2019 Esso Cup

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2019 Esso Cup
Game #11
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2019 3:30 pm EDT
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Sudbury, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
11
18
36
8
8
7
23

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
14
2 / 5
10

Game Story

SABRES EDGE AS IN ESSO CUP THRILLER

QUINTON AMUNDSON

SUDBURY, Ont. – Alyssa Kawa scored two goals and Kayla McDougall made 34 saves to lift the Stoney Creek Sabres to a narrow 3-2 victory over the As de Québec on Wednesday afternoon at the 2019 Esso Cup.

Kawa scored the game-winning goal at 8:17 of the third period and then ceded the spotlight to McDougall, who had to step up and make over a dozen saves – at least five of ten-bell quality – in the last 10 minutes to emerge victorious in a white-knuckle on-ice battle.

Vanessa Upson scored the other goal for the Sabres, and rearguard Sarah Davidge put up two assists.

Québec was led by Jade Picard with a goal and an assist, and Noémie Vermette scored once.

Sophie Sabourin made 20 saves in defeat.

Period one was back and forth as Québec registered five of the first seven shots, and the Sabres responded by going on a 6-2 run. The scoreless first period ended with Stoney Creek outshooting the As 8-7.

The Sabres broke through for two goals early in the second; Upson completed a perfect in-tight deflection at 5:23 on the power play and Kawa toe-dragged a defender to create the real estate to unleash a pretty snipe from the slot.

Québec ratcheted up its aggressiveness in response to the deficit and generated a few odd-man attempts, but McDougall denied them all. The As outshot Stoney Creek 11-8 in the second.

The As finally broke through offensively just shy of the eight-minute mark of the third period when Vermette stabbed the puck past McDougall’s pads during a four-on-four sequence.

Quickly though, Quebec dealt a blow to its own comeback bid by coughing up the puck to give Stoney Creek a 2-on-0 rush – an opportunity that Kawa took full advantage of with a top-shelf shot less than 40 seconds after Vermette’s deficit-cutter.

The As pushed back and made the game 3-2 with 7:40 remaining when Picard beat McDougall in tight to set up the thrill-ride of a finale.

The Sabres have an inside track to a playoff berth and can clinch by beating the St. Albert Slash on Thursday (12 p.m. ET). Québec must beat the Sudbury Lady Wolves in 60 minutes in the prelim finale (7 p.m. ET) if it hopes to play on the weekend.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tiana Faccio
Hooking (2:00)
06:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Noémie Vermette
Holding the Stick (2:00)
06:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Robitaille
Tripping (2:00)
12:13
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chorinne Koesters
Body-Checking (2:00)
01:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Ann-Sophie Bédard
Tripping (2:00)
04:53
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Vanessa Upson

Assists: Lauren Schell, Sarah Davidge
05:23
GOAL
Goal: Alyssa Kawa

Assists: Grace Bellamy, Sarah Davidge
06:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Kathleen Reedman
Interference (2:00)
09:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Mégane Beaudoin
Hooking (2:00)
13:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Béatrice Bilodeau
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
04:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Reagan Minor
Slashing (2:00)
05:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Tiana Faccio
Hooking (2:00)
06:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Ann-Sophie Bédard
Hooking (2:00)
07:06
GOAL
Goal: Noémie Vermette

Assists: Alexandra Giguère, Jade Picard
07:41
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alyssa Kawa

Assists: Kathleen Reedman
08:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Alicia Juras
Bench Minor (2:00)
10:39
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jade Picard

12:20

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Sophie Sabourin QUE 60 23 20 3 0.870
Kayla McDougall SCS 60 36 34 2 0.944

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - 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 - 5 L @ Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 25, 2019
3 - 2 W vs. Saskatoon StarsSAS
Apr 27, 2019
2 - 3 L @ Stoney Creek SabresSCS
Apr 24, 2019
0 - 5 L @ Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 26, 2019
4 - 6 L vs. Halifax FireHFX
Apr 23, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 25, 2019
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2019 U17: BLU 7 – GLD 4 (Game 7)
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2019 U17: WHT 3 – BLK 2 (Game 6)
Guenther had 1G 1A and Blackburn made 20 saves to lead White.
2019 U17: BLU 9 – RED 1 (Game 4)
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