Brampton, Ont. (December 14, 2015) – Veteran forward Noémie Marin recorded her 200th career CWHL point as Les Canadiennes skated away with a split against Brampton Thunder in their final games before the winter break.
Marin’s milestone moment came as an assist on the game-winning goal in Sunday’s win vs. Brampton. It was one of two helpers she recorded on the afternoon.
Les Canadiennes suffered just their second loss – and first shutout – of the season on Saturday, but rebounded in fine form on Sunday to hand the Thunder their first home loss. Montreal now remains the lone CWHL team with a perfect record on home ice.
Saturday, Dec. 12: Brampton Thunder 4, Les Canadiennes 0
Les Canadiennes’ high-powered offence was silenced for the first time this season against the Brampton Thunder on Saturday but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. Montreal pressed all night, outshooting the Thunder 39-21 but were stymied by a strong effort from goaltender Erica Howe.
After a scoreless first period in which Les Canadiennes outshot Brampton 14-6, the Thunder opened the scoring at 4:28 of the second on a Jamie Lee Rattray breakaway. Five minutes later, Jenna McParland doubled the lead with a shot from the half wall.
Dania Simmonds made it 3-0 for the Thunder five minutes into the third period when she picked off the puck and broke in alone on goaltender Sydney Aveson, making her second career CWHL start. Jess Jones completed the scoring with an empty net tally.
Game Summary: http://bit.ly/20151212BRM
Sunday, Dec. 13: Les Canadiennes 3, Brampton Thunder 1
Les Canadiennes picked up where they left off on Saturday, peppering goaltender Erica Howe with 16 shots in the opening 20 minutes, while limiting the Thunder to just six on Sydney Aveson. But once again it was Brampton that got on the board first at 6:06 of the first period on a goal from Rebecca Vint.
Montreal’s efforts wouldn’t be denied on Sunday and the club finally broke through against Howe at 14:18 on the power play, with defenceman Karell Emard potting her fourth goal of the season. Forward Noémie Marin earned the primary assist on the goal, recording her 200th career CWHL point.
The power play struck again just over three minutes later when Marie-Philip Poulin connected for her 10th goal of the season. The point moved Poulin into a tie for first place with Calgary’s Elana Lovell for the CWHL scoring lead.
After a scoreless second period, Julie Chu found the back of the net at 7:21 of the third for the insurance marker.
Game Summary: http://bit.ly/20151213BRM
Next Home Games
Les Canadiennes, proud partners of the Montreal Canadiens, return to home ice on Jan. 2 and 3 when they face the defending Clarkson Cup champion Boston Blades for the first time this season. Both games will be played at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Saturday's showcase game will be in collaboration with CWHL partner You Can Play.
Individual tickets are $15 per person, free for all children under the age of 6. Family packs and discounts for groups or teams of 10 or more are also available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting lescanadiennes.com/tickets.