2011 Esso Cup

Toronto Aeros 1 - Notre Dame Hounds 5


ST. ALBERT, Alta. – The Notre Dame Hounds (West) are heading to the final game of the Esso Cup again,andafter tasting the bittersweetness of silver last year in Regina, Sask., they’re nothing less thanravenousfor gold this year in St. Albert, Alta.

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Notre Dame defeated the Toronto Aeros (Ontario) for the second time in as many days, skating away witha5-1 win in semifinal action Friday to secure a chance to go for 2011 Esso Cup gold.

Natasha Kostenko Kostenko (Fanystelle, Man.) kicked off a first period scoring streak in the firstthreeminutes after taking a Brittany Berisoff (Kelowna, B.S.) pass. Olivia Howe (Moose Jaw, Sask.), namedtopscorer and top forward of the tournament at Thursday night’s banquet, followed up seven minutes intotheperiod on passes from Jennifer More (Deloriane, Man.) and Taylor Woods (Wilcox, Sask.) to make it 2-0.

Toronto battled hard in an attempt to make a comeback, with Hayley Masters (Horseshoe Valley,Ont.)narrowing the gap to 2-1 on an unassisted goal before the midway point of the first. But that’s as closeasthe Aeros would come to Notre Dame on the scoreboard for the remainder of the game.

The Hounds couldn’t be held back, with Howe scoring her second of the game at 17:56, again withhelpersfrom linemates More and Woods. A penalty couldn’t even slow them down, with Woods adding a shorthandedgoalto the tally with just over a minute left in the period to make it 4-1 going into intermission.

Toronto tried to put an offensive push on in the second, but were continually forced intoplayingdefensively by Notre Dame, and the Aeros were unable to notch another by the time the clock ran downon theperiod.

More and Woods combined for a third goal together, with More scoring the goal and both Woods andJuliaFlinton (Williams Lake, B.C.) credited with assists, to cap it off at 5-1 late in the third period.

With that, the Toronto Aeros will be playing for the bronze medal against a to-be-determined team at12p.m. MT on Saturday, still managing to make the medal round during their first Esso Cup appearance, whiletheNotre Dame Hounds will once again be playing for gold.

The bronze medal game will be available for viewing online at HockeyCanada.FASTHockey.com and thegoldmedal matchup between Notre Dame and the winners of Friday’s second semifinal will air live on TSN2 at 6p.m.MT. Tune in to catch all the action at the 2011 Esso Cup!


Game Information
Game Number 16 Round Semifinal
Arena Servus Place City, Country St. Albert, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/22/2011 Time 12:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Toronto Aeros (ONT) 1 0 0 1
Notre Dame Hounds (WST) 4 0 1 5

First Period
   02:45 WST 8 Natasha Kostenko (7 Brittany Berisoff)
   07:03 WST 16 Olivia Howe (14 Jennifer More, 2 Taylor Woods)
   08:30 ONT 17 Hayley Masters 
   17:56 WST 16 Olivia Howe (14 Jennifer More, 2 Taylor Woods)
   18:57 WST 2 Taylor Woods  SH

   10:28 WST 2 Taylor Woods (Hooking)
   13:28 ONT 19 Victoria Andreakos (Interference)
   15:36 ONT 6 Caitlin Maikawa (Tripping)
   18:01 WST 12 Keiza Pynn (Hooking)

Second Period

   00:39 WST 17 Julia Flinton (Bodychecking)
   06:39 ONT 26 Brooke Webster (Slashing)
   08:43 ONT 24 Emma Korbs (Hooking)
   13:01 ONT 17 Hayley Masters (Roughing)
   15:05 ONT 3 Morgan Kelly (Cross Checking)
   18:43 WST 9 Kelty Apperson (Holding)

Third Period
   17:37 WST 14 Jennifer More (2 Taylor Woods, 17 Julia Flinton) PP

   06:05 WST 17 Julia Flinton (Interference)
   09:01 ONT 14 Madelaine Fulford (Hooking)
   12:07 ONT 18 Morgan Sly (Interference)
   16:45 ONT 11 Breanne Wilson-Bennett (Roughing)
   17:21 ONT 7 Emma Greco (Cross Checking)

Toronto Aeros
30 Sarah Stephens On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Notre Dame Hounds
1 Samantha Langford On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Toronto Aeros 8 8 4 20
Notre Dame Hounds 15 13 14 42

Player of the Game
Notre Dame Hounds 2 Taylor Woods
Toronto Aeros 11 Breanne Wilson-Bennett
Referee Dana Argue
Lines People Alanna Llewellyn, Nicole Bohnen
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