Game Report 2410 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
Date: Apr 26, 2019
GAME NOTES: WILLAN SCORES IN OT, SENDS SLASH BACK TO ESSO CUP FINAL SUDBURY, Ont. – Madison Willan was ‘Captain Clutch,’ scoring 2:46 into overtime on Friday to lift the St. Albert Slash to a 2-1 victory over the Saskatoon Stars, and into the gold medal game at the Esso Cup for the third year in a row. It is the second year in a row the Slash have ended the Stars’ national championship hopes; last year it was a 2-1 win in the final, this year by the same score one game earlier. St. Albert will take on either the Sudbury Lady Wolves or Stoney Creek Sabres in the final on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, TSN2). Saskatoon will play the loser of the Sudbury-Stoney Creek semifinal for bronze (12 p.m. ET). Willan, a member of both title-winning teams for the Slash, ended it in the extra period by stepping into a shot from the high slot and wiring the puck over a sprawling Arden Kliewer after the Saskatoon goaltender made a couple of big saves in a wild scramble. Action on the ice in the first two periods made a loud and clear statement that the two teams know each other very well. The familiarity produced a game where the offensive talent on both clubs did not have the daylight to create quality scoring opportunities. Dayle Ross finally opened the scoring for the Slash 30 seconds into the third period with a short-side wrist shot from the right corner that beat Kliewer over her shoulder, only for Kaitlin Jockims to keep the Stars’ hopes alive by drilling in a shot from the slot with just 94 seconds remaining. Brianna Sank starred in the victory with 22 saves, which included 12 in a first period controlled by the Stars. Kliewer was solid in defeat, making 26 saves on 28 shots.
Visiting Team: St. Albert Slash
Home Team: Saskatoon Stars
ST. ALBERT SLASH LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Body-Checking 9:331 9:3311:33
1st14 2:00 Tripping 12:451 12:4514:45
2nd16 2:00 Tripping 6:361 6:368:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SASKATOON STARS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Cadrain, Kaitlyn
G30  Kliewer, Arden
  Kos, Haylee
  Helperl, Halle
  Jockims, Kaitlin
  Leschyshyn, Anna
  Messier, Ashley
  Arnold, Calli
 10  Kushniruk, Makena
 11  Holmes, Emily
 12  Olorenshaw, Alison
 14  Shirley, Grace
 15  Tam, Grace
 16  Sperling, Chace
 17  Rezansoff, Bridget
 19  Sachs, Jayda
 22  DeCorby, Abby
 27  Fiala, Joelle
 44  Baun, Kaylee
   
SASKATOON STARS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd27 2:00 Cross-Checking 0:571 0:572:57
3rd2:00 Slashing 8:271 8:2710:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ST. ALBERT SLASH Goals ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (plus) SASKATOON STARS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd:30  2-23            
1st OT2:46  22-11-16            
SASKATOON STARS Goals SASKATOON STARS PLAYERS (plus) ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd18:26  6-14-27            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ST. ALBERT SLASH 0 / 2
SASKATOON STARS 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
ST. ALBERT SLASH 6 min / 3 inf
SASKATOON STARS 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ST. ALBERT SLASH 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SASKATOON STARS 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
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SASKATOON STARS00101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
STA - Sank (62:46) (W)1264022/0:001st OT/2:46
SAS - Kliewer (62:46) (OTL)4136326/0:001st OT/2:46
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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