2014 Esso Cup

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2014 Esso Cup
Game #19
Final
April 26, 2014 4:00 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
10
10
10
30
11
8
6
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

GOLD WINGS ARE GOLDEN

by Wendy Graves

STONEY CREEK, Ont. – The Weyburn Gold Wings are the 2014 Esso Cup champions.

Tessa Wilson (Mazenod, Sask.) and Bailee Bourassa (Weyburn, Sask.) scored and Jane Kish (Weyburn, Sask.) made 29 saves as their team defeated the Edmonton Thunder 2-1 Saturday afternoon and earned the right to be called the best female Midget team in the country.

Brett Campbell (Edmonton, Alta.) had the lone goal for the Thunder. Goalie Tracie Kikuchi (Edmonton, Alta.) made 23 saves.

“I’m absolutely overjoyed,” said Kish. “Words can’t express how I feel right now.”

In the early going it was Edmonton creating the most chances. After four minutes, the Thunder had registered five shots on net while the Gold Wings had barely seen the offensive zone.

It took until 14 minutes in for Weyburn to finds its rhythm. End-to-end action two minutes later led to the game’s first goal.

Caitlin Dempsey’s (Heward, Sask.) initial shot on the rush was blocked, but a streaking Wilson fired from between the top of the face-off circles. Her shot went off of Kikuchi’s glove and trickled in.

Weyburn doubled its lead less than two minutes into the second. Bourassa broke down the right wing on a three-on-one, held and went high.

Campbell finally got Edmonton on the board seven minutes in. A scramble in front of the net led to Weyburn’s net coming off its pegs, but not before the puck had crossed the goal line.

Seven minutes into the third Edmonton found itself on an extended five-on-three. You had a feeling this would be the turning point of the game.

Kish had been her team’s best player all week – and named Top Goaltender for the tournament – and she stood tall with several big saves on the penalty kill.

Unlike the other five teams here, the Gold Wings came to Stoney Creek as bit of an unknown entity. The Thunder was looking to win its first Esso Cup in six tries. The Sabres wanted to prove they belonged at nationals as competitors, not just hosts. Even the Moncton Rockets (chasing Atlantic’s first medal), Fraser Valley Phantom (last year’s host) and Sudbury Lady Wolves (shortest layoff; lots of momentum) had storylines to follow at the beginning of the week.

What we did know was the Gold Wings were coming in on a roll. With eight games left in its regular season, the team sat at 10-6-1-3. Since then they’d gone 24-4.

It was the last team anyone should want to face.

“I think we realized what we needed to do to win,” said Wilson.

“We believed in each other,” said Kish. “We told ourselves we have an opportunity to be national champions.”

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Madison Colbow
(auto) minor (2:00)
07:41
GOAL
Goal: Tessa Wilson

Assists: Caitlin Dempsey
16:01
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Bailee Bourassa

Assists: Jenica Whitrow
01:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Boucher
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Whitney Thorp
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Madison Colbow
Playing with Too Many Sticks minor (2:00)
03:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Kassidy Sjostrand
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
06:21
GOAL
Goal: Brett Campbell (power play)

Assists: Alexandra Poznikoff
07:01
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kassidy Sjostrand
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
06:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Tessa Wilson
Tripping minor (2:00)
07:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Campbell
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Campbell
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:41

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tracie Kikuchi EDM 60 25 23 2 0.920
Jane Kish WEY 60 30 29 1 0.967

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ Weyburn Gold WingsWEY
Apr 26, 2014
2 - 1 W vs. Edmonton ThunderEDM
Apr 26, 2014
2 - 1 W @ Stoney Creek SabresSTC
Apr 25, 2014
3 - 0 W vs. Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 25, 2014
4 - 3 W @ Stoney Creek SabresSTC
Apr 24, 2014
3 - 2 W vs. Moncton RocketsMON
Apr 24, 2014
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