sensation Victoria Bach, and rounded out by Jamie Lee Rattray and Laura Stacey. On the backend, the team will rely on the return of captain Jocelyne Larocque, who missed the last two games of the season against Montreal, and the defensive pairing of Laura Fortino and Megan Bozek.

Goaltender Erica Howe will likely get the start in the series for the Thunder. She faced Les Canadiennes in all six games and was the starting goalie in five. Howe faced a total of 216 shots from Montreal and maintained a .912 SV%. The netminder played her best games against Les Canadiennes in their final two matchups of the season, stopping 69 of 73 shots.

Tickets to Game 1 on Friday: https://www.showpass.com/series1-montreal/

Tickets to Game 2 on Saturday: https://www.showpass.com/series2-montreal/

Tickets to *Game 3 on Sunday (*if necessary): https://www.showpass.com/series3-montreal/

MEDIA

The team practices Thursday, Mar. 7, from 8pm-9:30pm at Place Bell. Media members can request to attend practice with the Media Relations Manager at [email protected].

Please confirm attendance to the playoff games by Thursday, Mar. 7 at midnight with [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]

LES CANADIENNES SPLIT FINAL REGULAR SEASON SERIES VS. THUNDER AND RAISE $16,000 FOR BREAST CANCER

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Montreal, QC (Feb. 25, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes concluded their regular season against the Markham Thunder in front of electric crowds with a 2-1 victory on Saturday during the team’s ninth annual Pink in the Rink game at Place Bell, and a 3-2 loss on Sunday. Les Canadiennes raised over $ 16 000 for the MUHC’s Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program on Saturday evening, thanks to a wildly successful silent auction that featured 150 items.

The club finishes second in the league with a 21-6-0-1 record, and will face the Thunder back in Montreal for a best of three playoff series March 8, 9, 10. This will be the third post-season matchup in a row against Markham in as many years.

With two assists on Saturday, Marie-Philip Poulin reached the 50-point plateau (23 G, 27 A) for the first time in her CWHL career. She is only one of four players to do so in franchise history (along with Sabrina Harbec, Meghan Agosta and Caroline Ouellette).

Game 1: Thunder 1, Les Canadiennes 2

The team skated out to a raucous applause on the Laval Rocket’s arena and kicked off the festivities by celebrating several breast cancer survivors on the red carpet. The pre-game ceremony included a powerful rendition of the Canadian national anthem sung by Quebecois singer, Lulu Hughes. The atmosphere remained electric throughout the game.

“It’s one of my favourite games of the season,” said associate coach Caroline Ouellette. “We’re always excited for this game, and it was great to have such an amazing crowd to cheer us on. Many years ago, the players initiated this annual game to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, and to know we’ve now raised well over $ 116 000 for the cause is special.”

After a scoreless first period, Markham’s Victoria Bach, who leads all CWHL rookies in points, silenced the crowd when she scored off a rebound to give her team the lead 2:51 into the second frame. Les Canadiennes, who dominated the shot clock by a 41 to 18 margin, generated several quality scoring chances that resulted in two quick goals past the halfway mark of the game. On a powerplay, Mélodie Daoust tipped a slapshot from captain Marie-Philip Poulin for the equalizer. With 31 seconds left in the period Ann-Sophie Bettez fed a crisp pass to Jill Saulnier in front of the net, scoring the game winner.

The Thunder mustered only three shots on goal in the final period and pulled netminder Erica Howe for extra attacker near the end of the game but Les Canadiennes captured the win.

Three stars: 1. Marie-Philip Poulin (2 A) 2. Emerance Maschmeyer (17 saves) 3. Erica Howe (39 saves)

Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/782

Game 2: Thunder 3, Les Canadiennes 2

On Place Bell’s community rink on Sunday, Les Canadiennes’ pre-game ceremony highlighted five players who reached the 100 career games in the CWHL milestone, including Sophie Brault, Katia Clement-Heydra, Kim Deschênes, Karell Emard and Lauriane Rougeau.

Finishing the first frame without a goal, the Thunder were first on the scoreboard thanks to Jess Jones at the beginning of the second period. They doubled their tally with four minutes left with a goal from Jamie Lee Rattray.

Laura Stacey scored the eventual game-winner near the halfway mark of the third period. Les Canadiennes responded with two fast goals seconds later when Jill Saulnier defeated Howe. Ann-Sophie Bettez followed with a powerful, top-shelf goal to reduce Montreal’s deficit to one. With an extra forward, Les Canadiennes tried to tie the game but came up short in the final minutes.

