2011 Esso Cup

Edmonton Thunder 10 - Kings County Kings 1


ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Heather Kashman (Edmonton, Alta.) and Jessica Sekulic (Edmonton, Alta.) bothhadhadtricks Thursday en route to the Thunder’s whopping 10-1 win over the Kings County Kings(Atlantic),keepingthe Pacific representative comfortably in first place heading into semifinals.

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Both also contributed a couple of assists, for five points total, with Kashman kicking it off at 2:45inthefirst to put Edmonton in the lead nice and early, with a little help from linemates Sekulic andAlisonCampbell(Edmonton, Alta.). Campbell also had a huge impact on the scoresheet, contributing two goalsandfour assistsfor six points over three periods. That included assisting Sekulic’s marker at 14:06 to puttheThunder up 2-0going into the second.

Kashman fed Campbell to make it 3-0 just 13 seconds off the faceoff, then scoring another of herownfiveminutes in to widen the gap to 4-0. Sasha Lutz (Edmonton, Alta.), Sekulic and Campbell all addedtothescoreboard by the time the clock ran down on the second to make it 7-0.

Despite facing the 2010 bronze medallists in a difficult game, the Kings County Kings foughttheirwaythrough with dedication and determination, and Laura Bradley (St. Theresa, P.E.I.) was able to findaplaceto put the puck in the back of Notre Dame’s net less than a minute into the third. Kashman,SekulicandRachel Johnson (Edmonton, Alta.) added three more to top it off at 10-1 and give the EdmontonThunderastrong win going into semifinals.

The Kings County Kings, who are the first team from Prince Edward Island ever to compete at theEssoCup,may have wrapped up their tournament Thursday but represented their province with pride andshowedhowplaying with heart is done. The Edmonton Thunder will take on the to-be-determined team thatfinishesinfourth place Friday.


Game Information
Game Number 13 Round Preliminary
Arena Servus Place City, Country St. Albert, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2011 Time 12:00 AM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Edmonton Thunder (PAC) 2 5 3 10
Kings County Kings (ATL) 0 0 1 1

First Period
   02:45 PAC 4 Heather Kashman (22 Alison Campbell, 9 Jessica Sekulic)
   14:06 PAC 9 Jessica Sekulic (10 Caitlin Connell, 22 Alison Campbell)

   05:46 PAC 9 Jessica Sekulic (Bodychecking)
   16:35 PAC 14 Sydney Thomlison (Hooking)

Second Period
   00:13 PAC 22 Alison Campbell (4 Heather Kashman)
   04:50 PAC 4 Heather Kashman (17 Rachel Johnson, 2 Laura Bennett)
   12:41 PAC 18 Sasha Lutz (12 Cassidy Delainey)
   13:28 PAC 9 Jessica Sekulic (22 Alison Campbell)
   16:35 PAC 22 Alison Campbell (23 Cassandra Russell, 9 Jessica Sekulic) PP

   07:07 PAC 14 Sydney Thomlison (Cross Checking)
   16:11 ATL 91 Sarah Cuddy (Tripping)
   19:49 ATL 14 Ellen Jenkins (Hooking)

Third Period
   00:58 ATL 64 Laura Bradley (10 Ara Fraser) SH
   06:56 PAC 9 Jessica Sekulic (4 Heather Kashman, 22 Alison Campbell)
   12:02 PAC 17 Rachel Johnson (16 Mikaeli Cavell, 3 Madison Smith )
   16:48 PAC 4 Heather Kashman (2 Laura Bennett)

   02:26 ATL 64 Laura Bradley (Hooking)
   08:29 ATL 41 Kiaya Jorden (Tripping)

Edmonton Thunder
35 Emma Cooley On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Kings County Kings
00 Emma Meanor On 2/04:51 Off 2/20:00
5 Alex Hendricken On 1/00:00 Off 2/04:50
5 Alex Hendricken On 3/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Edmonton Thunder 17 19 16 52
Kings County Kings 3 4 4 11

Player of the Game
Edmonton Thunder 9 Jessica Sekulic
Kings County Kings 64 Laura Bradley
Referee Lacey Senuk
Lines People Jamie Scriver, Amanda Allaire
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