Les Canadiennes had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-2 win over Brampton Thunder.
Les Canadiennes’ penalty kill excelled, as Les Canadiennes gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.
Brampton Thunder was unable to stop Les Canadiennes from sending pucks towards the net, and Les Canadiennes eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Les Canadiennes could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 14 minutes in penalties during the game.
Les Canadiennes was led by Ann-Sophie Bettez, who registered one goal and one assist. Bettez scored on the power play 12:34 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Les Canadiennes. Les Canadiennes had gotten the advantage when Brampton Thunder’s Jesse Scanzano was sent off for slashing. Lauriane Rougeau picked up the assist. Les Canadiennes also got points from Caroline Ouellette, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Marie-Philip Poulin, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Les Canadiennes also had goals scored by Noemie Marin and Katia Clement-Heydra, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Les Canadiennes were Carly Hill, Kim Deschenes, Audrey Morand, Emmanuelle Blais, and Emilie Bocchia, who contributed one each.
Brampton Thunder could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 14 minutes in penalties during the game.
Brampton Thunder was helped by Jamie Lee Rattray, who racked up one goal. Rattray scored on the power play 11:14 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Les Canadiennes. Brampton Thunder had gained a power play chance when Blais was whistled for roughing. Laura Fortino assisted on the tally. Brampton Thunder also got a goal from Jess Jones as well. In addition, Brampton Thunder received assists from Candice Styles and Courtney Birchard, who each chipped in one.
Les Canadiennes’ Charline Labonte stopped 19 shots out of the 21 that she faced. Les Canadiennes registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Liz Knox made 30 saves for Brampton Thunder on 34 shots.