ESSO Cup Tournament Action

Images from this weeks ESSO Cup taking place at Gateway Arena in Stoney Creek. Six WHA teams from across Canada are taking part in the week long tournament. The championship games take place Saturday with the bronze medal game at 12:00 noon and the gold medal game at 4:00pm.

Hamilton,  Ontario , April 22 2014, Edmonton Thunder  goalie  Tracie Kikuchi looks dejected as members of the Moncton Rockets celebrate their secong first period goal during Esso Cup round robin action at Gateway Arena in Stoney Creek Tuesday afternoon. Moncton won the game 5-4. Cathie Coward /Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario , April 22 2014, Edmonton Thunder goalie Tracie Kikuchi looks dejected as members of the Moncton Rockets celebrate their secong first period goal during Esso Cup round robin action at Gateway Arena in Stoney Creek Tuesday afternoon. Moncton won the game 5-4. Cathie Coward /Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Ontario, April 22,2014, Stoney Creek Sabres #8 Emily Calligan makes sure the puck is secured deep in the the back of the Sudbury net past goalie Danika Lefrancois  and Sudbury forward Stephanie Legault during second period action at the Esso Cup. The Sabres led the Lady Wolves 2-1 at the end of the second period. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Ontario, April 22,2014, Stoney Creek Sabres #8 Emily Calligan makes sure the puck is secured deep in the the back of the Sudbury net past goalie Danika Lefrancois and Sudbury forward Stephanie Legault during second period action at the Esso Cup. The Sabres led the Lady Wolves 2-1 at the end of the second period. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Ontario, April 22,2014, Stoney Creek Sabres Claire Merrick hits the ice after being tripped by Sudbury's Jamie Ricci on route to the Sudbury net during send period action at the Esso Cup Tuesday night. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Ontario, April 22,2014, Stoney Creek Sabres Claire Merrick hits the ice after being tripped by Sudbury’s Jamie Ricci on route to the Sudbury net during send period action at the Esso Cup Tuesday night. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Ontario, April 22,2014, Canadian Olympic Womens Hockey gold medalist Laura Fortino dropped by the Esso Cup Tuesday evening meeting young players, signing autographs and posing for photos - she is seen here with Sarah Rabak age 10 who plays for the Ancaster Avalanche Atom hockey team. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Ontario, April 22,2014, Canadian Olympic Womens Hockey gold medalist Laura Fortino dropped by the Esso Cup Tuesday evening meeting young players, signing autographs and posing for photos – she is seen here with Sarah Rabak age 10 who plays for the Ancaster Avalanche Atom hockey team. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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