2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
April 22, 2018 12:00 pm AT
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
15
8
27
2
4
6
12

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
4
0 / 2
6

Game Story

STARS BLANK CANADETTES TO OPEN ESSO CUP

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Joelle Fiala scored once and added an assist, and 12 different players recorded at least a point to help the Saskatoon Stars to a 5-0 win over the Brampton Canadettes in the opening game Sunday at the 2018 Esso Cup.

It’s the second time Saskatoon has blanked its first opponent at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship; it kept the Weyburn Gold Wings without a goal in its 2016 curtain-raiser.

Jordan Ivanco needed to make just 12 saves to record the shutout for the Stars, who held Brampton to the second-lowest shot total in tournament history.

Saskatoon made good on an early power play for all the offence it would need; after carrying the puck deep, circling the net and playing a quick game of give-and-go with Mackenna Parker, Grace Shirley beat Hannah Szczepanowski for the 1-0 goal just 5:10 in.

Both teams struggled to find their offensive footing in the opening 20 minutes, combining for just six shots (4-2 in favour of the Stars).

The Stars hit their stride in the second period, outshooting Brampton 15-4 and striking twice in just over three minutes to put the game out of reach. Calli Arnold was first, shovelling in a loose puck at the side of the net at 10:21, before Fiala powered her way to the net and went five-hole to make it 3-0.

Kaitlin Jockims cleaned up a rebound in front of Szczepanowski just past the six-minute mark of the third period, and Kianna Dietz danced her way through the Brampton defence to finish the scoring with just over five minutes to go.

It’s the fourth time in five years the Ontario champion has lost its opening game at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, although each of the previous three has ended up winning a medal.

Saskatoon is back in action in the opening game Monday, taking on the Pionnieres de Lanaudiere (12 p.m. AT), while Brampton will face the Northern Selects in the second game of the day (3:30 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Larsen
Tripping (2:00)
04:17
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley (power play)

Assists: Mackenna Parker, Ashley Messier
05:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Shirley
Holding (2:00)
11:56
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Larsen
Hooking (2:00)
04:06
GOAL
Goal: Calli Arnold

Assists: Joelle Fiala, Jayda Sachs
10:21
GOAL
Goal: Joelle Fiala

Assists: Jayda Sachs, Abby DeCorby
13:47
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Makayla Le
Cross-Checking (2:00)
01:59
GOAL
Goal: Kaitlin Jockims

Assists: Anna Leschyshyn, Ashley Messier
06:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Anna Leschyshyn
Hooking (2:00)
11:27
GOAL
Goal: Kianna Dietz

Assists: Makena Kushniruk
14:36

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Jordan Ivanco WST 60 12 12 0 1.000
Hannah Szczepanowski ONT 60 27 22 5 0.815

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 12 - SV% - 1.000
GA 5 - SVS - 22 - SV% - 0.815
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

1 - 2 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 28, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 27, 2018
1 - 2 L @ St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 27, 2018
5 - 2 W vs. Northern SelectsATL
Apr 26, 2018
2 - 6 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 26, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.