2014 Esso Cup

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2014 Esso Cup
Game #2
Final
April 20, 2014 3:30 pm EST
Gateway Ice Centre
Stoney Creek, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
9
13
33
13
6
15
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
6
0 / 3
10

Game Story

HEALEY’S HIGHLIGHT REEL GOAL WINS IT FOR THUNDER

By Wendy Graves

STONEY CREEK, Ont. – It took almost 56 minutes for the first – and only – goal of the game, but it was well worth the wait.

Jessica Healey (Edmonton, Alta.) skated from her own zone, through the neutral zone and around a team of defenders until the Edmonton Thunder defenceman found herself behind the Fraser Valley Phantom net. After fighting her way through another set of defenders and reaching the left goal line, she was finally tripped up.

On her way to the ice she swung at the puck and beat Fraser Valley goalie Valencia Yardonov (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) short side.

Down, but definitely not out.

“I just skated behind the net and kind of threw it on net,” said Healey, shrugging. “I guess it went in.”

Healey wasn’t trying to score on the rush, but just to prolong play in the offensive zone long enough for her changing teammates to catch up.

While the score sheet said the goal was unassisted, Healey disagrees.

“Rex [Alix Reiter (Edmonton, Alta.)] chipped it to me, and I got to give a plug to her.”

The Thunder and Phantom were the highest scoring teams in their respective leagues this season. The lack of goals in the first was not from lack of good chances. Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alta.) hit the post at one end. At the other end, only the quick reflexes of Tracie Kikuchi (Edmonton, Alta.) kept the puck from going any farther than the goal line, as Phantom players swarmed the net. Fraser Valley had two good chances late, but Michelle Toor (Burnaby, B.C.) and Shannon Morris-Reade (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) both sent open shots over the net.

In the second 20, it was Edmonton creating the better scoring chances. First, forward Nicole Gorda (Edmonton, Alta.) shot wide from point blank range. A few minutes later, linemate Alexandra Poznikoff (Edmonton, Alta.) skated through a trio of defenders, but couldn’t beat the fourth one, goalie Valencia Yordanov (Port Coquitlam, B.C.).

Edmonton goalie Tracie Kikuchi (Edmonton, Alta.) made 34 saves for the win.

Yordanov turned aside 31 shots in the Fraser Valley net.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Raylene Emerson
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
03:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Zoe Todd
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
04:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Chelsea Wilson
Tripping minor (2:00)
11:12
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Keats
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
09:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Shannon Morris-Reade
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
11:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicole Gorda
(auto) Head Contact double minor (2:00)
16:36
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Amanda Pollock
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:49
GOAL
Goal: Jessica Healey

15:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Boucher
Roughing minor (2:00)
19:22

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tracie Kikuchi EDM 60 34 34 0 1.000
Valencia Yordanov FRA 60 33 32 1 0.970

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 34 - SV% - 1.000
GA 1 - SVS - 32 - SV% - 0.970

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ Weyburn Gold WingsWEY
Apr 26, 2014
3 - 6 L vs. Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 24, 2014
2 - 1 W @ Stoney Creek SabresSTC
Apr 25, 2014
7 - 2 W @ Moncton RocketsMON
Apr 23, 2014
4 - 3 W @ Stoney Creek SabresSTC
Apr 24, 2014
2 - 3 L @ Weyburn Gold WingsWEY
Apr 22, 2014
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