A THUNDER STORM OVER REGINA ENSURES BRONZE FOR EDMONTON
REGINA, Sask. – Defenceman Brittany MacDougall (Regina, Sask.) may have scored the first goal of the
bronze medal matchup on Saturday, but it would be the host team’s last goal of the game – and final goal of
the Esso Cup – as it didn’t take long for Pacific representatives the Edmonton Thunder to make an impressive
MacDougall put the Regina Rebels up 1-0 midway through the first, but the Thunder started rumbling at
16:39 in the period, when Kirsten Reeves (Edmonton, Alta.) capitalized on a power play by skating hard around
the Rebels net and flipping the puck into the corner on a wraparound.
From there, things got dark and stormy inside the Co-operators Centre, with pacific reps the Edmonton
Thunder snagging another couple of markers before time in the first was up. Arden Cowley (Edmonton, Alta.)
was able to poke the puck in at 17:55 with assistance from Cassidy Delaney (Edmonton, Alta.) and Jessica
Sekulic (Edmonton, Alta.), while Caitlin Connell (Edmonton, Alta.) made it 3-1 for the Thunder with just 30
seconds left in the period.
The Rebels were able to keep the Thunder at bay throughout the second, but the storm over Regina picked up
again in the third, with Sekulic securing her second point and Edmonton’s fourth goal at 8:15 in the period.
A power play ensured bronze medals for the Pacific reps, with Reeves pocketing her second point and second
goal of the game at 18:16.
Sekulic received bronze medal Player of the Game honours on behalf of the Edmonton Thunder, while Paige
Anakaer (Moose Jaw, Sask.) received that final 2010 Esso Cup honour for the Regina Rebels.