Game Report 1670 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Crescent Point Place
Date: Apr 23, 2016
GAME NOTES: ICE CATS WIN ESSO CUP IN DOMINATING STYLE WENDY GRAVES WEYBURN, Sask. – The Brantford Ice Cats are the 2016 Esso Cup champions. Brantford defeated the Express du Richelieu 10-3 on Saturday afternoon. Five straight goals in the second period turned the tide and, in turn, made the Ice Cats the eighth team to claim Canada’s National Female Midget Championship. The 10 goals scored by Brantford doubled the record set by the winning team in the gold medal game; the Westman Wildcats (2009), Notre Dame Hounds (2011) and LHFDQ Nord (2013) all scored five goals in their wins. Taylor Trussler (Kitchener, Ont.) led the way with a goal and four assists. Kayla Bailey (Cambridge, Ont.) and Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ont.) each had two goals and two assists. Brooklyn Gemmill (Cambridge, Ont.) added a pair of goals, while singles were scored by Paige Rynne (Ancaster, Ont.), Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ont.) and Chenelle Caron-Godon (Brantford, Ont.). It’s hard to remember, but the Ice Cats twice trailed in the game. Only 64 seconds in Émilie Lavoie’s (Beloeil, Que.) shot from the face-off circle beat Emma Verbruggen (Ancaster, Ont.) low far side. Four minutes later, Kelly took a pass from Trussler on the rush and roofed a backhand. Lavoie quickly gave the Express the lead back, going top shelf glove side with a shot from the face-off circle. One of the questions all week had been how the Ice Cats’ short bench – the team dresses only nine forwards and four defencemen – would hold up after seven games in seven days. That was answered in the second period. Only 2:32 in Bailey deposited a rebound into an open net in front. And 1:32 after that Rynne fed Gemmill to give Brantford a lead it would proceed to run away with. Midway through Kelly sent a pass out from the corner for an easy one-timer at the doorstep for Rynne. Four minutes later Gemmill buried the rebound on Bailey’s wraparound attempt. And Martin skated along the goal line and scored in front with 35 seconds remaining. Bailey, Kelly and Trussler scored in the first seven minutes of the third, making it eight unanswered Brantford goals. Éloïse Dubé (St-Hyacinthe, Que.) got one back by tucking in a backhand. Caron-Godon finishing her own rebound completed the scoring. Brantford is the third team from Ontario to win the Esso Cup, joining the Thunder Bay Queens (2010) and Sudbury Lady Wolves (2015).
Visiting Team: Brantford Ice Cats
Home Team: Express du Richelieu
BRANTFORD ICE CATS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Verbruggen, Emma
G29  Hunt, Olivia
  Mitton, Katrina
   Caron-Godon, Chenelle
  Gemmill, Brooklyn
 10  Martin, Lauren
 12  Trussler, Taylor
 15  Kettlewell, Avery
 17  Kelly, Nicole
 19  Rynne, Paige
 44  Rickwood, Emily
 55  Griffin, Avery
 66  Bailey, Kayla
 77  Boissonneault, Joelle
 88  Cohoon, Paige
   
   
   
   
BRANTFORD ICE CATS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st44 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 10:501 10:5011:10
2nd88 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 14:001 14:008:00
3rd19 2:00 Roughing minor 11:421 11:4210:18
3rd19 2:00 Tripping minor 19:481 19:482:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lévesque, Marithé
G31  Franc-Brown , Carolanne
  Vigeant, Audrey
  Hétu, Rosalie
  Dion, Floriane
  Dubé, Éloise
  Philbert, Léonie
 10  Éthier, Laurie-Anne
 11  Auger, Juliette
 12  Cyr, Sandrine
 13  Guévremont, Élyane
 14  Dion, Joëllie
 16  Garand, Joannie
 17  Gervais, Audrey
 18  Fleury, Camille
 55  Cadorette, Flavie
 71  Lebrun, Katyanne
 76  Fontaine, Laurie
 88  Lavoie, Émilie
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 0:141 0:141:46
2nd55 2:00 Tripping minor 10:041 10:0411:56
2nd18 2:00 Slashing minor 13:021 13:028:58
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 1:071 1:070:53
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 7:031 7:0314:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
BRANTFORD ICE CATS Goals BRANTFORD ICE CATS PLAYERS (plus) EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:59  17-12            
2nd2:32  66-12-88            
2nd3:55  9-19            
2nd10:26 PP 19-17-44            
2nd14:17  9-66-77            
2nd19:25  10-66            
3rd2:48 PP 66-17-12            
3rd6:38  17-12-4            
3rd7:03  12            
3rd17:20  5-15            
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU Goals EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU PLAYERS (plus) BRANTFORD ICE CATS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:04  88            
1st8:07  88-9            
3rd14:35  8-16            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
BRANTFORD ICE CATS 2 / 5
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
BRANTFORD ICE CATS 8 min / 4 inf
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
BRANTFORD ICE CATS 10 G + 14 A = 24 Pts
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU 3 G + 2 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
BRANTFORD ICE CATS15410
EXPRESS DU RICHELIEU2013
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
BFD - Verbruggen (60:00) (W)58316/0:003rd/20:00
RIC - Franc-Brown (19:39) (L)8008/0:001st/19:39
RIC - Lévesque (6:54) 0202/19:392nd/6:33
RIC - Franc-Brown (12:52) (L)0202/6:332nd/19:25
RIC - Lévesque (20:23) 061117/19:253rd/19:48
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 5:30 PM
  -  End: 5:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Michelle Stapleton
Referee:
Linesmen: Jessica Taylor
Linesmen:
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Esso Cup Game Report.