2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #8
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2018 3:30 pm AT
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
12
4
21
9
7
16
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
2
0 / 1
4

Game Story

STARS BEAT SLASH, STAY PERFECT AT ESSO CUP

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Joelle Fiala and Mackenna Parker had a goal and an assist apiece, and the Saskatoon Stars scored four unanswered goals to top the St. Albert Slash 4-1 in a battle of unbeaten teams Tuesday at the 2018 Esso Cup.

The win keeps the Stars atop the standings at 3-0, and ends a nine-game winning streak for the Slash; they became the first team to ever go 7-0 en route to the national championship last year, and had won their first two games this week.

St. Albert struck first just past the seven-minute mark when Allison Reich circled out from behind the net and beat Saskatoon goaltender Jordan Ivanco past the glove, but Arnold converted a centering pass from Fiala six minutes later to tie the game.

Parker gave the Stars the lead for good within 30 seconds of the Arnold goal, going short-side over the glove of Slash netminder Camryn Drever to send the West champions to the dressing room up 2-1.

St. Albert carried the play in the second period, outshooting the Stars 12-7, but Ivanco ensured her team would carry its one-goal advantage into the final 20 minutes.

Unlike the second, the third period was all Saskatoon; it directed 16 shots at Drever, and scored twice to put the game away.

Fiala was first at 5:34, getting her stick on a point shot from Dana Wood, and Anna Leschyshyn put the icing on the cake with under eight minutes to go, cutting into the slot and wiring a shot just under the cross-bar.

It’s the first time a West Region team has started with three wins in as many games since the Weyburn Gold Wings turned the trick when they won the national title in 2014.

Saskatoon will go for a fourth ‘W’ in a row against host Metro Boston Pizza on Wednesday night (7 p.m. AT), while the Slash will look to bounce back against the Northern Selects (12 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Allison Reich

Assists: Libby Langenhahn, Alexis Butz
07:19
GOAL
Goal: Calli Arnold

Assists: Joelle Fiala, Abby DeCorby
13:24
GOAL
Goal: Mackenna Parker

13:54
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Vanessa Verbitsky
Hit to the Head (2:00)
00:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Tam
Holding (2:00)
14:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Mackenna Parker
Boarding (2:00)
16:42
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Joelle Fiala

Assists: Dana Wood, Jayda Sachs
05:34
GOAL
Goal: Anna Leschyshyn

Assists: Kaitlin Jockims, Mackenna Parker
12:28

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Camryn Drever PAC 60 32 28 4 0.875
Jordan Ivanco WST 60 21 20 1 0.952

Game Leaders

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

2 - 1 W @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 28, 2018
2 - 1 W vs. Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 27, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 27, 2018
6 - 2 W @ Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 26, 2018
5 - 2 W vs. Northern SelectsATL
Apr 26, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 WU17: BLU 5 - GLD 4 (Game 7)
Crnkovic sent home the GWG late in the third to give Blue the win.
2018 WU17: BLU 5 – RED 3 (Game 4)
Roy, Perreault and Drysdale had two points each to lift Blue to a win.
2018 WU17: GRN 6 – GLD 3 (Game 5)
Shepard and Jarvis had 2G each to help Green to its second camp win.
2018 WU17: BLK 3 – WHT 1 (Game 6)
Robinson and Beaudoin scored in the third to send Black to the win.