2014 Esso Cup

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2014 Esso Cup
Tournament details
Dates April 20–26, 2014
Teams 6
Venue(s) Gateway Ice Centre in Hamilton, ON
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Alberta Edmonton Thunder
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves
Scoring leader(s) Ontario Karli Shell
MVP Alberta Alexandra Poznikoff
2013
2015

The 2014 Esso Cup was Canada's sixth annual national women's midget hockey championship, which was held April 20 – 26, 2014 at Hamilton, Ontario. The Weyburn Gold Wings of Saskatchewan defeated the Edmonton Thunder of Alberta to win the gold medal. With the second-place finish, the Thunder continued their streak by taking home a medal for the fifth consecutive year.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Result Team Region City
1st, gold medalist(s) Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings Western Weyburn, SK
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alberta Edmonton Thunder Pacific-AB Edmonton, AB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves Ontario Sudbury, ON
4 Ontario Stoney Creek Sabres Host Stoney Creek, ON
5 British Columbia Fraser Valley Phantom Pacific-BC Langley, BC
6 New Brunswick Moncton Rockets Atlantic Moncton, NB
Note: The Pacific region was awarded a second spot in this year's Esso Cup as Quebec did not participate.

Round Robin[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rank Team W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1 Ontario Stoney Creek Sabres 4 0 1 0 19 8 13
2 Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings 4 0 0 1 14 10 12
3 Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves 3 0 0 2 16 10 9
4 Alberta Edmonton Thunder 1 1 0 3 13 15 5
5 British Columbia Fraser Valley Phantom 1 0 0 4 12 15 3
6 New Brunswick Moncton Rockets 1 0 0 4 11 27 3

Scores[edit]

Sunday, April 20

  • Weyburn 2 - Sudbury 1
  • Edmonton 1 - Fraser Valley 0
  • Stoney Creek 8 - Moncton 1

Monday, April 21

  • Weyburn 4 - Edmonton 2
  • Sudbury 5 - Moncton 1
  • Stoney Creek 3 - Fraser Valley 0

Tuesday, April 22

  • Moncton 5 - Edmonton 4
  • Weyburn 3 - Fraser Valley 2
  • Stoney Creek 2 - Sudbury 1

Wednesday, April 23

  • Fraser Valley 7 - Moncton 2
  • Sudbury 3 - Edmonton 2
  • Stoney Creek 3 - Weyburn 2

Thursday, April 24

  • Sudbury 6 - Fraser Valley 3
  • Weyburn 3 - Moncton 2
  • Edmonton 4 - Stoney Creek 3

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals                    
  4  Edmonton 2  
  1  Stoney Creek 1   Gold Medal Game
      4  Edmonton 1
  Semifinals   2  Weyburn 2
  3  Sudbury 0
  2  Weyburn 3   Bronze Medal Game
    3  Sudbury 3
    1  Stoney Creek 2

Individual Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player: Alberta Alexandra Poznikoff (Edmonton)
  • Top Scorer: Ontario Karli Shell (Sudbury)
  • Top Forward: Ontario Karli Shell (Sudbury)
  • Top Defenceman: Alberta Jessica Healey (Edmonton)
  • Top Goaltender: Saskatchewan Jane Kish (Weyburn)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ontario Claire Merrick (Stoney Creek)

Road to the Esso Cup[edit]

Atlantic Region[edit]

Tournament held April 3 – 6 at Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador.[3]

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 New Brunswick Moncton Rockets NBMAAAFHL 3-0-1 14 3 7
2 Nova Scotia East Hants Penguins NSFMAAAHL 2-1-1 12 4 5
3 Prince Edward Island King's County Kings PEIFMAAAHL 2-2-0 9 9 4
4 Newfoundland and Labrador NL Central HNL 1-2-1 5 6 3
5 Newfoundland and Labrador NL Western Host 0-3-1 3 21 1
Bronze Medal Game
Kings County 3 - NL Central 1 (OT)
Gold Medal Game
Moncton 2 - East Hants 1
Moncton advanced to Esso Cup

Quebec[edit]

Quebec elected to withdraw from this year's competition. Hockey Canada awarded this berth to the Pacific Region.[4]

Ontario[edit]

Ontario Women's Hockey Association Championship played April 10 – 13, 2014 at Toronto, Ontario[5]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Whitby Wolves 2
Toronto Aeros 1
Whitby Wolves 0
Sudbury Lady Wolves 1
Scarborough Sharks 0
Sudbury Lady Wolves 2
Sudbury Lady Wolves 3
Stoney Creek Sabres 0
Oakville Hornets 1
Thunder Bay Queens 2
Thunder Bay Queens 1
Stoney Creek Sabres 2
Clarington Flames 0
Stoney Creek Sabres 5
Sudbury advanced to Esso Cup

Western Region[edit]

Best-of-3 played April 4–6 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan.[6]

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W-L GF GA
1 Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings SFMAAAHL 2-1 9 4
2 Manitoba Pembina Vallay Hawks MFMHL 1-2 4 9
Weyburn advanced to Esso Cup

Pacific Region[edit]

Rank Team Qualification
1 Alberta Edmonton Thunder AMMFHL
2 British Columbia Fraser Valley Phantom BCFMAAAHL
The Pacific region was awarded two spots in this year's Esso Cup as the Quebec region did not field a team.
Edmonton and Fraser Valley advanced to Esso Cup

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community begins countdown to 2014 Esso Cup". Hamilton Community News. 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Hamilton and Stoney Creek, Ont, to host 2014 Esso Cup". Hockey Canada. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Female Midget Atlantics". Hockeyscene.com schedule. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Quebec withdraws from Esso Cup". Prince Albert Herald. March 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ OWHA Website
  6. ^ "Hawks completed comeback". MFMHL. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

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