Game Summary
Toronto Aeros 3 - St. Albert Slash 4 (SO)
 

KUEBER SCORES SHOOTOUT WINNER IN ST. ALBERT’S ESSO CUP OPENER

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – The hometown fans couldn’t hold back their excitement as they watched Melissa Kueber(St. Albert, Alta.) carry the puck down the ice and fire it over the Toronto Aeros (Ontario) goal line duringthe second shootout of the day Sunday, helping host team the St. Albert Slash to a 4-3 win for their firstgame of 2011 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship.

St. Albert’s other three goals were all scored during the second period, and all generated equallyecstatic cheers from the stands, seemingly motivating the local Midget AAA girls team to test their limits onthe ice against their competition from Toronto.

Nevertheless, it was Toronto to kick off the scoring, with Kristi Riseley (Pickering, Ont.) putting theAeros on the scoresheet just six and a half minutes into the first. But the second was all about the Slash,as Sabrina Flemming (St. Alberta, Alta.) tied it up less than three minutes into the period, a powerplayhanded Matana Skoye (St. Albert, Alta.) the opportunity to put the Slash in the lead at 7:10 and Ashley Morin(Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.) widened the gap to 3-1 less than two minutes later.

Despite three quick St. Albert goals, the Aeros weren’t about to let up themselves and were able tocapitalize on a Slash penalty, thanks to a goal from Hayley Masters (Horseshoe Valley, Ont.), narrowing thegap to 3-2 going into intermission.

The fast-paced, back-and-forth action continued into the third, with Breanne Wilson-Bennett (Markham,Ont.) tying it up again, this time at three apiece, midway through the period to send the game into overtime.But both teams fought hard enough through the fourth period to sound off the buzzer on the sudden victory andend the game with a crowd pleasing shootout.

In the end though, the first night of the Esso Cup belonged to host team the St. Albert Slash, and thefans that came out to Servus Place to cheer them on in their success.

The Toronto Aeros take on the Edmonton Thunder (Pacific) on Monday afternoon, while the Slash face offagainst the Kings County Kings (Atlantic) in the evening game.

 

Game Information
Game Number 3 Round Preliminary
Arena Servus Place City, Country St. Albert, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/17/2011 Time 12:00 AM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3     OT1     SO   Total
Toronto Aeros (ONT) 1 1 1 0 0 3
St. Albert Slash (HST) 0 3 0 0 1 4

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   06:29 ONT 20 Kristi Riseley (19 Victoria Andreakos)

Penalties:
   01:56 HST 9 Sabrina Flemming (Bodychecking)
   08:11 HST 10 Brianna Rocque (Tripping)
   13:53 HST 16 Krystal Reithmayer (Hooking)
   14:16 ONT 7 Emma Greco (Hooking)
   14:33 HST 18 Lindsay Cox (Bodychecking)

Second Period
Goals:
   02:53 HST 9 Sabrina Flemming (21 Kate Lumley)
   07:10 HST 14 Matana Skoye (6 Ashley Morin, 11 Paige Foster) PP
   09:17 HST 9 Sabrina Flemming (16 Krystal Reithmayer, 11 Paige Foster) PP
   18:50 ONT 17 Hayley Masters (14 Madelaine Fulford, 8 Jordan McDonell) PP

Penalties:
   05:15 ONT 8 Jordan McDonell (Tripping)
   05:59 ONT 4 Breanne Grant (Cross Checking)
   07:30 ONT 11 Breanne Wilson-Bennett (Tripping)
   12:35 HST 5 Jessica Kampjes (Hooking)
   15:35 HST 15 Rebecca Wall (Cross Checking)
   17:41 HST 10 Brianna Rocque (Major - Check fr. Behind)
   17:41 HST 10 Brianna Rocque (Game Misconduct)
   18:11 HST 16 Krystal Reithmayer (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   12:26 ONT 11 Breanne Wilson-Bennett (14 Madelaine Fulford)

Penalties:
   04:31 HST 17 Haley Kuzyk (Bodychecking)
   13:11 ONT 17 Hayley Masters (Bodychecking)

Overtime

Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   04:24 HST 20 Angela Mason (Hooking)


Goaltenders
Toronto Aeros
29 Taylor Hough On 1/00:00 Off 4/05:00
St. Albert Slash
31 Emily Mitchell On 1/00:00 Off 4/05:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3     OT1   Total
Toronto Aeros 11 12 9 3 35
St. Albert Slash 10 13 7 2 32

Shootout Summary
Player Goals/Save
6 Ashley Morin  (St. Albert Slash) Save
11 Breanne Wilson-Bennett  (Toronto Aeros) Save
23 Karly Heffernan  (St. Albert Slash) Save
6 Caitlin Maikawa  (Toronto Aeros) Save
7 Deanna Morin  (St. Albert Slash) Save
26 Brooke Webster  (Toronto Aeros) Save
19 Melissa Kueber  (St. Albert Slash) Goal
18 Morgan Sly  (Toronto Aeros) Save

Player of the Game
St. Albert Slash 14 Matana Skoye
Toronto Aeros 26 Brooke Webster
Officials
Referee Shauna Wing
Lines People Alanna Llewellyn, Jeannine Panten
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