Labonté, Poulin lead Les Canadiennes to Clarkson Cup championship

In the Clarkson Cup final last year, the heavily favored Canadiennes were thumped by the Calgary Inferno to the tune of 8-3.

Since that game, the team has been focused on getting their revenge. “We’ve been on a mission,” said Montreal goaltender Charline Labonté.

On Sunday, they got their revenge with a 3-1 win over the Calgary Inferno at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, earning the team its first championship since 2012. Labonté made 26 saves to earn MVP honours and clinch her first-ever Clarkson Cup.

The game started with a surprise in net for Calgary. Emerance Maschmeyer was selected to start of over veteran Genevieve Lacasse.

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