Game Report 2405 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Date: Apr 24, 2019
GAME NOTES: SABRES EDGE AS IN ESSO CUP THRILLER QUINTON AMUNDSON SUDBURY, Ont. – Alyssa Kawa scored two goals and Kayla McDougall made 34 saves to lift the Stoney Creek Sabres to a narrow 3-2 victory over the As de Québec on Wednesday afternoon at the 2019 Esso Cup. Kawa scored the game-winning goal at 8:17 of the third period and then ceded the spotlight to McDougall, who had to step up and make over a dozen saves – at least five of ten-bell quality – in the last 10 minutes to emerge victorious in a white-knuckle on-ice battle. Vanessa Upson scored the other goal for the Sabres, and rearguard Sarah Davidge put up two assists. Québec was led by Jade Picard with a goal and an assist, and Noémie Vermette scored once. Sophie Sabourin made 20 saves in defeat. Period one was back and forth as Québec registered five of the first seven shots, and the Sabres responded by going on a 6-2 run. The scoreless first period ended with Stoney Creek outshooting the As 8-7. The Sabres broke through for two goals early in the second; Upson completed a perfect in-tight deflection at 5:23 on the power play and Kawa toe-dragged a defender to create the real estate to unleash a pretty snipe from the slot. Québec ratcheted up its aggressiveness in response to the deficit and generated a few odd-man attempts, but McDougall denied them all. The As outshot Stoney Creek 11-8 in the second. The As finally broke through offensively just shy of the eight-minute mark of the third period when Vermette stabbed the puck past McDougall’s pads during a four-on-four sequence. Quickly though, Quebec dealt a blow to its own comeback bid by coughing up the puck to give Stoney Creek a 2-on-0 rush – an opportunity that Kawa took full advantage of with a top-shelf shot less than 40 seconds after Vermette’s deficit-cutter. The As pushed back and made the game 3-2 with 7:40 remaining when Picard beat McDougall in tight to set up the thrill-ride of a finale. The Sabres have an inside track to a playoff berth and can clinch by beating the St. Albert Slash on Thursday (12 p.m. ET). Québec must beat the Sudbury Lady Wolves in 60 minutes in the prelim finale (7 p.m. ET) if it hopes to play on the weekend.
Visiting Team: As de Québec
Home Team: Stoney Creek Sabres
AS DE QUéBEC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Sabourin, Sophie
G31  Sylvain, Justine
  Giguère, Alexandra
  Cloutier, Ariane
  Vermette, Noémie
  Dubé, Anne-Julie
  Michaud, Éliane
  Koesters, Chorinne
  Beaudoin, Mégane
 10  Robitaille, Sarah
 11  Kacem, Syrine
 12  Bédard, Ann-Sophie
 13  Dubé, Daphnée
 14  Brochu, Rose-Marie
 15  Caron, Élodie
 16  Tremblay, Audrey-Maude
 17  Picard, Jade
 18  Lavoie, Éloïse
 19  Parent, Éliza
 20  Bilodeau, Béatrice
AS DE QUéBEC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Holding the Stick 6:47  6:476:47
1st10 2:00 Tripping 12:131 12:1314:13
2nd2:00 Body-Checking 1:531 1:533:53
2nd12 2:00 Tripping 4:531 4:535:23
2nd2:00 Hooking 13:101 13:1015:10
3rd20 2:00 Goaltender Interference 4:111 4:116:11
3rd12 2:00 Hooking 7:06  7:068:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
STONEY CREEK SABRES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Warrener, Megan
G35  McDougall, Kayla
  Kawa, Alyssa
  Faccio, Tiana
 11  Messier, Lauren
 12  Beaulieu, Lauren
 15  Reedman, Kathleen
 17  Bellamy, Grace
 21  Juras, Alicia
 22  Carter, Lauren
 24  Ferguson, Alex
 25  Schell, Lauren
 33  Verbruggen, Raelene
 41  Krushelnicki, Ella
 66  Davidge, Sarah
 67  Minor, Reagan
 71  Holk, Tessa
 84  Valla, Marisa
 88  Duarte, Jenna
 97  Upson, Vanessa
STONEY CREEK SABRES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Hooking 6:431 6:436:43
2nd15 2:00 Interference 9:241 9:2411:24
3rd67 2:00 Slashing 5:29  5:297:29
3rd2:00 Hooking 6:09  6:098:09
3rd21 2:00 Bench Minor 10:391 10:3912:20
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
AS DE QUéBEC GoalsAS DE QUéBEC PLAYERS (plus)STONEY CREEK SABRES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd7:41  4-2-17            
3rd12:20 PP 17            
                
STONEY CREEK SABRES GoalsSTONEY CREEK SABRES PLAYERS (plus)AS DE QUéBEC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd5:23 PP 97-25-66            
2nd6:01  7-17-66            
3rd8:17 PP 7-15            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
AS DE QUéBEC1 / 3
STONEY CREEK SABRES2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
AS DE QUéBEC14 min / 7 inf
STONEY CREEK SABRES10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
AS DE QUéBEC2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
STONEY CREEK SABRES3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
AS DE QUéBEC0022
STONEY CREEK SABRES0213
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
QUE - Sabourin (60:00) (L)86620/0:003rd/20:00
SCS - McDougall (60:00) (W)7111634/0:003rd/20:00
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