The Montreal Stars announced on their Facebook page that both Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu will be back in uniform on Saturday for their Breast Cancer Awareness benefit game on Saturday evening.
Ouellette and Chu, who represented the Canadian and American Olympic teams respectively in Sochi, will return to the CWHL in time for the end of their regular season. Ouellette was the captain of the Canadian team that took home their fourth straight gold medal.
The Stars last two games of the regular season are on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and March 9 at 1:30 PM at the Etienne-Desmarteau Arena. The Stars will play the Boston Blades in both games. Saturday’s game will profit the Wellness Initiative of the Cedar’s Breast Cancer Clinic. A silent auction will feature unique items including Olympic memorabilia, event tickets, training programs and elite sport equipment. The team will auction their custom Bauer Pink game-worn jerseys. Sunday’s game will be Fan Appreciation Day.
The Stars are currently the class of the CWHL with a record of 18-1-2 (40 points) and hold a 20 point lead over Boston and the Toronto Furies who are tied for second place. The Stars also hold a perfect 10-0 record at home.
The top four teams make the playoffs for the Clarkson Cup, named for former governor general Adrienne Clarkson. This year’s Clarkson Cup will be held in Markham, Ontario from March 18-22. Last year’s champions were the team from Boston who beat the Stars 5-2. The Stars have won three of the five Clarkson Cups and were in four of the five championship games.