Tyra Meropoulis scored in the first period, Madison Willan netted the game-winning goal in the second and the St. Albert Slash became the first team to ever go back-to-back at the Esso Cup with a 2-1 win over the Saskatoon Stars in the gold medal game Saturday night.
The Slash have gone 13-1 in two years at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, the only blemish a 4-1 loss to Saskatoon on Tuesday that was avenged with a national title on the line.
The Stars were a win away from equaling that feat, but lost for just the fifth time all year in regular season and playoff action; Saskatoon had won 24 games in a row before Sunday – it went 10-0 to finish the regular season and 6-0 in the SFMAAAHL playoffs, swept Eastman in the two-game West Regional and was 6-0 at the Cup entering the gold medal game.
Theodore product Chace Sperling was a member of the Saskatoon Stars.
Notre Dame Hounds capture 2018 Telus Cup in Sudbury
Luke Mylymok scored a hat trick to lift the Notre Dame Hounds to a 4-1 victory over the Cantonniers de Magog in the Telus Cup championship game on Sunday.
Zach Plucinski and Ethan Ernst supplied the rest of the offence to help Notre Dame capture the men’s Canadian midget hockey championship.
Hounds goaltender Aaron Randazzo made 29 saves. Magog’s Remi Poirier stopped 18 shots.
Moosomin’s Kyle Bochek was an Affiliated Player with the Hounds.