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Montreal, QC (Oct. 17, 2018) –– Les Canadiennes (2 GP: 1-1-0) will face the Markham Thunder (2 GP: 2-0-0) this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6pm at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1:30pm at Michel Normandin Arena at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.
Les Canadiennes will play the 2018 Clarkson Cup Champions for the first time since last season’s playoffs. Two games into the 2018-19 CWHL season, Montreal is tied for third place while the Thunder sit first in the league. Last season, the teams produced strong and competitive hockey, with all regular seasons games decided by one goal.
Both clubs boast impressive lineups. Les Canadiennes’ six Olympians include captain Marie-Philip Poulin, Mélodie Daoust, Lauriane Rougeau, Hilary Knight, Jillian Saulnier and Geneviève Lacasse, and are joined by veterans such as CWHL MVP Ann-Sophie Bettez, as well as a solid group of rookies.
The Thunder welcome back 16 veteran players this season, including Olympians Laura Stacey, who already has six points in two games, Laura Fortino and captain Jocelyne Larocque. Veteran players such as 2018 Jayna Hefford Trophy winner Jamie-Lee Rattray returns. Jess Jones, who played in the NWHL last season, is also back. The team will be rounded out by a group of rookies, including Victoria Bach, the third overall 2018 draft pick.
Fans will have the opportunity to “Skate with Les Canadiennes” following Sunday’s game.
Starting next week, Les Canadiennes will be on the road for six games, facing the Toronto Furies, Worcester Blades and the Calgary Inferno, before returning home to host the Blades on Place Bell’s community ice rink on Dec. 1 at 6:30pm and Dec. 2 at 1pm.
For tickets to Saturday’s game against the Thunder, click here.
For tickets to Sunday’s game against the Thunder, click here.
For accreditation requests, interview requests and attendance at team practices, please contact Les Canadiennes’ media relations manager at [email protected]. Accreditation requests for games must be submitted before Friday at noon.
The team practices at Place Bell this Thursday from 8:30pm to 10pm.
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.
Media relations contact
Media Relations Manager
514-588-4903 | [email protected]