2010 Esso Cup

Edmonton Thunder  2 -  Remparts du Richelieu  4


REGINA, Sask. – The Remparts du Richelieu left the arena in high spirits Wednesday afternoon, as they earned their first win of the tournament – and three points in the standings – by beating the Edmonton Thunder 5-2 in a feisty back-and-forth game.

Audrey Charland (Ste-Catherine, Que.) opened the scoring at the Co-operators Centre for the Quebec representatives by deflecting the puck into the opposition’s net on a power play at 6:15 in the first.

Although Kirsten Reeves (Edmonton, Alta.) answered back when the Western reps had the man advantage at 9:48, the early goal in the game seemed to give the Remparts exactly the boost of energy they needed. By the time the clock ran out on the first, Quebec had reclaimed the lead 3-1, with goals from Allison Chute (Greenfield Park, Que.) and Valerie St-Onge (Brossard, Que.).

The puck soared up and down the ice throughout the second, with both teams looking hungry for more goals, but it was Alison Campbell (Edmonton, Alta.) of The Thunder who scored next, jumping on a loose puck while her team was shorthanded. She deked around a couple of Quebec defenders and sent the Rempart’s goaltender spinning, firing a shot into the top corner of the net to narrow the gap to 3-2 for Richelieu.

But less than 30 seconds into the third, Genevieve Bannon was able to top of Quebec’s first victory of the tournament with an unassisted goal. Despite some pushing and shoving on both determined sides, it was the Remparts du Richelieu who skated away as the winners of this competitive matchup.

The Thunder’s Campbell received Player of the Game honours for her team. Emmanuella Leboeuf, who contributed to half of Quebec’s goals with two assists, was named Player of the Name for the Remparts.


Game Information
Game Number 11  Round Round Robin
Arena Co-operators Centre at Evraz Place City, Country Regina, Sask., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2010 Time (local) 04:00 PM CT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Edmonton Thunder (PAC) 1 1 0 2
Remparts du Richelieu (QUE) 3 0 1 4
First Period
   06:15 QUE 19 Audrey Charland (9 Emmanuella Leboeuf) PP
   09:48 PAC 21 Kirsten Reeves (7 Stephanie Zvonkovic) PP
   18:48 QUE 7 Allison Chute (6 Geneviève Bannon)
   19:10 QUE 24 Valérie St-Onge (23 Jannick Lefebvre, 9 Emmanuella Leboeuf)

   05:21 PAC 2 Laura Bennett (Interference)
   07:00 PAC 11 Riana Magee (Bodychecking)
   09:22 QUE 9 Emmanuella Leboeuf (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Second Period
   15:59 PAC 22 Alison Campbell SH

   14:15 PAC 10 Caitlin Connell (Bodychecking)
   16:28 QUE 21 Rebecca Laganière (Roughing)
   18:40 QUE 23 Jannick Lefebvre (Roughing)

Third Period
   19:31 QUE 6 Geneviève Bannon EN

   06:04 QUE 28 Christine Bouchat-Bonin (Tripping)

Edmonton Thunder
31 Morgan Glover On 1/00:00   Off 1/20:00
35 Emma Cooley On 2/00:00   Off 3/19:30
Remparts du Richelieu
30 Maude Byrns-Handfield On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Edmonton Thunder 10 9 12 31
Remparts du Richelieu 10 5 7 22

Player of Game
Edmonton Thunder 14 Alison Campbell
Remparts du Richelieu 9 Emmanuella Leboeuf
Referee Robin Swatzky
Lines People Kari Laborde, Amanda Verishine
Goal Judge Al Schaefer, Gerry Filteau