Esso Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of ? ?
Dates April 22–28, 2018
Teams 6
Venue(s) Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater, NS (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of Alberta St. Albert Slash ({{{count}}} titles)
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Saskatchewan Mackenna Parker
MVP Flag of Saskatchewan Mackenna Parker

The 2018 Esso Cup was Canada's tenth national women's midget hockey championship, contested April 22–28, 2018 at Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.[1][2] This was the first time the championship has held in Nova Scotia. The St. Alberta Slash of Alberta defeated the Saskatoon Stars 2-1 in the gold medal game to defend their national title.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Alberta St. Albert Slash Pacific St. Albert, AB
2 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars Western Saskatoon, SK
3 Flag of Quebec Pionnièeres le Lanaudière Quebec Repentigny, QC
4 Flag of Ontario Brampton Canadaettes Ontario Brampton, ON
5 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro Host Halifax, NS
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Northern Selects Atlantic Westville Road, NS

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTW-OTL GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars 5-0-0-0 23 13 15
2 Flag of Alberta St. Albert Slash 3-1-1-0 22 9 11
3 Flag of Ontario Brampton Canadaettes 1-2-0-2 19 20 7
4 Flag of Quebec Pionnieeres De Lanaudiere 2-0-1-2 11 17 7
5 Flag of Nova Scotia Northern Selects 1-0-1-3 12 19 4
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Metro 0-0-1-4 5 24 1
Schedule & Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
1 Saskatoon 5 Brampton 0 Final
2 Lanaudière 2 St. Albert 3 Final (SO)
3 Northern 3 Metro 1 Final
4 Saskatoon 3 Lanaudière 0 Final
5 Brampton 5 Northern 4 Final (SO)
6 Metro 0 St. Albert 8 Final
7 Northern 2 Lanaudière 4 Final
8 St. Albert 1 Saskatoon 4 Final
9 Brampton 4 Metro 3 Final (SO)
10 St. Albert 4 Northern 1 Final
11 Lanaudière 2 Brampton 8 Final
12 Metro 0 Saskatoon 6 Final
13 St. Albert 6 Brampton 2 Final
14 Northern 2 Saskatoon 5 Final
15 Lanaudière 3 Metro 1 Final

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
Semi 1 Lanaudiere 1 Saskatoon 5 Final
Semi 2 Brampton 1 St. Albert 2 Final (OT)
Bronze Lanaudiere 2 Brampton 1 Final
Gold St. Albert 2 Saskatoon 1 Final
Statistics and game summaries available from HockeyCanada.com

2018 Esso Cup Champions St. Albert Slash

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Saskatchewan Mackenna Parker (Saskatoon)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Saskatchewan Mackenna Parker (Saskatoon)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Alberta McKenzie Hewett (St. Albert)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Saskatchewan Ashley Messier (Saskatoon)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Quebec Sarah Vanier (Lanaudier)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Ontario Paige Whaley (Brampton)

Road to the Esso Cup[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

Northern Selects advance by winning regional championship played March 29–April 1, 2018 at Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador.[3][4]

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification RW–OW-OL-RL GF GA Pts
1 Flag of Nova Scotia Northern Selects NSFMAAAHL 4-0-0-0 28 7 12
2 Flag of New Brunswick Northern Lightning NBFMAAAHL 1-2-0-1 18 17 7
3 Flag of Prince Edward Island Mid Isle Wildcats PEIMMHL 2-0-1-1 8 5 7
4 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Western Warriors HNL 1-0-1-2 13 19 4
5 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Eastern Ice Breakers Host 0-0-0-4 5 24 0
Championship Game
Away Team Score Home Team Score
Flag of New Brunswick Northern Lightning 1 Flag of Nova Scotia Northern Selects 7

Quebec[edit | edit source]

Pionnièeres le Lanaudière advance by winning LHFDQ Midget AAA championship played April 13–15, 2018.[5]

Playoffs
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score
Semifinals
Semi 1 Flag of Quebec Chaudière-Appalache 0 Flag of Quebec Triolet 5
Semi 2 Flag of Quebec Lanaudière 3 Flag of Quebec Estrie 1
Medal Games
Final Flag of Quebec Triolet 1 Flag of Quebec Lanaudière 2

Ontario[edit | edit source]

Brampton Canadettes advance by winning Ontario Women's Hockey Association championship played April 5–8, 2018 at Toronto, Ontario[6]

Playoffs
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score
Semifinals
Semi 1 Flag of Ontario Brampton Canadaettes 1 Flag of Ontario Waterloo Ravens 0
Semi 2 Flag of Ontario Oakville Hornets 5 Flag of Ontario Toronto Aeros 0
Medal Games
Final Flag of Ontario Brampton Canadaettes 2 Flag of Ontario Oakville Hornets 1

Western Region[edit | edit source]

Saskatoon Stars advance by winning regional championship played April 6-7, 2018 at the T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach, Manitoba.[7]

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W–L GF GA
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Stars SFMAAAHL 2-0 13 2
2 Flag of Manitoba Eastman Selects MFMHL 0-2 2 13

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

St. Albert advanced by winning regional championship played April 6–8, 2018 at Richmond, British Columbia.

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W–L GF GA
Flag of Alberta St. Albert Slash AMMFHL 2-1 7 6
Flag of British Columbia Greater Vancouver Comets BCFMAAAHL 1-2 6 7

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