2018 Esso Cup

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2018 Esso Cup
Game #18
Bronze
Final
April 28, 2018 2:00 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
6
10
5
21
9
9
13
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 0
2
0 / 1
0

Game Story

PIONNIÈRES SURVIVE LATE PUSH, WIN ESSO BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Mégane Quirion and Ann Sophie Guay scored goals in the first 13 minutes and Sarah Vanier made them stand up with a 30-save performance, leading the Pionnières de Lanaudière to the bronze medal at the 2018 Esso Cup with a 2-1 win over the Brampton Canadettes on Saturday.

It’s the fourth time in its last four appearances that a Quebec team has left Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, while Ontario missed the podium for the first time in the tournament’s 10-year history.

Brampton outshot the Pionnières 9-6 in the first period, but found itself down two after 20 minutes.

Quirion made it 1-0 just past the nine-minute mark; she played give-and-go with Ann-Frédérik Naud, who stretched around a sprawling Canadette to set up a tap-in for Quirion.

Guay doubled the lead almost four minutes later when her harmless looking wrist shot from the point hit a Brampton stick in the high slot and snuck under the arm of goaltender Hannah Szczepanowski.

That would be all the offence Vanier needed; she stopped all 18 shots she faced through two periods and added 12 more in the third.

The Canadettes threw everything they had at the Lanaudière net in the final frame, and finally pulled within one when Paige Whaley snuck a shot five-hole on Vanier with Szczepankowski on the bench and 68 seconds left.

But they would get no closer, and the Pionnières avenged their 8-2 prelim loss to the Canadettes.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mégane Quirion

Assists: Ann-Frédérik Naud
09:11
GOAL
Goal: Ann Sophie Guay

Assists: Amélie Vachon, Élodie St-Jacques
12:51
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Vanier (Served by Mélyna Sylvestre)
Delay of Game (2:00)
18:48
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Paige Whaley

Assists: Tamara Giaquinto, Emma Potter
18:52
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Hannah Szczepanowski

18:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Sarah Vanier QUE 60 31 30 1 0.968
Hannah Szczepanowski ONT 59 21 19 2 0.905

Game Leaders

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 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 - 1 W @ Brampton CanadettesONT
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. Pionnières de LanaudièreQUE
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 5 L @ Saskatoon StarsWST
Apr 27, 2018
1 - 2 L @ St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 27, 2018
3 - 1 W @ Metro Boston PizzaHST
Apr 26, 2018
2 - 6 L vs. St. Albert SlashPAC
Apr 26, 2018
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