RED DEER - Team Alberta U18 Female continued their round-robin play at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with a 4-3 Shootout win against Team Nova Scotia on Monday evening.
Alberta had most of the pressure in the first period, but it was Nova Scotia who would get on the board first just 3:29 in. Aliya Jomha would respond for Alberta midway through the frame with a tip-in front of the net.
Nova Scotia would score the only goal in the second frame in what was an even period with shots finishing 9-9.
Team Alberta would tie the game at 2-2 four minutes into the third on a goal by Sarah Wozniewicz, but Nova Scotia would take the lead once again with eight minutes to go. Just 1:03 later, Danielle Serdachny would put one home on the power play to once again tie the game. The game remained tied through regulation, and the two teams headed to overtime.
A late penalty in the third period set Nova Scotia up with a 4 on 3 power play to start overtime. Alberta would kill that penalty off, and ultimately neither team would end the game in OT.
The shootout featured six shooters for each side, with Kassy Betinol scoring once and Stephanie Markowski scoring twice, including the winner for Team Alberta.
Caroline Gosling got the start for Alberta and stopped 20 of 23 shots, including six saves in overtime.
Team Alberta finishes round robin play on Tuesday night against Ontario at 730pm at the Centrium. Ontario is coming off a is coming off a 5-1 loss to BC on Sunday afternoon, and is currently ahead of Alberta by one point in Pool B.