Bettez hat trick, Stacey's late winner lift Montreal Force over Connecticut Whale
Montreal goalie Marie-Soleil Deschênes stops 28 shots in 5-4 win
Brooke Stacey scored the game-winner with 19 seconds remaining for the Montreal Force in a 5-4 win Saturday over the Connecticut Whale in Pittsburgh.
Ann-Sophie Bettez scored a hat trick and had 11 shots on net for Montreal (5-5-1) in a neutral-site Premier Hockey Federation game played in the Pittsburgh Penguins practice facility.
Samantha Isbell contributed a goal and an assist and Force goalie Marie-Soleil Deschênes stopped 28 shots in the win.
Kennedy Marchment scored twice for the Whale (4-5-1).
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Melissa Samoskevich and Katerina Mrazova also scored for Connecticut with Finland's Meeri Raisanen making 32 saves in the loss.
The Force is one of two Canadian clubs in the seven-team PHF.
The Toronto Six (9-1-2) had the weekend off and are at home to the Whale in a two-game set next week.