2016 Esso Cup

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2016 Esso Cup
Game #3
Final
April 17, 2016 9:00 pm CST
Crescent Point Place
Weyburn, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
12
17
11
40
8
7
7
22

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 5
4
0 / 2
10

Game Story

SASKATOON WINS BATTLE OF SASKATCHEWAN

WENDY GRAVES

Weyburn, Sask. – Anna Leschyshyn (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Abby Shirley (Deslisle, Sask.) scored the goals and Emma Johnson (Saskatoon, Sask.) earned the shutout as the Saskatoon Stars beat the Weyburn Gold Wings in the Battle of Saskatchewan Sunday night at the 2016 Esso Cup.

A near-capacity crowd at Crescent Point Place, the Gold Wings’ home rink, came to watch the latest chapter written by the two teams.

With less than a minute to play in the second, Leschyshyn’s shot as she moved through the slot was stopped by Chantal Burke (Saskatoon, Sask.), but she dove for the rebound and put it past the goaltender’s outstretched glove.

Shirley iced it with just over three minutes to play in the third. Grace Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask.) drove to the net, her shot stopped by Burke but redirected to Abby Shirley, who put home the rebound.

Weyburn came into the night looking for a little payback. Just over a month ago the Stars put a hold on the Gold Wings’ season, taking them out in four games in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League semifinals. Other than a five-goal Saskatoon win in Game 1, the series was as tight as could be, with each team winning a game in double overtime and the Stars clinching with a 2-0 win.

The playoffs simply built on a trend that developed during the regular season. When the teams meet, goals are hard to come by. They combined for 12 goals in four games, with the Stars taking the regular season series 3-1.

In the early going, plenty of scoring appeared to be a possibility, with two Saskatoon turnovers in the first five minutes leading to quality chances, which Johnson turned aside. But after a closely played opening period, the Stars controlled more of the play and registered twice as many shots on net than the Gold Wings over the final 40 minutes.

Burke made 38 saves in the loss, many of the highlight-reel variety, to keep her outshot team close until the end.

Saskatoon is back on the ice Monday afternoon (3:30 p.m. MT) to take on another opening day winner, the Express du Richelieu. Weyburn closes out the day against Brantford (7 p.m. MT), in a battle between two teams looking to avoid 0-2 starts.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bailee Bourassa
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
02:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jensen Hammer
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
11:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Elise Endicott
(auto) Blows to the Head double minor (2:00)
16:15
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jordyn Gerlitz
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
06:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Madison Solie
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
13:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashten Sinclair
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
17:35
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Anna Leschyshyn

Assists: Julia Rongve, Willow Slobodzian
19:34
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Julia Rongve
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
12:42
GOAL
Goal: Abby Shirley

Assists: Grace Shirley, Joelle Fiala
16:50

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Emma Johnson SAS 60 22 22 0 1.000
Chantal Burke WEY 60 40 38 2 0.950

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 22 - SV% - 1.000
GA 2 - SVS - 38 - SV% - 0.950
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 3 L @ Rocky Mountain RaidersRMR
Apr 23, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Rocky Mountain RaidersRMR
Apr 21, 2016
0 - 4 L @ Brantford Ice CatsBFD
Apr 22, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Metro Boston PizzaMBP
Apr 20, 2016
2 - 1 W @ Metro Boston PizzaMBP
Apr 21, 2016
3 - 5 L vs. Express du RichelieuRIC
Apr 19, 2016
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