2017 Esso Cup

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2017 Esso Cup
Game #11
Preliminary
Final
April 26, 2017 3:30 pm CDT
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
5
1
8
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
31
6
46
14
3
5
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
12
1 / 5
2

Game Story

GALLANT SCORES FOUR TO KEEP LIGHTNING PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE

LEE BOYADJIAN

MORDEN, Man. – In a must-win game Thursday, Kate Gallant had five points to lift the Durham West Lightning past the Mid-Isle Wildcats 8-1. The win gives the Lightning control of its playoff future; a win Thursday puts the Lightning in the semifinals.

Gallant is the second player in tournament history to score four goals in one game, joining Notre Dame Hounds forward Taylor Woods, who had a quartet in a win over the Kings County Kings in 2011.

Just over a minute into the first period, Gallant and linemates Chavonne Truter and MacKenzie MacDonald were in tight on Wildcats goaltender Danielle Gallant. The Lightning winger jammed it past Gallant to put Durham West ahead early.

Fourteen seconds later, the same line was at it again, with Truter dumping a shot in and causing another commotion in the crease. Danielle Gallant got turned around and MacDonald was able to sneak one past her to put the Lightning up 2-0.

The Wildcats cut the lead in half on a power play late in the period. Madeline Hamill dumped a point shot in on Lightning goaltender Kaitlyn Evelyn, and the bouncing puck got picked up first by Heidi Mae Lauwerijjssen then by Lexie Murphy, who eventually found the back of the net, making it 2-1 Durham West heading into the intermission.

The second period would belong to Durham West, though, with five goals in seven minutes. The scoring streak was started by Gallant, who was parked at the edge of the crease, and got two chances at a rebound before burying her second of the game.

Less than two minutes later Brooklyn Donaldson, also near the blue ice, received a perfect pass from MacDonald and finished with an easy tap-in to make it 4-1 Lightning. And just over a minute after that, off the face-off, Julie Gough sent a snap shot in on Gallant to make it 5-1, ending the goaltender’s afternoon.

Kate Gallant completed her hat trick by jamming in a loose rebound at the seven-minute mark of the middle frame. Her fourth and final goal was a tip-in off a point shot from Lauren Tracogna. By the end of the second, Durham West had taken a 7-1 lead.

Brianna Brooks finished off the scoring in the third, with a wrist shot from the dot. With the loss, Mid-Isle was eliminated from playoff contention.

The Lightning can secure itself a spot in the playoffs with a win Thursday against the St. Albert Slash at 12 p.m. CT. Meanwhile, the Wildcats will close out their Esso Cup against the host Pembina Valley Hawks at 7 p.m. CT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Kate Gallant

1:10
GOAL
Goal: Mackenzie MacDonald

Assists: Chavonne Truter, Kate Gallant
1:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Mackenzie MacDonald
Tripping (2:00)
8:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooklyn Donaldson
Tripping (2:00)
12:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Brooks
Body-Checking (2:00)
18:38
GOAL
Goal: Lexie Murphy (power play)

Assists: Heidi Mae Lauwerijssen, Madeline Hamill
19:25
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kate Gallant

Assists: Sarah Brooks
8:44
GOAL
Goal: Mackenzie MacDonald

Assists: Brooklyn Donaldson, Lexy Staresinic
10:26
GOAL
Goal: Julie Gough

Assists: Brianna Brooks
11:31
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Maggie Johnston

11:31
GOAL
Goal: Kate Gallant

13:07
GOAL
Goal: Kate Gallant

Assists: Lauren Tracogna, Chavonne Truter
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Brooks
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
19:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexis Mulligan
Holding (2:00)
19:51
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lexy Staresinic
Body-Checking (2:00)
4:37
GOAL
Goal: Brianna Brooks

Assists: Julie Gough
8:48

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kaitlyn Evelyn ONT 60 22 21 1 0.955
Danielle Gallant ATL 31 29 24 5 0.828
Maggie Johnston ATL 28 17 14 3 0.824

Game Leaders

Goals 4 - Assists 1 - Points 5
G 4 - A 1 - P 5
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

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0 - 1 L vs. PacificPAC
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1 - 8 L vs. OntarioONT
Apr 26, 2017
3 - 7 L @ PacificPAC
Apr 27, 2017
1 - 6 L vs. WestWST
Apr 25, 2017
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