Les Canadiennes top of their game with a three game sweep
Les Canadiennes – The Habs might be in the cellar this season, but CWHL’s Les Canadiennes are on top of their game and now first place in the league after a three game sweep against the Chinese expansion team ‘Vanke Rays’.
Montreal took the first game last Saturday with an impressive 7-3 win and pretty much melted the Rays with a 14-0 win in the second game on Sunday (yes, you read it correctly, 14 goals to zero). On Tuesday night at the Michel Normandin Arena, they sealed the deal with a 2-0 win.
Heading into the game on Tuesday the Rays were hungry for a goal early in the game, displaying more intensity and pressure in Les Canadiennes’ zone. Montreal ran into some penalty trouble in the first period, giving up a 5-on-3, but the Rays were unable to capitalize.
Emmanuelle Blais scored her third goal in as many games to give Montreal a 1-0 lead in the second period. Noémie Marin tipped in a shot from the point from Cathy Chartrand to defeat goaltender Elaine Chuli, who made 38 saves in the game. Meanwhile, Emerance Maschmeyer finished the game with 20 saves and Caroline Ouellette assisted on both goals for the win.
The three stars of the game in order of first to third were: Caroline Ouellette (2A), Noémie Marin (1G) and goalie Emerance Maschmeyer (20 saves).
Les Canadiennes practice on Thursday from 8:30pm to 10:00pm at the Michel Normandin Arena before they travel to Boston to face the Blades on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00pm and Sunday the 4th at the Larsen Skating Rink at Eruzione Center.