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Road to the 2022 Esso Cup: Atlantic Regional

Five teams—the Ice Breakers, Reds, Selects, Storm and Wind—have earned their spots in the Atlantic Regional. Who will move onto the Esso Cup?

Shannon Coulter
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April 19, 2022
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After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, it’s time to crown a new Atlantic Region champion. Out of the five teams vying for a spot in the Esso Cup, only one team—the Northern Selects—has made a previous appearance at the national championship.

The Western Wind and Eastern Ice Breakers are returnees from the 2019 Atlantic tournament. For the Ice Breakers, this is their third chance in a row to compete for an appearance in the Esso Cup. The Wind serve as the hosts for this year’s regionals and boast an impressive lineup. Chloe Gallant scored 32 goals of her team’s 68 goals during the regular season.

All five teams have the potential to make an impact at the Esso Cup, boasting a combined 13-5 postseason record to advance to the Atlantics, outscoring opponents 56-38 in playoff games.

RECENT CHAMPIONS (ESSO CUP FINISH)
2019 – Halifax Fire (fifth place)
2018 – Northern Selects (fifth place)
2017 – Mid-Isle Wildcats (sixth place)
2016 – Metro Boston Pizza (sixth place)
2015 – Moncton Rockets (sixth place)

CENTRAL STORM
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REPRESENTATIVES

Regular season record: 4-11-6 (2nd in HPEI)
Goals for: 42
Goals against: 68
Leading scorer: Livi Lawlor (9G 5A 14P)

Playoff record: 0-3
Goals for: 2
Goals against: 9
Leading scorer: Jorja Hambly and Brooke Walsh (1G 0A 1P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
Final: lost to Western Wind 0-3 (0-5, 1-2, 1-2)

Last national championship appearance: none
Total national championship appearances: none

EASTERN ICE BREAKERS
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Playoff record: 4-1
Goals for: 24
Goals against: 16
Leading scorer: Information not available

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
Preliminary Round: lost to Tri-Pen Ice 6-3; defeated Northern Huskies 5-1; defeated Western Warriors 5-4; defeated Central IcePak 7-3

Final: defeated Tri-Pen Ice 4-2

Last national championship appearance: none
Total national championship appearances: none

EDZA WEST REDS
NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 12-4-4 (2nd in MMFHL)
Goals for: 58
Goals against: 44
Leading scorer: Audrey Clavette (12G 11A 23P)

Playoff record: 3-1
Goals for: 12
Goals against: 9
Leading scorer: Isabelle Michaud (5G 1A 6P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
N.B. final: defeated EDZA East Rockets 3-1 (5-6, 3-1, 2-1, 2-1)

Last national championship appearance: none
Total national championship appearances: none

NORTHERN SELECTS
NOVA SCOTIA CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 22-2-0 (1st in MMFHL)
Goals for: 78
Goals against: 19
Leading scorer: Sara Stewart (17G 11A 28P)

Playoff record: 3-0
Goals for: 14 
Goals against: 5 
Leading scorer: Sara Stewart (9G 7A 16P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
N.S. final: defeated East Hants Penguins 3-0 (2-0, 6-5, 6-0)

Last national championship appearance: 2018 (fifth place)
Total national championship appearances: 1 (2018)

WESTERN WIND
HOST & PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 11-4-6 (1st in HPEI)
Goals for: 68
Goals against: 42
Leading scorer: Chloe Gallant (32G 14A 46P)

Playoff record: 3-0
Goals for: 9
Goals against: 2
Leading scorer: Chloe Gallant (4G 2A 6P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
Final: defeated Central Storm 3-0 (5-0, 2-1, 2-1)

Last national championship appearance: N/A
Total national championship appearances: N/A

For more information:

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Hockey Canada

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emadziya@hockeycanada.ca 

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Hockey Canada

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Hockey Canada

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