2014 Esso Cup

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2014 Esso Cup
Game #3
Final
April 20, 2014 7:00 pm EST
Gateway Ice Centre
Stoney Creek, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
11
3
15
24
13
13
50

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
10
1 / 5
6

Game Story

AYRES, MERRICK LEAD SABRES TO OPENING WIN

By Wendy Graves

STONEY CREEK, Ont. – In a word: dominant.

Stephanie Ayers (Burlington, Ont.) and Claire Merrick (Oakville, Ont.) each scored twice and 16 players found their way onto the score sheet as the Stoney Creek Sabres overwhelmed the Moncton Rockets 8-1on Sunday night.

Theresa Woodland (Hamilton, Ont.), Jessica Brown (Ancaster, Ont.), Victoria Klimek (Orangeville, Ont.) and Sarah Nelles (St. Anns, Ont.) also scored for the Sabres.

Amanda Butterfield (Grimsby, Ont.) and Natasha Costello (Guelph, Ont.) added two assists a piece.
Hayley Hallihan (Miramichi, N.B.) scored the lone goal for Moncton.

Moncton was on its heels right from puck drop, as the faster Sabres continually swarmed the Rockets’ net. Alexa Vasko (St. Catharines, Ont.) found Merrick out front from behind the net eight minutes in. Almost five minutes later, Emily Calligan (Hannon, Ont.) put the puck on Woodland’s tape, where it was flicked into the back of the net. Ninety seconds later Brown poked the puck out of a scramble into the back of the net.

Klimek buried the rebound off of Summer Belanco’s (Brantford, Ont.) point shot to cap the scoring in the first.
So just how dominant were the host Sabres in the opening frame? The Rockets didn’t register its first shot on net until the game was almost 18 minutes old.

Faith Steeves (Peticodiac, N.B.) stepped out of the penalty box and broke in alone on Sabres keeper Hannah Miller (Georgetown, Ont.). Despite being inactive for most of the first, Miller stoned Steeves with a right pad save.

It was much of the same in the second. Only by the grace of the goal post did Stoney Creek not go up five in the opening minutes, as Klimek found only iron on a breakaway.

Moncton finally got on the board four minutes in on the power play. Hallihan fought off her defender and sent a beautiful backhand top corner over Miller’s outstretched glove.

The four-goal lead was restored less than two minutes later, when Ayers netted her first on a wrist shot from the slot.

Nelles, a member of the Bantam Sabres playing only her second game with the Midget team, took a pass from Summer Belanco and scored her first goal with the big club to make it 6-1.

“It was a rush,” said Nelles. “I’m glad Jesse (Bellamy) saw me. I give credit to Jesse and Claire (Merrick for setting things up).”

Ayres and Merrick each scored their second goals of the night in the third to round out the scoring.
Miller was solid when called upon, stopping 13 of 14 shots she faced.

Brianne Waterman (Memramcook, N.B.) and Jordan Carrier (Moncton, N.B.) combined to stop 42 of 50 shots for Moncton.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Faith Steeves
Tripping minor (2:00)
02:56
GOAL
Goal: Claire Merrick

Assists: Alexa Vasko, Victoria Klimek
08:02
GOAL
Goal: Theresa Woodland

Assists: Emily Calligan, Kayla Vespa
12:42
GOAL
Goal: Jessica Brown

Assists: Alison Bruder, Amanda Butterfield
14:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Faith Steeves (Served by Hayley Reid)
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
15:10
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Klimek

Assists: Summer Belanco, Claire Merrick
18:32
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Natasha Costello
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
03:32
GOAL
Goal: Hayley Hallihan (power play)

Assists: Brooke Murphy
04:21
GOAL
Goal: Stephanie Ayres

Assists: Mallory Young, Natasha Costello
06:37
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Nelles

Assists: Jesse Bellamy, Megan Korzack
13:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Korzack
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
17:07
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Hayley Reid
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
02:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexa Vasko
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:15
GOAL
Goal: Stephanie Ayres

Assists: Natasha Costello, Jessica Brown
11:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Tinisha Daigle (Served by Hayley Reid)
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
15:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Kerwin
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
16:14
GOAL
Goal: Claire Merrick (power play)

Assists: Amanda Butterfield, Sarah Jerome
17:46

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Brianne Waterman MON 60 50 42 8 0.840
Hannah Miller STC 60 15 14 1 0.933

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

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