Les Canadiennes’ ongoing commitment to grow the game in and around Montreal continues when the team hosts the Clarkson Cup champion Calgary Inferno on the South Shore at the Bell Sports Complex on Sunday, Jan. 14 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Jan. 15 (1:30 p.m.) at the Civic Centre in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.
Sunday’s game, held in collaboration with Lac St-Louis Élites Girls Hockey Program, will mark a return to their roots for Les Canadiennes’ West Island natives in Olympic gold medallist Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield), defenceman Carly Hill (Dorval) and forward Leslie Oles (Beaconsfield). It will be a special afternoon for Les Canadiennes as well as the Élites, who will be involved in various aspects of the game.
The match-up between the top two teams in the CWHL features many notable names in women’s hockey, including Rougeau, Marie-Philip Poulin, Caroline Ouellette, Charline Labonté, and Julie Chu for Les Canadiennes, while the Inferno boast the likes of Meghan Mikkelson, Rebecca Johnston, Brianne Jenner, Haley Irwin, and goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer.
Montreal and Calgary previously met in December, splitting the two games, with Montreal earning a win in a historical outing at the Bell Centre. Poulin scored the only goal in an exciting contest that featured quality chances and highlight-reel goaltending from Labonté and Maschmeyer.
Immediately following Sunday’s game, fans in attendance will get to lace up their skates and join Les Canadiennes players on the ice for autographs, photos and laps around the rink in one of the team’s most popular events, “Skate with Les Canadiennes.”
January 7-8, 2017: at Boston Blades
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)