CWHL Helps the Homeless and Fights Breast Cancer

In an outreach game, Friday in Newmarket, the Brampton Hockey Club hosted the Burlington Barracudas to cap off the RBC Hockey Helps the Homeless charity tournament.

The sold-out recreational tournament featured Toronto Maple Leafs alumni and current CWHL players in the lineups.

Since its inception in 1996, the organization has raised more than $3.5 million and assisted more than 18,000 homeless men, women and youths.

Canadian Olympic gold medalists Jayna Hefford, Lori Dupuis, and Gillian Apps scored two points apiece while Cherie Piper had three points in Brampton’s 6-3 win.

Rookie Vicki Bendus had a goal and an assist while Ashley Riggs also netted two goals for her first points of the season.

Barracudas captain Jana Harrigan and Shannon Moulson each scored a goal and an assist while Sommer West had three helpers. Annina Rajahuhta also scored for Burlington.

The teams had a rematch on Saturday in Brampton where the home team came out on top 2-1 to extend their win streak to three.

Jennifer Sadler and Apps scored for Brampton while Rajahuhta had the lone Burlington goal.

The Barracudas have yet to win a game this season.

Game On to Beat Breast Cancer

Stars goalie Jenny Lavigne sports a pink jersey in first period action. Photo by Pasquale Stalteri/Pasquale Stalteri Photography.

The Montreal Stars hosted their second annual “game on to beat breast cancer” fundraising event Saturday against the Boston Blades, attracting over 1,100 fans.

All proceeds from the event, which boasted 11 Olympians in action, went to the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (FCSQ).

The Stars sported specially designed pink jerseys for the warm up and first period which were auctioned off to fans.

While Montreal outshot Boston 42-25, the Blades came out with a 4-2 win handing the Stars their first loss of the season.

Whitney Naslund scored two goals and two assists while Micaela Long and Katelyn Kurth each had a goal in the victory.

Caroline Ouellette and Sarah Vaillancourt scored for Montreal.

Meghan Agosta beats Molly Schaus in Montreal's 4-1 win. Photo by Pasquale Stalteri/Pasquale Stalteri Photography

In the rematch game Sunday, Ouellette scored one goal and added three assists while No.1 draft pick Meghan Agosta had a goal and an assist in Montreal’s 4-1 victory.

Noémie Marin and Sabrina Harbec each had a goal and an assist as well.

Erika Lawler scored the lone Boston goal.

Ouellette, Vaillancourt and Agosta are among the top five league leading scorers. Head coach Patrick Rankine earned his 100th victory with the Montreal Stars.

Alberta Home Opener

The CWHL’s newest team, the Alberta Hockey Club, hosted the Toronto Furies in back-to-back games over the weekend.

Team Alberta is a provincial team -with one practice a week in the north and one practice a week in the south – the entire team only comes together for games.

Global Calgary did a news story on the Alberta Hockey Club.

In Saturday’s home opener at Winsport Canada, Jenna Cunningham opened the scoring just 25 seconds into the game. Cunningham would add the game-winning goal, being the only player to score in the shootout for a 5-4 Alberta victory.

Chelsea Purcell added two goals in the first period while Olivia Sutter scored late in the second to give Alberta a 4-2 lead going into the third period.

Frances McPhail scored a short-handed goal for The Furies in the first period and Kori Cheverie added a goal in both the second and third periods before Jess Scanzano scored the game-tying power-play goal.

Tessa Bonhomme, who just won the CBC’s Battle of the Blades with partner David Pelletier, had two assists in the loss.

In Sunday’s rematch, Toronto’s McPhail scored with eight seconds remaining in the game with the extra attacker but it wasn’t enough as the Alberta Hockey Club defeated the Furies 4-3.

Lauren Chiswell scored two unassisted goals while Karlee Overguard and Sutter added one apiece in the win.

Scanzano and Michelle Bonello also scored for Toronto.

The Furies out shot Alberta 50-29 on Saturday and 34-13 on Sunday in the back-to-back losses.

Stick it to Cancer

The CWHL and Breast Ride Ever are teaming up for “Stick it to Cancer” Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 where the Montreal Stars and the Toronto Furies will play back-to-back games at the Windsor Arena.

The Breast Ride Ever is a non-profit fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention, treatment and Hospice services for the people in the Windsor and Essex County Community.

After the game Sunday, spectators are invited onto the ice for a skate with the champions/autograph session.

Montreal 4 3 1 0 6 .750 3-1-0 17 8 56 3-1-0 0-0-0
Alberta 4 3 1 0 12 .750 3-1-0 14 13 54 2-0-0 1-1-0
Boston 6 4 2 0 8 .667 4-2-0 22 13 56 1-1-0 3-1-0
Brampton 5 3 2 0 8 .600 3-2-0 15 16 78 3-0-0 0-2-0
Toronto 4 1 1 2 5 .500 1-1-2 12 14 46 0-0-0 1-1-2
Burlington 5 0 5 0 0 .000 0-5-0 8 24 52 0-3-0 0-2-0

For other stats and news please visit the CWHL website. 


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