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Emerance Maschmeyer Traded To Les Canadiennes

Emerance Maschmeyer Traded To Les Canadiennes

One of the top young Canadian goaltenders in the women’s game is on the move in a CWHL blockbuster. Les Canadiennes de Montréal have announced in a press release that they have acquired Emerance Maschmeyer from the Calgary Inferno, along with a handful of other transactions.

The 22-year-old Maschmeyer appeared in eight games last season for the Inferno, posting two shutouts and a .946 save percentage. Although she was not named to the most recent selection roster for the Canadian 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic team, she has been stellar in the two most recent World Championships. Even though Canada would lose a thrilling 1-0 overtime game to the United States in 2016, she was named the tournament’s top goaltender.

Les Canadiennes General Manager Meg Hewings released this statement about the acquisition:

“Emerance Maschmeyer is one of the world’s most promising young goalies and a respected teammate. After a breakout performance for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, a storied university career with the Harvard Crimson, and an impressive performance in her rookie CWHL season with the Calgary Inferno, we’re thrilled to welcome her to Les Canadiennes next season,” said Hewings.

Les Canadiennes are the defending champions of the CWHL, winning last season with starting goaltender Charline Labonté at the helm. This trade has led to a lot of speculation about Labonté’s future – whether she’ll take a reduced role with the team, or simply retire before the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign.

Things should begin to look clearer after the CWHL holds its annual draft this Sunday in Toronto.

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario as the voice of the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade. He is currently an instructor for Pro4 Sports, and is the goaltending consultant for the BCHL's Surrey Eagles.

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