RED DEER - Team Alberta is headed to the gold medal game at the Canada Winter Games after a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over BC in the semi-finals on Friday afternoon.
Scoreless through two periods, BC led the shots on goal 18-11.
Alberta’s Kassy Betinol would put Alberta on the board just 1:28 into the third period, putting a shot in the top corner on a partial break. BC would come back and get a goal of their own just under three minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. With just over eight minutes remaining, BC was given a penalty shot opportunity, which ultimately resulted in no goal. No other goals were scored, and the game required overtime.
Caroline Gosling put together a strong performance in goal for Alberta, stopping 26 of 27 shots she faced for the win.
Alberta draws up against Quebec in the finals Saturday afternoon at 12:30 at the Downtown Arena. The game will be shown live on TSN5.