2009 Esso Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of ? ?
Dates April 19–25, 2009
Teams 5
Venue(s) Max Bell Centre in Calgary, AB (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of Manitoba Westman Wildcats ({{{count}}} titles)
Tournament statistics
MVP Flag of Alberta Brittany Styner

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

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

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Calgary 3 - Edmonton 2

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Westman 5 - Scarborough 2

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

Regional Tournament held March 26–29, 2009

Round robin[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
  • Northern 3 - Metro 1
Northern advances to Esso Cup

Quebec[edit | edit source]

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

Ontario[edit | edit source]

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

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Scarborough 2 – Sudbury 1
  • Whitby 2- Saugeen-Maitland 1
Championship Game[edit | edit source]
  • Scarborough 2 - Whitby 1
Scarborough advances to Esso Cup

Western Region[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.