2017 Esso Cup

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2017 Esso Cup
Game #16
Semifinal
Final
April 28, 2017 3:30 pm CDT
Access Event Centre
Morden, Man.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
7
12
31
12
4
4
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
6
0 / 3
10

Game Story

WILLAN SCORES LONE GOAL, ST. ALBERT TO PLAY FOR ESSO GOLD

LEE BOYADJIAN

MORDEN, Man. – When Madison Willan scored just 57 seconds into the first period, Friday afternoon, no one thought that would stand up as the game winner in the first semifinal at the 2017 Esso Cup.

But thanks to that goal and a 20-save shutout from Camryn Drever, the St. Albert Slash beat the Durham West Lightning 1-0 and will play for Canada's National Female Midget Championship.

Less than a minute into the opening frame, Willan circled deep into the Lightning zone, dropping below the goal-line. The winger then swung through the blue paint, went around Lightning goaltender Kaitlyn Evelyn, and slid the puck in for the 1-0 lead.

The Slash defence and Drever then took over and shut down the Lightning offense, making Willan’s goal the only one they would need.

“They were pressuring us, they were giving us frustration because they wouldn’t let us do our thing in moving the puck and wheeling around,” said Slash head coach, Dan Auchenberg. “But it’s trying to keep [the girls] calm and trying to believe in what their process is.”

“We had a few chances but the other team played really well and we just had to battle through with a one-goal lead and we protected our goalie and we stayed through it the whole way,” Willan said.

St. Albert will play the winner of Pembina Valley and Triolet for the Esso Cup, while Durham West also waits on its opponent for the bronze medal game.

“It’s disappointing that we couldn’t be in the finals, but at least we have the bronze game and hopefully we bring home some medals,” said Kate Gallant, who earlier Friday was awarded the Top Scorer and Most Sportsmanlike Player awards.

“We’re going to play the same type of game we did today and put forth that effort tomorrow and if lady luck is on our side and we play our game, I think we’ll be able to bring home a medal,” said Pat Teggart, Durham West head coach.

The bronze medal game will start at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, with the gold medal game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT. The final will be carried across the TSN network.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Madison Willan

Assists: Cassidy Maplethorpe, Hannah MacDonald
0:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Chavonne Truter
Slashing (2:00)
1:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chavonne Truter
Hooking (2:00)
5:29
PENALTY
Penalty: MacKenzie Reynolds
Roughing (2:00)
9:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Julie Gough
Hit to the Head (2:00)
11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyra Meropoulis
Body-Checking (2:00)
18:38
3rd Period
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
10:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Raeanne Breton
Interference (2:00)
14:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Isabelle Lajoie
Roughing (2:00)
17:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Camryn Drever PAC 60 20 20 0 1.000
Kaitlyn Evelyn ONT 59 31 30 1 0.968

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 20 - SV% - 1.000
GA 1 - SVS - 30 - SV% - 0.968
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 0 W vs. Québec QUE
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 1 W @ HostHST
Apr 29, 2017
1 - 0 W @ OntarioONT
Apr 28, 2017
0 - 1 L vs. PacificPAC
Apr 28, 2017
7 - 3 W vs. OntarioONT
Apr 27, 2017
3 - 7 L @ PacificPAC
Apr 27, 2017
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2017 RBC: COB 3 – BRO 2 OT (Championship)
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