There was a lot of CWHL action this week with Les Canadiennes de Montreal in China for their series against the KRS Shenzhen Vanke Rays. We also saw two other series unfold over the weekend, both involving one of the two teams from the GTA.
The NWHL is currently on its holiday break, so there will likely be no action until the 2018 NWHL Draft takes place.
Sat. Dec. 15
Les Canadiennes de Montreal defeat KRS Shenzhen Vanke Rays, 6-3
Montreal: Marie-Philip Poulin (2), Ann-Sophie Bettez, Erin Ambrose, Sarah Lefort, Katia Clement-Heydra
KRS: Hanna Bunton, Alex Carpenter, Emma Woods
After Carpenter gave KRS a 3-2 lead in the second period, Les Canadiennes scored four straight goals to pull away and complete a three-game series sweep in China. Montreal out-scored KRS 15-5 in the series.
Markham Thunder defeat Worcester Blades, 4-1
Blades: Courtney Turner
Thunder: Laura Fortino, Victoria Bach, Jenns McParland, Jamie Lee Rattray
Turner's third period goal was simply too little, too late for the Blades. Markham scored the first three goals of the game and never looked back.
Toronto Furies extinguish Calgary Inferno, 4-1
Furies: Shiann Darkangelo, Sarah Nurse, Natalie Spooner, Jess Vella
Inferno: Kacey Bellamy
Sarah Nurse and the Furies' power play helped hand Calgary their second regulation loss of the 2018-19 season. Calgary's first regulation loss of the year was their first game of the season in Montreal.
Sun. Dec. 16
Inferno defeat Furies 6-0
Inferno: Kacey Bellamy, Katelyn Gosling, Brianna Decker, Rebecca Johnston, Brianne Jenner (2)
Calgary answered back in a big way on Sunday with a 6-0 shutout win over Toronto. Inferno rookie Annie Belanger stopped 21 shots to earn the shutout.
Thunder crush Blades, 6-1
Blades: Morgan Turner
Thunder: Jenna McParland (2), Nicole Brown, Victoria Bach, Brooke Webster (2)
McParland and Webster put up two goals apiece to help Markham score the first six goals of the game. Once again, a late goal by a Turner was simply too little, too late for Worcester.