Montreal Strength Four signings including two assistant captains

Montreal Strength: Four signings, including two assistant captains

La Force de Montréal announced a lot of good news in the last few days and ended the week on a good note, confirming that assistant captains Catherine Daoust and Sarah Lefort will stay with the team on Friday.

The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) squad has made it a point to rely on its core. Daoust and Lefort signed two-year contracts. They join Jade Downie-Landry, Brigitte Laganière and Ann-Sophie Bettez, among others, who have also extended their stay in power.

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“I am very excited to be back with the Montreal Force. I’m happy to be fighting for the trophy alongside great players and even better people,” said striker Lefort, who scored 10 points in 17 games last season but was slowed down by injuries.

Daoust, on the other hand, made herself indispensable by spending an average of 23 minutes per game on the ice. She took four points and played in all 24 club games.


Like Élizabeth Giguère and Corinne Schroeder, whose arrivals were announced earlier this week, the troupe continued to attract new elements to Montreal. A central figure in attack is likely to be striker Theresa Schafzahl, who has agreed to a two-year contract.

The 23-year-old Austrian captained the University of Vermont Catamounts and became the program’s all-time leading scorer with 145 points, including 71 goals, in 148 games. Force President Kevin Raphaël said his new player is a “must see” and has the potential to be named Rookie of the Year.

“I’m really excited to take the next step in my career and play pro hockey for the Force next year! I’m really excited to play in Montreal because it’s an amazing city that’s passionate about ice hockey,” Schafzahl said.

Defender Emma Keenan is the latest addition of the day, adding depth to the blue line. She has two seasons of PHF experience with the Connecticut Whale. She could have joined the Force in 2022, but Kevin Raphaël decided to play patience.

“Little anecdote, she texted me in French last year to come to Montreal and that’s when I decided to follow her journey with Connecticut and see if she could be a fit for us,” he said. -he says about the Albertan.

La Force posted an 8-14-2 record in his inaugural season, finishing sixth and penultimate in the league.