2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #15
Preliminary
Final
April 26, 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
8
15
9
32
5
12
3
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 6
10
1 / 5
12

Game Story

NAUD LEADS THE WAY IN THIRD, PIONNIÈRES CLAIM SEMIFINAL SPOT

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Ann-Frédérik Naud had a goal and two assists, and the Pionnières de Lanaudière scored three power-play goals in the third period to earn a 3-1 win over Metro Boston Pizza on Thursday night and claim a semifinal spot at the 2018 Esso Cup.

With scenarios aplenty – and Metro, Lanaudière and the Northern Selects still in the running for the fourth final-four spot – the Pionnières leaned on their special teams to get them to Friday.

Both teams came out looking tentative, with just 13 shots registered in a scoreless first period.

Metro goaltender Brooke Bennett, as she has been through much of the week, was the story in the second period, turning away all 15 shots she faced to keep the Lanaudière offence off the scoreboard.

Her offence rewarded her with a goal before the end of the middle frame; with the hosts enjoying a two-man advantage, a bouncing puck found Hannah MacNeil at the side of the net and she swept in the 1-0 marker.

Needing goals, the Pionnières and their special teams responded with a huge third period.

Élodie St-Jacques tied it at 5:33, knocking in a third-chance rebound after a pair of saves by Bennett.

A pair of Metro penalties put the hosts down two, and Meghane Duchesne-Chalifoux hammered a slap shot through bodies and past Bennett to put the Quebec champions ahead for good.

Naud added insurance just 53 seconds later, going hard to the net and tucking the 3-1 goal around Bennett.

Lanaudière held Metro to just three shots in the decisive third period, and had a 32-20 advantage overall.

The Pionnières will return to the ice at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre for the second semifinal on Friday night, taking on the unbeaten Saskatoon Stars (7:30 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ellen Laurence
Body-Checking (2:00)
04:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Mégane Larrivée
Interference (2:00)
12:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Aurélie Tetreault
Interference (2:00)
15:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Mégane Quirion
Boarding (2:00)
17:08
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ellen Laurence
Hooking (2:00)
13:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Ann-Frédérik Naud
Roughing (2:00)
16:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Sabrina Beaudoin
Slashing (2:00)
17:24
GOAL
Goal: Hannah MacNeil (power play)

Assists: Allie Norris, Jillian Duggan
17:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Tremblay
Body-Checking (2:00)
05:03
GOAL
Goal: Élodie St-Jacques (power play)

Assists: Mégane Quirion, Ann-Frédérik Naud
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Norris
Tripping (2:00)
09:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Allie Barter
Slashing (2:00)
10:14
GOAL
Goal: Meghane Duchesne-Chalifoux (power play)

Assists: Ann-Frédérik Naud, Sabrina Beaudoin
10:36
GOAL
Goal: Ann-Frédérik Naud (power play)

Assists: Maya Labad
11:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Robyn Young
Boarding (2:00)
11:42

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Sarah Vanier QUE 60 20 19 1 0.950
Brooke Bennett HST 60 32 29 3 0.906

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 3 L vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 26, 2018
1 - 5 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 27, 2018
0 - 6 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 25, 2018
3 - 1 W @ Metro Boston PizzaHST
Apr 26, 2018
3 - 4 L vs. Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 24, 2018
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