Montreal Stars Sweeps Brampton Over Weekend, Extend CWHL Lead


Ann-Sophie Bettez (24) is the CWHL’s leading scorer. Photo: Jessica Desjardins

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Montreal Stars won back-to-back games against the visiting Brampton Thunder, including a 9-2 game today at Concordia University’s Ed Meagher arena. The sweep helped them extend their lead in the CWHL to four points over the second place Toronto Furies who split their two weekend games against Calgary.

The Stars, who have not lost in their eight home games this season, had a big performance from Ann-Sophie Bettez on Sunday. Bettez, a former McGill Martlet, had two goals and two assists on Sunday and three goals and three assists over the two games. Bettez now leads the league in scoring. In 11 games this season, Bettez has six goals and 13 assists for 19 points.

In Saturday night’s game former captain Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux scored in the third period. It was the star’s 100th career CWHL point. Catherine Herron and Meghan Corley-Byrne split the goaltending duties for the two games. Herron made 11 saves in Saturday’s 4-1 win. Corley-Byrne made 20 saves in Sunday’s game.

Cathy Chartrand and Emmanuelle Blais had three-point games on Sunday. Chartrand, the team’s captain, is second in league scoring with 15 points and is only one of two defenders to be among the league’s top 15 scorers.

The Stars continue play next weekend when they head to Boston for a two-game set against the Blades. The Blades are in third place in the league but have played only nine games this season, as many as four games less than other teams in the league.