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Les Canadiennes to take on Calgary Inferno at Bell Centre

The Canadiens will host their first CWHL game

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For the first time in their 10 year history, Les Canadiennes will be playing on the biggest stage in Montreal.

The Montreal Canadiens announced today that Les Canadiennes game against the Calgary Inferno on December 10 will be held at the Bell Centre.

“We're very excited to be able to host Les Canadiennes for the first time in the home of the Montreal Canadiens," said Canadiens owner, president and CEO, Geoff Molson in a press release announcing the game. "We look forward to giving fans a chance to see some of the best female hockey players in the world live in our building. This is another example of our organizations working together towards our common goal of growing the game at both the professional and grassroots levels in Quebec.”

The Canadiens and Canadiennes entered a partnership in September 2015 and while they have had mutual events like the blood drive and the coaching clinic a week ago at the Bell Centre, and Les Canadiennes have games at the Bell Sports Complex, this will be their first game on the Bell Centre ice.

And it should be a great game. It is a rematch of the 2016 Clarkson Cup final held at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and both teams are currently undefeated at 4-0-0. It will be their first meeting of the season.

Both teams have great players from Charline Labonté, Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, and Lauriane Rougeau on Montreal to Haley Irwin, Meaghan Mikkelson, Rebecca Johnston and Hayley Wickenheiser on Calgary. So fans will really get a chance to see the best women’s hockey players in action.

Tickets will be on sale for 15$. Puck drop will be at 1:30 p.m for the game. Tickets will be on sale as of Friday, November 11 on The Canadiens will be playing that night against the Colorado Avalanche, also at the Bell Centre.