2019 Esso Cup

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2019 Esso Cup
Game #16
Semifinal
Final (OT)
April 26, 2019 3:30 pm EDT
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Sudbury, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
4
13
7
4
28
12
6
5
0
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
6
0 / 3
4

Game Story

WILLAN SCORES IN OT, SENDS SLASH BACK TO ESSO CUP FINAL

SUDBURY, Ont. – Madison Willan was ‘Captain Clutch,’ scoring 2:46 into overtime on Friday to lift the St. Albert Slash to a 2-1 victory over the Saskatoon Stars, and into the gold medal game at the Esso Cup for the third year in a row.

It is the second year in a row the Slash have ended the Stars’ national championship hopes; last year it was a 2-1 win in the final, this year by the same score one game earlier.

St. Albert will take on either the Sudbury Lady Wolves or Stoney Creek Sabres in the final on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, TSN2). Saskatoon will play the loser of the Sudbury-Stoney Creek semifinal for bronze (12 p.m. ET).

Willan, a member of both title-winning teams for the Slash, ended it in the extra period by stepping into a shot from the high slot and wiring the puck over a sprawling Arden Kliewer after the Saskatoon goaltender made a couple of big saves in a wild scramble.

Action on the ice in the first two periods made a loud and clear statement that the two teams know each other very well. The familiarity produced a game where the offensive talent on both clubs did not have the daylight to create quality scoring opportunities.

Dayle Ross finally opened the scoring for the Slash 30 seconds into the third period with a short-side wrist shot from the right corner that beat Kliewer over her shoulder, only for Kaitlin Jockims to keep the Stars’ hopes alive by drilling in a shot from the slot with just 94 seconds remaining.

Brianna Sank starred in the victory with 22 saves, which included 12 in a first period controlled by the Stars.

Kliewer was solid in defeat, making 26 saves on 28 shots.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bronwyn Boucher
Body-Checking (2:00)
09:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaden Bogden
Tripping (2:00)
12:45
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kiah Vail
Tripping (2:00)
06:36
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dayle Ross

Assists: Makenna Schuttler
00:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Joelle Fiala
Cross-Checking (2:00)
00:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaitlin Jockims
Slashing (2:00)
08:27
GOAL
Goal: Kaitlin Jockims

Assists: Grace Shirley, Joelle Fiala
18:26
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Madison Willan

Assists: Allison Reich, Kiah Vail
02:46

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Brianna Sank STA 62 23 22 1 0.957
Arden Kliewer SAS 62 28 26 2 0.929

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 27, 2019
2 - 3 L @ Stoney Creek SabresSCS
Apr 27, 2019
2 - 1 W @ Saskatoon StarsSAS
Apr 26, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 26, 2019
0 - 4 L @ Stoney Creek SabresSCS
Apr 25, 2019
11 - 1 W vs. Halifax FireHFX
Apr 25, 2019
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2019 NJAC: PG 2 – OAK 1 (Semifinal)
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