2009 Esso Cup

Northern Stars  2 -  Scarborough Sharks  4



The Scarborough Sharks are on the board at the 2009 Esso Cup.

Annie Shapero, Gillian Beggs and Megan Wickens had a goal and an assist apiece as the Sharks broke into the win column and took a step towards Friday’s semifinals with a 4-2 win over the Northern Stars on Wednesday afternoon in Calgary.



After Shapero opened the scoring just 2:01 after the opening faceoff, the teams traded goals in the final half of the first period, with Alyssa Sherrard scoring for the Stars before Beggs replied for the Ontario champions.

Wickens pushed the Scarborough lead to two just 51 seconds into the second period and Erin Weston gave her team a little more insurance with a goal 14:20 into the middle frame, sending the Sharks to the second intermission up by three.

Julie Breau tried to jumpstart a Northern comeback, beating Scarborough netminder Marissa Kozovski 52 ticks into the third period, but that would be as close as the Atlantic Region champs would come, as they fell for the third time in as many games.

Beggs and Breau both earned Player of the Game awards for their respective teams.

The Sharks will look to cement their semifinal status on Thursday when they wrap up round robin play against the Westman Wildcats (4 p.m. MT), while the Stars will look for that elusive first win when they hit the ice against Edmonton (1 p.m. MT).


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Max Bell Centre City, Country Calgary, Alta., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/22/2009 Time (local) 04:00 PM MT
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Northern Stars (ATL) 1 0 1 2
Scarborough Sharks (ONT) 2 2 0 4
First Period
   02:01 ONT 84 Annie Shapero (93 Nina Mammoliti)
   11:23 ATL 29 Alyssa Sherrard (11 Kim Deschênes, 16 Julie Breau)
   16:24 ONT 6 Gillian Beggs (10 Alana Walker)

   08:37 ONT 24 Megan Wickens (Hooking)
   18:47 ATL 14 Stephanie Marquis (Tripping)

Second Period
   00:51 ONT 24 Megan Wickens (84 Annie Shapero)
   14:20 ONT 91 Erin Weston (24 Megan Wickens, 6 Gillian Beggs) PP

   01:56 ATL 11 Kim Deschênes (Tripping)
   04:02 ATL 16 Julie Breau (Hooking)
   06:41 ONT 9 Sonja Weidenfelder (Bodychecking)
   12:33 ATL 16 Julie Breau (Slashing)
   14:09 ONT 14 Kaitlyn Keon (High Sticking)
   14:09 ATL 1 Kristy Dobson (Roughing)
   15:57 ATL 14 Stephanie Marquis (Bodychecking)

Third Period
   00:52 ATL 16 Julie Breau (11 Kim Deschênes)

   01:18 ONT 4 Robyn Crummey (Hooking)
   03:14 ONT 10 Alana Walker (Bodychecking)
   08:58 ONT 19 Caitlin Mancini (High Sticking)
   09:39 ONT 18 Emilie Canham (Tripping)
   12:17 ATL 29 Alyssa Sherrard (Interference)
   13:40 ATL Team (Too Many Men)

Northern Stars
1 Kristy Dobson On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Scarborough Sharks
43 Marissa Kozovski On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Northern Stars 5 7 6 18
Scarborough Sharks 16 17 14 47

Player of Game
Northern Stars 16 Julie Breau
Scarborough Sharks 6 Gillian Beggs

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