2010 Esso Cup

Remparts du Richelieu  1 -  Moncton Rockets  4


REGINA, Sask. – Atlantic representatives the Moncton Rockets were on fire for their first game of the Esso Cup, kicking off this year’s tournament with a 4-1 win over the Remparts du Richelieu from Quebec inside the Co-operators Centre on Sunday.

Although it took them awhile to warm up, with no goals on either side during the first, by the time the second period rolled around the sparks were flying under the Rockets’ skates, with Janik Robichaud (Dieppe, N.B.) opening up the scoring at 12:55 on a rebound from Schyler Campbell (Rexton. N.B.).

Robichaud and Campbell continued to dominate the ice on behalf of Moncton, contributing three and four points respectively to help the Rockets shoot to their first victory of the tournament. The next goal came with less than three minutes left in the second, when Campbell took advantage of a rebound off a low shot from Becky Bowes (Shediac, N.B.).

Richelieu was finally able to answer back at 17:11 in the third, with Geneviève Bannon (Candiac, Que.) creating a fast break, storming the Moncton net and slipping the puck by netminder Pascale Daigle (Moncton, N.B.).

But despite losing the potential shutout, Moncton’s momentum continued and Campbell and Robichaud were able to trade goals and assists in the third period to make the final score 4-1 and give their team three points in the standings. Robichaud received Player of the Game honours for the Rockets, while Marie-Ève Cassivi was named Player of the Game for the Remparts.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Co-operators Centre at Evraz Place City, Country Regina, Sask., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/18/2010 Time (local) 12:00 PM CT
Attendance 171 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Remparts du Richelieu (QUE) 0 0 1 1
Moncton Rockets (ATL) 0 2 2 4
First Period

   02:20 QUE 24 Valérie St-Onge (Slashing)
   05:57 ATL 96 Gabrielle Poirier (Bodychecking)
   15:11 ATL 8 Natalie Cormier (Holding)
   15:53 QUE 23 Jannick Lefebvre (Hooking)
   17:01 QUE 4 Véronique Lortie (Roughing)
   19:27 ATL 32 Schyler Campbell (Slashing)

Second Period
   12:55 ATL 11 Janik Robichaud (32 Schyler Campbell) PP
   17:07 ATL 32 Schyler Campbell (14 Becky Bowes, 4 Josée Léger) PP

   04:53 ATL 96 Gabrielle Poirier (Interference)
   07:12 ATL 5 Brittney Letourneau (Roughing After Whistle)
   11:19 QUE 26 Sandrine Larabie (Tripping)
   16:32 QUE 4 Véronique Lortie (Hooking)

Third Period
   05:05 ATL 32 Schyler Campbell (11 Janik Robichaud)
   07:46 ATL 11 Janik Robichaud (32 Schyler Campbell)
   17:11 QUE 6 Geneviève Bannon (4 Véronique Lortie, 9 Emmanuella Leboeuf)

   00:47 QUE 7 Allison Chute (Holding)
   13:31 ATL 32 Schyler Campbell (Hooking)
   15:10 ATL 5 Brittney Letourneau (Interference)
   19:10 QUE 23 Jannick Lefebvre (Checking from Behind)
   19:10 QUE 23 Jannick Lefebvre (Game Misconduct)

Remparts du Richelieu
30 Maude Byrns-Handfield On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Moncton Rockets
20 Pascale Daigle On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Remparts du Richelieu 8 9 12 29
Moncton Rockets 6 13 9 28

Player of Game
Remparts du Richelieu 5 Marie-Eve Cassivi
Moncton Rockets 11 Janik Robichaud
Referee Robin Sawatzky
Lines People Hailey Weiler, Amanda Vershine
Goal Judge Al Shaeffer, Gary Filtreau