Halifax Metro Boston Pizza 2 - Thunder Bay Queens 4
CAVEL, GAZZOLA SCORE TWO APIECE TO GIVE QUEENS CHANCE TO RECLAIM ESSO CUP CROWN
by Jarrett Arsenault
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Thunder Bay Queens (Ontario) are one step away from climbing back onto their perch at the top of female Midget hockey in Canada.
After missing out on the Esso Cup last season, the 2010 Esso Cup champions came back this season determined to reclaim their throne, and the proof was in the second period during Friday’s late seminal, when the Queens scored all of their goals in less than 15 minutes for a 4-2 final over Halifax Metro Boston Pizza (Atlantic).
Thunder Bay came out firing from the start, with Halifax Metro netminder Stefannie Moak (Sackville, N.S.) showing her prowess between the posts by stopping all 18 pucks she faced in the period and the Atlantic reps only able to stop four shots in the opening 20 minutes.
But the Queens really came out with a bang in the second, despite two quick goals from the opposition.
The Queens replied with one of their own from Jessica Gazzola (Thunder Bay, Ont.) at 6:18 and a short-handed marker from Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ont.) at 10:42 to tie it up at two-piece. Gazzola scored a short-handed goal of her own at 11:22, and Cava added another at 19:23, to make it 4-2 by the end of the middle frame.
And that’s all Thunder Bay needed, to claim the game, and a spot back in gold medal contention. The Thunder Bay Queens face off against the Pembina Valley Hawks (West) at 5 p.m. AT on Saturday for 2012 Esso Cup bragging rights. Catch all the action from Charlottetown on TSN!
|Arena||CARI Complex||City, Country||Charlottetown, P.E.I.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/27/2012||Time||06:00 PM AT|
|Halifax Metro Boston Pizza (ATL)||0||2||0||2|
|Thunder Bay Queens (ONT)||0||4||0||4|
02:18 ATL 2 Alyssa Palmer-Dixon
04:32 ATL 5 Breanna Lanceleve (17 Amanda Volcko)
06:18 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (12 Kaley Tienhaara)
10:42 ONT 8 Michela Cava (9 Kaitlyn Tougas, 10 Michaela Coulter) SH
11:22 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (4 Brianna Iazzolino) SH
19:23 ONT 8 Michela Cava (4 Brianna Iazzolino)
|Halifax Metro Boston Pizza||
|Thunder Bay Queens||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Halifax Metro Boston Pizza||3||6||7||16|
|Thunder Bay Queens||18||18||10||46|
|Player of the Game|
|Thunder Bay Queens||4 Brianna Iazzolino|
|Halifax Metro Boston Pizza||35 Stefannie Moak|
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