Stars set sights on battle against breast cancer, defending clarkson cup champion Toronto Furies

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Join Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Charline Labonté, Julie Chu, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner and more as the Montreal Stars’ penultimate homestand of the season kicks off with the fifth edition of the Let’s Beat Breast Cancer benefit game this Saturday, Feb. 21, against the reigning Clarkson Cup champion Toronto Furies.

It’s the first of two against the Furies this weekend, with a rematch set for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Winners of four straight, the Stars recently punched their ticket to the Clarkson Cup playoffs, which will take place from March 4-7, in Markham, Ontario, and are assured of a top-three finish in the standings.

Let’s Beat Breast Cancer! – Feb. 21 (6 p.m.), Étienne-Desmarteau Arena

Hockey fans are invited to join the Stars for a great game and a great cause! The team will donate 60 percent of proceeds from the game to the Wellness Initiative of the Cedars Breast Clinic at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The clinic, which treats more than 25,000 patients each year, offers kinesiology, psychooncology, lymphedema therapy and exercise programs to women with breast cancer.

Stars players will sport special pink jerseys in the first period, courtesy of Bauer, which will be among the numerous items up for bid in a silent auction. The auction will also include Olympic memorabilia, autographed hockey sticks and more! There will be door prizes for fans arriving early, as well.

As is tradition at every Stars home game, fans will get the chance to meet and interact with the players at the always popular post-game autograph session.

Tickets are available for purchase online at montreal.cwhl.ca. Doors will open at 5 p.m. As seating is not assigned, fans are encouraged to arrive early.

Over the past four years, the Montreal Stars have donated over $45,000 to the breast cancer cause. Help make this the team’s biggest fundraiser ever. Enjoy some of the very best in women’s hockey and support a cause the Stars hold very close to their hearts.

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Stars will visit the Cedars Breast Clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Media planning to attend are asked to confirm by Wednesday at noon. Fees for parking in the hospital’s lot will be covered by the clinic.

About the CWHL
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally run women’s hockey league in the world. A notforprofit organization, the league is dedicated to raising the profile of women’s hockey, while providing a place for the best female hockey players in North America to train and compete. Affordably priced, all CWHL games showcase speed, finesse and skill. Since its inception in 2007, the CWHL has supported all teams in their season of home/away games, as well as charity and exhibition games in the community. Each season has culminated in an exciting playoff tournament where the top teams playoff for the Clarkson Cup, the equivalent of the Stanley Cup in women’s hockey.