Team Alberta advanced to the quarterfinal round in Ringette at the Collicutt Centre following a high-scoring affair that ended in double overtime in favor of Manitoba.

Alberta allowed the first goal in the first quarter, but quickly bounced back and scored three unanswered goals to lead 3-1 heading to the benches.

In the second quarter, Alberta increased the lead to two goals. With the boisterous crowd cheering the host province, Alberta protected the lead through to the halftime.

Coming back to the ice in the second half, Manitoba scored first in an attempt to initiate a comeback. But Alberta continued the offensive pressure and scored to make it a 6-2 game. With just over one minute to go in the third quarter, Manitoba answered to narrow the gap at three goals.

Early in the final quarter, Manitoba found the back of the net, but Alberta immediately answered the goal with one of their own. Resilient, Manitoba surged back with three unanswered goals, including two on the powerplay, to equalize the game at seven goals apiece. Team Alberta called a time-out after the equalizing goal, with just four minutes left to go. Alberta had plenty of opportunities to score playing on the power for the last three minutes of the game, but was unable to scoring, forcing overtime.

Both teams faced off in sudden-death overtime. The first overtime failed to produce a victory. It took a second overtime period to determine the winner in this nail-biting game, with Manitoba scoring just over three minutes into play to win 8-7.

The next match for Alberta will be the quarterfinals against Prince Edward Island tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. The winner of that match will go on to face Ontario later in the evening.