2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
April 25, 2018 12:00 pm AT
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
10
15
38
11
6
5
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
0 / 3
6

Game Story

WILLAN STRIKES IN THIRD TO LEAD SLASH PAST SELECTS

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Madison Willan scored twice in just over two minutes to break open a tie game, and the St. Albert Slash pulled away in the third period for a 4-1 win over the Northern Selects in the first game Wednesday at the 2018 Esso Cup.

The win clinches a semifinal spot for the defending national champions, and leaves Northern needing a win in its preliminary-round finale Thursday to have a chance at the final four.

Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 24 shots on goal – 13-11 in favour of St. Albert – but Slash goaltender Brianna Sank and Selects counterpart Jenna Landry were perfect to get the game to the first intermission scoreless.

Shyla Kirwer broke through for the Slash just past the four-minute mark of the second period, taking a centering feed from Vanessa Verbitsky and getting a quick shot up and over Landry, but Maddie Quinn poked in the tying goal off a scramble in front of Sank to get the Atlantic champions even midway through the middle frame.

St. Albert turned up the heat in the third period, outshooting Northern 15-5, but it took until the 11:31 mark for Willan to put the Slash up for good; she danced her way around two Selects before tucking the go-ahead goal around Landry.

She quickly struck again, snapping home a quick shot from the slot to give the Slash a little breathing room.

Jaden Bogden finished the scoring with 3:42 left, redirecting a quick feed from Isabelle Lajoie through Landry to provide the final margin of victory.

St. Albert finishes the preliminary round Thursday against the Brampton Canadettes (12 p.m. AT), while the Selects will close out the round robin against the Saskatoon Stars (3:30 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Eva Wornell
Tripping (2:00)
09:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Caleigh Meraw
Tripping (2:00)
12:59
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Shyla Kirwer

Assists: Vanessa Verbitsky, Taylor Anker
04:17
PENALTY
Penalty: K.J. Emery
Hooking (2:00)
06:32
GOAL
Goal: Maddie Quinn

Assists: Camryn Halliday, Eva Wornell
09:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyra Meropoulis
Holding (2:00)
19:06
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kiah Vail
Interference (2:00)
08:25
GOAL
Goal: Madison Willan

Assists: Robyn Short
11:31
GOAL
Goal: Madison Willan

Assists: Robyn Short, McKenzie Hewett
13:45
GOAL
Goal: Jaden Bogden

Assists: Isabelle Lajoie, Taylor Anker
16:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Eva Wornell
Body-Checking (2:00)
19:48

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Brianna Sank PAC 60 22 21 1 0.955
Jenna Landry ATL 60 38 34 4 0.895

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 28, 2018
2 - 5 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 26, 2018
2 - 1 W vs. Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 27, 2018
1 - 4 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 25, 2018
6 - 2 W @ Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 26, 2018
2 - 4 L @ Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 24, 2018
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