2017 Esso Cup

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2017 Esso Cup
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
April 26, 2017 12:00 pm CDT
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
1
4
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
19
12
39
11
7
9
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
10
0 / 5
12

Game Story

ST. ALBERT SECURES PLAYOFF SPOT WITH SHUTOUT WIN

LEE BOYADJIAN

MORDEN, Man. – Kaylee Vader scored once and added two assists while Camryn Drever stopped all 27 shots that came her way, leading the St. Albert Slash to a 4-0 win over the Prince Albert Bears on Wednesday afternoon at the 2017 Esso Cup. The victory secures St. Albert a top-two playoff position.

The Slash got on the board early, with Bears goaltender Ryan Fontaine caught in a scramble behind the net. Battling with Fontaine and the defenceman, Vader managed to send the puck to Shyla Kirwer in front, who knocked it into the open net.

The Bears then found themselves in some penalty trouble, giving the unbeaten Slash almost 40 seconds of 5-on-3 play. St. Albert set up along the perimeter of the zone, working the puck from defence to down low. Cassidy Maplethorpe was tucked in the corner when she fed Tyra Meropoulis in the slot, who buried it for her second of the national championship. The Slash would maintain the 2-0 lead into the intermission.

In the second, the Bears were more disciplined and challenged Drever, but she turned away all seven shots she faced. The Slash earned a little more breathing room midway through the period, with a breakaway goal from Vader. She jumped around a defender, drove hard to the net, dropped to her backhand and lifted the puck over Fontaine for a 3-0 Slash lead.

Prince Albert had a chance to get on the board early in the third with Kate Ball on a breakaway. As she tried to cut through the crease, Drever got her glove up and knocked the puck away, maintaining the shutout.

The fourth St. Albert goal came at the end of third, with Isabelle Lajoie flying down an open wing and firing blocker side. The win moves St. Albert to 4-0 on the tournament and ensures they'll be part of the semifinals on Friday.

The Slash close out the preliminary round Thursday against the Durham West Lightning at 12 p.m. CT. Prince Albert, needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, finishes against the Harfangs du Triolet at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Shyla Kirwer

Assists: Isabelle Lajoie, Ashley Nothof
1:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Abby Soyko
Slashing (2:00)
13:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Hannah Koroll
Body-Checking (2:00)
14:22
GOAL
Goal: Tyra Meropoulis (power play)

Assists: Cassidy Maplethorpe, Stephanie Markowski
14:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooke Hobson
Holding (2:00)
16:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Abby Soyko
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
18:03
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyra Meropoulis
Slashing (2:00)
4:53
GOAL
Goal: Kaylee Vader

10:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephanie Markowski
Hooking (2:00)
12:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephanie Markowski
Roughing (2:00)
15:45
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jadyn Kushniruk
Boarding (2:00)
8:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Madison Willan
Slashing (2:00)
10:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Keely Vachon
Interference (2:00)
11:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby Donald
Hooking (2:00)
14:29
GOAL
Goal: Isabelle Lajoie

Assists: Shyla Kirwer, Taylor Anker
18:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Camryn Drever PAC 60 27 27 0 1.000
Ryan Fontaine WST 60 39 35 4 0.897

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 27 - SV% - 1.000
GA 4 - SVS - 35 - SV% - 0.897
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

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3 - 2 W vs. Québec QUE
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1 - 0 W @ OntarioONT
Apr 28, 2017
0 - 4 L vs. PacificPAC
Apr 26, 2017
7 - 3 W vs. OntarioONT
Apr 27, 2017
6 - 1 W @ AtlanticATL
Apr 25, 2017
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