“We need to play a full 60 minutes and score early, [if we want to defeat the Thunder in the playoffs],” said Karell Emard. “We need to get in front of Howe right away. [We are successful] when we play with the speed we have and the puck movement we’re known for.”

Three stars: 1. Jamie Lee Rattray (1 G)  2. Karell Emard (1 A)  3. Laura Stacey (1 G, 1 A)

Game summary: http://montreal.thecwhl.com/stats/game-summary/786

The team will continue fundraising for the MUHC’s breast clinic with an online auction on Ebay that ends next week. (EBay identifier: LesCanadiennesBreastCancer)

MEDIA

Les Canadiennes practice schedule prior to playoffs:

Feb. 27: 8pm-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public)

Mar. 5-7: 8pm-9:30pm, Place Bell (closed to the public

For media inquiries, 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]

PINK IN THE RINK: LES CANADIENNES’ TOUCHED BY ANNUAL VISIT TO MUHC’S BREAST CLINIC

Original article written by Jared Book for Eyes on the Prize here. This article has been edited and shortened.

Montreal, QC (Feb. 21 2019) –– On February 23, Les Canadiennes and the  defending Clarkson Cup Champions, the Markham Thunder, will face each other for Montreal’s ninth annual edition of their Pink in the Rink game in the fight against breast cancer.

The game will be played on the Laval Rocket’s state-of-the-art ice rink, its biggest stage to date, and feature several stars on both teams.

Household names Marie-Philip Poulin, Geneviève Lacasse, and Emerance Maschmeyer were not the biggest stars at the hospital on Feb. 6 when the players and a group of volunteers and staff visited the hospital. Surrounded by family, breast cancer survivor Malia Morsly shared her story to Les Canadiennes in her hospital room. A day prior, she had undergone surgery.

Members of Les Canadiennes pose for a group photo at the Breast Clinic. Credit: Shanna Martin-Book/CWHL

“This was my Olympics,” Morsly said. “And now I’m close to the gold medal.”

If the family was in awe of the players when they walked in, the reverse was true as the players walked out.

“Our problems at home are nothing, to be honest,” said Poulin. “You meet these strong people and they go through hard times with a smile. They’re surrounded [by] great people. And that’s what life is all about… being able to be surrounded with people when life gets hard.”

General manager Meg Hewings not only offered her and her family tickets to Saturday’s game, but invited her to partake in a ceremonial puck drop.

After visiting Morsly, the players, dressed in surgery scrubs, witnessed an ongoing surgery as well.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said Maschmeyer. “And I think we all felt the same way. You only really get to see those on TV shows. So it was pretty exciting, but also makes it real. It’s incredible what these doctors and surgeons do. It makes me appreciate what they do for us.”

From left to right: Emerance Maschmeyer, Marie-Philip Poulin and Geneviève Lacasse. Credit: Shanna Martin-Book/CWHL

The Canadiennes have raised over $100,000 for the Breast Clinic since its inception, including over $20,000 last season. The event started when players – including current coaches Caroline Ouellette and Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux – presented the idea to team management. The major attraction at these games is the auction, which includes one-of-a-kind memorabilia including the game-worn pink jerseys.

“We all played in breast cancer games throughout college,” said Lacasse. “But I think here, putting a face to the cause and just learning more about it and seeing it… It’s a really, really cool experience for us.”

The clinic, directed by Dr. Sarkis Meterissian, sees over 650 new patients per year, and just about 12,000 overall. The good news is that breast cancer has a cure rate of close to 90%. The Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program provides important post-treatment care.

The money raised by the Canadiennes goes towards providing patients with personal trainers, dieticians and therapists, among other services at the Breast Clinic’s Wellness Centre.

From left to right: Geneviève Lacasse, Dr. Sarkis Meterissian, Emerance Maschmeyer, and Marie-Philip Poulin. Credit: Shanna Martin-Book/CWHL

“It’s pretty incredible that we can play hockey to support a cause,” said Maschmeyer. “We’re playing hockey for fun so to be able to use that as a platform is pretty incredible. I know we’re all excited to play in that game. And it’s already going to be great competition but having a face to the cause and it’s extra motivation to play hard out there.”

The Pink in the Rink game is part of  double-header with the Laval Rocket, who will take on the Manitoba Moose at 3pm. Fans can either purchase a ticket for the Rocket’s game and gain free entrance to the Canadiennes game, or pay $15 for Pink in the Rink alone. Tickets are available here.

LULU HUGHES TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT PINK IN THE RINK

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Montreal, QC (Feb. 20, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes de Montréal are honoured to announce that the popular Québecois singer and breast cancer survivor, Lulu Hughes, will sing the national anthem for the Feb 23rd Pink in the Rink game to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. CWHL Commissioner Jayna Hefford, a recent inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame, will also take part in the ceremonial puck drop.

