Take a look inside the CWHL through MNP By the Numbers for the week ending Sunday, February 4.
131 – With a goal in Montréal’s 6-0 shutout win over Boston this past Sunday, Caroline Ouellette became the CWHL’s all-time goals scored leader. The goal was the 131st of her illustrious career, breaking the tie of 130 with Brampton Thunder alumna Jayna Hefford. Ouellette returned to action with Les Canadiennes on Jan. 27 following the birth of her first child this past November.
129 & 99 – Not to be outdone, Les Canadienne teammates Noémie Marin and Ann-Sophie Bettez both are closing in on major milestones of their own. Marin recorded her 14th goal this season in on Sunday in Boston, lifting her career total to 129, just one behind Hefford and two behind Ouellette’s active new mark. Meanwhile, Bettez registered her 17th and 18th goals of the season in the Montréal victory, placing her one shy of the 100 career goal mark. With her next goal, Bettez will become just the fourth player in CWHL history to reach the century mark, joining Ouellette, Hefford, and Marin.
1st – More firsts in the CWHL this past weekend. Markham Thunder teammates Nicole Brown and Alexis Woloschuk each recorded their first career CWHL goals. Woloschuk scored her first in the Thunder’s Saturday afternoon victory over the Toronto Furies on Sportsnet, before Brown notched her first the following afternoon. Also recording her first goal, Vanke Rays forward Qinan Zhao found the back of the net in the second period of their Saturday evening showdown in Shenzhen, China with the visiting Calgary Inferno. Finally, Les Canadiennes rookie goaltender Marie-Soleil Deschênes made her CWHL debut on Sunday afternoon in Boston, both picking up her first career win and first career shutout with a 15-save effort.