2019 Esso Cup

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2019 Esso Cup
Game #5
Preliminary
Final
April 22, 2019 3:30 pm EDT
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Sudbury, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
8
16
40
14
8
9
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
12
1 / 6
10

Game Story

SABRES PUT OUT FIRE FOR FIRST WIN AT ESSO CUP

QUINTON AMUNDSON

SUDBURY, Ont. – Alyssa Kawa powered the Stoney Creek Sabres to their first win of the 2019 Esso Cup on Monday with a hat trick and an assist in a convincing 9-2 decision over the Halifax Fire.

Grace Bellamy and Vanessa Upson recorded a goal and an assist apiece for the Ontario Region representative. Kathleen Reedman, Tiana Faccio, Lauren Messier and Raelene Verbuggen also scored for the Sabres, while Kayla McDougall made 29 saves to earn the win.

Madison Gray and Allie Norris lit the lamp for the Fire.

Bellamy put Stoney Creek on the board only 19 seconds into the game by jamming the puck past Amelia Awad from the goalmouth.

Gray responded on a Halifax 5-on-3 at the seven-minute mark with a backhand goal, only for Upson to restore the Sabres’ lead at 15:22 by drilling a wrist shot over Awad’s shoulder.

Kawa picked up her first goal with 1:35 remaining in the period with a shorthanded effort, and the Sabres skated into the first intermission with a 3-1 lead and a 16-14 shots edge.

A breakaway goal by Kawa expanded the Sabres’ lead to 4-1 just over five minutes into the second period, and Reedman converted on the power play by capitalizing on the chaos in front of the Halifax cage, making it a four-goal game and chasing Awad in favour of Kaelyn Budden.

Faccio delivered a buzzer-beater with a second to go in the period, curling off the right wing and ripping a low shot past Budden to make the game 6-1.

The Sabres and Fire exchanged goals in a two-minute span early in the third period – Kawa completed the hat trick at 4:02 before Norris replied for the Atlantic champions at 5:58.

Messier and Verbuggen rounded out the scoring with tallies late in the game.

Stoney Creek outshot Halifax 16-14 in the third, and 40-31 in the game.

Halifax will try and bounce back and earn a crucial win against the As de Québec on Tuesday (12 p.m. ET). Stoney Creek will square off against its OWHA foe, the Sudbury Lady Wolves (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Grace Bellamy

Assists: Raelene Verbruggen, Vanessa Upson
00:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Ella Krushelnicki
Hooking (2:00)
04:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Raelene Verbruggen
Hooking (2:00)
05:16
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Madison Gray

Assists: Courtney Boone, Allie Barter
07:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Alicia Juras
Hooking (2:00)
08:26
GOAL
Goal: Vanessa Upson

Assists: Alyssa Kawa, Grace Bellamy
15:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauren Schell
Hit to the Head (2:00)
18:08
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Alyssa Kawa

18:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Madison Gray
Hit to the Head (2:00)
18:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Duggan
Cross-Checking (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Alyssa Kawa

Assists: Raelene Verbruggen
05:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Rachel Cormier
Holding (2:00)
08:45
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Kathleen Reedman

Assists: Lauren Messier, Alicia Juras
09:55
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kaelyn Budden

10:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauren Beaulieu
Slashing (2:00)
10:39
GOAL
Goal: Tiana Faccio

Assists: Alicia Juras
19:59
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Alyssa Kawa

04:02
GOAL
Goal: Allie Norris

Assists: Ellen Laurence
05:58
GOAL
Goal: Lauren Messier

Assists: Tessa Holk
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Caroline Steeves
Tripping (2:00)
16:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Davidge
Interference (2:00)
17:59
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Raelene Verbruggen

Assists: Tiana Faccio, Alicia Juras
18:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Courtney Boone
Interference (2:00)
19:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kayla McDougall SCS 60 31 29 2 0.935
Amelia Awad HFX 30 20 15 5 0.750
Kaelyn Budden HFX 29 20 16 4 0.800

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
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 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 2 W vs. Saskatoon StarsSAS
Apr 27, 2019
1 - 11 L @ Saskatoon StarsSAS
Apr 25, 2019
0 - 5 L @ Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 26, 2019
0 - 4 L vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 24, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 25, 2019
6 - 4 W @ As de QuébecQUE
Apr 23, 2019
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