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2015 Esso Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Sin bandera ?
Dates April 19–25, 2015
Teams 6
Venue(s) Red Deer Arena in Red Deer, AB (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves ({{{count}}} titles)
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Saskatchewan Sophie Shirley
MVP Flag of Saskatchewan Sophie Shirley

2015 Esso Cup was Canada's seventh national women's midget hockey championship, played April 19–25, 2015 at Red Deer, Alberta. The Sudbury Lady Wolves defeated the host Red Deer Chiefs 2-1 in the final to win the gold medal. The Saskatoon Stars won the bronze medal.[1][2]

TeamsEdit

Result Team Region City
Gold medal icon Flag of Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves Ontario Sudbury, ON
Silver medal icon Flag of Alberta Red Deer Chiefs Host Red Deer, AB
Bronze medal icon Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars Western (SK) Saskatoon, SK
4 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains Capitals Western (MB) Portage la Prairie, MB
5 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder Pacific Edmonton, AB
6 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets Atlantic Moncton, NB

Round robinEdit

Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTW-OTL GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Ontario Sudbury Lady Wolves 4-1-0-0 22 10 12
2 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars 4-1-0-0 20 11 12
3 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Chiefs 2-2-1-0 13 13 8
4 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains Capitals 2-1-0-2 14 9 8
5 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder 1-3-1-0 9 10 5
6 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets 0-5-0-0 5 30 0
Schedule & Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 2 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 3 Final
2 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 0 Flag of Alberta Edmonton 1 SO Final
3 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 1 Flag of Alberta Red Deer 4 Final
4 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 3 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 2 Final
5 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 9 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 1 Final
6 Flag of Alberta Red Deer 2 Flag of Alberta Edmonton 0 Final
7 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 1 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 6 Final
8 Flag of Alberta Edmonton 3 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 5 Final
9 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 7 Flag of Alberta Red Deer 2 Final
10 Flag of Alberta Edmonton 4 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 1 Final
11 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 4 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 1 Final
12 Flag of Alberta Red Deer 2 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 3 Final
13 Flag of Alberta Edmonton 1 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 2 Final
14 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 7 Final
15 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 2 Flag of Alberta Red Deer 3 SO Final

PlayoffsEdit

Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
Semi 1 Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 0 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 3 Final
Semi 2 Flag of Alberta Red Deer 2 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 1 SO Final
Bronze Flag of Manitoba Central Plains 1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 5 Final
Gold Flag of Alberta Red Deer 1 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 2 Final

Individual awardsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Saskatchewan Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Saskatchewan Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Ontario Karli Shell (Sudbury)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Manitoba Tamara McVannel (Central Plains)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Ontario Danika Ranger (Sudbury)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Saskatchewan Nara Elia (Saskatoon)

Road to the Esso CupEdit

Atlantic RegionEdit

The Moncton Rockets advanced to the Esso Cup by winning tournament held April 2 – 5 at the Red Ball Internet Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.[2]

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification W–L-T GF GA Pts
1 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets Host 4-0-0 19 6 8
2 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro NSFMAAAHL 3-1-0 7 5 6
3 Flag of New Brunswick Miramichi Northern Stars NBFMAAAHL 2-2-0 13 13 4
4 Flag of Prince Edward Island Mid Isle Wildcats PEIMMHL 1-3-0 11 18 2
5 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Western Warriors HNL 0-4-0 7 15 0
Medal Round
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score
Bronze Flag of Prince Edward Island Mid Isle 6 Flag of New Brunswick Miramichi 5
Gold Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 1 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton 2

QuebecEdit

Quebec withdrew from Esso Cup competition for the second consecutive year. Hockey Canada awarded this berth to the Western region.[3]

OntarioEdit

The Sudbury Lady Wolves advanced to the Esso Cup by winning the OWMA championship played April 9 – 12, 2015 at Toronto, Ontario[4]

Playoffs
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score
Quarterfinals
QF 1 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie 1 Flag of Ontario Stoney Creek 0
QF 2 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 1 Flag of Ontario Whitby 0
QF 3 Flag of Ontario Aurora 3 Flag of Ontario Waterloo 1
QF 4 Flag of Ontario Saugeen-Maitland 2 Flag of Ontario Oakville 1
Semifinals
SF 1 Flag of Ontario Saugeen-Maitland 3 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie 2
SF 2 Flag of Ontario Aurora 1 Flag of Ontario Sudbury 2
Medal Games
Bronze Flag of Ontario Aurora 2 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie 3
Gold Flag of Ontario Sudbury 4 Flag of Ontario Saugeen-Maitland 1

Western RegionEdit

The Central Plains Capitals and Saskatoon Stars both advanced to the Esso Cup. The Saskatchewan assumed the regular Western region position and Manitoba took Quebec's spot.[3]

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W–L GF GA
- Flag of Manitoba Central Plains Capitals MFMHL - - -
- Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars SFMAAAHL - - -

Pacific RegionEdit

The Edmonton Thunder advanced to the Esso Cup by winning best-of-3 played April 3 – 5 at Edmonton, Alberta.

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W–L GF GA
1 Flag of Alberta Edmonton Thunder AMMFHL 2-0 6 3
2 Flag of British Columbia Northern Cougars BCFMAAAHL 0-2 3 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Schedule announced for 2015 Esso Cup", Hockey Canada, January 23, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atlantic Champions Will Open 2015 Esso Cup 2015 ESSO CUP. Hockeyscene.com schedule (January 23, 2015).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Quebec withdraws from Esso Cup", Prince Albert Herald, March 20, 2015. 
  4. OWHA Provincials

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