Les Canadiennes kicked off 2017 with a bang, scoring a pair of wins against the Boston Blades and staying within reach of top spot in the CWHL.
Ann-Sophie Bettez and Marie-Philip Poulin led the way for Montreal (12-3-1), recording six points apiece. Bettez recorded a hat trick in Sunday’s victory, to move into a tie for third place in League scoring, behind Caroline Ouellette and Poulin. Ouellette, who recorded four assists in the two games, leads all CWHL point-getters with 27 (13 goals, 14 assists), two ahead of Poulin (11 goals, 14 assists) and five up on Bettez (11 goals, 11 assists).
Cathy Chartrand, who leads all CWHL defencemen in scoring, picked up an assist on Sunday to become the League’s all-time leading scorer among blue-liners with 96 points, passing Annie Guay, who suited up for Les Canadiennes (then the Montreal Stars) from 2008 to 2012.
Goaltender Charline Labonté recorded her fourth shutout of the season on Saturday, giving her 12 for her CWHL career. She now sits two back of Sami Jo Small for the CWHL’s all-time record.
Les Canadiennes will be back on home ice this weekend, January 14-15, for another series against the Calgary Inferno. As part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to grow the game, Les Canadiennes will be bringing CWHL action to Montreal’s South Shore and West Island. Saturday’s game will be played at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard while Sunday’s tilt will see the League’s top two teams square off at the Civic Centre in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.
Montreal sits in second place in the CWHL, three points behind the League-leading Inferno.
January 14, 2017 (7:30 p.m.): vs. Calgary Inferno at Bell Sports Complex (Tickets)
January 15, 2017 (1:30 p.m.): vs. Calgary Inferno at Dollard Civic Centre (Tickets)
January 28-29, 2017: at Brampton Thunder