The battle for the women’s hockey CIS title: McGill Martlets

The Martlets are last year’s CIS champions and in the last 12 years have brought home three golds, three silvers and four bronze medals from the national championship. They have played in the gold medal game the past five consecutive years. In the Reseau du Sport Etudiant du Quebec playoffs, they beat the Montreal Carabins 4-0 in the gold medal match. With an overall season of 26-2-1, the Martlets will keep the other teams on their toes. Melodie Daoust is the team’s leading scorer, with 18 goals and 25 assists and Katia Clement-Heydra matches Daoust in goals. Goaltender Charline Labonte leads Canada with eight shutouts in 18 games this year and a .944 save percentage.

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