Devils start 2016 with a road trip to Montreal

Since the mid-season break, the Devils have played four games including a two game road trip to Montreal to battle Le Royal de Bourassa and Rive Sud Revolution.

The Devils first two games were against local rivals Gatineau Fusion and the Ottawa Ice. The Devils outscored the Fusion by a score of 5 to 2, outshooting them 42 to 35 before 41 loyal fans at Fred Barrett Arena. On January 23, the Devils managed to stay ahead of a hot Ottawa Ice team by 7 to 6, before 45 fans at Ray Friel Arena. Jasmine LeBlanc defended the Devils net, just back from the World Championships in Finland, realizing a save percentage of 89 % and a goals against average of 4.0 in the two games.

The Devils travelled to Montreal on Sunday, January 31 to and defeated Le Royal de Bourassa by a score of 11 to 5 and Rive Sud Revolution 9 to 2. Sarah Brown was the Devil’s goaltender for both games in Montreal and produced a save percentage of 91 % with a goals against average of 3.5 – both measures are above average for the NRL.

The Devils attack was balanced across six athletes. Leading point scorers over the 4 games included: Kaitlyn Youldon (15), Allie Biewald (14), Lauren McGonigal (12), Kelsey Youldon (12), Brianna Thompson (11) and Allie Marcotte (10).

Going into February, in the their last 10 games the Devils have gone 9 and 1, including a 9 game winning streak.

The Devils continue their ringette community outreach and fund raising activities this weekend by acting as minor officials at the Gloucester Ringette Tournament. The season has been rich, once again, with many clinics led by NRL Devils to the benefit of minor teams in Gloucester.
Check out the photo action from the Montreal road trip.

The Devils next two games will be on Saturday, February 13th at Branchaud Briere, in Gatineau against Atlantic and Cambridge.