2014 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.
Eight months before she helped Canada to its first-ever women’s U18 world championship, and four years before she was centralized ahead of the Sochi Olympics, Brigette Lacquette was part of the first team to win the Esso Cup.
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.
Cassidy Pirlot had a goal and two assists, Jenica Whitrow and Bailee Bourassa added two points apiece and Jane Kish turned aside 18 shots as the Gold Wings improved to 2-0 at the 2014 Esso Cup.
Karli Shell scored twice in the first and added an assist in the third, while Kennedy Lanktree, Taylor McGaughey and Victoria Pitawanakwat also scored, en route to Sudbury’s 5-1 win over Moncton on Monday at the 2014 Esso Cup.
Amanda Butterfield, Natasha Costello and Victoria Klimek each scored and goalie Serena D’Angelo stopped all 18 shots she saw as the Stoney Creek Sabres made it two in a row with a shutout win over the Phantom.
Jenica Whitrow scored with less than two minutes to play in the third and goaltender Jane Kish turned aside 26 of 27 shots as the Weyburn Gold Wings opened the 2014 Esso Cup with a win over the Sudbury Lady Wolves.
Jessica Healey scored the game’s only goal with less than five minutes to play in the third and Tracie Kikuchi made 33 saves as the Edmonton Thunder defeated the Fraser Valley Phantom in the Esso Cup’s Battle of the Pacific.
Stephanie Ayres and Claire Merrick each scored twice and four other players found the back of the net as the host Stoney Creek Sabres dominated the Atlantic Region champion Moncton Rockets in the opening day finale.
They’ve come from the east (Moncton), the west (Fraser Valley, Edmonton and Weyburn) and points in between (Sudbury and Stoney Creek, Ont.) with the same goal: win the Esso Cup and the right to be called National Female Midget Champion.
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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: 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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