Montreal (November 30th, 2017) – Les Canadiennes de Montréal (7 GP: 5-2-0) are back in action this weekend after a two-week hiatus. They will embark on a two-game road trip to face the Markham Thunder (12 GP: 3-7-2) on Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Thornhill Community Centre and the Toronto Furies (10 GP: 3-6-1) Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m. at MasterCard Centre.
Les Canadiennes will be looking to regain the path to victory after losing two games to the Kunlun Red Star. The game on Saturday against the Thunder will mark the first time star forward Ann-Sophie Bettez captains Les Canadiennes. Bettez was voted Montreal’s interim captain for the 2017-18 CWHL season.
Les Canadiennes will return home for the next four games. They will take on the Toronto Furies at Michel Normandin Arena on Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Sunday’s game will be special for the home team as Les Canadiennes will be raising their four championships banners (2009, 2011, 2012, 2017). Several members of last year’s championship team will take to the ice for a pre-game ceremony, including Olympians Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu.
The following weekend, Les Canadiennes will take on the Markham Thunder on Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m. at the Bell Sports Complex for their annual “You Can Play” game to support inclusiveness in sport, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The two-game series wraps up on Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m. at Michel Normandin Arena.
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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. 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.