2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
April 22, 2018 7:00 pm AT
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
13
7
36
2
10
7
19

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
6
0 / 2
14

Game Story

MACLEAN SCORES LATE WINNER, LEADS SELECTS PAST HOSTS

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Kara MacLean got her second goal of the game with 4:25 left, sending the Northern Selects to a 3-1 win over Metro Boston Pizza to finish the opening day of preliminary-round play Sunday at the 2018 Esso Cup.

The Selects became the first Atlantic team to win its first game since Metro beat the Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 5-1 in 2012, and topped their Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League rivals for the third time in five meetings this season.

Northern dominated the first period, outshooting Metro 16-2, but couldn’t find a way past goaltender Brooke Bennett, who stonewalled the Selects for much of the night.

It took until the 10:45 mark of the second period for Northern to break through; MacLean cleaned up a rebound in front after Heath Miller carried the puck out of the corner, putting the Selects up 1-0.

They had a glorious chance to double the lead on a four-minute power play just moments later, but instead it was Madison Gray who went the other way and beat Northern netminder Lily Currie on a shorthanded breakaway to tie the game.

Currie and Bennett traded saves from there, and seemed destined to get the game to overtime.

But MacLean struck again with less than five minutes to go, tucking in a backhand from in close to put the Atlantic Region champions ahead for good and run their playoff win streak to 12.

Mariah Linehan finished the scoring into an empty net with 48 seconds to go.

The Selects are back in action Monday afternoon, taking on the Pionnières de Lanaudière (3:30 p.m. AT), while Metro faces a tough test in the night-cap when it faces the St. Albert Slash, the defending Esso Cup champions (7 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kennedy MacDonald
Cross-Checking (2:00)
04:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Barter
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Kennedy MacDonald
Tripping (2:00)
17:33
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor MacKenzie
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:36
GOAL
Goal: Kara MacLean

Assists: Heath Miller
10:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Barter
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Barter
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
11:38
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Madison Gray

Assists: Emma Rafuse, Brooke Tomlinson
15:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenna Reid
Roughing (2:00)
15:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Tremblay
Roughing (2:00)
15:48
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenna Reid
Delay of Game (2:00)
06:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Norris
Hooking (2:00)
11:41
GOAL
Goal: Kara MacLean

Assists: Maddie Quinn, Jenna Reid
15:35
GOAL
Goal: Mariah Linehan

Assists: Eva Wornell
19:12
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Brooke Bennett

19:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Lily Currie ATL 60 19 18 1 0.947
Brooke Bennett HST 59 35 33 2 0.943

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 26, 2018
1 - 3 L vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 26, 2018
1 - 4 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 25, 2018
0 - 6 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 25, 2018
2 - 4 L @ Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 24, 2018
3 - 4 L vs. Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 24, 2018
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2018 WU17: GRN 6 – GLD 3 (Game 5)
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2018 WU17: BLK 3 – WHT 1 (Game 6)
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