2017 Esso Cup

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2017 Esso Cup
Game #14
Preliminary
Final
April 27, 2017 3:30 pm CDT
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
8
9
30
13
12
14
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
10
0 / 5
6

Game Story

SOYKO’S FIRST GOAL STANDS AS GAME-WINNER FOR BEARS

LEE BOYADJIAN

MORDEN, Man. – Alli Soyko had to wait until the final game of the preliminary round to record her first goal at the 2017 Esso Cup, but the timing proved key, as the goal stood as the game-winner in a 3-2 Prince Albert Bears victory over the Harfangs du Triolet on Thursday afternoon.

The scoring started early for Prince Albert, just 1:04 into the first period. Camryn Amundson came flying into the Harfangs zone along the wing, with Brooke Hobson trailing through the middle of the ice. A perfect pass from Amundson gave Hobson all the time to fire high glove side on Mélyann Daigneault for a 1-0 Bears lead.

Triolet answered just over two minutes later, off a 3-on-2 rush. Zoé Thibault took the initial shot, then followed into the crease for a rebound where Megan Bureau-Gagnon helped drive it in for a 1-1 tie.

Another odd-man rush resulted in the third goal of the game. The Bears were spread out three across coming in on one Harfangs defender and Daigneault. Jaydn Kushniruk, leading the rush, decided to keep and fire high, ringing it off the crossbar, down and in for a 2-1 Prince Albert lead.

In the second, the Bears added another early to increase their lead to 3-1. With a loose puck rolling just over the Harfangs' blue-line, Daigneault got into a race with Soyko. The goaltender got there first, but Soyko picked Daigneault’s pocket and had a wide-open cage for her first of the tournament, which would also turn out to be the game-winner.

Near the six-minute mark of the middle frame, Triolet made the most of a power play to cut the lead to 3-2. Sarah-Jane Côté, skating along the offensive blue-line, sent a backhand drop pass to the other point, setting up Sandrine Veillette for a booming slap shot, which went straight to the back of the net.

Triolet would be unable to score the equalizer and the game would finish 3-2, improving Prince Albert to 2-3 through the preliminary round. The Harfangs finished 3-2 and will wait for the results from the final game on Day 5 to confirm their semifinal opponent.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brooke Hobson

Assists: Camryn Amundson
01:04
GOAL
Goal: Megan Bureau-Gagnon

Assists: Zoé Thibault
03:22
GOAL
Goal: Jadyn Kushniruk

Assists: Abby Soyko, Jordan Ashe
07:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Bureau-Gagnon
Cross-Checking (2:00)
12:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Zoé Thibault
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:50
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Alli Soyko

02:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Chloé Gendreau
Tripping (2:00)
02:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Miranda Heidt
Body-Checking (2:00)
05:28
GOAL
Goal: Sandrine Veillette (power play)

Assists: Sarah-Jane Côté
05:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Karelle Grégoire
Tripping (2:00)
10:46
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Karelle Grégoire
Tripping (2:00)
07:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Alli Soyko
Roughing (2:00)
11:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Ireland South
Hit to the Head (2:00)
19:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Mélyann Daigneault QUE 58 39 36 3 0.923
Brooklyn Elek WST 60 30 28 2 0.933

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 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

0 - 1 L @ PacificPAC
Apr 29, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. Québec QUE
Apr 27, 2017
2 - 1 W vs. HostHST
Apr 28, 2017
0 - 4 L vs. PacificPAC
Apr 26, 2017
2 - 3 L @ WestWST
Apr 27, 2017
6 - 1 W @ AtlanticATL
Apr 25, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 WJAC: CANW 5 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Rose starred in a 35-save performance, backstopping West to gold.
2017 WJAC: CANE 3 – SUI 2 OT (5th Place)
Doyle tied it late, Theocharidis won it in OT and East finished fifth.
2017 WJAC: CZE 4 – RUS 2 (Bronze)
Havranek had 1G 1A to help the Czechs win their first WJAC medal.
2017 WJAC: USA 5 – RUS 0 (Semifinal)
Kucharski finished with 21 saves, backstopping the U.S. to the final.
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