Les Canadiennes have made several trades today, the biggest of which was acquiring goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer from the Calgary Inferno.
Maschmeyer, who represented Canada at the last two World Championships but was not named to the centralization roster for the Olympics, played in eight games last season with Calgary. She posted a 1.49 GAA and .946 save percentage, both were top among goaltenders. She had a 5-3 record.
The trade completes the trade that sent Haley Irwin from Montreal to Calgary in 2014.
This raises the question of Montreal goaltender Charline Labonté’s future. Labonté and Maschmeyer have spoken at length about their great relationship through National team events. This could either mean that Labonté will take on a smaller role splitting time with Maschmeyer, or it may mean that she may be retiring.
Montreal made other changes. They acquired defenders Maggie DiMasi (11GP, 0G, 1A) and Nachi Fujimoto (22GP, 1G, 0A) from the Boston Blades in return for a sixth and seventh-round pick (year to be determined). Fujimoto was drafted by Montreal last year but was traded after training camp.
They also traded defender Brittney Fouracres to Calgary for future considerations and goaltender Amanda Makela to Toronto to complete the 2015 trade for Jordanna Peroff.
The team also confirmed that Leslie Oles will not return, as she signed a contract in Switzerland.
The CWHL Draft takes place on Sunday, in Toronto.