Game Report 1957 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Date: Apr 23, 2018
GAME NOTES: SLASH EXPLODE ON OFFENCE, BLANK METRO TO STAY PERFECT JASON LA ROSE BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Vanessa Verbitsky and Tyra Meropoulis led the way with two goals apiece, and the St. Albert Slash pulled away in the final 40 minutes to earn an 8-0 win over Metro Boston Pizza to finish play Monday at the 2018 Esso Cup. The Slash scored seven unanswered goals in the last two periods to stay perfect, and post their third shutout in four games, dating back to their run to the national championship last year. Verbitsky finished with two goals and an assist, Alexis Butz and McKenzie Hewett had a goal and a helper each, and Taylor Anker chipped in with three assists. Metro goaltender Kaelyn Budden was the story early on, making 15 saves in the first period, but the 16th shot came off the stick of Verbitsky, who knocked in the 1-0 goal with just 8.6 seconds left in the opening frame. Anker did the work on the second goal, going coast to coast before finding Butz in front just past the three-minute mark of the second period, and Meropoulis deposited her own rebound at 8:55 to make it 3-0. Verbitsky notched her second of the game before the middle stanza was done, rifling a quick shot off the back crossbar and out to send the Pacific champions to the dressing room up by four. The third period was all St. Albert, as it outshot Metro 18-4. A little bit of tournament history extended the lead to six; Isabelle Lajoie beat Budden on a one-timer in the slot at 4:46 of the third, and Hewett went to the far side right off the ensuing face-off, making it two goals in seven seconds. That beat the previous record of 12 seconds, set by the Fraser Valley Phantom in 2012. The Hewett goal spelled the end for Budden, who allowed six goals on 34 shots before giving way to Brooke Bennett. Meropoulis converted the St. Albert touchdown with her second of the game at 7:21, batting in a bouncing puck in close, before Mackenzie Butz got a shot through traffic and past Bennett to finish the scoring with four minutes left. Next up for the Slash is a showdown with fellow unbeaten Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon (3:30 p.m. AT), right before Metro takes on the Brampton Canadettes (7 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Metro Boston Pizza
Home Team: St. Albert Slash
METRO BOSTON PIZZA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Bennett, Brooke
G35  Budden, Kaelyn
  Young, Robyn
  Furey, Fallon
  Gray, Madison
  Laurence, Ellen
  Norris, Allie
  Tomlinson, Brooke
 10  Phelan, Sydney
 11  Cormier, Rachel
 14  Rafuse, Emma
 15  Tremblay, Sarah
 17  Duggan, Jillian
 18  Barter, Allie
 19  MacDonald, Kennedy
 20  Sevcik, Radka
 22  MacNeil, Hannah
 55  Wilson, Bobbie Day
   
   
METRO BOSTON PIZZA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Hooking 10:391 10:3912:39
3rd17 2:00 Tripping 12:101 12:1014:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ST. ALBERT SLASH LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Drever, Camryn
G31  Sank, Brianna
  Vail, Kiah
  Kirwer, Shyla
  Anker, Taylor
  Lajoie, Isabelle
  Butz, Mackenzie
  Meraw, Caleigh
  Short, Robyn
  Reich, Allison
 11  Doyle, Jayme
 12  Meropoulis, Tyra
 14  Bogden, Jaden
 15  Langenhahn, Libby
 16  Butz, Alexis
 17  Verbitsky, Vanessa
 19  Hewett, McKenzie
 21  Legge, Kirsten
 22  Willan, Madison
 23  Schuttler, Makenna
ST. ALBERT SLASH PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd12 2:00 Slashing 6:401 6:408:40
2nd2:00 Hooking 13:151 13:1515:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
METRO BOSTON PIZZA Goals METRO BOSTON PIZZA PLAYERS (plus) ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
ST. ALBERT SLASH Goals ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (plus) METRO BOSTON PIZZA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st19:51  17-4-2            
2nd3:09  16-4            
2nd8:55  12-22-4            
2nd17:09  17-19-8            
3rd4:46  5-23-8            
3rd4:53  19-17            
3rd7:21  12-11-4            
3rd15:56  6-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
METRO BOSTON PIZZA 0 / 2
ST. ALBERT SLASH 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
METRO BOSTON PIZZA 4 min / 2 inf
ST. ALBERT SLASH 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
METRO BOSTON PIZZA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
ST. ALBERT SLASH 8 G + 13 A = 21 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
METRO BOSTON PIZZA0000
ST. ALBERT SLASH1348
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
HST - Budden (44:53) (L)159428/0:003rd/4:53
HST - Bennett (15:07) 001010/4:533rd/20:00
PAC - Sank (60:00) (W)66416/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End:
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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