2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #16
Semifinal
Final
April 27, 2018 4:00 pm AT
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
4
1
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
6
9
24
9
15
9
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
10
1 / 4
8

Game Story

STARS USE BIG SECOND PERIOD TO BOOK SPOT IN ESSO CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Grace Shirley and Mackenna Parker did the damage in a four-goal second period, scoring two goals each to send the Saskatoon Stars to the gold medal game at the 2018 Esso Cup with a 5-1 semifinal win over the Pionnières de Lanaudière on Friday afternoon.

The Stars will face either the St. Albert Slash or Brampton Canadettes in the final on Saturday night (7 p.m. AT, TSN 1/3/5), in search of their first-ever national title.

Saskatoon outscored its opponents 23-3 during a dominant run through the prelims, but it was the Pionnières who found the scoreboard first; Maya Labad raced down the right wing and beat Arden Kliewer just inside the far post for the 1-0 goal at 2:38.

Kliewer turned away Labad just minutes later on a point-blank opportunity, and combined with Lanaudière goaltender Leila Lotke for 17 saves in the opening period.

Down after 20 minutes for the first time in the tournament, Saskatoon needed just 84 seconds of the second period to tie the game; Shirley forced a turnover on the forecheck and did a lap of the offensive zone before beating Lotke.

She added her second just past the 12-minute mark, finishing a two-on-one with Jordyn Holmes, and Parker – named tournament MVP earlier in the day – crashed the net and chipped in an insurance marker only 22 seconds after that.

Parker capped the offensive onslaught at 15:08, taking a nice pass from Kaitlin Jockims and wiring a shot upstairs on Lotke. That was all for the Lanaudière netminder, who gave way to Sarah Vanier – the Top Goaltender in the tournament – after allowing four goals on 20 shots.

Abby DeCorby added one more goal in the third period, chipping a rebound over Vanier on a Saskatoon power play.

The Pionnières will take on the loser of the Brampton-St. Albert semifinal in the bronze medal game on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Maya Labad

Assists: Élodie St-Jacques
02:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Holmes
Body-Checking (2:00)
08:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Mégane Larrivée
Holding (2:00)
17:25
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley

01:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Holmes
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:43
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley

Assists: Jordyn Holmes, Ashley Messier
12:22
GOAL
Goal: Mackenna Parker

Assists: Anna Leschyshyn
12:44
GOAL
Goal: Mackenna Parker

Assists: Kaitlin Jockims, Anna Leschyshyn
15:08
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Sarah Vanier

15:08
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mégane Larrivée
Tripping (2:00)
02:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley Messier
Holding (2:00)
03:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Élodie St-Jacques
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
07:50
GOAL
Goal: Abby DeCorby (power play)

Assists: Kaitlin Jockims, Chace Sperling
08:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Shirley
Hooking (2:00)
14:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Perreault
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
17:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Leila Cecilia Lotke Salinas QUE 35 20 16 4 0.800
Sarah Vanier QUE 24 13 12 1 0.923
Arden Kliewer WST 60 24 23 1 0.958

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 5 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 27, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 27, 2018
3 - 1 W @ Metro Boston PizzaHST
Apr 26, 2018
5 - 2 W vs. Northern SelectsATL
Apr 26, 2018
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