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2009 Esso Cup
Tournament details
Dates April 19–25, 2009
Teams 5
Venue(s) Max Bell Centre in Calgary, AB
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.png Flag of Manitoba Westman Wildcats
Runner-up Silver medal blank.png Flag of Ontario Scarborough Sharks
Third place Bronze medal blank.png Flag of Alberta Calgary Flyers
MVP Flag of Alberta Brittany Styner
2010

The 2009 Esso Cup was Canada's inaugural national women's midget hockey championship, played April 19–25, 2009 at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary, Alberta.[1][2] The Westman Wildcats from Manitoba defeated the Scarborough Sharks from Ontario to win the first gold medal. The host Calgary Flyers defeated their provincial rival, the Edmonton Thunder, to take the bronze. Calgary's Brittany Styner was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Teams

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Manitoba Westman Wildcats Western Souris, MB
2 Flag of Ontario Scarborough Sharks Ontario Toronto (Scarborough), ON
3 Flag of Alberta Calgary Flyers Host Calgary, AB
4 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder Pacific Edmonton, AB
5 Flag of New Brunswick Northern Stars Atlantic Bathurst, NB
Note: Quebec did not participate in the first Esso Cup

Round robin

Standings

Rank Team W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Alberta Calgary Flyers 4 0 0 0 19 9 12
2 Flag of Manitoba Westman Wildcats 3 1 0 1 20 15 11
3 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder 2 1 0 2 12 10 8
4 Flag of Ontario Scarborough Sharks 1 1 1 2 11 15 6
5 Flag of New Brunswick Northern Stars 1 0 2 2 13 17 5

Scores

  • Westman 3 - Edmonton 1
  • Calgary 6 - Scarborough 0
  • Edmonton 5 - Scarborough 1
  • Calgary 6 - Northern 1
  • Westman 6 - Northern 0

  • Calgary 4 - Edmonton 2
  • Scarborough 4 - Northern 2
  • Calgary 6 - Westman 3
  • Edmonton 5 - Northern 0
  • Scarborough 3 - Westman 1

Playoffs

Semi-Finals

  • Westman 3 - Edmonton 2
  • Scarborough 4 - Calgary 2

Bronze medal game

  • Calgary 3 - Edmonton 2

Gold medal game

  • Westman 5 - Scarborough 2

Individual awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Alberta Brittany Styner (Calgary)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Alberta Brittany Esposito (Edmonton)
  • Top Defence: Flag of Manitoba Brigette Lacquette (Westman)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of New Brunswick Emily Blakely (Northern)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Alberta Erin Lally (Calgary)

Road to the Esso Cup

Atlantic Region

Regional Tournament held March 26–29, 2009

Round robin

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of New Brunswick Northern Stars 4-0-0 29 10 8
2 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza 3-1-0 16 15 6
3 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Western 2-2-0 17 17 4
4 Flag of Prince Edward Island Capital District Cyclones 1-3-0 13 17 2
5 Flag of Nova Scotia Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (host) 0-4-0 9 25 0
Championship Game
  • Northern 3 - Metro 1
Northern advances to Esso Cup

Quebec

Quebec did not field a team in this year's Esso Cup

Ontario

Ontario Women's Hockey Association Championship held March 27–28, 2009

Semi-Finals

  • Scarborough 2 – Sudbury 1
  • Whitby 2- Saugeen-Maitland 1
Championship Game
  • Scarborough 2 - Whitby 1
Scarborough advances to Esso Cup

Western Region

Best-of-3 series played April 3–5, 2009

Flag of Saskatchewan Prince Albert Bears vs Flag of Manitoba Westman Wildcats
  • Game 1: Westman 5 - Prince Albert 2
  • Game 2: Westman 2 - Prince Albert 1
Westman wins series and advances to Esso Cup

Pacific Region

Best-of-3 series played April 3–5, 2009

Flag of British Columbia Vancouver Fusion vs Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder
  • Game 1: Edmonton 2 - Vancouver 0
  • Game 2: Edmonton 2 - Vancouver 0
Edmonton wins series and advances to Esso Cup

See also

References

  1. NR.046. Hockey Canada (2009-04-17). Retrieved on 2012-01-20.
  2. NR.156. Hockey Canada (2008-12-01). Retrieved on 2012-01-20.

External links

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