2017 Esso Cup

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2017 Esso Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2017 7:00 pm CDT
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
21
16
14
51
4
12
13
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
8
0 / 4
10

Game Story

SCHUTTLER SCORES WINNER TO GIVE SLASH SECOND-STRAIGHT WIN

LEE BOYADJIAN

MORDEN, Man. – Makenna Schuttler scored the game-winner midway through the second period, lifting the St. Albert Slash past the Pembina Valley Hawks 2-1 on Monday night at the 2017 Esso Cup to keep the Pacific Region champions unbeaten.

It was the Hawks who opened the scoring, early in the first, feeding off the energy of another big hometown crowd. Captain Mackenzie Hutchinson called for the puck on the point, but ripped her first shot wide of Slash netminder Camryn Drever. As the play continued, Toni Conrad found Hutchinson again, who worked her way into the high slot and beat the screened Drever with a wrist shot.

Pembina Valley could not maintain that momentum though, as St. Albert carried the play for most of the first. Stephanie Markowski saw an opportunity to even the score, using a Hawks defender as a screen on goaltender Halle Oswald. Markowski placed the shot perfectly over the blocker, tying the game 1-1 with her second of the tournament.

In the second period, the play started to even out as the Hawks pushed back on the Slash, forcing Drever to make some timely saves. Her teammates would reward her midway through the frame; Shyla Kirwer sent a shot in on Oswald, who couldn’t corral the rebound. Schuttler picked up the puck in the slot and slid it to the back of the net for a 2-1 Slash lead.

The pace seemed to increase as the game wore on, with the teams trading chances late in the second. Madison Willan was waiting on the doorstep for a cross-crease pass, but Oswald used all of her 5-foot-8 frame to go post-to-post and make the save. Drever answered back a few minutes later stopping a point-blank one-timer from Hannah Petrie.

By the end of the second, shots were 37-16 in favour of the Slash, though the Hawks put up 12 shots in the second stanza alone. The host team carried that momentum into the third, looking for the equalizer.

With just over a minute to go and a crowd battling in the low slot, Drever made a toe save on a scrambled shot, keeping the Slash ahead and securing her team's second win in as many nights.

Play continues at the Esso Cup Tuesday, with the final two unbeaten teams, St. Albert and Triolet, meeting at 3:30 p.m. CT. Pembina Valley faces Durham West at 7 p.m. CT, with both teams sitting at 1-1 and looking to pick up another three points.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mackenzie Hutchinson

Assists: Toni Conrad, Sage McElroy-Scott
6:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooklyn Platt
Tripping (2:00)
9:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Kelly-Rae Zdan
Slashing (2:00)
13:24
GOAL
Goal: Stephanie Markowski

Assists: Megan Arthur, Mackenzie Butz
16:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooklyn Platt
Slashing (2:00)
17:03
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaila Powell
Holding (2:00)
3:45
GOAL
Goal: Makenna Schuttler

Assists: Shyla Kirwer, Stephanie Markowski
10:58
PENALTY
Penalty: MacKenzie Reynolds
Body-Checking (2:00)
16:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Jayme Doyle
Tripping (2:00)
18:32
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyra Meropoulis
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Sage McElroy-Scott
Hit to the Head (2:00)
12:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephanie Markowski
Interference (2:00)
17:17

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Camryn Drever PAC 60 29 28 1 0.966
Halle Oswald HST 58 51 49 2 0.961

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 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

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1 - 4 L vs. OntarioONT
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1 - 0 W @ OntarioONT
Apr 28, 2017
1 - 2 L @ Québec QUE
Apr 28, 2017
7 - 3 W vs. OntarioONT
Apr 27, 2017
6 - 1 W vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 27, 2017
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