As the Canadian Women's Hockey League season winds down toward the Clarkson Cup, Montreal Stars forward Meghan Agosta has broken the single season record for points scored, surpassing the previous record of 71.
Coming into the weekend tied for the record with 37 goals and 34 assists, Agosta broke it against Burlington Hockey Club on March 10 with a 2-goal, 3-point effort.
"It's definitely an honor, but for me it's not about breaking records, it's about winning," said Agosta, a gold medalist at the Olympics, IIHF World Championships and 4 Nations Cup. "We set a goal at the beginning of the year, and that's to win that Clarkson Cup, and it's just another step in the right direction."
Agosta tied the record two weekends ago, with an assist against Boston Hockey Club on Feb. 25. Caroline Ouellette, Agosta's teammate, held the previous record, set last season on the team's way to a Clarkson Cup triumph.
The 2012 Clarkson Cup, presented by Scotiabank, takes place at the Gale Center in Niagara Falls, Ont., from March 21-25. Four teams -- from Montreal, Boston, Brampton and Toronto, will compete for the prize, culminating in the championship game March 25 at 1 p.m.
Olympians like Agosta, Ouellette, Tessa Bonhomme, Jayna Hefford, Julie Chu, Meaghan Mikkelson and Caitlin Cahow will take to the ice to compete in this championship series.
Montreal, the 2011 Clarkson Cup champions, is in a close race with Boston to establish the top seed for the 2012 tournament. Coming into play this weekend, Montreal (20-4-1) was first in the league, with Boston (18-7-1) is a close second. Agosta's contributions have been key to Montreal's ultimate cause of winning the Cup.
"We're working really hard, and the games are always getting harder as the season comes to an end," she said. "We just want to take each game at a time, and I think that's the most important thing."