“I think it’s a great event, a group of strong women doing something so special to support women with breast cancer, I am happy to be a part of it,” said Mme Hughes.

Diagnosed three years ago, in March Mme Hughes will celebrate two years since her final treatment for breast cancer. An ambassador for the Fondation cancer du sein du Québec she is also the spokesperson for La Ride de Filles, an annual motorbike ride dedicated to women battling breast cancer.

“It’s really an honour for us to have Mme Hughes lend her powerful voice and her great positive energy and presence to this event,” said Les Canadiennes’ GM Meg Hewings. “Breast cancer survivors will be our invited dignitaries for all aspects of the opening ceremonies, as flag bearers, dropping the puck for the ceremonial face-off, and Mme Hughes singing the anthem. They all put a human face to this cause that we care so much about.”

“With this game we pay tribute to the strength and courage of the women who battle breast cancer, and all those who support them, and we want people to see that a vibrant and fulfilling life is possible after a breast cancer diagnosis,” added Les Canadiennes’ Community Outreach Director, Fiona Robinson. “Mme Hughes, and all of our survivor dignitaries, are a true inspiration to our organization.”

The Feb. 23 matchup between Les Canadiennes de Montréal and the reigning Clarkson Cup Champions, the Markham Thunder, marks the ninth annual Pink in the Rink Game in support of the MUHC Breast Clinic. The game is part of a double-header with the Laval Rocket, who take on the Manitoba Moose at 3pm. Les Canadiennes have raised over $ 100 000 for breast cancer in Quebec in the eight previous editions, and over $ 20 000 last season alone. A silent auction featuring collectible women’s hockey items, such as unique game-worn signed commemorative pink jerseys will be complemented by an online auction of the hottest collectibles (eBay identifier: LesCanadiennesBreastCancer).

The next annual Ride de Filles will be July 11, 2019. For more information:

https://rubanrose.org/fundraising/activities/ride-de-filles-2018

For tickets to the Saturday, Feb. 23, Pink in the RinkGame: https://bit.ly/2SMrJaW

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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]

LES CANADIENNES HOST PINK IN THE RINK ON FINAL WEEKEND OF CWHL REGULAR SEASON

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Montreal, QC (Feb. 20, 2019) –– Les Canadiennes will play their last two games of the regular season against the defending Clarkson Cup Champions Markham Thunder this Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 pm on the Laval Rocket’s amphitheatre ice and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1:00 pm on Place Bell’s community ice rink.

Saturday’s game will be live streamed by the CWHL here.

Les Canadiennes will kick off the weekend with their ninth annual Pink in the Rink Game to raise funds, and awareness, for breast cancer. In eight seasons, the club has raised over $ 100 000 for breast cancer in Quebec, including over $ 20 000 last season. In collaboration with the MUHC’s Breast Clinic, Les Canadiennes will hold an on-site and online auction that will feature one-of-a-kind women’s hockey collectibles, including signed photos, Montreal Canadiens tickets, and the custom game-worn pink jerseys. The funds raised by the auction will be donated to the Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program. Breast cancer survivors will be honoured throughout the game, including during the ceremonial puck drop.

Les Canadiennes have won three of the four matchups against the Thunder this season, and this series could provide a preview for the first-round playoff matchup. Montreal is second in the league, behind the first-placed Calgary Inferno by two points. Meanwhile, the Thunder and the KRS Vanke Rays are only one point apart. The Furies remain in playoff contention too, only five points back from the fourth-placed Rays.

The upcoming series will feature several national team players between both teams, many of whom partook in the first-ever Canada-USA Rivalry Series. Marie-Philip Poulin and Ann-Sophie Bettez are the league’s top two point getters, while Jill Saulnier and Erin Ambrose find themselves among the CWHL’s top 10. Thunder rookie Victoria Bach leads all Markham and CWHL rookies with 31 points and sits fourth in the league. Power forward Jamie Lee Rattray finds herself in the top 10 as well.

Montreal will conclude the regular season this Sunday during the team’s Fan Appreciation Day in collaboration with Toe2Toe, a non-profit organization that donates socks to 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

MEDIA

Here is the practice schedule for the remainder of February:

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)

Please confirm your attendance to this weekend’s games by Friday, Feb. 22, 6pm. For interview requests, game accreditation, or any other media inquiries, 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]

LES CANADIENNES VICTORIOUS IN WORCESTER THIS PAST WEEKEND

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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

MEDIA

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)

For interview requests, game accreditation, or any other media inquiries, 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]