2019 Esso Cup

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2019 Esso Cup
Game #18
Bronze
Final (SO)
April 27, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Sudbury, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
7
8
15
9
39
7
7
6
1
21

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
8
1 / 4
10

Game Story

SABRES SCORE BRONZE MEDAL IN DRAMATIC SHOOTOUT

SUDBURY, Ont. – Alicia Juras scored the game-tying goal late in the third period, and then again in the shootout to lead the Stoney Creek Sabres to a 3-2 comeback win over the Saskatoon Stars in the bronze medal game Saturday at the 2019 Esso Cup.

Juras scored the dramatic shorthanded equalizer with 4:30 remaining in the third period by dancing around Saskatoon goaltender Kaitlyn Cadrain with a backhand-to-forehand deke.

Saskatoon responded by storming the attacking zone in a frantic 10-minute overtime. Megan Warrener proved to be up to the task for Stoney Creek as she denied all nine shots that came her way.

Buoyed by their goaltender’s heroics, all four Sabres skaters scored in the five-player shootout. Alyssa Kawa netted the tally that officially nabbed the podium spot for the Sabres, who owned a 4-6-2 record in early December before going on a run to the national tourmament.

Calli Arnold opened the scoring at 2:57 of the second period with a shot from the right face-off circle, and Stars captain Grace Shirley gave her team a two-goal cushion 48 seconds into the third frame by sniping a rising wrist shot into the top shelf of the net, but the lead wouldn’t last.

Tessa Holk started the comeback on a Sabres’ power play with a forehand drive from the right wing less than three minutes after Shirley’s tally, setting up Juras’ late heroics.

A defining moment for the Sabres was a late 5-on-3 penalty kill in the second period. The Stars hemmed Stoney Creek into its zone for the entire 83 seconds, but the Sabres clogged up the shooting lanes and Warrener made crucial saves to shut down an excellent opportunity for Saskatoon.

Warrener made 37 saves for the win, and Cadrain stopped 19 shots in defeat.

The bronze is the first medal for the Sabres at the Esso Cup; they finished fourth when they hosted the 2014 tournament in Hamilton, Ont.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Tam
Body-Checking (2:00)
07:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauren Messier
Hooking (2:00)
09:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Shirley
Slashing (2:00)
13:02
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Calli Arnold

Assists: Jayda Sachs, Joelle Fiala
02:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Ashley Messier
Body-Checking (2:00)
09:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Alicia Juras
Slashing (2:00)
16:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Marisa Valla
Boarding (2:00)
17:17
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Grace Shirley

Assists: Calli Arnold
00:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Chace Sperling
Slashing (2:00)
03:12
GOAL
Goal: Tessa Holk (power play)

Assists: Jenna Duarte
03:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Tessa Holk
Slashing (2:00)
07:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Marisa Valla
Body-Checking (2:00)
13:30
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Alicia Juras

Assists: Kathleen Reedman
15:30
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#88 Jenna Duarte shooutout attempt on #1 Kaitlyn Cadrain
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Grace Shirley shooutout attempt on #1 Megan Warrener
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Alicia Juras shooutout attempt on #1 Kaitlyn Cadrain
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#27 Joelle Fiala shooutout attempt on #1 Megan Warrener
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#97 Vanessa Upson shooutout attempt on #1 Kaitlyn Cadrain
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#6 Kaitlin Jockims shooutout attempt on #1 Megan Warrener
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Alyssa Kawa shooutout attempt on #1 Kaitlyn Cadrain
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kaitlyn Cadrain SAS 70 21 19 2 0.905
Megan Warrener SCS 70 39 37 2 0.949

Game Leaders

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 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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Stoney Creek SabresSCS
Apr 27, 2019
3 - 2 W vs. Saskatoon StarsSAS
Apr 27, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 26, 2019
0 - 5 L @ Sudbury Lady WolvesSUD
Apr 26, 2019
11 - 1 W vs. Halifax FireHFX
Apr 25, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. St. Albert SlashSTA
Apr 25, 2019
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2019 NJAC: OAK 7 – OTT 4 (Preliminary)
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