WINKLER, MB - Team Alberta began their 2019 National Women’s U18 Championship with a 3-2 loss against Team Saskatchewan.
It was a tight first period with both teams getting good scoring chances, but no one could find the back of the net.
The back and forth action continued into the second period, where once again the teams would head to the dressing room tied at 0-0.
Team Saskatchewan opened the scoring with a goal six minutes into the third period. Alberta’s Brooklyn Schroeder would score just under halfway through the period to tie the game up at 1-1. Saskatchewan would once again take the lead just minutes later and add on an insurance goal on the power play with 1:05 left to play. Taze Thompson scored with 24 seconds left to pull Alberta within one, but Saskatchewan would hang on for the 3-2 victory.
Team Alberta (0-1) takes on Ontario Red (1-0) on Wednesday. Game time is 4:00 p.m. MST at Winkler Arena.
For more stats, schedule and ticket information for the 2019 U18 Nationals, click here.