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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]

TeamsEdit

Result Team Region City
Gold medal icon Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings Western Weyburn, SK
Silver medal icon Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder Pacific-AB Edmonton, AB
Bronze medal icon Flag of Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves Ontario Sudbury, ON
4 Flag of Ontario Stoney Creek Sabres Host Stoney Creek, ON
5 Flag of British Columbia Fraser Valley Phantom Pacific-BC Langley, BC
6 Flag of 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 robinEdit

StandingsEdit

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

ScoresEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

  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 awardsEdit

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

Road to the Esso CupEdit

Atlantic RegionEdit

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

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets NBMAAAFHL 3-0-1 14 3 7
2 Flag of Nova Scotia East Hants Penguins NSFMAAAHL 2-1-1 12 4 5
3 Flag of Prince Edward Island King's County Kings PEIFMAAAHL 2-2-0 9 9 4
4 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador NL Central HNL 1-2-1 5 6 3
5 Flag of 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

QuebecEdit

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

OntarioEdit

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

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

Western RegionEdit

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

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

Pacific RegionEdit

Rank Team Qualification
1 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder AMMFHL
2 Flag of 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Community begins countdown to 2014 Esso Cup. Hamilton Community News (2013-10-16). Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  2. Hamilton and Stoney Creek, Ont, to host 2014 Esso Cup. Hockey Canada (2013-10-10). Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  3. Female Midget Atlantics. Hockeyscene.com schedule. Retrieved on 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 on 2014-03-31. 

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