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Weekend Update: Dec 15-16

Montreal sweeps KRS and the Furies split their weekend series against Calgary

Michelle Jay

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.

NWHL

The NWHL is currently on its holiday break, so there will likely be no action until the 2018 NWHL Draft takes place.

CWHL

Sat. Dec. 15

Les Canadiennes de Montreal defeat KRS Shenzhen Vanke Rays, 6-3

Goals

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

Goals

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

Goals

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

Goals

Furies: -

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

Goals

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.