2019 Esso Cup

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2019 Esso Cup
Game #12
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2019 7:00 pm EDT
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Sudbury, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
10
8
25
6
14
15
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
8
2 / 4
8

Game Story

SHIRLEY SCORES LATE, LEADS STARS PAST LADY WOLVES

QUINTON AMUNDSON

SUDBURY, Ont. – Grace Shirley showed off her big-game prowess by scoring a shorthanded goal with 41.9 seconds left to lead her Saskatoon Stars to a 3-2 win over the Sudbury Lady Wolves on Wednesday night at the 2019 Esso Cup.

Saskatoon snatched first place away from Sudbury with one game left to go in the preliminary round.

The Stars entered the third period down 2-1 and appeared the host team was cruising towards a fourth straight win, but the door to a comeback opened when the Lady Wolves were caught with too many players on the ice with just over six minutes remaining.

Emily Holmes capitalized on the power-play opportunity with a seeing-eye wrist shot through a maze of traffic in front to tie the game with 4:23 left.

Minutes later, with the Stars now down a player, Shirley delivered the winner by roofing a backhand just underneath the cross-bar on a partial break.

Arden Kliewer made 23 saves to earn the win, while Mireille Kingsley stopped 32 shots in defeat.

Mylène Lefebvre, who led Sudbury with a goal and an assist, broke the ice at the midway point of the first period with a bank shot from behind the net that directed off Kliewer’s right leg and in.

Kaitlin Jockims evened the game with three minutes remaining in the period by diving forward to tap in a rebound off Kingsley’s pad during a Stars power play, but Sudbury picked up a man-advantage marker of its own, and retook the lead, courtesy of a one-timer from Alexe Clavelle nearly four minutes into the second.

Kingsley ensured the score remained 2-1 for the Lady Wolves after 40 minutes with some stupendous saves, including a larcenous glove grab on a partial break for Jockims.

Saskatoon can lock up first place with a win on Thursday afternoon against the Halifax Fire (3:30 p.m. ET), while Sudbury will be hoping it will have a chance to seize first place back against the As de Québec (7 p.m. ET)

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mylène Lefebvre

Assists: Hannah Smith
10:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Halle Helperl
Tripping (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaiden Duncan
Hooking (2:00)
15:49
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Joelle Fiala

Assists: Anna Leschyshyn, Kaitlin Jockims
17:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Halle Helperl
Holding the Stick (2:00)
02:43
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexe Clavelle

Assists: Mylène Lefebvre, Madison Laberge
03:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Holmes
Holding (2:00)
04:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaiden Duncan
Hooking (2:00)
08:51
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Scott
Body-Checking (2:00)
05:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Mylène Lefebvre
Bench Minor (2:00)
13:54
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Emily Holmes

15:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Joelle Fiala
Roughing (2:00)
17:48
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Grace Shirley

Assists: Kaitlin Jockims, Emily Holmes
19:18

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Mireille Kingsley SUD 60 35 32 3 0.914
Arden Kliewer SAS 60 25 23 2 0.920

Game Leaders

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

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