The two top teams in the Canadian Women's Hockey League took to the ice at Ottawa's Richcraft Sensplex Saturday afternoon for a skate ahead of Sunday's Clarkson Cup Final.
Les Canadiennes de Montreal and the Calgary Inferno practiced on separate rinks simultaneously, each with the goal in mind of getting loose and getting the legs going. The mood on Les Canadiennes' rink was relaxed and jocular, with plenty of chatter and not an overwhelming amount of structure; on Calgary's ice, there was the occasional cheer, but certainly more of a serious edge and a structured layout. (All quotes in the forthcoming bullets were obtained Saturday, so players/coaches are speaking in terms of next-day competition.-AR)
Puck drop is at 2 p.m. MDT (4 p.m. EDT) at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Viewers in Canada can watch via Sportsnet, and everyone can catch the Final on CWHL Live's streaming service.
by Angelica Rodriguez