2010 Esso Cup

Thunder Bay Queens  2 -  Regina Rebels  1


REGINA, Sask. – The goaltenders were the stars of the game Sunday night inside the Co-operators Centre, with Amanda Makela (Thunder Bay, Ont.) making 24 saves and Krista Funke (Regina, Sask.) stopping 27 shots, but it would be the Thunder Bay Queens who came out on top 2-1 after three periods of play.

The Queens came back from a 1-0 deficit to edge the Rebels, who had a hometown crowd backing them up. The fans erupted in ear-piercing cheers when Patricia McGauley (Regina, Sask.) opened the scoring on a power play late in the first on a puck from Brittany MacDougall (Regina, Sask.).

But despite the hoots and hollers from the stands, the action on the ice shifted to Thunder Bay’s favour by the time the second rolled around, with Brittany Zuback (Thunder Bay, Ont.) slipping it by Funke at 17:25 on assists from Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and Kaitlyn Tougas  (Thunder Bay, Ont.).

Makela made a spectacular save part way through the second, sliding across the crease to stop a Regina shot and keeping the Queens in the game. Thunder Bay’s next goal came at 7:30 in the third, when Courtney Tougas (Thunder Bay, Ont.) scored the unassisted game winner.

Despite plenty of back-and-forth play and intensity both in the stands and on the ice, the Thunder Bay Queens skated away with the win and three points to start the tournament. McGauley was Player of the Game for Regina, while Makela claimed that title for Thunder Bay.


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) 08:00 PM CT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Thunder Bay Queens (ONT) 0 1 1 2
Regina Rebels (HST) 1 0 0 1
First Period
   01:11 HST 7 Patricia McGauley (17 Brittany MacDougall) PP

   00:32 HST 11 Paige Anakaer (Elbowing)
   04:10 HST 18 Molly Findlay (Hooking)
   17:37 ONT 17 Savanna Gamache (Interference)

Second Period
   17:25 ONT 19 Brittany Zuback (8 Michela Cava, 9 Kaitlyn Tougas)

   05:59 HST 8 Melissa Folk (Interference)
   09:23 HST 16 Kelsa Duffy (Roughing)

Third Period
   07:30 ONT 5 Courtney Tougas

   11:59 HST 19 Kristin Boan (Interference)
   14:18 HST 10 Tayler Kosloski (High Sticking)
   19:30 ONT 9 Kaitlyn Tougas (Roughing)

Thunder Bay Queens
30 Amanda Makela On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Regina Rebels
31 Krista Funke On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Thunder Bay Queens 7 11 11 29
Regina Rebels 9 11 5 25

Player of Game
Thunder Bay Queens 30 Amanda Makela
Regina Rebels 7 Patricia McGauley
Referee Ashley Desjardins
Lines People Ashley Richter, Kim Hebert
Goal Judge Al Schaefer, Gerry Filteau