2014 Esso Cup
Whether between the posts, on the blue line or up front, shining stars are appearing all over the ice at the Gateway Ice Centre in Stoney Creek, host community of the sixth annual Esso Cup.
Elaine Chuli backstopped both the Midget and juniors Sabres during her time in Stoney Creek. The goalie says playing for a perennial powerhouse helped prepare her for post-secondary hockey and beyond.
Sarah Nurse played more than 200 games and recorded 244 points in her three seasons with the Sabres. Even more important, she grew into the type of leader she admired when she first arrived in Stoney Creek.
Qualifying for the Esso Cup isn’t just a thrill for the players competing. It’s also a major accomplishment for the officials calling the games. Just ask Lacey Senuk, who has worked two of them.
Brianne Jenner scored the goal that kick-started the comeback to Olympic gold in Sochi. Six years earlier in Stoney Creek, Ont., she wore the C for a team that won three gold medals. The three-year shares her memories of Stoney Creek.
Before Laura Fortino won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics, gold at the 2012 Women’s World Championship and gold at the Women’s National Under-18 Championship, she was bringing home medals for the Stoney Creek Sabres.
Which region has won the most National Female Midget Championships? Who recorded the most points in an Esso Cup game? Who scored the fastest goal to start a game? Get the answers in the Esso Cup Guide & Record Book.
Kirsten Martin had two goals and an assist, six other players had multiple points and Valencia Yordanov made 18 saves as Fraser Valley defeated Moncton Wednesday afternoon to pick up its first win of the Esso Cup.
Melisa Kingsley, Karli Shell and Jenna Gough provided the scoring, the defence allowed only 18 shots on net and the Sudbury Lady Wolves improved to 3-1 after its win over the Edmonton Thunder Wednesday afternoon.
First period goals from Kayla Vespa, Megan Korzack and Alexa Vasko, and a 25-save performance by Serena D’Angelo, clinched a Sabres win over Weyburn Wednesday night, as well as first place at the Esso Cup.
Faith Steeves scored a goal in each period and Brooke Murphy chipped in with two goals of her own as the Moncton Rockets found its way into the win column Tuesday afternoon at the Esso Cup.
Caitlin Dempsey scored twice, Tessa Wilson and Kassidy Sjostrand each pitched in with two assists, and Jane Kish made 38 saves as the Weyburn Gold Wings moved to 3-0 and atop the leaderboard at the Esso Cup.
Alexa Vasko’s shorthanded goal as time expired on the second period proved to be the difference as the Stoney Creek Sabres defeated the Sudbury Wolves Tuesday night to improve to 3-0.
From humble beginnings to hosting a national championship, the Stoney Creek Girls Hockey Association has developed some of the best female hockey players in the country. And it has no intention of slowing down.
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2014 Esso Cup: FRA 7 – MON 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Phantom fired 50 shots on net in picking up its first win of the Esso Cup.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 3 - EDM 2
Apr 23, 2014
A pair of power play goals in the second led Sudbury to its third win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 - WEY 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Sabres scored three in the first and hung on to defeat the Gold Wings.
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 Esso Cup STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 4 - EDM 2
Apr 21, 2014
Cassidy Pirlot scored once and added two assists to lead the Gold Wings to the win.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 5 - MON 1
Apr 21, 2014
Karli Shell scored twice and added an assist in Sudbury’s 5-1 win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 – FRA 0
Apr 21, 2014
Sabres score twice on the power play to defeat Phantom Monday night.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 2 - SUD 1
Apr 20, 2014
Jenica Whitrow scoredwith less than two minutes to play to winit for Weyburn.
2014 Esso Cup: EDM 1 - FRA 0
Apr 20, 2014
Jessica Healey scoresthe game’s only goal as the Thunder winsits opener.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 8 - MON 1
Apr 20, 2014
Sixteen players goton the score sheetas the hosts coastedto an opening win.
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