2017 Esso Cup

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2017 Esso Cup
Game #18
Bronze
Final
April 29, 2017 1:00 pm CDT
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
3
4
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
10
16
33
12
7
6
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
2
0 / 1
10

Game Story

TRUTER SCORES TWICE TO LEAD DURHAM WEST TO BRONZE MEDAL

LEE BOYADJIAN

MORDEN, Man. – Chavonne Truter scored twice, including the game-winner, and added an assist as the Durham West Lighting claimed a 4-1 victory over the Pembina Valley Hawks in the 2017 Esso Cup bronze medal game Saturday afternoon.

Truter said she was nervous going into the third period, with the game tied 1-1. But the team spent the intermission sharing words of encouragement to calm the nerves.

“We can do this, we were all over them, beating them in shots, we just had to bury our chances,” Truter said.

Breaking away from the wing and into the slot, Truter took a shot off her front foot, sending the puck to the side of the net Halle Oswald had just vacated. That goal made it 2-1 for the Lightning and gave Durham West the momentum.

Eight minutes later, Truter was at it again. This time the play was started by Brooklyn Donaldson, who was set up near the corner of the Hawks’ end. Truter snuck into the slot and was all alone when Donaldson sent her the pass. An one-timer ended up as a knuckle puck and floated over Oswald, adding some insurance for the Lightning.

“Everyone took a deep breath [and] just played defensive, to make sure no one got in our zone,” Truter said.

The plan worked so well Mackenzie MacDonald scored on a breakaway for Durham West with just over five-and-a-half minutes left in the third, to secure the win.

“It’s been amazing,” MacDonald said of her time in Morden. “Just to be here it’s just like … a dream come true.”

“I’m ecstatic, this has been an amazing year, winning the gold at provincials and then getting a bronze here at the national championship,” said Pat Teggart, Durham West head coach. “It’s been long road from August until now and it’s my best year I’ve ever had in minor hockey.

Only the gold medal game remains at the 2017 Esso Cup. The Harfangs du Triolet and St. Albert Slash will meet in the championship game Saturday evening. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. CT and can be seen live on TSN across the network.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brooklyn Donaldson

Assists: Chavonne Truter, Sarah Brooks
02:46
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Toni Conrad
Slashing (2:00)
01:09
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Makenzie McCallum

01:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooklyn Platt
Hooking (2:00)
03:03
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Chavonne Truter

Assists: Sarah Brooks
00:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaila Powell
Hooking (2:00)
01:14
GOAL
Goal: Chavonne Truter

Assists: Brooklyn Donaldson
08:47
GOAL
Goal: Mackenzie MacDonald

14:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Sage McElroy-Scott
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
15:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauren Tracogna
Tripping (2:00)
18:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kaitlyn Evelyn ONT 60 25 24 1 0.960
Halle Oswald HST 60 33 29 4 0.879

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ HostHST
Apr 29, 2017
1 - 4 L vs. OntarioONT
Apr 29, 2017
0 - 1 L vs. PacificPAC
Apr 28, 2017
1 - 2 L @ Québec QUE
Apr 28, 2017
3 - 7 L @ St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 27, 2017
6 - 1 W vs. Mid-Isle WildcatsATL
Apr 27, 2017
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