Game Report 262 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Access Event Centre
Date: Apr 27, 2017
GAME NOTES: MAPLETHORPE SCORES TWICE AS SLASH FINISH FIRST IN PRELIMINARY ROUND LEE BOYADJIAN MORDEN, Man. – Cassidy Maplethorpe scored two goals, including the game winner, as the St. Albert Slash beat the Durham West Lightning 7-3 to finish the preliminary round of the 2017 Esso Cup with a perfect 5-0 record on Thursday afternoon. Durham West had an opportunity to secure its spot in the playoffs with a win, but both teams came out hard in the first period, flying from end-to-end. Lightning goaltender Victoria Kelaiditis and Slash netminder Brianna Sank were equal to the task, stopping eight and 15 shots, respectively. Scoring started early in the second, with the Slash putting up some sustained pressure in the Lightning end. Maplethorpe picked up a bouncing puck and shot five-hole on Kelaiditis, beating the goaltender for a 1-0 Slash lead. Durham West answered back midway through the frame on a turnover at the Slash blue-line. Brianna Brooks fed Julie Gough to finish the play, and her third of the national championship tied it 1-1. But just over a minute later, Mackenzie Butz picked up a loose puck at the Lightning blue-line, walked in, wound up and blasted a shot top shelf on Kelaiditis. The Slash would carry that 2-1 lead into the third, and build on it. Just over two minutes in, Stephanie Markowski made a stabbing play to hold the puck in the Lightning end. Tyra Meropoulis picked it up along the boards and fed Madison Willan, who was streaking toward the net. Willan used her momentum to get Kelaiditis on the move, then beat the goalie short side. Some confusion in the Durham West end resulted in a 5-1 lead for the Slash. Kaylee Vader picked up the assist on Maplethorpe’s second of the game, which would end up being the game-winner. By the 12:39 mark of the third, St. Albert had made it 6-1 on Willan’s fourth goal of the Esso Cup. From the ensuing face-off, the Lightning came crashing into the Slash zone. Kate Gallant and Mackenzie MacDonald rushed the net, with Gallant sneaking it past Sank to cut the lead 6-2. Four minutes later, Gallant recorded her championship-leading seventh goal, sending a shot to Sank’s glove side. But 6-3 would be as close as the Lightning could come, with Markowski scoring at 17:54 for her third of the Esso Cup and a 7-3 lead. The Slash win means St. Albert secures first place after the preliminary round, and is the first team to finish perfect since the Thunder Bay Queens in 2012. The Durham West Lighting complete the preliminary round at 2-3. Esso Cup playoffs begin at 3:30 p.m. CT Friday. Match-ups and schedule will be announced at the conclusion of Day 5 play.
Visiting Team: Durham West Lightning
Home Team: St. Albert Slash
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Kelaiditis, Victoria
G35  Evelyn, Kaitlyn
  Wilson, Sydney
  Gallenero, Julianna
  Staresinic, Lexy
 11  Truter, Chavonne
 12  Breton, Raeanne
 14  Gough, Julie
 17  Brooks, Brianna
 19  Tracogna, Lauren
 21  Ward, Kennedy
 52  Gallant, Kate
 58  MacDonald, Mackenzie
 88  Donaldson, Brooklyn
 93  McInall, Logan
 97  Brooks, Sarah
   
   
   
   
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st97 2:00 Body-Checking 7:571 7:579:57
1st93 2:00 Roughing 9:541 9:5412:13
1st2:00 Tripping 19:371 19:211:37
2nd14 2:00 Tripping 7:581 7:589:58
2nd11 2:00 Body-Checking 11:441 11:4413:44
3rd21 2:00 Interference 14:121 14:1216:12
3rd21 2:00 Slashing 18:271 18:2719:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ST. ALBERT SLASH LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Drever, Camryn
G31  Sank, Brianna
  Kirwer, Shyla
  Anker, Taylor
  Lajoie, Isabelle
  Nothof, Ashley
  Vachon, Keely
  Maplethorpe, Cassidy
 10  Doyle, Jayme
 11  Vader, Kaylee
 12  Meropoulis, Tyra
 14  Reynolds, MacKenzie
 16  Markowski, Stephanie
 17  MacDonald, Hannah
 18  Pelley, Kaitlyn
 19  Arthur, Megan
 20  Schuttler, Makenna
 21  Butz, Mackenzie
 22  Willan, Madison
 23  Shumate, Alexis
ST. ALBERT SLASH PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st22 2:00 Roughing 9:541 9:5412:13
1st21 2:00 Boarding 16:401 16:4018:40
2nd11 2:00 Cross-Checking 19:501 19:5020:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING GoalsDURHAM WEST LIGHTNING PLAYERS (plus)ST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd10:29  14-17-3            
3rd12:47  52-58-11            
3rd16:22  52-88            
                
                
                
                
ST. ALBERT SLASH GoalsST. ALBERT SLASH PLAYERS (plus)DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd3:04  9-16            
2nd11:44  21-19            
3rd2:19  22-12-16            
3rd7:41  11-5-3            
3rd9:30  9-12-22            
3rd12:39  22-9            
3rd17:54  16-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING0 / 3
ST. ALBERT SLASH0 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING14 min / 7 inf
ST. ALBERT SLASH6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
ST. ALBERT SLASH7 G + 10 A = 17 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
DURHAM WEST LIGHTNING0123
ST. ALBERT SLASH0257
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
ONT - Kelaiditis (52:54) (L)15121239/0:003rd/12:54
ONT - Evelyn (7:06) 0044/12:543rd/20:00
PAC - Sank (60:00) (W)83819/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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