2014 Esso Cup

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2014 Esso Cup
Game #14
Final
April 24, 2014 3:30 pm EST
Gateway Ice Centre
Stoney Creek, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
11
6
23
11
5
7
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
6
1 / 3
12

Game Story

GOLD WINGS SNEAK BY ROCKETS

by Wendy Graves

STONEY CREEK, Ont. – Madison Colbow (Estevan, Sask.), Whitney Thorp (Regina, Sask.) and Bailee Bourassa (Weyburn, Sask.) scored the goals, Jane Kish (Weyburn, Sask.) supplied the big saves and the Weyburn Gold Wings defeated the Moncton Rockets 3-2 on Thursday afternoon at the Esso Cup.

The win improved Weyburn’s record to 4-1, good for second place among the six teams.

Hayley Hallihan (Miramichi, N.B.) and Samantha Woodworth (Hillsborough, N.B.) scored for Moncton, which fell to 1-4 and out of the playoff picture. Brianne Waterman (Memramcook, N.B.) turned aside 20 shots for the Rockets.

Coming into the day’s middle match-up, Moncton knew it needed to earn at least a point to have any chance at playing past today. And it got the start it needed.

Just over eight minutes in, Hallihan’s shot from in close hit Kish high, then continued in the air before falling behind Kish and in.

Weyburn pulled even two minutes later, when Colbow sent a rocket from the hash marks over Waterman’s far shoulder.

Thorp’s low slap shot from the face-off circle found the low post at 14:45.

Penalty trouble by the Gold Wings provided the Rockets an opening in the second. Given 30 seconds of five-on-three time, Moncton took only 10 seconds to pull even. Faith Steeves’ (Peticodiac, N.B.) centering pass from the goal line went off Woodworth and in.

Again, though, Weyburn responded quickly to a Moncton marker.

Bourassa scored her team-leading fourth goal by dragging the puck away from her defender and beating Waterman with a backhand.

Moncton was able to create few scoring chances the rest of the way.

“I think we kept them to the outside well,” Thorp said. “And Jane stood on her head for us. She’s always got our back when we don’t get them to the outside.”

Moncton’s best chance at tying things up – and securing that important point – came with eight minutes to play, when Caitlin Dempsey (Heward, Sask.) was sent off for four minutes for head contact.

Weyburn didn’t make it easy on itself in closing out the win, as Cassidy Pirlot (Wauchope, Sask.) got called for boarding with Dempsey still in the box.

Weyburn now plays Sudbury in the semifinals on Friday. Thorpe says that the players know that four wins in five games – including an earlier 2-1 win over the Lady Wolves – guarantees them nothing.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Hayley Hallihan

Assists: Sarah Bujold
08:18
GOAL
Goal: Madison Colbow

Assists: Bailee Bourassa
10:02
GOAL
Goal: Whitney Thorp

Assists: Kassidy Sjostrand, Tessa Wilson
14:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Whitney Thorp
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
17:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Hayley Reid
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:36
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tessa Wilson
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
06:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Madison Colbow
Tripping minor (2:00)
07:58
GOAL
Goal: Samantha Woodworth (power play)

Assists: Sarah Johnson
08:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Isabelle Letourneau
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
08:43
GOAL
Goal: Bailee Bourassa (power play)

Assists: Jenica Whitrow
10:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashten Sinclair
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
16:55
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Bujold
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Caitlin Dempsey
(auto) Head Contact double minor (2:00)
12:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Cassidy Pirlot
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
15:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Brianne Waterman MON 60 23 20 3 0.870
Jane Kish WEY 60 23 21 2 0.913

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Weyburn Gold WingsWEY
Apr 24, 2014
2 - 1 W vs. Edmonton ThunderEDM
Apr 26, 2014
2 - 7 L vs. Fraser Valley PhantomFRA
Apr 23, 2014
3 - 0 W vs. Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 25, 2014
5 - 4 W @ Edmonton ThunderEDM
Apr 22, 2014
3 - 2 W vs. Moncton RocketsMON
Apr 24, 2014
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