During the month of January, Les Canadiennes de Montreal forward Ann-Sophie Bettez rocketed to third in CWHL scoring, thanks in no small part to her rocket of a shot. Of her 35 points, 15 were scored in January, including a hat trick and two assists for a 5-point game against the Boston Blades on January 8th. During January, she was named First Star of the Game twice, Second Star twice, and Third Star once.
Her 17 goals are also good for the most in the CWHL. Bettez is an excellent finisher, particularly when playing with linemate and captain Marie-Philip Poulin at even strength. In fact, the majority of Bettez’s goals this season have come at even-strength. She is one point behind Poulin for second in scoring on Les Canadiennes, with 17 goals and 18 assists total.
2016-17 GONGSHOW PLAYER OF THE MONTH
October: Calgary Inferno Jill Saulnier
November: Calgary Inferno Brianne Jenner
December: Calgary Inferno Bailey Bram
January: Les Canadiennes de Montreal Ann-Sophie Bettez