2015 Esso Cup
Sarah Murray made 30 saves, and for the second night in a row Mairead Bast scored the shootout winner, as the Chiefs beat the Stars and became the first host team in tournament history to advance to the Esso Cup gold medal game.
Carley Olivier, Kailey Lapensee and Tayler Murphy all scored goals and Danika Ranger made 23 saves to earn her first shutout of the week, as the Lady Wolves advanced to the Esso Cup gold medal game with a win over the Capitals.
The #EssoCup 3 Stars of the Day says goodbye to Red Deer, Alta., by honouring a trio who came up big in a pair of medal games. Two offensive leaders continued to provide the spark for their teams, while a young goalie provided a wall’s worth of defence.
She’s been named MVP at the Esso Cup, won medals at the Esso Cup, National Women’s Under-18 Championship and Canada Winter Games, and she’s been part of Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team. But Alexandra Poznikoff wants more.
For three years goaltender Brianne Waterman has been the last line of defence for the Moncton Rockets. After she finishes her minor hockey career at the 2015 Esso Cup, she’ll look to embark on a new defensive role, this time with the Canadian Forces.
The Saskatoon Stars come to Red Deer, Alta., as the youngest team at the 2015 Esso Cup, but if a quintet of second-year Bantam-age players has its way, they’ll be leaving a lasting impression at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship.
After being cut by the Calgary Fire before the 2014-15 season, Sarah Murray found a new hockey home 150 kilometres north in Red Deer. Now the goaltender hopes to backstop the team that gave her a second chance to its first Esso Cup.
They come from Havelock, N.B., Poplar Point, Man., Edmonton, Alta., and points everywhere in between. These are the Esso Cup’s players to watch. They promise to be household names before they bid farewell to Red Deer.
Goals from Karli Shell and Melisa Kingsley 1:23 apart in the second was all the Lady Wolves needed to beat the Thunder Thursday afternoon, locking up first place heading into the semifinals and eliminating the Pacific Region champions.
The line of Nara Elia, Sophie Shirley and Julia Rongve struck for 10 more points, and Courtney Cormack and Brittany Heuchert added two points each, as the Stars beat the Rockets for their fourth in a row at the 2015 Esso Cup.
Carley Wlad tied the game with only 1:25 left in regulation time and Mairead Bast had the only goal of the shootout as the Chiefs beat the Capitals and settled into the third seed for the semifinals at the 2015 Esso Cup.
Grace Shirley, Sophie Shirley and Kalista Senger provided the offence and Karlee Fetch made 22 saves in her first Esso Cup start as the Saskatoon Stars locked up a playoff spot with their win over the Red Deer Chiefs.
Mekaela Fisher had two goals and two assists and Emily Upgang and Sheridan Oswald pitched in with multi-point games as well, as the Capitals moved up the leaderboard with their win Wednesday afternoon over the Lady Wolves.
Raylene Emerson, Alison Barnett, Alexandra Poznikoff and Kimberley Huisman had the goals as the Thunder racked up 57 shots on net and picked up its second win of the 2015 Esso Cup, defeating the winless Rockets.
Sheridan Oswald had two goals and two assists, Emily Upgang scored twice and Tamara McVannel and Mekaela Fisher also had multi-point games as the Central Plains Capitals got in the win column Tuesday at the 2015 Esso Cup.
Sophie Shirley had two goals and two assists, Nara Elia, Julia Rongve and Brittany Heuchert each scored, and Emma Johnson made 29 saves as the Saskatoon Stars won their second game in a row at the 2015 Esso Cup.
Melisa Kingsley had a natural hat trick – and added two assists for good measure – and Karli Shell had two goals and two helpers to pace the Sudbury Wolves to another easy win and leave the Lady Wolves alone atop the standings.
Standings
Results
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
SUD 7 6 1 0 0 18
SAS 7 5 1 0 1 16
RDC 7 2 3 2 0 10
CPC 7 2 3 0 2 8
EDM 5 1 3 1 0 5
MON 5 0 5 0 0 0
Apr 19, 2015
3
2
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Red Deer Arena
0
1
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Red Deer Arena
1
4
Final
Red Deer Arena
Apr 20, 2015
3
2
Final
Red Deer Arena
9
1
Final
Red Deer Arena
2
0
Final
Red Deer Arena
Apr 21, 2015
1
6
Final
Red Deer Arena
3
5
Final
Red Deer Arena
7
2
Final
Red Deer Arena
Apr 22, 2015
4
1
Final
Red Deer Arena
4
1
Final
Red Deer Arena
2
3
Final
Red Deer Arena
Apr 23, 2015
1
2
Final
Red Deer Arena, Red Deer, AB
1
7
Final
Red Deer Arena
2
3
Final
Red Deer Arena
Apr 24, 2015
0
3
Final
Red Deer Arena
2
1
Final
Red Deer Arena
Apr 25, 2015
1
5
Final
Red Deer Arena
1
2
Final
Red Deer Arena
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Scoring
Goaltending
R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Sophie Shirley 9 7 16
2. Karli Shell 8 5 13
2. Nara Elia 5 8 13
3. Melisa Kingsley 7 4 11
4. Julia Rongve 4 6 10
5. Sheridan Oswald 4 5 9
6. Meagan McGaughey 0 8 8
7. Mekaela Fisher 2 5 7
8. Taylor McGaughey 3 3 6
8. Tamara McVannel 2 4 6
R Player GAA SV %
1. Danika Ranger 1.20 .951
2. Karlee Fetch 1.33 .935
3. Lauren Taraschuk 1.75 .913
4. Sarah Murray 1.93 .925
5. Tracie Kikuchi 1.94 .917
6. Emma Johnson 2.18 .917
7. Kathleen Kosior 2.42 .861
8. Danika Lefrancois 2.50 .906
9. Emilie Arsenault 5.85 .838
10. Brianne Waterman 6.09 .872
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