2016 Esso Cup
Esso Cup logo.png
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of ? ?
Dates April 17–23, 2016
Teams 6
Venue(s) Crescent Point Place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of Ontario Brantford Ice Cats ({{{count}}} titles)
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Ontario Nicole Kelly
MVP Flag of Ontario Nicole Kelly

[[Category:{{{year}}} in ice hockey|H]]The 2016 Esso Cup was Canada's eighth national women's midget hockey championship, contested April 17–23, 2016 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan.[1][2] The Brantford Ice Cats from Ontario captured the national championship with a 10-3 victory over Québec's Express du Richelieu in the gold medal game. The Rocky Mountain Raiders of Alberta won the bronze medal game.[3]

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Ontario Brantford Ice Cats Ontario Brantford, ON
2 Flag of Quebec Express du Richelieu Quebec Richelieu, Quebec
3 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain Raiders Pacific De Winton, AB
4 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars Western Saskatoon, SK
5 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings Host Weyburn, SK
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza Atlantic Halifax, NS

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTW-OTL GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain Raiders 3-1-0-1 10 9 10
2 Flag of Ontario Brantford Ice Cats 3-1-0-1 16 12 10
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars 3-2-0-0 12 10 9
4 Flag of Quebec Express du Richelieu 2-2-1-0 14 14 8
5 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn Gold Wings 0-3-2-0 11 15 4
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza 1-3-0-1 6 11 4
Schedule & Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
1 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 1 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 0 Final
2 Flag of Ontario Brantford 1 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 2 Final
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 2 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn 0 Final
4 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 2 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 0 Final
5 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 2 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 4 Final
6 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn 2 Flag of Ontario Brantford 4 Final
7 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 3 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 1 Final
8 Flag of Ontario Brantford 4 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 0 Final
9 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 5 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn 3 Final
10 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 2 Flag of Ontario Brantford 3 Final
11 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 3 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 2 Final
12 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn 3 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 2 OT Final
13 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 5 Flag of Ontario Brantford 4 SO Final
14 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 2 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 1 Final
15 Flag of Saskatchewan Weyburn 3 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 2 OT Final

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
Semi 1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 0 Flag of Ontario Brantford 4 Final
Semi 2 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 4 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 3 SO Final
Bronze Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon 0 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain 3 Final
Gold Flag of Ontario Brantford 10 Flag of Quebec Richelieu 3 Final

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Ontario Nicole Kelly (Brantford)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Ontario Nicole Kelly (Brantford)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Ontario Nicole Kelly (Brantford)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Ontario Paige Cohoon (Brantford)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Alberta Kate Lloyd (Rocky Mountain)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Quebec Léonie Philbert (Richelieu)

Road to the Esso Cup[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

Tournament held March 31–April 3, 2016 at MacLauchlan Arena in Charlottetown, PEI.[4]

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification W–L-OTW-OTL Pts
1 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza NSFMAAAHL 3-0-1-0 11
2 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets NBFMAAAHL 2-1-0-1 7
3 Flag of Prince Edward Island Kings County Kings PEIMMHL 0-1-1-2 4
4 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Western HNL 0-2-2-0 4
5 Flag of Prince Edward Island Central Storm Host 0-1-1-2 4
Championship Game
Away Team Score Home Team Score
Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Rockets 0 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Boston Pizza 4

Quebec[edit | edit source]

LHFDQ Midget AAA championship played April 2–3, 2016.[5]

Playoffs
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score
Semifinals
Semi 1 Flag of Quebec Citadelles de al Capitale-Nationale 2 Flag of Quebec Express du Richelieu 4
Semi 2 Flag of Quebec Hartangs du Troilet 1 Flag of Quebec Élles de l'Estrie 2
Medal Games
Final Flag of Quebec Élles de l'Estrie 2 Flag of Quebec Express du Richelieu 5

Ontario[edit | edit source]

The OWMA midget championship played April 7–10, 2016 at Toronto, Ontario[6]

Playoffs
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score
Semifinals
Semi 1 Flag of Ontario Stoney Creek Sabres 1 Flag of Ontario Toronto Aeros 2
Semi 2 Flag of Ontario Brantford Ice Cats 2 Flag of Ontario Whitby Wolves 1
Medal Games
Final Flag of Ontario Brantford Ice Cats 1 Flag of Ontario Toronto Aeros 0

Western Region[edit | edit source]

Best-of-3 series played April 1 – 2, 2016 at Shoal Lake, Manitoba[7]

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W–L GF GA
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars SFMAAAHL 2-0 5 2
2 Flag of Manitoba Yellowhead Chiefs MFMHL 0-2 2 5

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

Best-of-3 series played April 1 – 2, 2016 at Prince George, British Columbia.[8]

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W–L GF GA
1 Flag of Alberta Rocky Mountain Raiders AMMFHL 2-0 6 0
2 Flag of British Columbia Northern Capitals BCFMAAAHL 0-2 0 6

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Schedule announced for 2016 Esso Cup. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on February 2, 2016.
  2. Weyburn to host 2016 Esso Cup. Weyburn This Week. Retrieved on February 2, 2016.
  3. "Brantford Ice Cats crowned 2016 Esso Cup champions", The Hamilton Spectator, April 24, 2016. 
  4. CENTRAL STORM TO HOST 2016 ATLANTIC. HockeyScene.com. Retrieved on February 2, 2016.
  5. LHFDQ website
  6. OWHA Provincials
  7. "Stars Manitoba-bound in search of second straight Esso Cup berth", Global News, 2016-04-01. 
  8. "Raiders sweep Pacific series", Prince George Citizen, 2016-04-02. 

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