Sudbury Lady Wolves
Coupe Esso Cup Champions 2015
Karli Shell, Jamie Ricci, Sophie Lebrun, Amelie Samson, Alexie Legault, Kennedy Roy, Myla McCormick, Sydney Walker, Darcie Catherine Roy, Logan Ann Duffy, Melisa Kingsley, Deidre Debassige, Tayler Murphy, Taylor McGaughey, Carley Olivier, Meagan McGaughey, Kailey Lapensee, Danika Lefrancois, Danika Ranger
Head Coach - Richard Walker
Assistant Coach - Wayne Drabick
Assistant Coach - Stephen Blinn
Trainer - Brigette Perron-Ranger
Manager - Mark Olivier
For the first time, the Sudbury Lady Wolves (Ontario) have won the Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, edging the Red Deer Chiefs (Host) 2-1 in (April 25) Saturday afternoon’s gold medal game at Red Deer Arena.
Sudbury is the second Ontario team to win the national title, joining the 2010 Thunder Bay Queens, while Red Deer’s silver medal is the best ever for a host team at the event. The Lady Wolves medalled for the second year in a row after taking bronze in Stoney Creek, Ont., in 2014.
In Saturday’s gold medal game, Sudbury’s Karli Shell opened the scoring early for the Lady Wolves, making it 1-0 just 2:57 into the first period. Skylar Colonna answered back for Red Deer just over seven minutes later before Shell scored the third goal of the opening frame, and the eventual game-winner, off a feed from Meagan McGaughey at 16:26. Between the pipes, Danika Ranger turned away 19 of 20 shots for the victory.