2012 Esso Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of ? ?
Dates April 22–28, 2012
Teams 6
Venue(s) MacLauchlan Arena in Charlottetown, PE (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of Manitoba Pembina Valley Hawks ({{{count}}} titles)
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Ontario Michela Cava
MVP Flag of Ontario Michela Cava

The 2012 Esso Cup was Canada's fourth annual national women's midget hockey championship, which was played April 22–28, 2012 at MacLauchlan Arena inside the CARI Complex on the University of Prince Edward Island campus in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.[1] The Pembina Valley Hawks from Manitoba won the gold medal with a 4-2 victory over the Thunder Bay Queens in the championship game. The Edmonton Thunder captured a medal for the third consecutive year by winning the bronze.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Manitoba Pembina Valley Hawks West Morden, MB
2 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Queens Ontario Thunder Bay, ON
3 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder Pacific Edmonton, AB
4 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza Atlantic Halifax Regional Municipality, NS
5 Flag of Prince Edward Island Capital District Cyclones Host Charlottetown, PE
6 Flag of Quebec Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Quebec Saguenay, QC

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Queens 5 0 0 0 36 9 15
2 Flag of Manitoba Pembina Valley Hawks 3 1 0 1 14 8 11
3 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder 2 0 2 1 10 7 8
4 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza 2 0 0 3 13 14 6
5 Flag of Prince Edward Island Capital District Cyclones 1 0 0 4 8 27 3
6 Flag of Quebec Rebelles de Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 0 1 0 4 7 21 2

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Metro 5 - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 1
  • Pembina Valley 1 - Edmonton 0 (SO)
  • Thunder Bay 12 - Capital District 1
  • Pembina Valley 4 - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 0
  • Thunder Bay 6 - Edmonton 1
  • Metro 5 - Capital District 2
  • Thunder Bay 8 - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 1
  • Pembina Valley 2 - Metro 1
  • Edmonton 4 - Capital District 0
  • Thunder Bay 5 - Metro 2
  • Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 2 - Edmonton 1 (SO)
  • Pembina Valley 4 - Capital District 2
  • Edmonton 4 - Metro 0
  • Thunder Bay 5 - Pembina Valley 4
  • Capital District 3 - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  Semifinals                    
  4  Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 2  
  1  Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay 4   Gold Medal Game
      2  Flag of Manitoba Pembina Valley 4
  Semifinals   1  Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay 2
  3  Flag of Alberta Edmonton 1
  2  Flag of Manitoba Pembina Valley 2   Bronze Medal Game
    4  Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 1
    3  Flag of Alberta Edmonton 4

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Ontario Michela Cava (Thunder Bay)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Ontario Michela Cava (Thunder Bay)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Ontario Jessica Gazzola (Thunder Bay)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Manitoba Madison Hutchinson (Pembina Valley)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Manitoba Brittni Mowat (Pembina Valley)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Nova Scotia Breanna Lanceleve (Metro)[2]

Road to the Esso Cup[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

Regional tournament held March 29–31 in Bathurst, New Brunswick

Round Robin
Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza 4-0-0 16 4 8
2 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets 3-1-0 19 5 6
3 Flag of Prince Edward Island Northern Stars 2-2-0 12 7 4
4 Flag of Prince Edward Island Capital District Cyclones 1-3-0 11 14 2
5 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Tri-Pen Ice 0-4-0 3 31 0
Championship Game'
Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 2
Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 3
Metro advances to Esso Cup

Quebec[edit | edit source]

Dodge Cup Midget Championship held April 12–15, 2012 at Laval, Quebec

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  1  Richelieu 0  
8  Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 5  
     Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 3  
     Bas St-Laurent 0  
4  Outaouais 2
  5  Bas St-Laurent 4  
       Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 2
     Estrie 1
  3  Laurentides-Lanaudière 1  
6  Estrie 6  
   Estrie 3
     QC-Chaud-Appalaches 1  
2  Lac St-Louis 1
  7  QC-Chaud-Appalaches 2  
Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean wins Dodge Cup and advances to Esso Cup

Ontario[edit | edit source]

Ontario Women's Hockey Association Championship held April 13–15, 2012 at Vaughan, Ontario

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  1  Mississauga 0  
8  Toronto Leaside 3  
     Toronto Leaside 2  
     Waterloo 3  
4  Waterloo 3
  5  Stoney Creek 1  
       Waterloo 0
     Thunder Bay 5
  3  Kanata 2  
6  North Bay 0  
   Kanata 1
     Thunder Bay 2  
2  Oakville 0
  7  Thunder Bay 3  
Thunder Bay advances to Esso Cup

Western Region[edit | edit source]

Best-of-3 series played April 6–8, 2012 at Wilcox, Saskatchewan[3]

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team W-L GF GA
1 Flag of Manitoba Pembina Valley Hawks 2-0 5 3
2 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds 0-2 3 5
Pembina Valley advances to Esso Cup

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

Best-of-3 series played April 6–8, 2012 at Surrey, British Columbia

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team W-L GF GA
1 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder 2-0 6 3
2 Flag of British Columbia Fraser Valley Phantom 0-2 3 6
Edmonton advances to Esso Cup

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Midget female hockey nationals coming to P.E.I.. The Guardian (2010-06-04). Retrieved on 2012-01-20.
  2. NR.061. Hockey Canada (2012-04-27). Retrieved on 2012-04-28.
  3. Prest, Ashley (2011-10-06). AAA female hockey debuts in Manitoba. Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved on 2012-01-11.

External links[edit | edit source]

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