Edmonton Thunder 1 - Thunder Bay Queens 6
GAZZOLA LEADS BY EXAMPLE IN QUEENS IMPRESSIVE VICTORY OVER THUNDER
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Jessica Gazzola (Thunder Bay, Ont.) scored three times in the third period, to top of her day on the ice with four points total, to help the Thunder Bay Queens beat the Edmonton Thunder 6-1, on the second day of preliminary action Monday at the 2012 Esso Cup.
The second tournament win for the 2010 gold medallists gives the Thunder Bay Queens a total of 18 goals scored so far at this year’s National Female Midget Championship, including 12 in Sunday’s win over host team Capital District Cyclones.
In the first minutes of Monday’s game against Edmonton, Brianna Iazzolino (Thunder Bay, Ont.) directed a pass from Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ont.) behind goaltender Chloe Sanderson (Edmonton, Alta.) to make it 1-0 in the first five minutes. Sanderson faced a furry of shots in the opening period, seemingly standing on her head to keep most pucks out of the Edmonton net.
In the second, Edmonton answered with a goal of its own, as Sasha Lutz (Edmonton, Alta.) rushed to the net and battled hard, finally putting it into the mesh and tying it up at 3:33 in the period. But with a 1-1 score on the board, the Queens kept coming, with Jillian Langtry (Fort Frances, Ont.) and Kaitlyn Tougas (Thunder Bay Ont.) both lighting up the red light within just over a minute of each other.
The third period was all about Thunder Bay, with Gazzola sending one puck after another soaring into the back of Edmonton’s net, earning herself a hat trick in less than ten minutes, including one power-play goal, to finalize the score at 6-1 for the Ontario representatives.
The Thunder Bay Queens is back on the ice at noon AT on Tuesday, to face off against the Rebelles de Saguenay (Quebec) on Day 3 of the 2012 Esso Cup. The Edmonton Thunder take on host team the Capital District Cyclones at 7 p.m. AT on the CARI Complex ice Tuesday night. Catch all of the 2012 Esso Cup games live through FASTHockey at www.fasthockey.hockeycanada.com.
|Arena||CARI Complex||City, Country||Charlottetown, P.E.I.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/23/2012||Time||04:00 PM AT|
|Edmonton Thunder (PAC)||0||1||0||1|
|Thunder Bay Queens (ONT)||1||2||3||6|
04:55 ONT 4 Brianna Iazzolino (8 Michela Cava)
03:33 PAC 18 Sasha Lutz (17 Rachel Johnson, 2 Laura Bennett)
11:52 ONT 16 Jillian Langtry (5 Azia Vass, 18 Jessica Gazzola)
13:01 ONT 9 Kaitlyn Tougas (8 Michela Cava, 17 Samantha Strassburger)
02:56 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (5 Azia Vass)
11:46 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (12 Kaley Tienhaara, 8 Michela Cava) PP
12:04 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (9 Kaitlyn Tougas)
|Thunder Bay Queens||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Thunder Bay Queens||13||11||8||32|
|Player of the Game|
|Thunder Bay Queens||8 Michela Cava|
|Edmonton Thunder||13 Amy Boucher|
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