Game Summary
Northern Stars  0 -  Edmonton Thunder  5


The Edmonton Thunder are off to the semifinals at the 2009 Esso Cup in Calgary, and they can thank Brittany Esposito for getting them there with a win.

Esposito scored three times and added an assist – temporarily taking over the tournament scoring lead – as the Thunder (2-2) wrapped up the round robin portion of the National Female Midget Championship with a 5-0 win over the Northern Stars on Thursday afternoon at Max Bell Centre.

In front of more than 1,000 school children, Esposito opened the scoring early in the first period and finished off her hat trick with a pair 2:42 apart late in the second. Jenna Klynstra and Heather Kashman also put their names on the scoresheet for the Thunder, who will face the Westman Wildcats in a Friday semifinal, while Carmanah Hunter picked up her first points of the tournament with a pair of assists.

Morgan Glover turned aside all 21 shots she faced to blank the Stars (0-4), who could not beat the Edmonton netminder despite a number of point-blank chances.


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Max Bell Centre City, Country Calgary, Alta., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/23/2009 Time (local) 01:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Northern Stars (ATL) 0 0 0 0
Edmonton Thunder (PAC) 1 3 1 5
First Period
   04:25 PAC 7 Brittany Esposito (19 Carmanah Hunter)

   05:54 PAC 17 Kristie Martin (Roughing)
   06:10 ATL 11 Kim Deschênes (Tripping)
   09:08 ATL 29 Alyssa Sherrard (Hooking)

Second Period
   12:13 PAC 11 Jenna Klynstra (7 Brittany Esposito, 16 Riana Magee) PP
   17:00 PAC 7 Brittany Esposito SH
   19:42 PAC 7 Brittany Esposito (11 Jenna Klynstra, 19 Carmanah Hunter)

   11:51 ATL 14 Stephanie Marquis (Tripping)
   14:15 PAC 8 Lauren Briske (Tripping)
   15:26 PAC 4 Heather Kashman (Tripping)

Third Period
   13:53 PAC 4 Heather Kashman (8 Lauren Briske)

   10:17 ATL 18 Jillian Ferguson (Tripping)
   15:41 PAC 7 Brittany Esposito (Roughing)

Northern Stars
30 Emily Blakely On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Edmonton Thunder
31 Morgan Glover On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Northern Stars 4 12 5 21
Edmonton Thunder 20 13 12 45

Player of Game
Northern Stars 11 Kim Deschênes
Edmonton Thunder 4 Heather Kashman
Referee Shelley Knolton
Lines People Amanda Alliaire, Andrea Mueller