2019 Esso Cup

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2019 Esso Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
April 21, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Sudbury, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
2
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
18
11
17
46
6
8
6
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
12
2 / 6
6

Game Story

STARS BEAT SABRES TO OPEN ESSO CUP

QUINTON AMUNDSON

SUDBURY, Ont. – Grace Shirley notched a hat trick, and Kaitlin Jockims and Anna Leschyshyn had a goal and an assist apiece to propel the Saskatoon Stars to a 6-4 win over the Stoney Creek Sabres on Sunday at the 2019 Esso Cup.

Calli Arnold added a shorthanded empty-net goal for the Stars, who opened their fourth appearance at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship in the past five years on the right note.

Arden Kliewer turned aside 16 of 20 shots to earn the victory.

Vanessa Upson led the way for Stoney Creek with two goals. Alicia Juras and Jenna Duarte also scored for the Sabres.

Megan Warrener fended off 40 of the 45 shots directed her way.

Stoney Creek drew first blood midway through the first period as Upson went top-shelf on a breakaway immediately after her team killed off a penalty, but Shirley responded at 13:28 off a scramble in front of Warrener.

She struck again with less than five seconds on the clock by one-timing a perfect cross-ice pass from Abby DeCorby into the back of the net.

Saskatoon held a substantial territorial edge in the first period, outshooting Stoney Creek 18-6.

Juras deadlocked the game by tipping in a point shot from Tiana Faccio past Cadrain at 7:34 of the second period, and Upson gave a momentary 3-2 lead for Stoney Creek at 13:29 by jamming home a loose puck in front of the net.

Leschyshyn tied the game 32 seconds later by nudging the puck past Warrener from the lip of the crease before Jockims put the Stars ahead for good at 15:28 with a wrist shot to the far side.

Shirley’s hat trick tally at 16:41 – a forehand shot in tight – gave the Stars some relief late in the game.

Arnold chipped in the empty-net goal at 18:26 before Duarte added a consolation marker for the Sabres.

Saskatoon outshot Stoney Creek 17-6 in the third period, and 46-20 in the game.

The Stars will look to build off the win Monday when they take on the As de Québec (12 p.m. ET), while Stoney Creek will look to rebound against the Halifax Fire (3:30 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joelle Fiala
Tripping (2:00)
01:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Tiana Faccio
Hooking (2:00)
06:30
GOAL
Goal: Vanessa Upson

Assists: Alyssa Kawa
08:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Marisa Valla
Interference (2:00)
10:51
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley

Assists: Alison Olorenshaw, Emily Holmes
13:28
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley

Assists: Abby DeCorby, Chace Sperling
19:54
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chace Sperling
Cross-Checking (2:00)
01:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Bridget Rezansoff
Hooking (2:00)
04:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Holmes
Slashing (2:00)
06:20
GOAL
Goal: Alicia Juras (power play)

Assists: Tiana Faccio, Sarah Davidge
07:34
GOAL
Goal: Vanessa Upson

Assists: Alyssa Kawa, Ella Krushelnicki
13:29
GOAL
Goal: Anna Leschyshyn

Assists: Kaitlin Jockims, Ashley Messier
14:01
GOAL
Goal: Kaitlin Jockims

Assists: Makena Kushniruk, Arden Kliewer
15:28
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Shirley
Hit to the Head (2:00)
07:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Tessa Holk
Body-Checking (2:00)
14:35
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley

Assists: Anna Leschyshyn
16:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Holmes
Body-Checking (2:00)
17:17
GOAL (EN) (SH)
Goal: Calli Arnold

18:26
GOAL
Goal: Jenna Duarte (power play)

Assists: Sarah Davidge, Alex Ferguson
18:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Arden Kliewer SAS 60 20 16 4 0.800
Megan Warrener SCS 60 45 40 5 0.889

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Stoney Creek SabresSCS
Apr 27, 2019
3 - 2 W vs. Saskatoon StarsSAS
Apr 27, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 26, 2019
0 - 5 L @ Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 26, 2019
11 - 1 W vs. Halifax FireHFX
Apr 25, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 25, 2019
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