Game Report 266 Esso Cup
PLAYED AT: Access Event Centre
Date: Apr 28, 2017
GAME NOTES: GENDREAU SCORES GAME-WINNER TO SEND TRIOLET TO ESSO CUP FINAL LEE BOYADJIAN MORDEN, Man. – Chloé Gendreau assisted on the opening goal and scored the game-winner, as Harfangs du Triolet edged the Pembina Valley Hawks 2-1 on Friday evening, sending the Quebec champions to the 2017 Esso Cup final. The Harfangs’ top line of Meagan Bureau-Gagnon, Zoé Thibault and Gendreau was flying early in the second semifinal. Leading a two-on-two rush in the first period, Gendreau found space and sent a perfect pass to Thibault who finished the play for a 1-0 Triolet lead. Just under four minutes later, the trio were at it again. Off a Thibault face-off win, Bureau-Gagnon wired a shot in on Pembina Valley goaltender Halle Oswald. Gendreau drove to the net, picked up the rebound and scored, notching a second point for herself and Thibault. “Of course, I feel really great, the team all together, we just go for it,” Gendreau said of scoring the game-winner. “It was like we became more [of] a family just for that game, it’s just incredible.” Gendreau was named the Top Forward of the 2017 Esso Cup at the awards banquet on Friday morning. In the second period, the host Hawks found themselves on an early power play. Captain Mackenzie Hutchinson wristed a shot in on Michelle Thibault, who dropped a rebound right to Hannah Petrie. The Hawks winger took a whack at the loose puck, sending a second rebound to Brooklyn Platt, who buried it, cutting the Harfangs' lead to 2-1. Pembina Valley built off the goal, outshooting Triolet 14-3 in the second, but Thibault shut the door through the rest of the game, maintaining the 2-1 lead and sending the Harfangs to the final. “It was a tough game for us but we tried to battle right to the end and we tried to get as many pucks on net as possible but the bounces weren’t going our way,” said Pembina Valley’s Katelyn Heppner, who was named the Top Defenceman of the Esso Cup. “We’ve got to bounce back quick as you’re still going into a bronze medal game and we tell the girls you’re still a top team in Canada so we’ve got to keep going and keep plugging away for sure,” said Hawks head coach Dana Bell. The Durham West Lightning and host Hawks will meet for the bronze at 1 p.m. CT. The gold medal game between the Harfangs and the still-undefeated St. Albert Slash is at 7 p.m. CT across the TSN network. “We’re going to try and keep that spirit that we have right now and keep that momentum going,” said Harfangs head coach, Christian Thibault. “I think we’re the underdog, [St. Albert] hasn’t lost a game in the tournament, they’re a very strong team, very fast, very tough to play against, but we’ll give them our best shot and we’ll see how it goes.”
Visiting Team: Host
Home Team: Québec
HOST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Oswald, Halle
G30  Romijn, Kadynce
  Heppner, Katelyn
  Conrad, Toni
  Pantel, Niomi
  Platt, Brooklyn
 10  Powell, Kaila
 11  Petrie, Hannah
 12  McCallum, Makenzie
 14  Nicolajsen, Karsty
 15  Alderson, Alyssa
 16  Doherty, Erin
 17  Fijala, Cora
 18  Heide, Kenzie
 19  McElroy-Scott, Sage
 22  Zdan, Kelly-Rae
 24  Hutchinson, Mackenzie
 26  Desrochers, Hannah
HOST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
QUéBEC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Daigneault, Mélyann
G30  Thibault, Michelle
  Reynolds, Mélianne
  Bureau-Gagnon, Megan
  Veillette, Sandrine
  Gendreau, Chloé
  Pomerleau-Daigle, Jade
  Lapointe, Nelly
  Dumont, Laurie
  Grégoire, Karelle
 10  Rousseau, Gabrielle
 11  Drouin, Laurence
 12  Dubuc, Charlotte
 13  Côté, Sarah-Jane
 14  Gagné, Arielle
 15  Fontaine, Krystèle
 16  Veilleux, Hannah
 17  Thibault, Zoé
QUéBEC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 15:581 15:5817:58
2nd2:00 Interference 4:081 4:084:20
2nd15 2:00 Slashing 14:371 14:3716:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HOST Goals HOST PLAYERS (plus) QUéBEC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:20 PP 9-11-24            
                
QUéBEC Goals QUéBEC PLAYERS (plus) HOST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:33  17-5            
1st14:20  5-3-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
HOST 1 / 3
QUéBEC 0 / 0
PENALTY SUMMARY
HOST 0 min / 0 inf
QUéBEC 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
HOST 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
QUéBEC 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
HOST0101
QUéBEC 2002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
HST - Oswald (58:25) (L)1231126/0:003rd/18:25
QUE - Thibault (60:00) (W)613827/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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