TORONTO, Ont. ??? Team Black beat Team White 5-1 in the 2016 CWHL All-Star Game, with more than 5,000 fans taking in an outstanding display of Canadian Women?۪s Hockey League talent.
Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice and Jill Saulnier, Hayley Wickenheiser and Kim Deschenes each added a goal for the Julie Chu led Team Black.
Jessica Campbell scored the lone tally for Team White in the 2nd period.
Charline Labonte and Genevieve Lacasse split time between the posts for Team White with Christina Kessler and Delayne Brian guarding the cage for Team Black.
Julie Chu, defenceman for Les Canadiennes de Montr̩al and Natalie Spooner, forward for the Toronto Furies, were voted in as team captains via an online poll on www.CWHL.ca
The pair put together their teams on Friday night at the CWHL All-Star Frozen Fantasy Draft, selecting their top five picks before the remaining players chosen road hockey style, by way of a random stick pull.
The 34 players who faced off Saturday at Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL?۪s Toronto Maple Leafs, came from all five Canadian Women?۪s Hockey League teams, including the Toronto Furies, Boston Blades, Brampton Thunder, Calgary Inferno and Les Canadiennes de Montreal.
The 2016 CWHL All-Star Game aired on Sportsnet, as part of an exciting four-year broadcast deal giving the league?۪s female hockey superstars the media and public exposure they deserve. The game was also simulcast on CWHLLive.ca for the league?۪s US and international fans.
A special thanks to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for hosting the 2nd CWHL All-Star Game and their commitment to growing the female game across the country and around the world.
About the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL)
The CWHL is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. 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 centrally funded, with all participating teams in the CWHL receiving equal access to financial support and given the same opportunities to succeed. The CWHL is a not-for-profit organization, with every dollar going towards building a league that is dedicated to raising the profile of women’s hockey, providing a place for the best female players in the world to compete and inspiring the next generation of female hockey heroines.