2010 Esso Cup

Thunder Bay Queens  5 -  Remparts du Richelieu  1


REGINA, Sask. – Michela Cava, Brianna Iazzolino and Kaitlyn Tougas all scored within two minutes of each other midway through the first period Tuesday to help the Thunder Bay Queens to a 5-1 win over the Richelieu Remparts in a game that clearly belonged to the Ontario team from the start.

Cava (Thunder Bay, Ont.) kicked off the trio of goals at 7:49 on a pass from Tougas (Thunder Bay, Ont.), with Iazzolino (Thunder Bay, Ont.) following up exactly a minute later at 8:49 with help from Kaitlyn Quarrell (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and Tougas pocketing one of her own at 9:23 in the first, with the assist this time going to Brittany Zuback (Thunder Bay, Ont.).

The Queens reigned supreme from there on out, with the Remparts representing Quebec scrambling to keep up with the quick pace of the play on the ice. Tougas scored her second goal and third point of the game at just over five minutes into the second, with Cava pocketing another point herself by picking up credit for the assist.

The Remparts attempted to create some offensive chances, with a couple of Quebec players sneaking into the slot to find a spot alone in front of Amanda Makela (Thunder Bay, Ont.), but the Ontario netminder stood he ground throughout the second period, and Thunder Bay headed into the second intermission sitting comfortably with a 4-0 lead.

But Makela wouldn’t walk away with a shutout Tuesday, with Richelieu’s late game efforts resulting in a single goal on a power play early in the third. Genevieve Bannon (Candiac, Que.) was the player to put it past Makela, taking a pass out front from Allison Chute (Greenfield Park, Que.) and sliding the puck over the goal line.

It wasn’t enough to catch up to the Queens, however, and Thunder Bay jumped on its own power play to cap off the score at 5-1, with Courtney Tougas (Thunder Bay, Ont.) snagging her team’s final goal with just ten seconds remaining on the clock. Kaitlyn Tougas was named Player of the Game for the Queens, while Chute received the honour for the Remparts.

Both goalies also had strong games Tuesday, with Makela stopping an impressive 37 shots and Maude Byrns-Handfield (Longueuil, Que.) standing in Thunder Bay’s line of fire to make 22 saves total.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Co-operators Centre at Evraz Place City, Country Regina, Sask., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/20/2010 Time (local) 12:00 PM CT
Attendance 445 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Thunder Bay Queens (ONT) 3 1 1 5
Remparts du Richelieu (QUE) 0 0 1 1
First Period
   07:49 ONT 8 Michela Cava (9 Kaitlyn Tougas)
   08:49 ONT 4 Brianna Iazzolino (12 Kaitlyn Quarrell)
   09:23 ONT 9 Kaitlyn Tougas (19 Brittany Zuback)

   05:41 QUE 13 Karel Laplante (Bodychecking)
   10:19 ONT 16 Amber Butler (Hooking)
   10:44 ONT 4 Brianna Iazzolino (Interference)
   12:23 QUE 5 Marie-Eve Cassivi (Tripping)
   13:09 ONT 21 Kylie Cornell (Tripping)

Second Period
   05:05 ONT 9 Kaitlyn Tougas (8 Michela Cava)

   01:25 ONT 21 Kylie Cornell (Interference)
   07:20 QUE 6 Geneviève Bannon (Hooking)
   08:26 ONT 16 Amber Butler (Bodychecking)
   14:59 ONT 8 Michela Cava (Tripping)
   15:42 ONT 4 Brianna Iazzolino (Interference)
   16:15 QUE 24 Valérie St-Onge (Hooking)
   19:14 QUE 4 Véronique Lortie (Cross Checking)

Third Period
   01:44 QUE 6 Geneviève Bannon (7 Allison Chute, 21 Rebecca Laganière)
   19:51 ONT 5 Courtney Tougas (21 Kylie Cornell, 12 Kaitlyn Quarrell)

   04:05 QUE 24 Valérie St-Onge (Tripping)

Thunder Bay Queens
30 Amanda Makela On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Remparts du Richelieu
30 Maude Byrns-Handfield On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Thunder Bay Queens 10 12 15 37
Remparts du Richelieu 10 12 6 28

Player of Game
Thunder Bay Queens 9 Kaitlyn Tougas
Remparts du Richelieu 7 Allison Chute
Referee Melodie Boulet
Lines People Ashley Richter, Kari Laborde
Goal Judge Al Schaefer, Gerry Filteau