Game Report 1970 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Date: Apr 28, 2018
GAME NOTES: SLASH EDGE STARS, REPEAT AS ESSO CUP CHAMPIONS JASON LA ROSE BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Tyra Meropoulis scored in the first period, Madison Willan netted the game-winning goal in the second and the St. Albert Slash became the first team to ever go back-to-back at the Esso Cup with a 2-1 win over the Saskatoon Stars in the gold medal game Saturday night. The Slash have gone 13-1 in two years at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, the only blemish a 4-1 loss to Saskatoon on Tuesday that was avenged with a national title on the line. One year ago, Meropoulis scored the lone goal in the final, the overtime winner. This time around she found the back of the net much earlier, tucking her own rebound around Saskatoon goaltender Jordan Ivanco late in the first period. The Stars, who had scored 28 goals in their first six games, were smothered offensively from the drop of the puck, managing only nine shots on goal in the first two periods. Willan doubled the lead in the dying seconds of the middle frame, knocking a loose puck off the post and past an outstretched Ivanco to send the Slash to the intermission up 2-0. Saskatoon responded less than a minute into the third period; Grace Shirley forced a turnover at the St. Albert blue-line before finding Kianna Dietz for a tap-in to cut the lead in half. But that would be the only puck to find its way past Slash netminder Camryn Drever, who made 14 saves. Meropoulis, Willan and Drever are three of the 10 members of the Slash who returned from the 2017 title-winning team that became the first to ever run through the Esso Cup unbeaten. The Stars were a win away from equaling that feat, but lost for just the fifth time all year in regular season and playoff action; Saskatoon had won 24 games in a row before Sunday – it went 10-0 to finish the regular season and 6-0 in the SFMAAAHL playoffs, swept Eastman in the two-game West Regional and was 6-0 at the LCLC entering the gold medal game. The 2019 Esso Cup will be held April 21-27 in Sudbury, Ont., with the Sudbury Lady Wolves, the 2015 national champions, serving as host team.
Visiting Team: St. Albert Slash
Home Team: Saskatoon Stars
ST. ALBERT SLASH LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 10:561 10:5612:56
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 12:411 12:4114:41
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SASKATOON STARS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ivanco, Jordan
G30  Kliewer, Arden
  Wood, Dana
  Jockims, Kaitlin
  Leschyshyn, Anna
  Messier, Ashley
  Arnold, Calli
 10  Kushniruk, Makena
 11  Parker, Mackenna
 12  Dietz, Kianna
 14  Shirley, Grace
 15  Tam, Grace
 16  Sperling, Chace
 19  Sachs, Jayda
 22  DeCorby, Abby
 27  Fiala, Joelle
 37  Holmes, Emily
 44  Holmes, Jordyn
   
   
SASKATOON STARS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Tripping 18:381 18:380:38
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ST. ALBERT SLASH GoalsST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (plus)SASKATOON STARS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st17:11  12            
2nd19:12  22-11-12            
SASKATOON STARS GoalsSASKATOON STARS PLAYERS (plus)ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd:47  12-14            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ST. ALBERT SLASH0 / 1
SASKATOON STARS0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
ST. ALBERT SLASH4 min / 2 inf
SASKATOON STARS2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ST. ALBERT SLASH2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SASKATOON STARS1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
ST. ALBERT SLASH1102
SASKATOON STARS0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
PAC - Drever (60:00) (W)45514/0:003rd/20:00
WST - Ivanco (59:14) (L)77216/0:003rd/19:14
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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