Game Report 2404 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Date: Apr 24, 2019
GAME NOTES: SLASH DOMINATE WITH DEFENSE TO BLANK FIRE QUINTON AMUNDSON SUDBURY, Ont. – Dayle Ross scored two goals and Holly Borrett was perfect in a 19-save shutout to lead the St. Albert Slash to a clinical 4-0 decision over the Halifax Fire on Wednesday at the 2019 Esso Cup. The Slash produced a masterclass in defensive hockey, keeping the Fire in a defensive noose for most of the game by executing a suffocating and relentless forecheck and airtight alignment in the neutral zone. Kamea Brezovski broke the ice for St. Albert just 22 seconds into the affair by crashing into the net to jam a rebound past Amelia Awad, who made 26 saves for Halifax. The two-time defending champions took advantage of the early momentum by building a 13-6 edge in shots in the first period. The Fire lit the occasional spark with a rush chance here and there, but Borrett parried those attempts aside. St. Albert smothered its opponent even more in the second, only allowing Halifax to test Borrett once in the first 12 minutes. The Slash broke out for a pair goals to expand their lead to 3-0 after 40 minutes: Brooklyn Schroeder converted on a breakaway off a tape-to-tape stretch pass from Kiah Vail just before the nine-minute mark, and an unguarded Ross beat Awad with a deflection with about four minutes remaining in the stanza. Ross struck again with a wrist shot on the power play at 5:18 of the third period to finish the scoring. The Slash went 1-for-2 on the power play; Halifax went dry on four attempts. Halifax did make a push to end the shutout bid with two late man advantages, but St. Albert managed to limit the Fire to one-and-done attempts. The Slash finish the preliminary round against the Stoney Creek Sabres on Thursday afternoon (12 p.m. ET), while the Fire will need a victory over the Saskatoon Stars in their prelim finale (3:30 p.m. ET) to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Visiting Team: St. Albert Slash
Home Team: Halifax Fire
ST. ALBERT SLASH LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Borrett, Holly
G31  Sank, Brianna
  Ross, Dayle
  Anker, Taylor
  Lajoie, Isabelle
  Butz, Alexis
  Smith, Riley
  Schroeder, Brooklyn
 10  Brezovski, Kamea
 11  Reich, Allison
 12  Kordic, Mackenzie
 14  Bogden, Jaden
 15  Pisani, Jaidia
 16  Vail, Kiah
 17  Boucher, Bronwyn
 19  Yaremko, Tianna
 20  Kieser, Natalie
 21  Goodwin, Jenna
 22  Willan, Madison
 23  Schuttler, Makenna
ST. ALBERT SLASH PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st15 2:00 Interference 17:371 17:3719:37
2nd17 2:00 Tripping 11:541 11:5413:54
3rd23 2:00 Hooking 14:501 14:5016:50
3rd15 2:00 Hooking 18:241 18:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HALIFAX FIRE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Awad, Amelia
G35  Budden, Kaelyn
  Hayden, Tait
  Boone, Courtney
  Gray, Madison
  Laurence, Ellen
  Norris, Allie
  Kolanko, Maja
  Bradbury, Emma
 10  Duggan, Jillian
 11  Cormier, Rachel
 12  MacNeil, Brooke
 15  Gardin, Nia
 16  Delano, Chloe
 17  Steeves, Caroline
 18  Barter, Allie
 21  Parker, Caelyn
 22  MacNeil, Hannah
 55  Wilson, Bobbie Day
   
HALIFAX FIRE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd18 2:00 Body-Checking 4:411 4:415:18
3rd2:00 Hit to the Head 16:001 16:0018:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ST. ALBERT SLASH GoalsST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (plus)HALIFAX FIRE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st:22  10-20            
2nd8:58  9-16            
2nd15:54  2-5            
3rd5:18 PP 2-19-12            
HALIFAX FIRE GoalsHALIFAX FIRE PLAYERS (plus)ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ST. ALBERT SLASH1 / 2
HALIFAX FIRE0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
ST. ALBERT SLASH8 min / 4 inf
HALIFAX FIRE4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ST. ALBERT SLASH4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
HALIFAX FIRE0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
ST. ALBERT SLASH1214
HALIFAX FIRE0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
STA - Borrett (60:00) (W)67619/0:003rd/20:00
HFX - Awad (60:00) (L)127726/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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