Thunder Bay Queens 8 - Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean 1
THUNDER BAY QUEENS CONTINUE THEIR WINNING WAYS WITH 8-1 WIN OVER REBELLES DE SAGUENAY-LAC ST-JEAN
By Geordie Carragher
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - After three games in three days, the Thunder Bay Queens (Ontario) continue to separate themselves from the pack at the 2012 Esso Cup.
The Queens exploded in the second period Tuesday, tallying five goals in a six-minute stretch to roll over the Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean (Quebec) 8-1 at the CARI Complex.
Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Jessica Gazzola (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and Jillian Langtry (Fort Frances, Ont.) led the way offensively for Thunder Bay, each scoring two goals and adding an assist. Natasha Nicholl (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and Samantha Strassburger (Schreiber, Ont.) also scored for Thunder Bay, while blueliner Brianna Iazzolino (Thunder Bay, Ont.) had three assists for the Queens.
Nicholl opened the scoring for Thunder Bay at just over six minutes into the game, while Langtry scored the game-winner late in the first. Langtry then scored her second of the game, a short-handed goal midway through the second, to kick-start an offensive outburst for the Queens, which also featured two goals from Cava and singles from both Gazzola and Strassburger.
Saguenay captain Sophie Gagnon (Chicoutimi, Que.) scored late in the second to spoil Thunder Bay’s shutout bid, while Gazzola scored her tournament-leading seventh goal two minutes into the third to round out the scoring at 8-1 in favour of Thunder Bay. Netminder Jayde Turcotte (Thunder Bay, Ont.) made 15 saves for the Queens, while Annie-Pier Harvey (St-Eugène-d’Argentay, Que.) stopped 42 shots for the Rebelles.
The Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean find themselves in a must-win situation Wednesday at 4 p.m. AT, when they take on the Edmonton Thunder (Pacific). Meanwhile, the Thunder Bay Queens will look to continue their undefeated streak at 12 p.m. AT on Wednesday, when they take on Halifax Metro Boston Pizza (Atlantic).
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|Arena||CARI Complex||City, Country||Charlottetown, P.E.I.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/24/2012||Time||12:00 PM AT|
|Thunder Bay Queens (ONT)||2||5||1||8|
|Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean (QUE)||0||1||0||1|
06:31 ONT 7 Natasha Nicholl (22 Drue Ahola)
18:51 ONT 16 Jillian Langtry (18 Jessica Gazzola, 12 Kaley Tienhaara)
09:29 ONT 16 Jillian Langtry (8 Michela Cava) SH
12:09 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (12 Kaley Tienhaara)
12:27 ONT 8 Michela Cava (9 Kaitlyn Tougas, 4 Brianna Iazzolino)
13:10 ONT 17 Samantha Strassburger (4 Brianna Iazzolino, 8 Michela Cava)
15:41 ONT 8 Michela Cava (17 Samantha Strassburger, 19 Farrah Nicholl)
17:25 QUE 22 Sophie Gagnon (9 Ariane Pilote , 26 Andrée-Anne Dufour)
01:54 ONT 18 Jessica Gazzola (12 Kaley Tienhaara, 16 Jillian Langtry)
|Thunder Bay Queens||
|Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Thunder Bay Queens||17||20||13||50|
|Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean||1||6||9||16|
|Player of the Game|
|Thunder Bay Queens||18 Jessica Gazzola|
|Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac St-Jean||22 Sophie Gagnon|
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