BETTEZ STAYS HOT AS LES CANADIENNES EARN THREE POINTS VS. CALGARY INFERNO

Ann-Sophie Bettez continued her hot streak, recording six points in a win and an overtime loss against the Calgary Inferno, in front of two packed crowds at the Bell Sports Complex and Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Centre on the weekend.

Bettez scored three goals and added three assists in the two games to move into third place in CWHL scoring with 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists). She now sits two points shy of teammates Caroline Ouellette and Marie-Philip Poulin, who co-lead the League with 30 points apiece. With her big weekend, Bettez extended her point streak to eight games, recording 10 goals and 10 assists during that stretch.

Sunday’s game was a milestone moment for forward Emmanuelle Blais, who played in her 150th career CWHL game. And prior to the game, Ouellette and defenceman Cathy Chartrand were recognized for their recent milestones, with Ouellette receiving a golden stick and a vintage Montreal Stars jersey for hitting 300 career points. Chartrand received a vintage Stars jersey for becoming the CWHL’s all-time leading scorer among defenceman. Former teammates Catherine Ward and Tawnya Danis presented the duo with their gifts.

In earning three points against Calgary, Les Canadiennes (13-3-2) closed the gap on the League-leading Inferno to two points, with both teams having six games remaining on the schedule. The two clubs will next square off on Feb. 18-19, to close out the 2016-17 regular season.

Game summary: Saturday, Jan. 14 (Bell Sports Complex) – Calgary Inferno 5, Les Canadiennes 4 (OT)

Game summary: Sunday, Jan. 15 (Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Centre) – Les Canadiennes 4, Calgary Inferno 1

Les Canadiennes will be back in action on Jan. 28-29 when they visit the Brampton Thunder. They’ll close out the home portion of the regular season calendar on Feb. 4-5 at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Saturday, Feb. 4, will mark the team’s seventh annual “Pink in the Rink” game, which includes a silent auction that features one-of-a-kind hockey items, autograph session, bar, and prizes. The majority of the profits raised will be donated to the Cedars Breast Clinic.

Upcoming Games

Jan. 28-29: at Brampton Thunder

Feb. 4:  vs. Toronto Furies (tickets)

Feb. 5: vs. Toronto Furies (tickets)